Ali on the Run Show

Ali on the Run Show

By Ali Feller

Every week on the Ali on the Run Show, I talk with inspiring people who lead interesting lives on the run and beyond. And while running is what brings us all together, on these episodes, we're digging a little deeper. These conversations are about the decisions people have made to get where they are today, and how getting sweaty has factored in. Whether you’re on the run toward something great or away from something that’s holding you back, join me on this never-ending adventure, and let’s all pick up the pace together.

Episodes

734. Emily Mackay’s 2024 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials Recap

"That’s always my goal: to win. And I always think I can. I have the belief." Emily Mackay is a World Indoor Championships bronze medalist. She's a 3:55.90 1500m runner. And she's going to the Olympics! Emily just raced the 1500m at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials, where she finished second, ran a huge personal best, and earned her spot on Team USA for this summer's Olympic Games in Paris. In this episode, the New Balance Boston athlete returns to the Ali on the Run Show to talk about how the rounds played out, how she finished so strong in that final, and what life has been like since. SPONSORS:  UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN training essentials pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. New Balance: Click here to shop New Balance's latest releases for the season. What you’ll get on this episode: How Emily is feeling on the Trials, what it’s like being a 3:55 1500m runner, and how making the Olympic team compares to making the World Indoor team (1:40) What it was like rewatching the 1500m Final (9:55) On running 3:55 to make Team USA (15:10) The race plan, and how Emily stays calm when the plan doesn’t go accordingly (21:40) What happened after the Final (30:40) How Emily was feeling heading into the rounds (33:45) All about that Semi-Final (37:10) Emily breaks down the day of the 1500m Final (42:00) What’s next for Emily (1:04:00) Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Subscribe to the newsletter SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
18/07/241h 8m

733. Juliette Whittaker's 2024 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials Recap

"When I crossed the line, I was in so much shock. I kept having to check the board to make sure I was reading it right!" Juliette Whittaker is a college student who just finished third in the Women's 800m race at the Olympic Track and Field Trials, and will be going to Paris later this summer to represent Team USA at the Olympics. A college student. Going to the Olympics. In this conversation, the Stanford University junior (who has an NIL deal with On) returns to the Ali on the Run Show to talk about what it took to make Team USA in a very dramatic final. SPONSOR:  Lagoon: Click here to take Lagoon’s 2-minute sleep quiz to see which pillow is right for you. (Emma Bates and I are both Otters!) Use code ALI at checkout for 15% off your order. What you’ll get on this episode: When Juliette started dreaming about becoming an Olympian (2:55) What it’s like becoming an Olympian alongside Juliette’s sister, Isabella, and what life has been like since the Trials (6:00) How Juliette is feeling now (16:00) What it was like arriving in Eugene before the Trials, and all about the first round of the Women’s 800m (19:45) All about the Semi-Final, where Juliette finished fourth (24:20) How Juliette prepared for the 800m Final (32:00) Juliette breaks down the 800m Final (38:50) The aftermath (52:50) Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Subscribe to the newsletter SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
16/07/241h 3m

732. Weini Kelati’s 2024 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials Recap

"Oh my god, I’m going to the Olympics!" Weini Kelati came into the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials as the American Record Holder in the half marathon, and as the only athlete in the women's 10,000m field with the Olympic Standard. She was the one to watch — and for good reason. In a thrilling finish, the Flagstaff-based Under Armour athlete won the race and earned her spot on Team USA for this summer's Olympic Games in Paris. In this episode, Weini talks about her confidence going into the race, about her preference for fast races over slow ones, and about what life has been like since making her first Olympic team. SPONSOR:  UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN training essentials pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. What you’ll get on this episode: What’s next for Weini Kelati? (2:15) How Weini is feeling post-Trials (5:00) What it was like competing at Hayward Field, where so much has happened for Weini (8:30) On being the one to watch, and being the only athlete in the field with the Olympic Standard (13:50) What it was like having Weini’s high school coach at the race (19:45) How confident Weini was feeling heading into the 10,000m final (22:00) What it was like walking onto the track at Hayward Field (31:10)' On having the confidence to compete on the world stage (38:10) The team processing experience (40:10) What training will look like between now and the Olympics (48:00) How it feels to achieve the ultimate American Dream (51:00) Weini’s advice for how to improve your confidence (54:15) Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Subscribe to the newsletter SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
11/07/2459m 57s

731. Kate Grace’s 2024 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials Recap

"I don’t need to know I’m going to do it, but I need to be open to the idea that I can do it."  Let the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials recaps continue! Today: Kate Grace, who just competed at her fourth Olympic Trials in the 800m. In this episode, Kate breaks down all the details from all three rounds of the 800, including her stressful-for-the-fans strategy for the first round, flying into the scoreboard at the line during the semi-finals, and what it was like being a part of that emotional final. Plus, Kate shares some big news about what's next. SPONSOR:  UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN training essentials pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. What you’ll get on this episode: How Kate’s feeling post-Trials (3:00) Kate’s self-belief evolution (8:40) Kate’s message to the athletes who didn’t make Team USA (13:40) The races from the Trials that Kate is still thinking about, and what it was like watching her own races (16:45) All about the days leading up to the Trials (22:30) Kate recaps round one (27:30) Kate recaps the semi-final, her “round of death,” and that tumble at the line (38:50) All about the 800m final (56:00) What’s next for Kate Grace? (1:14:30) On celebrating “the moments” (1:22:00) Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Subscribe to the newsletter SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
10/07/241h 25m

730. Chris Chavez’s 2024 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials Recap

"I like to go hard at these events, work myself to the bone, and bring people as much track and field content as they can take." Few people love track and field more than Chris Chavez. In this episode, Chris talks about his experience at the 2024 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials with Citius Mag. Chris and his team produced three live shows every day of the Trials, conducted countless mixed zone interviews, and acted as a nonstop hype machine for the duration of the event.  SPONSOR:  New Balance: Click here to shop New Balance's latest releases for the season. What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- [if !supportLists]-->What’s next for the Citius Mag crew? (2:20) Citius’s greatest hits from the Trials (14:15) How Citius books guests for the shows at the Trials (19:15) The races Chris is still thinking about after the Trials (25:40) On watching the races in person and from the mixed zone (29:20) The highest high from the Trials (37:45) …and the lowest low (48:30) Life at Citius Mag in the post-Kyle Merber era (51:20) Wedding planning, gifts from Kipchoge, and big dreams (54:10) Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Subscribe to the newsletter SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
09/07/241h 2m

729. Nikki Hiltz & Emma Gee’s 2024 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials Recaps

"When I crossed the finish line, it was definitely joy, but I think more than anything, it was relief." Right before the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials, we heard from fan favorite guests Nikki Hiltz and Emma Gee. Nikki and Emma were headed into their events at the Trials with big dreams and goals. Emma wanted to make it to the 3000m Steeplechase final. And Nikki wanted to make Team USA in the 1500m. Today, Nikki and Emma return to the show to talk about how it all played out in Eugene. Nikki did, in fact, make Team USA in the 1500. And they didn't just make the team: Nikki won the whole thing. They cruised through the first round, won their heat in the semi-final, and then unleashed that signature Nikki kick to win the final in a personal best time of 3:55.33. Emma didn't end up making the Steeplechase final, but she certainly achieved her goal of being brave in the first round, even leading the race at one point. Next stop: Paris! SPONSOR:  Vuori: Click here for 20% off your first Vuori purchase. What you’ll get on this episode: On Olympic rings tattoos and Instagram bios (2:40) What the past few days have been like for Nikki since winning the 1500m final at the Olympic Track and Field Trials (5:00) Nikki breaks down the final 100m of the 1500m final, and whether or not they think this was a flawlessly executed race (15:00) Emma talks about racing the 3000m Steeplechase (19:10) Emma’s takeaways from competing at the Olympic Trials for the first time (32:15) Nikki recaps the first round of the 1500m (43:00) Nikki recaps the 1500m semi-final, which they won (47:05) Nikki recaps the 1500m final, which they also won! (51:50) The moment Nikki broke the tape (1:11:45) On getting to sign the Eiffel Tower (1:13:55) On allyship (1:19:10) All about the fun stuff Nikki gets to do now (1:22:30) What happens between now and Paris (1:26:05) Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Subscribe to the newsletter SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
07/07/241h 36m

728. Keira D'Amato's 2024 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials Recap

"It was a lot of firsts. I'll be 40 in a couple months, and it's not too often that you get firsts to that degree. It was a really cool experience to feel that." Let the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials recaps begin! First up: Keira D'Amato, who just competed at her first Track Trials and finished 10th in the 10,000m. In this episode, Keira tells all, including where her mind and body were at heading into the race, how it all played out, and the fun people she saw along the way. She talks about her pre-race conversation with Parker Valby, shares some exciting updates about what's next, and talks about what it was like racing at Hayward Field for the first time. SPONSOR:  Lagoon: Click here to take Lagoon’s 2-minute sleep quiz to see which pillow is right for you. (Emma Bates and I are both Otters!) Use code ALI at checkout for 15% off your order. Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Subscribe to the newsletter SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
04/07/241h 6m

727. Dakotah Lindwurm & Annie Frisbie, Minnesota Distance Elite Teammates & Best Friends

"You get your medal outfit fitted for you, so when you are ideally on the stage, it looks perfect. And when I had it on and they were taking it in a little bit, I was like, 'I could do this. I could need this outfit.' And I really hope that I do." Dakotah Lindwurm and Annie Frisbie are training partners, teammates, and best friends. And so far, 2024 has been good to Dakotah and Annie on the run. The Puma-sponsored Minnesota Distance Elite athletes are fresh off personal bests in both the 10K (at the New York Mini 10K) and the half marathon. In this conversation, we hear about their respective races (including Annie's win) at the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon. Annie shares what her racing calendar looks like for the rest of 2024, and Dakotah talks about how her training is going in preparation for the Paris Olympics later this summer, where she will represent Team USA in the marathon. Plus, how life has changed for Dakotah since finishing third at the Olympic Marathon Trials earlier this year, and what she's doing to set herself up for maximum success in Paris. SPONSOR:  UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN training essentials pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- [if !supportLists]-->How Dakotah is getting her workouts in — at the airport (3:00) What’s next for Annie on the run, and which races Annie and Dakotah are still thinking about after the first few days of the Track and Field Trials (8:00) All about Dakotah’s experience in Eugene for team processing (11:00) Dakotah and Annie recap their races at the New York Mini 10K (16:30) How Dakotah’s life has changed since making Team USA in February (24:55) Annie and Dakotah talk about their respective races and personal bests  and Annie’s win! — at the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon (27:30) All about Annie’s real marathon debut (34:55) Dakotah’s approach to racing during her Paris build, and how she’s setting herself up for maximum success at the Olympics (41:10) On Annie and Dakotah’s “other” jobs (55:00) What Dakotah and Annie are excited about right now (58:50) Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Subscribe to the newsletter SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
28/06/241h 14m

