Our website editor, Erin Strout, was the guest on the most recent edition of the weekly Morning Shakeout Podcast, hosted by Mario Fraioli.

The Morning Shakeout companion newsletter, delivered to subscriber email inboxes each Tuesday, offers a blend of commentary and curation of the running issues of the day.

In Strout’s interview, she describes her own introduction to running, what it took for her to start thinking of herself as a runner, and how she parlayed a journalism career rooted in small-town newspapers into covering track and field for the past seven years. She also discusses what she hopes to accomplish and how she’d like to serve the audience at

“The bottom line is that a lot of people look at running and they want to try it, but are intimidated by it—and I think the more encouraging and welcoming we are, starting from the top of the sport, the better it is,” Strout said. “And so that’s exciting for me to watch and to cover.”

Give the podcast and listen.