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Lauren Beihoffer: Biochemist, Ultra-runner, Coach, and Mom of Three. Passionate About Helping Women Over 40 Feel and Perform Their Best.

Renata Chlumska  - Adventure athlete who became the first Swedish and Czech woman to climb Mount Everest and in 2005 did a circumnavigate of the lower 48 States of the United States by her own power.

In this episode, we embark on a journey with Lauren Beihoffer, a trail and ultra-running enthusiast residing in Tennessee, USA. As she prepares for a 100-mile race in the rugged mountains of Virginia, Lauren shares insights into the physical and mental challenges she faces and offers valuable advice for fellow runners, particularly women over the age of 40.

Lauren's love for running runs deep, having discovered it in her 30s and gradually progressing into the world of trail running. Through trial and error, she has gained valuable knowledge, emphasising the importance of self-compassion and honesty in balancing training with life's demands.

With a passion for helping others, Lauren specialises in working with women over 40, offering guidance on improving sleep quality, nutrition, and managing conditions like Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). She highlights the significance of metabolic efficiency training and advocates for a balanced approach to nutrition, emphasising the importance of real food over supplements.

As Lauren shares her wisdom, she addresses the common feeling of imposter syndrome when pushing beyond one's comfort zone. Her final words of advice resonate deeply, reminding us that growth often occurs outside our comfort zones, and it's okay to embrace the uncertainty that comes with it.

Listen to Lauren on the Tough Girl Podcast as we navigate the trails of life with her, finding inspiration and guidance for our own journeys along the way.


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Show notes

  • Who is Lauren

  • Living in Tennessee in the USA

  • Her love for trail and ultra running 

  • Tapering for her 100 miles race in the mountains of Virginia 

  • The uncertainty feeling before a race

  • Managing the various mental and physical challenges as they arise

  • Dealing with the uncertainty

  • Advice and tips for tapering before a race 

  • Reducing your alcohol consumption 

  • A glass of wine before bed…. What the sleep studies show 

  • Working with women over the age of 40

  • Advice and tips for improving sleep quality

  • Her love and passion for running 

  • Coming to running in her 30s

  • How her running journey progressed

  • Getting into trail running 

  • Gaining new knowledge in running via trial and error 

  • Getting serious with running 3/4 years ago

  • Fitting ultra training in with your life  

  • Having self compassion and taking an honest look at your life

  • Nutrition and why it’s so important 

  • Dealing with PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

  • Metabolic Efficiency Training - a concept developed by Bob Seebohar in 2003 

  • Good nutrition occurs on a spectrum 

  • Practical nutrition for before, during and after the 100 mile race

  • Eating real food and taking sports supplements

  • Connect with Lauren on the socials 

  • Final words of advice 

  • Why it’s normal to feel like an imposter when you are pushing outside your comfort zone


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Facebook: @LaurenRunsWild


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