Making Racing Simple: An Interview with Sage Rountree

Sage_Roundtree_Urban_BlissDo you need a step-by-step guide for minimizing the stresses that surround a race?

That’s what this week’s guest, Sage Rountree, set out to produce when she wrote the soon-to-be-released book Racing Wisely.

Sage is a yoga instructor and running coach and Racing Wisely is her fifth published book. In her previous four books, she focused on recovery, but this time she’s tackled an issue that’s never before been covered by an entire book: racing.

Sage really does a fantastic job of unpacking the step-by-step process behind racing and presenting it in a fashion that allows one to focus on a simple task: running to the best of their ability on that day (rather than worrying about all of the little things that can easily destroy a great race!).

Here are some of the things we talked about:

  • Setting four different levels of goals.

  • Making a “packing list” before your race, for your race day bag.

  • How to racing for time.

  • How to race against competition.

  • Keys to stay focused when a race goes bad.

Comment below and tell us how you prepare for your races!

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Links and resources mentioned in this interview:

The Athletes Guide to Yoga

The Runners Guide to Yoga

Streaming Yoga routines with Sage

The Athlete’s Pocket Guide to Yoga (Great for 10-15 min routines)

Sage’s website




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2 Responses on “Making Racing Simple: An Interview with Sage Rountree

  1. Good podcasts, but the voice in each ear didn’t work too well while running. I had to stop the podcast and move to a different one.
    All the rest are/were excellent!

    • Hey Steve, sorry about that. That was a “feature” in some new software I was using that I didn’t notice on my laptop when proofing the interview. I’ve corrected it for future interviews.

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