Sarah Lavender Smith was a late bloomer to becoming an athlete, but now at 52, she’s been a competitive runner for half her life. We hear how Sarah got started on her running journey and how her passion for the sport was lit on day 1. It’s a passion that’s driven her through many, many miles on road and trail, as a marathon and ultra trail runner. Discover what’s kept Sarah committed to challenging herself as a runner for over two decades, through many transitions of life, including motherhood—how her approach to the sport has shifted, but her love of all that running has to offer has remained a steady constant.
Sarah has done races as “short” as a road marathon, numerous 50ks, 50-milers, and 100-milers, all the way through to several self-supported multiday races.
In addition to being a competitive runner, Sarah Lavender Smith is a journalist, author, and coach: she shares her experience and knowledge in many ways. Sarah’s a columnist for Ultrarunning magazine and author of the book The Trail Runner’s Companion: A Step-by-Step Guide to Trail Running and Racing, from 5Ks to Ultras. She currently writes a weekly newsletter, Colorado Mountain Running & Living, and you can also find many excellent posts on her previous blog, The Runner’s Trip.
In addition to running and writing, Sarah is also an avid horsewoman.
Ways to Find Sarah on the Web:
Sarah’s website: sarahlavendersmith.com
Sarah’s blog The Runner’s Trip
Sarah’s newsletter, Colorado Mountain Running & Living
Sarah Check out Sarah’s book, The Trail Runner’s Companion: A Step-by-Step Guide to Trail Running and Racing, from 5Ks to Ultras
Sarah is on Instagram at @sarahrunning and on Twitter @sarahrunning