726. Nikki Hiltz & Emma Gee, Olympic Trials Power Couple

"It was like, 'What if the worst thing happens and I don’t make the team?' And then it happened, and my life was fine. And then on the other end of it, last year I won the whole thing, which was really unexpected and cool…and my life also didn’t change. So I know that no matter what happens, I have a great life outside of this thing." Nikki Hiltz and Emma Gee return to the Ali on the Run Show as they both prepare to compete at the 2024 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials in Eugene, OR. Nikki is hoping to make their first Olympic team in the 1500m, while Emma achieved her longtime goal to make it to the starting line of the 3000m steeplechase, and now has a new goal for the event. They talk about their coach/athlete/partner relationship, about how they're each feeling heading into the Trials, and about what they do to set themselves up for success on race day. SPONSORS:  UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN training essentials pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. goodr: Click here and use code ALI for free shipping on your entire order. What you’ll get on this episode: How Nikki and Emma are each feeling heading into the 2024 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials (2:45) What Nikki and Emma are packing for Eugene (7:30) Nikki’s approach to the Trials and the pressure that comes with competing when you’re at the top of your game (10:25) All about Emma’s goal to qualify for the 2024 Trials (15:10) Nikki and Emma talk about their coach/athlete/partner dynamic (24:35) How Nikki and Emma set themselves up for success on race day (27:40) What it’s been like being followed by a documentary crew (36:20) How Emma has approached her training (51:35) How Nikki approaches each round of competition (54:00) Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Subscribe to the newsletter SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
20/06/241h 21m

725. Amanda Vestri, Top American at the 2024 New York Mini 10K

"I’m used to having to claw my way to prove myself to the people I need to prove myself to. But now, it’s more of a mentality I have: Keep your head down. There’s nothing glamorous about this sport. For me, it’s all hard work, show up, showcase your fitness, and then go celebrate with the people who really care about you." Amanda Vestri was the talk of the running scene last weekend, after her breakout road race at the New York Mini 10K. She finished fourth overall (Senbere Teferi won the race for the third year in a row), was the top American finisher, and ran 31:17 in a deep, star-studded field. In this conversation, the Syracuse University graduate and ZAP Endurance athlete talks about getting a huge confidence boost heading into the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials later this month where she'll race the 10,000m. Plus, why the 24-year-old likes racing with a chip on her shoulder, and her long-term plans and goals in this sport. FOLLOW AMANDA @a_vestri SPONSORS:  UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN training essentials pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. New Balance: Click here to shop New Balance's latest releases for the season. What you’ll get on this episode: How Amanda is feeling after racing the Mini 10K in New York City (2:20) All about race morning (7:30) Amanda breaks down her race at the Mini 10K (10:20) On racing with a chip on her shoulder, and who Amanda looks up to in this sport (21:40) What it will take to make Team USA this year (28:45) On growing up with Olympic dreams (30:30) What Amanda was like as a kid, and how she became a runner (50:50) What training will look like between now and the Trials (53:50) Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Subscribe to the newsletter SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
13/06/241h 13m

724. Krissy Gear, 2023 U.S. 3000m Steeplechase National Champion

"I’m trying to appreciate the peaks and the valleys — but there’s a lot of beauty in the hillside, too." Last year, Krissy Gear stormed on the steeplechase scene by taking the win at the 2023 USATF National Championships, earning her first national title and a spot on Team USA for the World Championships in Budapest. Now, Krissy is gearing up for this summer's U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials, and is officially one to watch in the 3000m steeplechase. In this conversation, Krissy talks about how she's feeling a few weeks out, about the pressure to perform when you're "one to watch," and about her passions off the track. Krissy lives in Flagstaff, AZ, and is a member of HOKA NAZ Elite.  SPONSOR:  UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. What you’ll get on this episode: Krissy’s “work hard, play hard” mentality (5:00) Why Krissy became a runner (10:35) How Krissy ended up with HOKA NAZ Elite (17:40) Krissy reflects on her 2023 national title in the 3000m steeplechase (26:00) How Krissy is feeling with the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials looming (32:00) Eugene behind-the-scenes (42:50) On being one to watch at the Trials (48:40) What Krissy’s relationship is like with the NAZ Elite women’s marathoners (53:45) All about Krissy’s many tattoos (58:05) Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Subscribe to the newsletter SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
11/06/241h 12m

723. Emily Mackay, 2024 World Indoor Championships 1500m Bronze Medalist

"I feel the most confident I’ve ever been." Emily Mackay is having a heck of a year on the run! The Team New Balance Boston athlete earned a bronze medal at World Indoor Championships in the 1500m earlier this year, and has kicked off her outdoor season with strong performances including a personal best at the Prefontaine Classic, where she ran 3:59.76. In this conversation, Emily reflects back on her early running days, and shares why she dreamed of going pro with the NB Boston team (including teammates Elle Purrier St. Pierre and Heather MacLean) and coach Mark Coogan. She talks about the confidence it took to make that major move with 400m to go at World Indoor Championships, and about why that race was both a confidence-booster and a big learning experience. And, with the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials looming, Emily — who is absolutely one to watch in the 1500 — talks about the pressure to perform in an Olympic year. FOLLOW EMILY @emily_mac7 SPONSORS:  Vuori: Click here for 20% off your first Vuori purchase. UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. What you’ll get on this episode: What Emily’s watching right now (3:00) What a day in the life of a professional middle-distance runner is like (6:10) All about Emily’s 1500m personal best at the Prefontaine Classic (10:30) The confidence it took to make a major move at World Indoor Championships with 400m to go (15:00) Was that a breakthrough race for Emily? (18:40) The pressure to perform in an Olympic year (27:30) What it’s like when your teammates are your competitors on race day, and how Emily ended up on Team NB Boston (31:10) How — and why — Emily became a runner (39:35) What training looks like right now, with the Trials on the horizon (42:05) What will it take to make the U.S. women’s 1500m Olympic team? (46:25) Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Subscribe to the newsletter SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
06/06/241h 1m

722. Run Your Way with Emma Coburn, LIVE in Brooklyn

"I am scared of outer space, submarines, and remote research laboratories." We're live with Emma Coburn for the fourth time, making this her eighth appearance on the Ali on the Run Show! In this conversation, recorded in front of a live audience at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, NY, the day before the RBC Brooklyn Half, we cover Emma's ick factors, her season-ending injury and her outlook about being sidelined during an Olympic year, and her "Team Boss Superlatives." SPONSOR:  New Balance: Click here to shop New Balance's latest releases for the season. Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Subscribe to the newsletter SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
30/05/241h 23m

721. LIVE from the RBC Brooklyn Half Finish Line with Becs Gentry & Zac Clark

"I feel like life should be back to normal. And it’s not!" Welcome to the 2024 RBC Brooklyn Half finish line! I was delighted to be one of the guests for a live recording of the Set the Pace podcast with host Becs Gentry. In this episode, I reflect a bit on my history with the Brooklyn Half, including why I wasn't able to run this year's race (more on that here), and then share the recording from the show with Becs and Release Recovery Foundation's Zac Clark.  SPONSORS:  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. goodr: Click here and use code ALI for free shipping. What you’ll get on this episode: Reflecting on the weekend in NYC, and my history with the Brooklyn Half (2:25) Set the Pace LIVE with Becs Gentry and Zac Clark (24:20) Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
23/05/241h 6m

720. It's Been a Year...

"I remember being acutely aware that it was the worst day of my life up to that point, and the world was still going. People were out for runs in Central Park. People were going to the office. People were picking their kids up from school. It felt like everyone else’s world kept turning and I was in purgatory." It's been one year since I was diagnosed with stage 1 invasive ductal carcinoma with DCIS. Breast cancer. A diagnosis that rocked my world and changed my life. In this solo episode, I'm reflecting on the past year, including revisiting some of my notes and thoughts from one year ago, and sharing what happens next. SPONSORS:  UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. New Balance: Click here to shop New Balance's latest releases for the season. What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- [if !supportLists]-->A look back at some of my thoughts from one year ago (1:45) Listener Q&A (28:55) Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Subscribe to the newsletter SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
16/05/241h 16m

719. Anne Keane, 3-Time Marathoner Living with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer

"It’s processing all of these emotions that you have with things that you’re anticipating you are not going to be able to see. Like my daughter is a year and a half at this point. Am I going to see her go to elementary school? And then of course you’re Googling the results. It is awful." One year after giving birth to her daughter, Anne Keane decided it was time to get back into a workout routine. On her quest to get active again, she felt a tightness in her sternum. What she hoped was nothing serious was stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. In this conversation, Anne talks about receiving and living with a scary diagnosis for which there is treatment, but no cure. She talks about finding running, and about becoming a three-time Boston Marathoner as part of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team. Anne is the SVP of client services at an agency where she "does really cool events with really cool people," she's a jewelry designer, and she's an absolute force. FOLLOW ANNE @adjewelry SPONSOR:  UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- [if !supportLists]-->How Anne’s Boston Marathon recovery has been going (2:40) How Anne introduces herself to people, and how she feels about being labeled a survivor, fighter, or warrior (10:15) How and why Anne became a jewelry designer (14:25) When Anne fits running and working out into her life (17:25) On receiving a life-altering diagnosis (19:00) On living in fear (34:05) How Anne became a runner — and marathoner (48:30) Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Subscribe to the newsletter SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!  
09/05/241h 3m

718. LIVE at the Eugene Marathon with Emily Halnon, Author of To the Gorge

"One of my favorite things to do when it gets hard is I ask myself the question, 'Is this the story you want to tell today?' I like that question because you can’t hide from that question. You can finish a run and tell your friends, 'Oh my stomach was upset,' or, 'The weather or whatever.' But you can’t lie to yourself. You know who you’re choosing to be in those moments. And I like asking myself, 'Who do you want to be in those moments?' And I find that usually I want to be someone who pushes through hard stuff." Emily Halnon is no stranger to the Ali on the Run Show. She was the show's very first guest, and she returned for her seventh appearance on the show with a very special conversation recorded in front of a live audience at the 2024 Eugene Marathon race expo, one week before her debut memoir, To the Gorge, is released to the world. (Get your copy here!) We talked about the book, about exploring grief through running, about pushing back on the praised notion of fearlessness, about how to make the most of our lives and the people in it, and so much more. FOLLOW EMILY @emilysweats SPONSOR:  Vuori: Click here for 20% off your first Vuori purchase. Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Subscribe to the newsletter SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
02/05/241h 19m

717. My 2024 Boston Marathon Experience

"To have Long Live playing while I was standing on this stage feeling really proud of a show I had just done, and hugging so many of you, and feeling like we’re in this together… Those moments are really magical to me, and they are the memories that I hope I have forever." There’s nowhere I’d rather be on the third Monday in April than at the Boston Marathon finish line! This year, I was honored to be asked back to perform a variety of roles in Boston. I was one of the start and finish line announcers at the Boston 5K and invitational miles, I hosted three live shows, I was one of the race announcers at the finish on Marathon Monday, and I was the finish line reporter for the world feed broadcast. It was a fun, rewarding weekend that included quality time with my favorite people, one of my all-time favorite live events, a million finish line hugs, an interview with Rob Gronkowski, and so much more. SPONSORS:  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. goodr: Click here and use code ALI for free shipping. What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- [if !supportLists]-->Friday: the press conference, the Emma & Jenny live show, and the “manifestation walk” with Keira D’Amato (1:30) Saturday: the 5K, the miles, and the Oofos live show (20:25) Sunday: the New Balance live show, some quality time with Kara Goucher, and an afternoon of broadcast meetings (30:05) Marathon Monday: all the stories from the finish line, including friends’ finishes, pro finishes, and GRONK (45:30) Tuesday: TURKEY STRIKE (1:07:00) Listener Q&A (1:14:15) Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
25/04/241h 52m

