The Start Line Girls have got some bonus treats in store for you starting this month, as we kick off our Going Behind The Podcast series! We will be speaking to some of our favourite podcasters to bring you their stories, getting closer to the person behind the podcast.
First up is one of our favourite ladies, Coach Pilar Arthur-Snead, host of The Last Tenth Podcast. Podcaster, runner, coach and former photographer, Coach Pilar started running in 2015 shortly after turning 43. Starting with a 5k race, within a year Pilar had completed a half marathon, before moving on to complete 7 marathons (including 3 World Majors). Pilar has just completed her first ultra marathon, running a whopping 35 miles - at the age of 49!
This incredible woman shows that neither age nor race, size nor health condition (she suffers from asthma) should be a barrier to running. She believes that fitness is for every BODY, no matter their age, size, shape, gender, current ability or physical limitation. As Pilar so aptly puts it: "The only thing a runner needs is a commitment to the training process and the motivation to be one’s best self."
You can listen to The Last Tenth on all your usual podcast platform, including Apple Podcasts and you can also keep up with Coach Pilar by following her page on Instagram.
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TRANSFORMATION AND ENDURANCE COACH
Pilar Arthur-Snead started running in 2015. She says: “Running has changed my life completely. I was in this phase where I found myself saying ‘I can’t’ a lot. Truly, I was limited by fear. I didn’t really want ‘I can’t’ to be my mantra for the rest of my life, so at the age of 43, I decided to run a 5k. I haven’t looked back! I went from couch to coach in just three years!”
After her first 5k, and getting across that finish line, that feeling of accomplishment was like nothing she had ever experienced. That was the hook! What Coach Pilar found through running was a space where all things seem possible.
In 2016, she ran her first half marathon, just one year after her first 5k. She has completed 3 of the 6 Abbott World Major Marathons, next up is the Tokyo Marathon in 2022. And, to date, she has run numerous events from 5k’s to half marathons, and (very soon) ultramarathons.
Then, in 2018, she became an RRCA Certified Coach (Level 1) with the idea to challenge and inspire every runner to achieve their wildest dreams and step into possibility.
She believes that fitness is for every BODY, no matter their age, size, shape, gender, current ability or physical limitation. The only thing a runner needs is a commitment to the training process and the motivation to be one’s best self. She seeks to empower and inspire highly motivated individuals, change seekers, to move their bodies and strengthen their minds. Whether you are looking to run your first 5k or step up your game to a marathon and beyond, Pilar will be your biggest cheerleader and fan helping you along the way!
Visit: The Mindful Run Coaching & Training for more information on working with Coach Pilar
Relevant certifications: RRCA Certified Run Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Transformation Specialist
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“The Last Tenth Podcast” – Podcast Host
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Balega Socks – Impi Warrior/Ambassador
Tailwind Nutrition – Ambassador