Ep 28: Courtney Carter – Philosophies on Training and Diversity in the Sport of Running
Courtney Carter is a lawyer by trade but hasn’t practiced law since 2010. After leaving the active practice of law, she led a legal diversity pipeline program and then ran diversity initiatives for a small company. That led her to her current role leading diversity at a large law firm. She is responsible for everything from ensuring that her firm’s practices are inclusive to designing a firm-wide strategy.
In this episode, we discuss:
- Her running history and how she got back into running while in law school
- What it’s like running in the DC area, especially in this current climate
- Why the DC Cherry Blossom 10 mile run is a race everyone should run
- How she determines her next race and training and how she stays motivated
- How her fueling strategy has changed over time and the difference in how she practices vs. how she races
- What she eats before a run
- How she utilizes the Hanson method of training
- How cumulative fatigue has helped her distance running
- How she stays injury free during training cycles and which specific cross training has helped her training
- Her method for setting training goals
- How social media integrates with her philosophies and training and the pros and cons of that
- Her experience as a black runner in DC and at races
- The importance of staying true to yourself
- What we can do to make the sport of running more inclusive
- DC Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run
- Honey Stinger Gel
- Hanson’s First Marathon (Book)
- Hanson’s Marathon Plan
- Peloton App
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