716. LIVE at the 2024 Boston Marathon with Meb Keflezighi

"Whatever you need, I hope you got at least a little of it here today." What an honor and a treat it was to get to host a live show the day before the 2024 Boston Marathon with 2014 champion Meb Keflezighi. In this conversation — recorded live at the New Balance headquarters — Meb talked about how he was feeling the day before running the race again, 10 years after his historic win the year after the bombings. He talked about officially becoming a New Balance athlete (!!!), about his hopes to run sub-3:00 (he finished in 3:08), and the impact his 2014 win had on him, his family, the city of Boston, and the running community. SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to shop New Balance’s latest releases for the season. (The SuperComp Trainer is my favorite daily shoe. Meb ran the Boston Marathon in the SC Elite v4!) Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Subscribe to the newsletter SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
22/04/241h 2m

715. LIVE at the 2024 Boston Marathon with Emma Bates & Jenny Simpson

"It was dark there for a while!" What a treat to get to sit down with Emma Bates and Jenny Simpson three days before the 2024 Boston Marathon. Emma talked about coming back from injury and lining up in Boston with the same confidence she had in 2023 (where she finished fifth), and Jenny talked about making another attempt at a marathon debut after having to drop out of the Olympic Marathon Trials. (Spoiler: Jenny Simpson is officially a marathoner now!) Plus: getting to know each other, discussing our deepest fears, some very easy trivia, and an ode to Des Linden. SPONSORS:  Lagoon: Click here to take Lagoon’s 2-minute sleep quiz to see which pillow is right for you. (Emma Bates and I are both Otters!) Use code ALI at checkout for 15% off your order, and get a free travel bag with your purchase. Tracksmith: New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action. Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Subscribe to the newsletter SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
18/04/2458m 8s

714. LIVE at the Boston Marathon with Oofos and Project Pink

"If I have to wash and return your Tupperware, I am now super stressed. I am so worried about the Tupperware." Let the Boston Marathon episodes begin! First up: a panel I moderated at the Oofos pop-up on Boylston Street called "Project Pink: Recover with Purpose." This panel was about running, about cancer, about hard stuff, and about resilience. We heard from Anne Keane, who is living with metastatic breast cancer, and was about to run her third Boston Marathon as part of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team. Dr. Nancy Lin, the associate chief of breast oncology at Dana-Farber, talked about whether runners are the best or worst patients, and talked about where fundraising dollars actually go. Maureen Key, the senior manager of performance design at Exos, talked about the importance of recovery and mindfulness. And Christine St. Pierre, who has been doing the Pan-Mass Challenge for 18 years now as the captain of Team Duncan, was on hand to convince all of us that we can — and should — do whatever we set our minds to. Thank you to Oofos for having us, and for the longtime partnership and commitment to raising funds for breast cancer research.  SPONSOR:  UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Subscribe to the newsletter SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
17/04/2459m 41s

713. A Pre-Race Pep Talk from Coach Chris Bennett

"The best way to relax at the starting line is to take a deep breath, and say, 'This is fun as hell.' Doesn’t mean it’s not scary! Doesn’t mean it’s gonna be easy! It’s just fun as hell. And then go have some fun!" Everyone's favorite "Ted Lasso of Running" returns to the Ali on the Run Show today for a pre-race pep talk! Coach Chris Bennett is Nike Running's Global Head Coach, and he's here to give it to you straight. He has advice on dealing with a bad race, tips for staying sane during the final days of taper, and a message for all of the soon-to-be marathoners. Whether you're making your 26.2-mile debut this spring, or you're chasing a big personal best, Coach wants you to celebrate, he wants you to race well, and, most importantly, he wants you to have an awesome time out there. A haiku: Coach Bennett is wise. Listen and you'll run your best. You are doing GREAT! SPONSORS:  New Balance. Click here to shop New Balance’s latest releases for the season. (The SuperComp Trainer is my favorite shoe!) UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- [if !supportLists]-->Have you run yet today? (2:45) Coach Bennett’s advice for dealing with a bad run (12:00) Are the marathoners OK? (21:10) Coach Bennett’s pre-race pep talk for all the spring marathoners (26:50) Coach’s advice for the first-time marathoner (30:20) Coach’s advice for the PR chaser (34:30) How to set yourself up for success on race morning (40:00) How to turn a bad race around (47:30) What to do when you’re in a running rut (1:02:10) What Coach Bennett has learned from the greats (1:09:30) Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Subscribe to the newsletter SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
11/04/241h 15m

712. Abeo Powder, TrailblazHers Run Co. Co-Founder

"We’re leading alongside our community. The three of us made this happen, but there is so much wisdom, so much leadership, so much brilliance within our community. And so we always want to make it known that we want to continue to uplift that and really just show up and show out." Abeo Powder has a magnetic energy. She's one of those people you'll meet and just want to be around every day. Abeo is the co-founder of the TrailblazHers Run Co., an all-female run crew in Boston, with a mission to empower and uplift women — especially BIPOC women — in the community. Emphasis on community: That's what Abeo is all about. In this conversation, Abeo talks about her lifelong relationship with running, and how it's evolved over the years. Today, in addition to her work with the TrailblazHers, she's the founder of Holistic with Hotfoot, where she takes a personalized approach to coaching. You're not just getting training plans with Abeo: You're getting guided meditations, playlists, and so much more. FOLLOW ABEO @hotfoot___ SPONSORS:  Lagoon: Click here to take Lagoon’s 2-minute sleep quiz to see which pillow is right for you. (I’m an Otter!) Use code ALI at checkout for 15% off your order. Tracksmith: New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action. What you'll get on this episode: Abeo’s run today, and her decision to put a pause on marathon training (3:00) All about Abeo’s childhood, and how she found running (7:30) How Abeo’s relationship with running has evolved over the years (14:30) Abeo’s take on group run anxiety and intimidation, and why TrailblazHers Run Co. was born (20:00) The growth of the TrailblazHers community (28:30) What to expect at a TrailblazHers event (34:30) What to know about the 26.True marathon, taking place this weekend in Boston (37:55) Coach Abeo, and what she’s all about (45:40) Abeo’s message to nervous marathoners (52:10) Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Subscribe to the newsletter SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
09/04/241h 5m

711. Motherhood Mondays with Laurie & Elly Henes

"Use all of your resources. If people are willing to help, let them help." What's it like when you're one of the best coaches in the NCAA, and your daughter joins the team? And what's it like to be a high school senior vetting potential college running programs — and to have to decide whether or not to be a part of the program your mom is leading? In this Motherhood Mondays conversation, we're hearing all about the mom-daughter-coach-athlete dynamic, courtesy of NC State Head Women's Cross-Country Coach Laurie Henes and daughter and NC State alum Elly Henes. Laurie talks about how she approached coaching Elly, and Elly talks about the perks and challenges of being coached by her mom. Today, Elly is a professional adidas-sponsored runner who lives in Flagstaff, AZ, is coached by Mike Smith, and trains with Rachel Schneider Smith and Nikki Hiltz. SPONSOR: adidas: Click here to check out the adiClub membership benefits, including 15% off and free shipping. Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Subscribe to the newsletter SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
08/04/241h 16m

710. Catching Up with Molly Seidel

"I really, truly, in the bottom of my heart want to keep doing this. But I need to figure out what my 'why' is in a more sustainable way rather than just ‘I want to win another medal because everyone tells me I need to win another medal.’" In 2020, Molly Seidel ran her debut marathon at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon, finished second, and earned a spot on Team USA for the Tokyo Olympics. In 2021, she became an Olympic Bronze Medalist. The next few years included some highs — like running an American course record at the New York City Marathon — and a lot of lows, including injuries and mental health struggles. Last fall, Molly was on the upswing. She ran a personal best at the Chicago Marathon, which felt promising and encouraging heading into the 2024 Olympic Trials Marathon. Then: a shattered kneecap. Molly had to withdraw from the Trials, which was a devastating blow for her and for fans alike. In this unfiltered episode, Molly talks about how she's doing now, and how she's been doing over the past few months. She talks about making her "50K debut," and about why she wishes it weren't a big deal. Plus, a few fun games, drug testing talk, and Molly's message to this year's Team USA marathoners. SPONSOR:  UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. What you’ll get on this episode: All about Molly’s run today – and drug testing talk (2:00) All about Molly’s 50K debut (8:55) All about Molly’s “busted kneecap”(13:30) Molly plays “Never Have I Ever,” PG version (16:00) What life on the run has been like since the Chicago Marathon (36:20) Molly’s message to Fiona, Emily, and Dakotah as they get ready to head to Paris for the Olympic marathon (41:30) What the rest of Molly’s year might look like on the run (48:35) Molly’s plans for Boston Marathon weekend (53:40) Molly plays “Mollygories” (56:00) Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Subscribe to the newsletter SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
05/04/241h 3m

709. Everything You Need to Know About the 2024 Boston Marathon

"Right on Hereford, left on Boylston. It is the place to be. It’s special every time." We are less than two weeks away from the 128th running of the world’s oldest marathon. This year’s Boston Marathon takes place, as always, on the third Monday of April — this year, that’s April 15. In this mega-episode, I (along with a team of experts and insiders) am attempting to answer all of your questions about all things Boston. Katie Hawkes and Lauren Proshan from the Boston Athletic Association are here to talk logistics (take some deep breaths — the journey to the start line is doable, and you won’t be waiting around for too long once you get there!), past champions Des Linden and Meb Keflezighi join to talk course strategy and to break down what it takes to succeed (and run a PR!) in Boston, and sports dietitian Meghann Featherstun is here to give you some last-minute fueling advice. Get excited: Whether you’re running, volunteering, cheering, or watching from home, it’ll be a Boston to remember. SPONSORS:  UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. Vuori: Click here for 20% off your first Vuori purchase. What you’ll get on this episode: B.A.A. director of brand and experiential marketing Katie Hawkes talks about the significance of the Boston Marathon, and shares what’s new for 2024 (4:00) Want to run Boston someday? Here’s what you need to know about getting in, plus how to watch, the inside scoop on the Boston Celebration jackets, and more (29:50) 2014 Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi offers a Boston-specific pep talk (48:00) Lauren Proshan, the B.A.A.’s chief of race operations and production, explains the process of getting to the start line in Hopkinton, and what to know once you’re there (1:15:00) A quick note from Ali (1:39:30) Sports dietitian and four-time Boston Marathoner Meghann Featherstun offers advice on Boston-specific fueling before, during, and after the race (1:45:45) 2018 Boston Marathon champion Des Linden breaks down the Boston Marathon course (2:11:00) All about the Boston Marathon finish line (2:41:30) A quick overview about spectating at the Boston Marathon, and final thoughts on all things Boston 2023 (2:48:00) Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Subscribe to the newsletter SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
04/04/242h 56m

