Episode 328: Sally McRae – 2021 Badwater 135 Champion

This is the third time that Sally has been on the podcast! She was on the show on episode 145 and episode 242. Sally also came to Indianapolis where we did a live show with Deena Kastor and you can get access to that conversation by becoming a Patreon supporter.

In this episode, we are talking all about Badwater! Sally just became the Badwater 135 champion for 2021! She has had the dream to win this race for over a decade. We talk about the race itself, her training, her family’s recent move, and so much more. 

What we talked about:

4:45- What Sally’s been up to

5:40- Her husband’s video and media work during her race

8:00- Her family’s recent move

17:05- Cherishing the current moment

24:45- Misconceptions about Badwater

28:50- Having the dream to win Badwater for 10 years and her preparations for this year’s race

33:15- Her 2018 Badwater race

34:30- Changes that Sally made in her training for this year’s Badwater race

39:45- Getting through the tough sections of the race and how her crew helped her

49:10- The final miles of the Badwater race

55:45- The pacing rules for Badwater

59:25- Sally’s greatest athletic achievement and emotionally handling big highs in sport

1:06:15- Message to the world

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