Episode 6

Published on:

26th Jan 2022

006 Anne Maher - Finding the Potential Within To Go From A Beginner Runner to Setting Personal Records As a Marathoner and Pro Triathloner

Episode Summary

Anne Maher is a wife and working mom who is passionate about running and triathlons. She discovered running later in life and is now setting some impressive personal records (PRs) and aiming for some ambitious goals. Today, Whitney and Anne talk about how Anne has been able to go from a beginner runner with no experience to Marathoner and how she’s achieved some major breakthroughs in a short amount of time. Anne speaks to how she balances her training with being a mom, wife and a professional, provides tips for staying mentally and physically healthy and shares her goals for 2022. Anne is currently taking her Pro License in Triathlon and is considering going after the new Marathon Olympic Trials Qualifying Standards (which is now a 2:37).

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Key Takeaways

01:18 – Whitney Heins introduces today’s guest, Anne Maher who joins the show to share her inspirational running journey, from non-runner to Marathoner

15:31 – A strong belief and an incredible support system

25:19 – Setting intangible goals

29:25 – Anne’s Triathlon debut

33:09 – Balancing ambitious goals with family, work and everyday life

38:19 – Whitney and Anne share their thoughts on the new Olympic Trials Qualifying Standard

46:22 – What motivates and drives Anne

49:23 – Anne’s hilarious Instagram handle

53:10 – Whitney thanks Anne for joining the show and lets listeners know where to follow her

Tweetable Quotes

“I started finally doing workouts and truly started run training and kinda finding my potential in running. It’s been a fun couple of years seeing how far I can go and continue to improve. And I’m not done but I’m enjoying it.” (08:52)

“Believing I can do things, asking for help and being patient for the right time to pursue my goals, those three things were instrumental in my breakthroughs over the last few years.” (18:52)

“And I think what these last few years have shown me is even if the race day doesn’t go the way you wanted, if the training cycle overall goes according to plan, they all stack up and build on each other. And if you’re being consistent and training in a thought out way, that is going to get you to those goals.” (24:12)

“One of my goals for 2022 is that I want to earn my ‘Pro Card’ in Triathlon and try to race as a Pro at least once by the end of 2022.” (31:49)

Links Mentioned

Whitney’s LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/whitney-heins-02ba3b5

The Mother Runners Club – https://www.themotherrunners.com/

Anne’s Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/margsandmarathons/


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The Passionate Runner
Running has so many benefits for the mind, body, & soul. But it can be SO hard to keep going because, let’s face it, RUNNING IS HARD!

Join lifelong runner, running coach, and mother of two, Whitney Heins, as she talks with experts in areas such as nutrition, training and physical therapy to share their insider knowledge so you can run your best & BE your best in the time that you have.

If you’re an avid runner, we’re here to help you understand the science, simplify the complicated and remove hurdles so that your next run is not only fun and fulfilling, but fuels you with passion and purpose.