708. Elizabeth Smart, Child Safety Activist and Marathoner

"It’s OK to prioritize time for happiness. Hard times will come. It’s really important to know what happiness feels like to you so that when you’re in those dark times, you know that happiness is real, you have hope for the future, and you can hold onto that — that you’ll be happy again." Her story captivated the nation: Elizabeth Smart was 14 years old when she was abducted from her home in Salt Lake City and held captive for nine months. During that time, she was repeatedly raped and abused by her captors. Remarkably, Elizabeth has gone on to live a happy, healthy life. She's a mom of three, and she's a child safety activist and commentator for ABC News. She's also a four-time marathoner. In this conversation, Elizabeth talks about how she found running, the role it plays in her life today, and what the marathon means to her. FOLLOW ELIZABETH @elizabeth_smart_official SPONSORS:  Lagoon: Click here to take Lagoon’s 2-minute sleep quiz to see which pillow is right for you. (I’m an Otter!) Use code ALI at checkout for 15% off your order. Tracksmith: New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action. What you'll get on this episode: The role running plays in Elizabeth’s life right now (4:30) Safety, fear, and running: Elizabeth’s take (9:00) Why Elizabeth’s story captivated the nation (13:00) Elizabeth’s feelings on being a victim vs. a survivor (19:00) When life went “back to normal” for Elizabeth (23:30) How Elizabeth found running (30:00) Why Elizabeth decided to run a marathon (37:30) Why Elizabeth kept running marathons (49:10) What’s next on the run for Elizabeth? (54:25) On running marathons vs. competing on The Masked Dancer (58:10) Elizabeth’s message to fellow survivors (1:00:30) Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Subscribe to the newsletter SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
26/03/241h 7m

707. Ask Ali, NYC Half Edition

"I will always show up and do my best, and try to maintain my integrity in the process. I don’t always get it right. But I always try." I ran the New York City Half. I had the best time. And today, I'm here to talk all about running my first 13.1-mile race since my breast cancer diagnosis in May 2023. Plus, answering listener questions about running, podcasting, and more. SPONSORS:  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. goodr: Click here and use code ALI for free shipping. What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- [if !supportLists]-->My 2024 NYC Half recap (1:00) Running-related questions (43:30) Podcast-related questions (56:20) Cancer-related questions (1:02:00) Life questions (1:04:10) Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!
21/03/241h 13m

706. Emily Sisson, LIVE in New York City

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "Des is the coolest one out of all of us, and she organized it. So of course if Des organizes a dog party, we're going to go to it... And I think if you went to the dog party, you had a good race." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> She's the American Record Holder in the marathon, she just made her second Olympic team, and this weekend, she was in New York City for a live show all about doggy play dates, missing dogs, the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon, potential Olympic tattoo spots, being Emily in Paris, and so much more. Welcome Emily Sisson back to the Ali on the Run Show! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FOLLOW EMILY @em_sisson_ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to shop New Balance’s latest releases for the season. (The SuperComp Trainer is my favorite daily shoe, and I ran the NYC Half in the SC Elite v4!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
19/03/241h 7m

705. Emma Coburn on Life Lately

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I have yet to meet a marg that is too spicy for me." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Emma Coburn is an Olympic bronze medalist, a World Champion, a world silver medalist, a 10-time U.S. champion, and a three-time Olympian. The New Balance-sponsored professional athlete returns to the Ali on the Run Show for the seventh time today to catch us up on how life has been since tearing her hamstring at World Championships last summer. (Spoiler: She's fit!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FOLLOW EMMA @emmacoburn <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS:  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Lagoon: Click here to take Lagoon’s 2-minute sleep quiz to see which pillow is right for you. (I’m an Otter!) Use code ALI at checkout for 15% off your order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Vuori: Click here for 20% off your first Vuori purchase. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
15/03/241h 6m

704. LIVE in Richmond with Keira D'Amato

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I hope I can normalize not hitting goals and being OK." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> We took our finest feathers and poppiest pink outfits to Richmond, VA. Welcome to Ali on the Run Show LIVE with Keira D'Amato! We played games — Never Have I Ever, Truth or Dare Jenga, and the classic Skeirragories — we laughed, we squatted, we chugged water, and we had an honest conversation about Keira's experience at the 2024 Olympic Marathon Trials. Come for the community. Stay for the Meat Thing clip. (OK, maybe don't stay for the Meat Thing clip...) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS:  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Tracksmith: New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
13/03/241h 40m

703. Nikki Hiltz, World Silver Medalist

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "Records are always going to be broken, but medals are forever." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Nikki Hiltz returns to the Ali on the Run Show for the seventh time — and for the first time as a world championship medalist! Last weekend, Nikki took home the silver medal in the 1500m at World Indoor Championships, and today, we get to hear all about it. Plus a very special (and oh so wholesome) guest to kick off the episode. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FOLLOW NIKKI @nikkihiltz <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS:  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> New Balance. Click here to shop New Balance’s latest releases for the season. (The SuperComp Trainer is my favorite shoe!) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> LISTEN HERE: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> EMBED <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Welcome Liz Hiltz to the Ali on the Run Show! (1:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How it feels to be a World Indoor Silver Medalist (11:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> “This is my whole personality now” (14:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The 1500m community, and what makes it so special right now (18:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Nikki’s reaction to watching the 1500m with their parents after the race (20:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Nikki’s race plan for the 1500m final (25:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The significance of Nikki's "THEM" necklace (30:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Why Nikki went for the win in the prelims (35:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On watching Elle Purrier St. Pierre take home a gold medal the day before the 1500m final (39:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Nikki and Emily Mackay went from acquaintances to Team USA teammates and medalists (42:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about that race-day sore throat (45:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> From getting off the line to the finish line: How the race broke down (54:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about Nikki's role in the forthcoming Tracktown series debuting March 29 (1:01:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Nikki's into right now (1:05:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> A message on authenticity (1:09:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
07/03/241h 14m

702. Run Your Way with Jackie Gaughan

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I think about when I was a kid and I would just go out and run hard and not worry about the result or what was the worst thing that could happen. I run my best when I run with the same mindset I had when I was 12." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Jackie Gaughan qualified for the Olympic Marathon Trials in her very first marathon. At 24 years old, she was the 18th-fastest qualifier in the field. (Her PR is a 2:27 from the 2023 Berlin Marathon.) In this conversation, Jackie talks about going from being an anxiety-riddled runner at Notre Dame to a four-time marathoner who finished 25th at the Trials. She talks about how running fits into her life as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs, about her oldest daughter tendencies (she's the oldest of four), and about racing with a Jackie Mindset. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FOLLOW JACKIE @jackie_gaughan <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR:  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> New Balance. Click here to shop New Balance’s latest releases for the season. (The SuperComp Trainer is my favorite shoe!) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> All about Jackie’s run today (1:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Jackie’s decision not to run this year’s Boston Marathon (2:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Jackie’s job entails, and how she fits running in (5:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How it felt going into the Trials as the 18th-fastest qualifier (7:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What it means to run with a Jackie Mindset (8:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How and why Jackie became a runner (9:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On dealing with race-related and running-related anxiety (14:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Why Jackie decided to move up to the marathon after college (16:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Jackie’s Trials training was like (18:05) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What it was like in Orlando leading up to the Trials (23:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On making the decision to walk during the race (28:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Jackie got through the toughest parts of the race, and what the finish line experience was like (34:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What running looks like for Jackie right now (38:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What it means to run the Jackie Gaughan way (41:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
05/03/2446m 47s

701. Rachel Schneider Smith, Olympian, Professional Runner, & Mom

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "Hands down, the most courageous thing I’ve ever done is walk into trying to get pregnant and walking through pregnancy after loss." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Rachel Schneider Smith just might be the most-loved woman in the professional running world. Everyone adores her — and in this episode, it's easy to see why. Rachel is a HOKA-sponsored professional runner who competes in everything from the 1500m on the track to the half marathon on the roads. (Girl's got range!) She lives in Flagstaff, AZ, where she is coached by her husband, Mike Smith. In this conversation, Rachel talks about pregnancy after loss, and about the role running played during her grieving process in the wake of a miscarriage. She talks about returning to running and racing, and about how she's feeling heading into the USATF 15K Championships this weekend in Florida. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FOLLOW RACHEL @rachschneid18 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS:  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Lagoon: Click here to take Lagoon’s 2-minute sleep quiz to see which pillow is right for you. (I’m an Otter!) Use code ALI at checkout for 15% off your order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> All about Rachel’s run today, and how her body feels returning to running after having a baby (2:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Where Rachel finds her flow state (5:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Rachel reflects on her performances at USA Indoor National Championships last weekend (6:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On running with teammates in Flagstaff, and running with nose strips at USAs (11:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Rachel’s New Hampshire roots (14:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Rachel’s return to racing has been like (16:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Navigating life as a professional runner and mom (22:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The sisterhood of professional runner moms (27:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Rachel’s experience with loss, and the role running played in her grieving process (30:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Rachel’s bout with skin cancer (38:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Rachel was like as a kid (45:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Rachel’s goals for the USATF 15K Championships (50:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
29/02/241h 7m

700. Jess McClain's 2024 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials Recap

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I had the time of my life out there. I soaked it all in." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> So often, the fourth-place finisher at any given Olympic Trials is the most devastated of the day. The person who came closest to the podium, and was the first not to make the team. But at this year's U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon, Jess McClain changed the narrative. The self-coached, unsponsored, agent-less runner shocked fans with her fourth-place finish and four-minute personal best, finishing in 2:25:46. In this conversation, Jess — who is the executive director of the Love Up Foundation and is a freelance marketing consultant — talks about how she made it happen. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FOLLOW JESS @jesstonn <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS:  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> goodr: Click here and use code ALI for free shipping. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Sidekick: Click here to get 15% off any recovery tool. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Jess’s emotions a few days post-Trials (2:55) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On Jess’s approach to the Trials (4:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Does Jess want a coach, an agent, a sponsor? (7:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Jess’s snapshot moment from the day (11:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How the race played out (22:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> When Jess knew she was in fourth place (29:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What it means to be the official Team USA alternate (30:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Jess trained for the Trials (36:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On Jess’s work with the Love Up Foundation (38:55) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Jess decided to wear on race day (44:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Jess found the confidence to go for it (50:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
22/02/241h 2m

699. Sara Hall's 2024 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials Recap

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "This was the happy ending to it all, to all the struggle. But that’s life, right? It wasn’t how the story ended. But believing it was kept me in it." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Sara Hall just competed at her eighth Olympic Trials event. She went all-in for this one, hoping to make her first Olympic team. At the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon in Orlando, FL, Sara ultimately finished fifth — two spots short of earning a spot on Team USA. Her 2:26:06 finish broke the American Masters Marathon Record, and as she processes what it all means for her and her journey, Sara shares in this episode that there's so much to be proud of and grateful for. (And, after her eighth Trials, it's fitting that this is Sara's eighth appearance on the Ali on the Run Show!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FOLLOW SARA @sarahall3 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS:  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Lagoon: Click here to take Lagoon's 2-minute sleep quiz to see which pillow is right for you. (I'm an Otter!) Use code ALI at checkout for 15% off your order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> On Sara’s recent car trouble, and how her body is feeling post-Trials (2:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Aliphine and Sara talked about on the start line (3:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How serious was Sara’s injury when she scratched from the Houston Half? (4:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about Sara’s pre-race warm-up (7:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Why Sara took off and threw her watch at mile 17 (9:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Sara shares her proudest racing moments (12:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On dealing with mid-race cramping (15:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What’s next? (22:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Sara’s first workout after the Trials (27:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On breaking the Master’s Record at the Trials (28:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Sara’s snapshot moment from the day (31:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The race plan (40:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Sara processed and grieved this race with her family (40:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On making the final turn toward the finish line (48:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What it was like seeing training partner Makenna Myler at the finish (52:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On never giving up on your dreams (53:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
20/02/2457m 50s

