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Kara Goucher Returns To Marathon Training

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Dec. 20, 2010
  • Updated Dec. 20, 2010 at 1:01 PM UTC

Three months after giving birth, Kara Goucher is setting her sights on Boston. Photo: PhotoRun.net

One of America’s best marathoners is back on the roads again.

Three months after giving birth to her first child, Kara Goucher has returned to marathon training. The 32-year-old American Olympian is logging up to 95 miles a week according to an article posted on Track Focus.com.

Goucher is preparing to race the 2011 Boston Marathon. Her first race post-pregancy competition will be the Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Half Marathon next month.

“[I] really feel relieved how things have come along,” she said. “I’ve been very pleased. It’s been fun, getting back into structure and working hard.”

Running the miles hasn’t been challenging, says Goucher, but picking up the pace has been difficult.

After Boston, Goucher hopes to return to the track and qualify for the U.S. squad that will be heading to the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. “I have really big goals,” she said.

Besides the challenges inherent in returning to training, Goucher has also been dealing with a very wet Portland fall. “I’m basically just sucking it up and I feel like it will make me tougher in the long run,” she admitted.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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