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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