698. Makenna Myler's 2024 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials Recap

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "Going into this race, I was like, 'Top 10, that sounds like a really good goal. I can do that. Top 10.' And then when that race started, I was like, 'Holy crap, Top 10 is going to be so hard. This is the most talented group of women I have ever been surrounded by.' Everywhere I looked, I was like, 'You’re amazing, you’re amazing, you’re incredible…' I felt honored to be among those women. I just look up to all these women around me." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> "Have kids and dreams." It's Makenna Myler's mantra (surely you've seen her post-race video that quickly went viral), and it's exactly what she's doing. The mom of two (10 months and 3 years old) just finished seventh at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon, where she ran a personal best time of 2:26:14. Makenna went into the Trials hoping for a Top 10 finish, and wanting "to be a factor." In this episode, she talks about how she made it happen, about being coached by Ryan Hall, about doing workouts alongside Sara Hall, and about what it was like pumping with fellow Trials-running moms before the race. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FOLLOW MAKENNA @benzmakenz <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS:  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> New Balance. Click here to shop New Balance’s latest releases for the season. (The SuperComp Trainer is my favorite shoe!) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> How Makenna processes her races (2:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What it was like nursing and pumping during race weekend (5:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about Makenna’s viral “Have kids and dreams” video (10:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On imposter syndrome, being coached by Ryan Hall, and training with Sara Hall (13:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What the start of the race was like, and the race plan Ryan gave Makenna beforehand (23:55) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The last 10K (29:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Makenna and Ryan talked about after the race (45:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Where Makenna plans to run next (51:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Why Makenna shaved her head in high school (55:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
15/02/241h

697. Love on the Run with Best Running Friends Conner Mantz & Clayton Young

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "For all the speculators out there, there was no splitting the prize money, no talk about that beforehand, no 'You go first, I go second.' No 'Conner let me win in New Haven, so I have to let him win at the Trials.' It really just happened. I want to make that 100 percent clear. I wouldn’t have it any other way. It was pure, raw emotion of enjoying the moment." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> It was the marathon finish we all couldn't stop talking about. At the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon, former Brigham Young University teammates and current training partners Conner Mantz and Clayton Young ran stride-for-stride every step of the way, until Conner broke the tape just ahead of Clayton. Together, they went 1-2 on the podium, securing their spots on Team USA for the Paris Olympic Games this summer. In this conversation, Conner and Clayton talk about the race, about training with coach Ed Eyestone, and about whether Clayton really "let" Conner win. It's Love on the Run meets Friendship Fest! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FOLLOW CONNER @connermantz <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FOLLOW CLAYTON @_clayton_young_ <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Tracksmith: New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> How Clayton, Conner, and Coach Eyestone wow feeling just a few days after the race (2:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about that now-famous Olympic Trials finish (3:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The surge that got Conner to the finish (9:55) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Meb Keflezighi said to Conner and Clayton before the race (15:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about Conner and Clayton’s relationships with fellow professional runner Jared Ward (16:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Conner and Clayton’s families feel about their race results (20:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On getting back on the run with the BYU crew (22:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Conner and Clayton break down the race — starting with Conner’s missed bottle (25:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The post-race conversations Clayton and Conner had with Zach Panning, who led most of the race (34:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The nerves of the Trials vs. the Olympics (40:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The mid-race high five seen around the country (45:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Clayton’s decision to wear sunglasses to the press conference (50:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Conner and Clayton met (54:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
13/02/241h

696. My 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon Weekend Recap

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "Seeing how many people flew down to Florida on a random weekend in February to cheer for total strangers… How cool is that?!" <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> I had the best weekend in Orlando at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon — running around Lake Eola with friends, attending the elite athlete press conference, hosting a Best Running Friends meetup, going on shakeout runs, and, of course, cheering for all of the runners during Saturday's race. This is my recap from the weekend. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Why I went to the Olympic Marathon Trials in Orlando (1:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Friday: a morning run, wise words from Deena Kastor, the elite athlete press conference, an impromptu Best Running Friends meetup, a shakeout run, and a weird sushi dinner (9:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Saturday: race day! (34:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Final takeaways (51:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
08/02/241h 1m

695. Dakotah Lindwurm's 2024 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials Recap

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I knew months ago that was going to be my caption for that post!" Let the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon recaps begin! First up: Dakotah Lindwurm! The 28-year-old Puma-sponsored athlete who trains with Minnesota Distance Elite finished third at the Trials, running 2:25:31 and fulfilling a lifelong dream of earning a spot on Team USA. In this conversation, recorded just two days after the race (while on vacation in the Dominican Republic!), Dakotah talks about her 130-mile training weeks leading up to the Trials while working full-time as a paralegal. She talks about developing an unwavering confidence and belief in herself, shares her original race plan, and breaks down the race itself. Plus, what it was like racing with teammate and best friend Annie Frisbie, what the spectators in Orlando were like, and the mid-race move that makes her feel "icky." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FOLLOW DAKOTAH @dakotahlindwurm <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to shop New Balance’s latest releases for the season. (The SuperComp Trainer is my favorite shoe!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
06/02/2455m 49s

694. Weini Kelati, American Record Holder in the Half Marathon

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "As runners, we all deserve to be at the start line — and at the finish line, winning races." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Last month, Weini Kelati broke the American record in the half marathon, running 1:06:25 in Houston in her debut at the distance. Just a few days later, she ran — and won — the USATF cross-country championships. Weini's plan was never to be a record-breaking runner, though. Growing up in Eritrea, Weini was accustomed to walking — sometimes running — two hours to get to school each day, six days a week. Running on top of that? No thank you, she told her P.E. teacher. But somehow, she ended up on the school's track team, and at 17 years old, she was chosen to represent Eritrea at the Junior World Championships in Eugene, OR. The rest, as they say, is history. Weini intentionally missed her flight back home in favor of seeking asylum to stay in the U.S. and pursue a running career. She attended the University of New Mexico, where she became the most-decorated track and field athlete in the program's history, and she's been breaking records ever since. Weini lives in Flagstaff, AZ, where she is sponsored by Under Armour and trains with the Dark Sky Distance group. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FOLLOW WEINI @weini_kelati <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Vuori: Click here for 20% off your first Vuori purchase. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> What’s next on Weini’s racing calendar? (3:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about Weini’s childhood (4:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> When — and why — Weini started running in elementary school (10:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The trip to the U.S. that changed Weini’s life forever (19:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On acclimating to life in the U.S. (25:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What it was like for Weini to go eight years without seeing her mother (30:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Weini’s college experience at the University of New Mexico (41:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Weini became a professional runner (45:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Why Weini wanted to move up to the half-marathon distance (49:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Weini’s advice for first-time half-marathoners (55:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
01/02/241h

693. Fiona O'Keeffe, 2024 Olympic Marathon Trials Competitor

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I wouldn’t say I’m a favorite in a lot of peoples’ eyes. But it’s the Trials. We’re here to select a team. So I’m going to go for it and see what happens." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Happy Olympic Trials Week! This Saturday, the fastest distance runners in the U.S. will line up in Orlando, FL, racing for their chance to represent Team USA in the marathon at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. Among those runners will be Fiona O'Keeffe, making her debut at the distance. Fiona runs professionally for Puma, and trains with the Puma Elite coaches Amy and Alistair Cragg. Fiona qualified for the Trials by running a 1:11 half marathon, and now she's ready to see what she can do over the course of 26.2 miles. In this episode, Fiona talks about her training, about the advice Amy Cragg (who won the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials) has given her, and about her recovery from a staph infection in her ankle last summer. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FOLLOW FIONA @fiona_okeeffe <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to shop New Balance’s latest releases for the season. (The SuperComp Trainer is my favorite shoe!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Race week! Fiona shares how she’s feeling just days away from the Trials (1:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Was Fiona’s plan to debut in the marathon at the Trials? (5:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Fiona’s Trials training looked like, including her favorite and least favorite workouts (10:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On pressure — internal and external (17:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The ankle injury that sidelined Fiona last summer (18:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Fiona’s visualization plans, and what the week before the Trials entails (27:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Why Fiona chose to train with Amy and Alistair Cragg (31:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Noise vs. hype (34:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about the runners in Fiona’s family (36:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What it might look like to continue competing on both the track and the roads (41:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Fiona’s pre-race must-dos (44:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
30/01/2451m 4s

692. The Best Advice We've Ever Received

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "Put yourself in a position to get a yes, otherwise it’s automatically a no." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Need a little pep talk? A little boost? A gentle nudge, or some tough love? I've got all that and more today, with a roundup of the best advice listeners of the Ali on the Run Show have ever received. Plus, a short story about a time very recently when I took my own advice and "sent the email" — and it didn't work out the way I'd hoped. (It's OK!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> goodr: Click here and use code ALI for free shipping. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Pre-order To the Gorge, by Emily Halnon, here. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
25/01/2449m 33s

691. Gabi Rooker, 2:24 Marathoner

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "You take what you have and make the most of it." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Gabi Rooker was an anti-running competitive gymnast growing up. After college, she began working full-time as an internal medicine physician's assistant. Now, she's headed to the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon as the eighth-fastest woman in the field. In this conversation, Gabi talks about her unconventional road to becoming a 2:24 marathoner. Gabi ran her first marathon in 2021 — a 2:56 finish at Grandma's Marathon in her home state of Minnesota — and in just two years progressed to a 2:24 finish at the 2023 Chicago Marathon. Gabi is coached by her husband, Alex, and she just signed her first major sponsorship deal with Nike at age 36. The Trials are just 11 days away, and Gabi's name is one you should know. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FOLLOW GABI @gabirooker <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to shop New Balance’s latest releases for the season. (The SuperComp Trainer is my favorite shoe!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> On being “one to watch” at this year’s Olympic Marathon Trials, and what live has been like lately for Gabi (2:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On the pressure and stakes of this year’s Trials (6:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Gabi’s life changed after the 2023 Chicago Marathon, and her thoughts on experience vs. newness (7:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Gabi feels about being the 8th-fastest woman lining up at the Trials (10:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Gabi shares her goals for the 2024 Marathon Trials (12:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Growing up Gabi: the life of a competitive gymnast (14:55) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Gabi’s introduction to running (23:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Gabi’s husband, Alex, became her coach (29:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about Gabi’s work as a physician’s assistant (32:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Why Gabi wanted to run a marathon (39:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On signing with Nike, and moving to part-time PA work leading up to the Trials (48:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The magic of the Mill City Running community (54:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Gabi is feeling a few weeks out from the Trials (57:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
23/01/241h 9m

690. Chris Chavez, 2:59 Marathoner & Founder of Citius Mag

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Chris Chavez has made a living out of being track and field's biggest fan and hype person. And when he's not obsessively covering the sport for Citius Mag, Chris is pursuing his own running goals. For the past several years, it's been no secret that Chris wanted to run a sub-3:00 marathon. This past weekend, that dream came true at the Houston Marathon, where Chris crossed the finish line in 2 hours 59 minutes and 12 seconds. This is his official race recap. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Sidekick: Click here to get 15% off any recovery tool. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FOLLOW CHRIS @chris_j_chavez <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
18/01/241h 5m

