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Jennifer O’Connor | Classes from Western States and Marking the Course


Sarah joins me once more to speak to the lady liable for getting her into working 25 years in the past.

Sarah and Jennifer on mt diablo
Sarah Lavender Smith and Jennifer O’Connor on Mt. Diablo in Northern California.

Jennifer has lined up at Western earlier than however had a foul day and was carried out on horse again. She’s additionally completed with lower than an hour to spare, and has moved into the place of Course Marking Captain for the race.

Jennifer o'conner course marking
Chris and Jennifer O’Connor marking the course.

On this interview we be taught concerning the indignities of being hoisted onto a horse after a DNF, what she’s discovered by way of what sort of mileage works for her, and he or she talks about her and her husband Chris’ function as Course Marking Captains on the Massive Dance. What number of flags are used, what number of kilos of flour, and what sort of thought goes into materials and colour of ribbons…that is all stuff that goes into placing on a giant race!

We end up the chat with a dialogue about which 5 or 6 we’ll every be maintaining our eyes on…Sarah will likely be watching remotely from Colorado, I’ll be on the race, and Jennifer will likely be working it. Who’ll YOU be watching?

Jennifer at Vermont 100 with Tropical John Medinger

Jennifer O’Connor Episode Notes:

Extra on Jennifer’s coach proper this manner…the unbelievable Meghan Legal guidelines.

Right here’s the guide Jennifer talked about: Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why (affiliate hyperlink)

I discussed that I’ve began sporting compression shorts…Received mine from XO Pores and skin and it can save you 20% when you use URP at checkout.

Final Route “nipple bottle.”

I observed in put up manufacturing that I referred to Stephanie Violett by her maiden title…my apologies.

Hey, be part of the URP Patreon crew and I’ll select one of many first ten $5+ members to get a duplicate (autographed and personalised!) of Sarah’s The Path Runner’s Companion: A Step-by-Step Information to Path Working and Racing, from 5Ks to Ultras. Thanks for the help.

Right here’s the band Jennifer and I have been speaking about: Greta Van Fleet. They gained the Grammy for finest Rock Efficiency final 12 months.

Intro and outro music used with permission from David Rosales

Jennifer O’Connor marking the course along with her buddy Keith.



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