This week we are honored to have two time Olympian and World Championship Silver Medalist, Kara Goucher on the podcast! Not only is Kara an amazing athlete, she is also a podcast host of the Clean Sport Collective (check it out and subscribe!) and hosts her own women's running retreats. Kara is also an author, a champion of women's rights and an incredible ambassador of our sport. Along with her list of impressive accolades, Kara is kind, down to earth and we had such a fun time chatting with her in this conversation. We cover many topics including the status of her knee and what that means for her running long term, what it was like racing her first 50k (and standing on the podium!)  being a mom during the last crazy year and so much more. Then we dive into the stunning beauty of Boulder, one of the most beautiful places for the world's best athletes to train and live. Kara gives us an incredible amount of information about Boulder from where the best runs are to her favorite place for ice cream. You will NOT want to miss this awesome episode!

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Kara Goucher's recommendations for Boulder, CO


1. Run up Sunshine Canyon to Lions's Lair/Senitas Run (Mountain run, challenging, beautiful, you can jog from anywhere in town or drive and park.)

2. Run Magnolia Road (run above 8K feet, challenging and a great run).

3. Gold Hill (Gold Hill is a tiny town above Boulder, you can run the road there, very hard, but awesome).

4. Twin Lakes connects to Lobo Trail.


1. The Buff (great for brunch)

2. The Walnut Cafe (great egg dishes, a lot of famous runner go here)

3. The Village (coffee shop, made famous by the book, "Running with the Buffalos." Great cakes and has browns, more of a greasy spoon.)

4. Avery Brewing (good food and beer).

5. Southern Sun (burgers and beer - also CU men's team likes to go here)

6. Stem (hard cider, great views and food).

7. Oak (a smokehouse on Pearl St.)

8. Frasca (fancy restaurant)

9. Flagstaff House (beautiful views - overlooks Boulder)

10. Gold Hill (Great place to see and has delicious food).


1. Sweet Cow Ice Cream (thick, rich, good ice cream - several locations)


1. Boulder/Boulder 10K

2. The Pearl Street Mile


1. Boulder Running Company

2. In Motion Running

3. A Running Roost (they have great running events)


1. The St. Julian (fancy hotel, views of the flatirons)

2. The Boulderado (on Pearl Street - lots of history)

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