689. Everything You Need to Know About the 2024 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "This is the race they’re going to tell their grandkids about — that they took part in the race to pick the marathon team for the Olympics." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> We are just three weeks away from the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon! On Saturday, February 3, the fastest distance runners in the country will line up in Orlando in pursuit of their Olympic dreams. To qualify for the Trials, women had to run a sub-2:37 marathon or a sub-1:12 half marathon, and men had to run a sub-2:18 marathon or a sub-1:03 half. The top three men and top three women will earn spots on Team USA. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> To answer all of your questions about the Trials — like what's the deal with the men having to unlock spots, and how are the roommates assigned? — we have media director for the local organizing committee Jay Holder (who was the press chief for the 2020 Trials in Atlanta). <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> The men start at 10:10 AM ET, and the women start at 10:20 AM. The marathon will stream live on Peacock starting at 10 AM ET, and the taped broadcast airs on NBC at 12 PM ET. For more information (and to read all the athlete bios!), check out the official Trials website. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to shop New Balance’s latest releases for the season. (The SuperComp Trainer is my favorite shoe!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
16/01/2451m 33s

688. Jenny Simpson, Soon-to-be-Marathoner

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I am not wired to do something halfway or to do something for fun. I don’t know what that means. Fun for me is going as hard as possible." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> After nearly two highly-decorated decades of racing the 1500m and the mile, Jenny Simpson is upping the ante and the mileage. In just a few weeks, Jenny will make her marathon debut at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon in Orlando, FL. In this conversation, Jenny talks about her decision to have a go at 26.2 miles, what she thinks of marathon training these days, how she's handling fueling, and whether or not she hopes the race comes down to a kick. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Quin D'Amato! Click here to buy Girl Scout Cookies from Keira D'Amato's daughter! <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> All about Jenny’s run today, and how she feels about returning to the track for workouts (2:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Meet Barkley: Jenny’s second dog! (5:55) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On New Year’s Resolutions and looking at life after competitive running (7:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Jenny’s high and low moments from 2023 (13:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Jenny’s body is feeling during marathon training, and how she feels about training right now (17:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On being a contender at the Trials (26:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> "Do you love marathon training?" (34:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The important stuff: how Jenny plans to wear her hair for her marathon debut (42:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Jenny is approaching and handling fueling for marathon training and racing (45:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> "It's so top of mind to me: You are responsible for everything that goes in your body" (53:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Jenny doesn't want to happen on race day, and where she sees her strengths (57:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Jenny anticipates measuring success on race day (1:09:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
11/01/241h 19m

687. The 2024 State of the Ali on the Run Show

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I survived!" <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> It’s a tradition! Here on the Ali on the Run Show, we kick off every year with the annual State of the Show episode — a look at the past, present, and future of the podcast. In 2023, the Ali on the Run Show surpassed 21 million downloads, and released 87 episodes with 75 different guests (34 first-timers, and 40 returning and recurring guests). So, what did we learn from 2023, and what's in store for 2024? Time to assess! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Vuori: Click here for 20% off your first Vuori purchase. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> The Ali on the Run Show by the numbers (2:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> My 2023 personal and professional highlights (15:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Revisiting my 2023 goals (30:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Looking forward on the Ali on the Run Show (35:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The 2024 Ali on the Run Show mission statement (43:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> My 2024 goals (46:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
04/01/2453m 1s

686. 2023 in Review with Kara Goucher

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "If you have that heart of a lion, you will get back there. You just have to have patience." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> It was a big year for Kara Goucher! Her book, The Longest Race, debuted and became a New York Times best-seller. She and Des Linden launched their podcast, Nobody Asked Us with Des and Kara. She called dozens of exciting races as a distance analyst for NBC's track and field and marathon broadcasts. She continued navigating life on the run with runner's dystonia. And today, she's here to recap all of it with us. Plus, we take a look at some of the year's highlights in professional running. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FOLLOW KARA @karagoucher <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALIUCAN for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Sidekick: Click here to get 15% off any recovery tool. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Tracksmith: New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Kara attempts to sum up 2023 in one word (2:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Kara looks back at the success of her book, The Longest Race (2:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Kara’s year on the run (9:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Kara’s year on the mic: Kara talks about becoming a podcast host, and what it’s been like co-hosting “Nobody Asked Us with Des and Kara” with Des Linden (16:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Kara’s year on TV, and which races she enjoyed broadcasting the most (19:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> 2023 on the run, professionally: recapping the highlights from the year in professional running (26:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The one rule Kara would love to implement in professional running (53:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Kara’s predictions for 2024 (1:04:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
28/12/231h 9m

685. Ask Ali, Cancer Edition

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I felt like I was constantly treading water and barely staying afloat. It felt like I was stuck, as everything else just raged on. Time doesn’t stop and the world doesn’t stop. Everything doesn’t stop just because you’re having a hard time. There were days where I’d be at the grocery store, standing in line, and I wanted to scream, 'Don’t you all know that I have cancer? Don’t you know this is the hardest day of my life, and it’s a normal day in your life?' It’s the ultimate reminder that you never know what someone’s going through. So be kind." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> At long last: the big, long, TMI-filled cancer episode. After being diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year, I've wanted to do regular check-ins on the podcast, but it's been a little daunting. One day last week, I finally felt up for chatting a bit. So in this episode, I'm talking about what life has looked like on the health front over the past seven months. I walk through my timeline from first lump (April 27) to mammogram and ultrasound (May 12) to biopsy (May 16) to diagnosis (May 19), followed by surgeries (double mastectomy July 3, reconstruction surgery August 30), chemotherapy (September 26, October 17, November 7, and November 27), and "now what?" Plus, answering listener questions and offering thoughts on how to support a loved one going through a cancer diagnosis and treatment. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to shop New Balance’s latest releases for the season. (The SuperComp Trainer is my favorite shoe!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> “Notecard thoughts” from the past few months, including Annie as my anchor, and ruminations on being called a “fighter” and “warrior” (2:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> My timeline: from first lump to diagnosis, surgeries, chemotherapy, and beyond (12:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On the treatment front: Now what? (1:01:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Answering listener questions about all things cancer (1:08:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> LINKS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Pre-order To the Gorge, by Emily Halnon <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Ali vs. Breast Cancer GoFundMe <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Penguin Cold Caps <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> ChappyWrap <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Minky Couture blanket <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Oofos slippers <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Stanley hand-held water bottle <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Nordstrom pajamas <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Zip-front bras <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Athleta zip-front bra <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> The one-shoulder bodysuit (on major sale!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
26/12/231h 50m

684. Emilee Risteen, On Chasing 2:37

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "It’s not easy to talk about the disappointments. It’s not easy to talk about the times that you fall short. Nobody wants to brag about those. It’s been hard. There were lots of tears shed in private. And just really accepting the fact that I wanted something so badly, and it didn’t happen." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Emilee Risteen has raced six marathons in the past 12 months, each in pursuit of one very specific goal. For the past year, Emilee has been trying to qualify for the Olympic Marathon Trials, which would mean running 26.2 miles in 2:37 or faster. She ran CIM in 2:43, Houston in 2:48, Boston in 2:41, Grandma's in 2:38 (a personal best and so close to that 2:37!), the McKirdy Micro in 2:41, and CIM one more time in 2:44. In this conversation, Emilee — who ran her first marathon in 4:03 and has taken nearly 90 minutes off her time in less than three years — talks about chasing her big goals, and about what happens when you don't quite get there. Plus, she talks about how going for sub-2:37 was initially about the time and the OTQ, but ultimately became about so much more. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FOLLOW EMILEE @emristeen <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALIUCAN for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Tracksmith: New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> How Emilee is feeling post-CIM (3:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Emilee is processing this past year on the run (4:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On “getting back out there” (8:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Why Emilee loves the process, and what this year of running was really about (11:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What the women’s OTQ community is like at marathons in the U.S. (19:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Emilee’s relationship with the time 2:37 (23:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Emilee shares her running origin story (27:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Emilee’s first marathon was like, and how she’s gone from being a 4:03 marathoner to a 2:38 marathoner in less than three years (33:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How running fits into Emilee’s life (45:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Emilee ran six marathons in 12 months without getting injured (47:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Emilee shares her 2024 running plans (51:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
21/12/231h 7m

683. Ask Ali!

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "Community is everything. People are everything. I want to stay surrounded by people that I love and that love me. I’m going to mess up in life. I’m not always going to get it right. But that’s what matters: showing up and being there and being together." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Ask Ali returns! It's been a minute since we've done a classic Q&A-style episode. In this one: holiday traditions, what's next on the run, and so much more. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to shop New Balance’s latest releases for the season. (The SuperComp Trainer is my favorite shoe!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
19/12/231h 6m

682. Emily Oster, 3:17 Marathoner

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "Whenever we do something that we really invest in and that’s hard — and that we’re not sure we can do — it’s a reminder of the ‘we can do hard things’ aspect. And I’ll always get to say that I did this." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Emily Oster is an economist, a professor at Brown University, and a best-selling author of books including Expecting Better, Cribsheet, and The Family Firm. And she just made her marathon debut at the California International Marathon (CIM), where she finished in 3 hours 17 minutes and 39 seconds. In this conversation, Emily talks about her decision to run 26.2 miles (which she twice swore she would never do, during her first and second appearances on the Ali on the Run Show), about working with coach Kaitlin Goodman and sports dietitian Meghann Featherstun, and about her race-day experience. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FOLLOW EMILY: @ProfEmilyOster <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALIUCAN for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Tracksmith: New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The Eugene Marathon: Register for the Eugene Marathon (April 28, 2024) and save $10 with code ONTHERUN. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Emily’s evolution as a runner, and why she made the decision to run a marathon this year (2:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Why Emily decided to start working with coach Kaitlin Goodman, and why they chose the California International Marathon (4:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On choosing a “fast” race course (18:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Emily learned from working with sports dietitian Meghann Featherstun (21:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Emily’s CIM training was like (25:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On pre-race nervous, training stressors, and race goals (37:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The road to the start line (45:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Emily’s highs and lows from CIM 2023 (48:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What it was like becoming a marathoner for the first time (1:01:05) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
14/12/231h 9m

681. Tunde Oyeneyin, Peloton Instructor & New York City Marathoner

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "For the first time in my entire life, I was in awe of myself. I was in awe of what I’d accomplished. The marathon was a love letter to myself. For the first time, seeing myself the way other people see me. For the first time, truly recognizing my courage and my power." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> The first time Tunde Oyeneyin was on the Ali on the Run Show, she insisted she wasn't a runner. Now, three years and many miles later, the Peloton instructor, best-selling author, and Access Hollywood guest correspondent admits she has fully embraced the runner life. And as of last month, she's officially a marathoner. In this conversation, Tunde talks about her decision and motivation to run this year's New York City Marathon, and about why she chose to keep her goal a secret. She shares stories from race day, talks about how those 26.2 miles changed her life and the way she coaches her Peloton classes, and explains the impact the finish line has had on her and how she sees herself. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FOLLOW TUNDE @tune2tunde <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALIUCAN for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Vuori: Click here for 20% off your first Vuori purchase. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The Bayshore Marathon, Half Marathon, & 10K: Click here to register for the 2024 races, taking place May 25, 2024. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> How Tunde feels about becoming a marathoner (1:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> “Do you get it now or are marathons overhyped?” (5:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Will Tunde run another marathon? (9:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> When and why Tunde decided to run the New York City Marathon (10:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How —after keeping it a secret — the world found out Tunde was running the marathon (13:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Tunde’s approach to marathon training (17:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Tunde remembers most about race morning (24:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How the marathon changed how Tunde sees herself (32:30) Tunde breaks down the last few miles of the marathon (38:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --><!-- /wp:list-item --> How a woman named Mandy saved the day (47:15) <!-- wp:list-item --><!-- /wp:list-item --> What surprised Tunde the most about this experience (50:30) <!-- wp:list-item --><!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Tunde’s excited for right now (55:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
07/12/2359m 20s

