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Imagine a 3-pack-a-day smoker for 20 years who finally quits. And then goes on to not only qualify for the Boston Marathon multiple times, but accomplishes her fastest times in her sixties and is still going strong.

Get ready to be inspired.

Today I’m sharing my conversation with Amiee Cords.

We’ll go over

  • Her incredible story from smoker to smoking fast,
  • The lessons she’s learned along the way, and
  • Her advice for continuing to improve even as you age.

Amiee is a newer member of my PR Team and she’s been a delight to have onboard. I’ll explain more about the PR Team later in the show, but if you are ready to learn more right now, head to https/

Don’t forget to stay tuned all the way to the end of the episode for another mental strength minute, fortify your mind in 60 seconds or less.

Welcome to the Planted Runner. I’m Coach Claire Bartholic and my mission is to help you improve your running, your mindset, and your life with science-backed training and plant-based nutrition.

If you need more help, you can order my book The Planted Runner: Running Your Best With Plant-Based Nutrition wherever you get books or request a copy from your local library. 

➡️Or you can enter to win a copy for free, just by writing an Apple Podcasts review. I choose a new winner every month.

Don’t forget to stay tuned all the way to the end of the episode for another Mental Strength Minute. Fortify your mind in 60 seconds or less.


If you’d like help directly from me, you can check out my freebies, personal coaching, and sign up for my PR Team at


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“Claire is so knowledgeable and her podcast has such a great balance - it’s to the point, easy to understand and always so informative. I love listening to it while I run :)”

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“As a plant-based runner, very interested in performance this is right up my alley! thank you for all of your tips and tricks”


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“I’m a new runner and listening to the topics on this podcast, especially the ones related to injury and impacts of running on mental state is so helpful! Thank you, I hope to gain more marathon training tips!”


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