On Episode 125 of The Martin Lastrapes Show Podcast Hour I interviewed memoirist Taryn Spates, author of 35 by 35: A Runner's Quest. Taryn talked about running marathons, winning an Emmy Award, and wrestling with her girlfriends.
Here's an excerpt from Running Ruminations' review of 35 by 35: A Runner's Quest Running:
"Taryn is quite candid about when things didn’t go well or when shit just sometimes happens – quite literally, as it were – in races. When you’ve been an endurance athlete for so long, as Taryn shows, sometimes you have good seasons and good races, and sometimes things just don’t go according to plan. It’s the ebb and flow of training and racing, much as we all seem to have an ebb and flow of life. There’s a reason that so many runners are also writers; the sport is like one big freakin’ metaphor."