680. Randi Zuckerberg, Marathoner & Ultramarathoner

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I am so grateful for the professional experiences that I’ve had, and so grateful for the incredible men in my life. But I feel like I’ve been the supporting character in my own life. I’m always 'Mark Zuckerberg's Sister' or 'Brent's Wife' or 'So-and-So’s Mom.' Every achievement — even though I’m proud of it — is qualified by someone else. The moment I got to break the tape at the half marathon was the first moment in my entire life where I felt like the main character." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Randi Zuckerberg is a best-selling author, entrepreneur, host of "Randi Zuckerberg Means Business" on SiriusXM Radio, a TV and theater producer, and a mom of three living in New York City. And yes, her last name is Zuckerberg. Randi is Mark Zuckerberg's sister, and was one of the first employees at Facebook. (She's credited with creating Facebook Live!) But "Mark Zuckerberg's Sister" isn't how Randi wants to be defined, and she has officially entered her Main Character Era — thanks to running. In this conversation, Randi talks about her journey to becoming a marathoner and an ultramarathoner, and recounts her days at the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon (she ran a 3:34:54, earning herself a Boston Qualifying time) and then, two weeks later, her first 50-miler. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALIUCAN for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Tracksmith: New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> How Randi is feeling a few days after running her first 50-miler, and all about her run today (2:05) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Randi reflects on running the New York City Marathon (5:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Randi shares her Turkey Trot plans, and what her family is like on race day (9:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Meet “Brandi” (12:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> When — and why — Randi became a runner (15:05) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On being “too old” to become a runner (21:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Randi talks about why running the New York Mini 10K changed her life — and got her to run a marathon (28:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Randi became the main character in her own life (32:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about Randi’s New York City Marathon training (40:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The power of group exercise classes, and how Randi fits fitness into her life (51:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Randi recaps her race at the 2023 New York City Marathon (53:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
30/11/231h 19m

679. My 2023 New York City Marathon Weekend Recap

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I am not going up on that stage crying, but I don’t want to dismiss this moment! I want to take this all in and I want to feel this. It was an incredibly powerful thing." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> It was a New York City Marathon to remember. I had the privilege of getting to be a part of the international, ESPN, and ABC7 broadcasts on race day. I hosted a live show with Ellie Kemper. I ran the Dash to the Finish Line 5K. I was the race announcer at the TCS Run with Champions youth race. It was all the best. This is my exhaustive recap of every step. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALIUCAN for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Vuori: Click here for 20% off your first Vuori purchase. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The Bayshore Marathon, Half Marathon, & 10K: Click here to register for the 2024 races, taking place May 25, 2024. Registration opens December 1 at 9 AM ET. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> All about my roles at the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon (2:05) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Wednesday: the drive to NYC and the phone calls we made along the way (17:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Thursday: a long morning run, the Run with Champions, and Titanique (27:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Friday: a star-studded group run ending at a church, a broadcast team meeting, and an unforgettable live show with Ellie Kemper (36:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Saturday: the Abbott Dash to the Finish 5K and a day full of production meetings (52:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Sunday: New York City Marathon day! (1:03:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
22/11/231h 27m

678. Run Your Way with Elle Purrier St. Pierre

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "So many people asked me if I was going to keep running. And it’s like, to me it’s just a ridiculous question. You have a kid, what, you have to give up your whole career? I just needed a little bit of time!" <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> She's back! After giving birth to her first child, a son, Ivan, in March, Elle Purrier St. Pierre made her return to racing in September at the Fifth Avenue Mile. In this conversation, she talks about what postpartum running has looked like, about what's next for her, and about what life on the dairy farm looks like these days. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to shop New Balance’s latest releases for the season. (The SuperComp Trainer is my favorite shoe!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> How Elle’s day is going so far (2:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What is Elle training for right now? (5:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> An update on farm life (7:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On returning to racing at the 2023 Fifth Avenue Mile (14:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Elle has navigated nursing Ivan and returning to high-mileage training (25:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Elle’s thoughts on the “never-perfect” time to have a baby as a professional athlete (30:55) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What it’s like watching the women’s 1500 from the sidelines (34:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How motherhood has changed Elle’s relationship with running (38:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On racing as her “old self” vs. “new self” (43:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Elle’s message to fellow new moms (47:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FOLLOW ELLE: @elleruns_4_her_life <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
09/11/2351m 53s

677. LIVE with Ellie Kemper

<!-- wp:paragraph --> You know her (from The Office and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). You love her (because she's funny and genuine). She's a marathoner. Ellie Kemper returns to the Ali on the Run Show — LIVE! We had the most fun recording this episode in front of a 600-person audience at Lavan in New York City. From marathon memories and running reflections to bathroom stories and spelling bee traumas, this one covered it all. We had the best time, and we hope you love it, too. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Thank you to everyone who attended the show and made it so fun and special (those shirts!), and to New Balance for making it so magical (seriously, those shirts!). Let's do it again sometime, yeah? <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to shop New Balance’s latest releases for the season. (The SuperComp Trainer is my favorite — and Ellie's favorite! — shoe!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
07/11/231h 12m

676. Sara Vaughn's 2023 Chicago Marathon Race Recap

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I'm already dreaming about the next one." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Sara Vaughn had a good, great, wonderful day at the 2023 Chicago Marathon. She ran a 2:23:24 — that's a three-minute personal best, and it landed her a 10th-place finish in the women's field. In this conversation, Sara breaks down everything from before, during, and after the race. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALIUCAN for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Tracksmith: New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FOLLOW SARA @smevaughn <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
03/11/231h 5m

675. Everything You Need to Know About the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "At a marathon finish line — especially this marathon finish line — you see the best of humanity." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Every year on the first Sunday of November, more than 50,000 runners, 10,000 volunteers, and two million spectators will descend on the five boroughs for one reason: the TCS New York City Marathon. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> This episode is your unofficial guide to the iconic 26.2-mile race. Two and a half jam-packed hours of New York City Marathon-related information, just in time for the taper. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> And this episode isn’t just for the marathoners: We have tips for spectators, a breakdown of how to get into the race in the future, and general advice for marathon-day fueling and hydrating. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> As for my New York City Marathon love affair: This race is my Super Bowl, my Christmas, my birthday, Valentine's Day, my favorite day of the year. It was the first marathon I ever watched, back in 2008, when I went out to cheer for a coworker who was running the race. (Thanks for the inspiration, Therese!) I’ve run it three times — in 2013, 2014, and 2016 — and volunteered once, in 2015, at a fluid station in Brooklyn. In 2017, I cheered on “First and Fifth,” and in 2018, at three weeks postpartum, going to the New York City Marathon was my first outing since having a baby. I sat in the grandstands as Shalane Flanagan finished third, and pumped in a "fancy" (you know, the nice kind!) finish line porta potty. Then, in 2019, I got the best seat in the house for the first time: New York City Marathon finish line announcer. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> After announcing at the finish and at the Finish Line After Dark in 2019, 2021, and 2022, this year I'm trying something a little different. I'm joining the broadcast talent team as a reporter on the international feed. I'll be interviewing runners at the start and finish lines, and then I'll join the ABC/ESPN2 broadcast team for more finish line coverage on the local broadcast (alongside Becs Gentry!). <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Let's have some fun! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALIUCAN for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Tracksmith: New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> New York Road Runners CEO Rob Simmelkjaer talks about why he’s excited for this year’s TCS New York City Marathon — his first one at the helm of the organization (5:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Pre-race questions: how to get in, how to handle feeling overwhelmed by logistics, and how to watch this year’s race (34:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What you need to know about getting to the start line in Staten Island, and what to do once you’re there (43:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What to know about the New York City Marathon course (1:04:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> New York City Marathon course strategy (and a pep talk!) with Peloton instructor and 2:32 marathoner Becs Gentry (1:18:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Welcome to the New York City Marathon finish line — and what happens once you cross it (2:02:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What to know about spectating at the New York City Marathon (2:07:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> You did it! Now what? (2:13:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
26/10/232h 27m

674. Molly Seidel’s 2023 Chicago Marathon Race Recap

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I love the chaos. That’s where I find the calm." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> After a year and a half filled with injuries, setbacks, and struggles, Olympic bronze medalist Molly Seidel made her grand return to the marathon — and crushed it. Molly ran the Chicago Marathon in a personal best time of 2:23:07, finishing eighth overall and as the second American woman of the day. In this episode, she talks about the comeback, about race day, about having something to prove, and about a major weight being lifted. (For more, check out Molly's Chicago Marathon recap on YouTube.) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (coming soon! you’ll just pay the cost of shipping!), and use code ALIUCAN for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The Eugene Marathon: Register for the Eugene Marathon (April 28, 2024) and save $10 with code ONTHERUN. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> “Molly seems really good!” (2:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On expectations (4:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Molly shares her goals for the Chicago Marathon (6:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Molly’s favorite moment from the weekend (7:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On running with pacer Rory Linkletter — and running with pacers in general vs. all-out racing (12:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Molly sees American distance women on the world stage (15:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The importance of the boyfriend/coach relationship (19:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On pre-race commitments, and how Molly has learned to manage her time and energy leading up to big races (21:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Molly was feeling on race morning (27:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Molly breaks down her race at the Chicago Marathon (39:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Molly talks about when the race started to feel hard (44:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Molly felt after crossing the finish line, and how she feels now (53:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Molly’s mindset approaching the 2024 Olympic Marathon Trials (56:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> “I think that is just my brain trying to be toxic” (59:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Molly’s excited about right now (1:06:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Molly on the Ali on the Run Show: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> On Returning to Racing in 2023, January 2023 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Everything You Need to Know About the New York City Marathon, October 2022 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Girl Talk with Molly Seidel & Anoush Arakelian, February 2022 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> LIVE with Molly Seidel, Olympic Bronze Medalist, August 2021 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Molly & Izzy Seidel, March 2021 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FOLLOW MOLLY @bygolly.molly <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
24/10/231h 12m

673. Run Your Way with Emily Sisson and Shane Quinn

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "Pressure comes when things are going well." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> The American Record Holder and the Irishman return! Today on the Ali on the Run Show, Emily Sisson and Shane Quinn are here to talk about their respective experiences at the 2023 Chicago Marathon, where Emily ran a 2:22:09, finished seventh, and was the top American woman of the day — and Shane ate omelettes. While this didn't end up being the race Emily trained, hoped, and planned for — that darn side stitch! — both Emily and Shane agree that this was ultimately a good day. They share their top moments and memories from the weekend (spoiler: Rivers), talk about what's next (vacation, and then the 2024 Olympic Marathon Trials!), and offer their thoughts on American distance women vs. the world. (For more LOLs, make sure you listen to this episode with Shane and Tony D'Amato.) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to shop New Balance’s latest releases for the season. (The SuperComp Trainer is my favorite shoe!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
20/10/231h 9m

