December 12, 2013
Editor’s note: Kara has a blog post “Follow Your Heart” on this decision here.
Kara Goucher, one of the most accomplished female distance runners of all time, is thrilled to announce the launch of her new website, www.karagoucher.com. The website will be an interactive platform for Kara to personally connect with a community of fans and share experiences and inspirations amongst all her readers. In conjunction with her new website, Kara will share training tips and advice from her new training team. On January 1st, 2014, Kara will be moving back to her college hometown of Boulder, Colorado to begin her training with her former collegiate coach, Mark Wetmore.
Goucher has a successful and ongoing running career alongside being a dedicated wife and mother. Goucher made her marathon debut in New York City in 2008 and placed third. In 2011, she was fifth at Boston with a PR in 2:24:52. She competed in both the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and the 2012 London Olympics last August where she placed 11th in the Olympic Marathon. Goucher won the 2012 USA Half Marathon Championships with a time of 1:09:46. Coming off a long hiatus and a withdrawal from the 2013 New York City Marathon due to a stress fracture in her foot, she is excited to start the new training regime with her former college coach, Mark Wetmore and C.U. assistant coach Heather Burroughs. She is thrilled to get back to the sunshine and altitude of Boulder, Colorado where she feels confident that her big goals will be achieved. Kara explains the move in her own words here: www.karagoucher.com/
Kara is thrilled to launch her website and build a platform where she can interact with her readers. Running is such an integral part of Kara’s life and she is excited to be able to share her experiences and inspirations and, in turn, have her readers share their experiences and inspirations with her. In addition to her decorated running career, Kara is a devoted wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend. So much of her life is lived outside of running, and she is opening up her website to share her passions and interests in her life on a more personal level. She has a passion for nutrition and cooking for her family, and she will share her favorite recipes and video cooking segments on her website to follow along, watch and share amongst friends. She will also share her favorite things in life including what has made her life easier and more efficient to what she cherishes the most with her family and friends. Whether it is a parenting tip, fashion trend, nutritional breakthrough, favorite new product, etc., Kara can’t wait to try it and share it with her readers in hopes that a small change or find can make a big difference. Kara is creating a social community where readers are encouraged to talk about anything and everything. Follow along, ask questions, post tips, and share stories because Kara can’t wait to hear from you all.
Editor’s note: Kara has a blog post “Follow Your Heart” on this decision here. Among the highlights: ” I feel almost giddy with excitement when I think about training with Mark and Heather. I have a lot of big goals left and I feel like they are the ones to help me achieve them. Although I am saddened to leave a place I love, I know the right decision is to move back to Boulder.” and “There is no dramatic story here, I just need something different. I have had to be brave many times before, and I’m being brave again. I have found the courage to trust my instincts and to follow my heart. After 9 great years in Oregon I am headed back to the place and the coaches who helped me begin this journey. It feels right and I’m excited about the future. 2014 is going to be an exciting year. I feel like my future is limitless. Trust yourself. Be brave enough to bet on you. The guidance in your heart is there to help you.”