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For Kara Goucher, balance is everything

After having a baby last year, Kara Goucher is back on the road and ready to rock Boston. The runner-turned-mother talks workouts, discipline and striking a balance.

Updated: April 17, 2011, 12:01 PM ET
By Leslie Goldman

Elite marathoner Kara Goucher, 32, took second at the P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Half Marathon in January, just four months after giving birth to her son, Colt. Now she has set her sights on nabbing her best marathon time at the 2012 London Olympics (her current personal record is 2:25:53). With a new book, "Kara Goucher's Running for Women," out and the Boston Marathon going down on Monday, espnW chatted with the Portland, Ore.-based running wunderkind:

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