672. Meghann Featherstun, 2:49 Marathoner & Sports Dietitian

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "This is just fun to me. We put so much pressure on the outcome of these races. We want to prove ourselves, prove we can run a certain time, and I understand all those feelings. But I just think if you truly love running and love to train, the goal race is a celebration of that." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Everyone's favorite graham cracker-loving sports dietitian returns to the Ali on the Run Show today — this time, as a 2:49 marathoner! In this conversation, Meghann Featherstun, owner of Featherstone Nutrition, talks about running a personal best at the Berlin Marathon, just days after her 40th birthday. She talks about the big feelings she was feeling around that 40th birthday, about her approach to training and racing (she's coached by former Ali on the Run Show guest Meaghan Murray), and about "giving it everything she has and hoping it's enough." (Check out Meghann's previous episodes here and here.) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Vacation Races: Click here and use code ONTHERUN200 for $200 off any Global Adventures trip, or code ONTHERUN15 for 15% off any half marathon or ultra marathon registration. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALIUCAN for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> “My marathon time is the least interesting thing about me” — Is that still true? (2:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Was Berlin a dream day? (3:55) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Meghann’s advice for dealing with a mid-race side stitch or cramp (6:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What did it take to become a 2:49 marathoner? (9:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Meghann was feeling heading into race day (17:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Meghann’s tips for how to enjoy traveling for a marathon and run your best race (21:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On turning 40 (23:55) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Meghann was feeling on race morning (28:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Meghann recaps her race at the 2023 Berlin Marathon (35:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Meghann’s approach to running a sub-2:50 marathon (45:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Is running easier for faster people? (49:55) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Meghann celebrated her new PR (52:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Meghann recaps her trip to Chicago (55:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Meghann’s goals for the 2023 New York City Marathon (58:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What one thing can runners add to their lives to have the greatest impact on their running? (1:02:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
19/10/231h 8m

671. Des Linden's 2023 Chicago Marathon Race Recap

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "So much can happen in those last few miles." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> It was a good day in Chicago for Des Linden: Not only did she run 2:27:35 to break the American Masters Marathon Record (previously held by Deena Kastor) by 12 seconds, she also had her puppy, Rivers, there for all the action. In this conversation — Des's 10th appearance on the Ali on the Run Show! — the 2018 Boston Marathon champion and two-time Olympian recaps her weekend at the 2023 Chicago Marathon, including the highs (Rivers), the lows (marathon math), the stories from the elite athlete technical meeting, and, of course, some thoughts on the forthcoming Emily in Paris Season 4. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Tracksmith: New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Vacation Races: Click here and use code ONTHERUN200 for $200 off any Global Adventures trip, or code ONTHERUN15 for 15% off any half marathon or ultra marathon registration. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Deep thoughts and hot takes on Emily in Paris Season 4 (2:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about Rivers (10:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Des’s decision to go for the American masters marathon record (18:05) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Des reflects on her training, and how she was feeling heading into the race (26:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Chicago vs. NYC vs. Boston (30:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about the elite athlete technical meeting in Chicago (35:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On Ryan’s role during marathon weekends (39:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What race morning is like for Des (42:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The race plan and pace plan (47:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Des breaks down how the race went (51:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Des talks about when the race started to get hard (1:00:05) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Hindsight: what Des would've done differently at this year's Chicago Marathon (1:06:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What's next for Des — on the trails, at the New York City Marathon, and beyond (1:14:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FOLLOW DES @des_linden <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
17/10/231h 20m

670. My 2023 Chicago Marathon Weekend Recap

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "This weekend brought me back to life in a way that I didn't even realize I needed so badly." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> By some kind of miracle, I made it to the 2023 Chicago Marathon! Not to run it, though: I was in town (for the first time!) as one of the finish line announcers on race day. The whole weekend was a dream, from the first post-surgery run to the Abbott Chicago 5K (I ran it!) to the friendships and emotional moments to, of course, race day. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALIUCAN for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Vuori: Click here for 20% off your first Vuori purchase. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The Eugene Marathon: Register for the Eugene Marathon (April 28, 2024) and save $10 with code ONTHERUN. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you'll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> What life looked like before heading to the 2023 Chicago Marathon (3:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about Friday, including my first post-surgery run (!!!), the elite athlete press conference, walking Rivers (!!!), and the welcome reception (20:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Saturday: running Abbott Chicago 5K, trying to see The Bean, dim sum in Chinatown, and laughing late into the night (44:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Recapping Chicago Marathon race day, from the world records to the final finishers (1:02:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Listener Q&A (1:22:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
12/10/231h 44m

669. Everything You Need to Know About the Chicago Marathon

<!-- wp:paragraph --> It's almost time for the 45th running of the Chicago Marathon! The 2023 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will take place on Sunday, October 8, and this episode is packed with all the information you need before you head to the start line. (And yes, you really should plan to get there two hours early. We'll explain why!) The elite fields are stacked (Sisson! Hassan! Linden! Bates! Seidel! Scaroni! Schär!), and they'll be followed by tens of thousands of runners en route to 26.2-mile glory. Get ready. Get psyched. And get that Goose Island at the finish! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Planning to tune in from home? Here's how to watch. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE UCAN energy bar sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALIUCAN for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Tracksmith: New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Vuori: Click here for 20% off your first Vuori purchase. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Chicago Marathon executive race director Carey Pinkowski talks about what to expect at this year’s race (2:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How to get in, how to watch, and how Chicago is committed to sustainability (28:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What to know about getting to the start and navigating the athlete village (35:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Chris Wehrman ("Coach Worm") and Robyn LaLonde talk Chicago Marathon course strategy (48:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about the finish line experience and tips for spectating (1:17:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
29/09/231h 24m

668. Motherhood Mondays with Charlie Watson

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "That was my overwhelming emotion: embarrassment." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Charlie Watson is a UK-based registered dietitian, marathoner, blogger, and mom. In this conversation, she talks about being diagnosed with MRKH (Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser Syndrome), a rare disorder that affects the female reproductive syndrome, and about how it affected her both as a teenager and, more recently, as an aspiring mom. She talks about her journey to motherhood via surrogate, including the IVF and egg-freezing process, finding and choosing a surrogate, and why pursuing motherhood via surrogacy is both an overwhelming decision and a privilege. Charlie is currently training for the Valencia Marathon. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> adidas: Click here to check out the adiClub membership benefits, including 15% off and free shipping. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FOLLOW CHARLIE @therunnerbeans <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
18/09/231h 12m

667. Lindsay Flanagan, Team USA Marathoner

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I went in with zero expectations — let’s see what happens! — and totally surprised myself." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Lindsay Flanagan just represented Team USA at the World Athletics Championship marathon in Budapest. She finished ninth, was the top American of the day, and is feeling psyched about how it all played out. In this conversation, the Asics-sponsored athlete and two-time member of Team USA recaps her experience at World Championships, including a lost luggage situation, what the crowds in Budapest were like, and how the whole race went down. (Fun fact: Lindsay's roommate was fellow Team USA marathoner Susanna Sullivan!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> goodr: Use code ONTHERUN for free shipping on your entire order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Vacation Races: Click here and use code ONTHERUN200 for $200 off any Global Adventures trip, or code ONTHERUN15 for 15% off any half marathon or ultra marathon registration. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> On dealing with post-Budapest jet lag, marathon recovery, and wrapping up the 2023 racing season (3:55) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Lindsay’s approach to Orlando 2024 (8:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Lindsay reflects on running her “breakthrough” 2:24 at last year’s Gold Coast Marathon (10:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Lindsay found out she made Team USA (12:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Lindsay’s stories from the World Championships marathon finish line (17:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about the pre-race vibes, group texts, athlete lounges, and more (22:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Lindsay was feeling the night before the marathon (32:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Lindsay was feeling the morning of the race (35:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Lindsay breaks down her race at the 2023 World Athletics Championships marathon in Budapest (41:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On being satisfied and always wanting more (55:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What happened after Lindsay crossed the finish line (57:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
14/09/231h 12m

666. Run Your Way with Courtney Wayment

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "It’s gotta be a little bit more than running." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Courtney Wayment has been called one of the new "Steeple Queens" in the U.S. But is that a good thing? Does that add pressure? Expectation? Excitement? In this conversation, Courtney returns to the Ali on the Run Show to talk about making her second World Athletics Championships team in the 3000m steeplechase, and what it was like competing in Budapest this summer. She talks about making it to the final, and about what it feels like to have "a broken heart on the track." Courtney lives in Utah, where she's coached by former Brigham Young University coach Diljeet Taylor. This weekend, Courtney, who is sponsored by On, will head to Eugene, OR, to race at the Prefontaine Classic and Diamond League final. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to shop New Balance’s latest releases for the season. (The SuperComp Trainer is my favorite shoe!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FOLLOW COURTNEY: @courtsasport20 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
12/09/2359m 57s

665. Emma Bates & Dom Scott, Team Boss Marathon Training Partners

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I bought a new house. And I also got a couple of goats." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> It's marathon training season, baby! And today, we get to hear from training partners, teammates, and professional runners Emma Bates (making her seventh appearance on the Ali on the Run Show!) and Dominique Scott (returning for the third time!) as they gear up for their fall marathons. They talk about how they're feeling, what their runs together are like, and how coach Joe Bosshard is approaching their training. Plus, Emma's decision to pull back from sharing her training on social media, an introduction to Thelma and Louise, and some big fall marathon news from Dom! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Tracksmith: New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> goodr: Use code ONTHERUN for free shipping on your entire order. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> All about Dom and Emma’s run today (3:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What’s the hot gossip on the Team Boss runs? (6:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Dom announces her fall marathon! (9:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Emma shares her advice for how to thrive at the Chicago Marathon (11:55) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Intimidation vs. comfort on the starting line (15:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How coach Joe Bosshard is approaching training for both Dom and Emma (17:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Dom and Emma are each feeling a month out from running 26.2 (23:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Emma talks about her decision to stop sharing her training publicly (26:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about Emma’s new house — and Thelma and Louise! (32:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On mid-run bathroom stops (42:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Emma and Dom share their respective goals for their fall marathons (46:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What it’s like being a part of Team Boss in 2023 (53:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about buns (1:04:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FOLLOW EMMA: @emmajanelbates <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FOLLOW DOM: @domscottrunsa <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
08/09/231h 11m

664. Lindsay Walter, 52-Time Marathoner with Alopecia

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "A bald head can mean so many different things." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Lindsay Walter is a 52-time marathoner, 4-time 100-mile finisher, and many-time 50K runner. Most recently, the 32-year-old running coach and freelance writer completed Six Days in the Dome: a multi-day, run-as-much-as-you-can event on an indoor track. (She ran 324 miles in the six-day span!) In this conversation, Lindsay recaps the race, and talks about what's next on the run. She also talks about living with alopecia universalis — a condition that caused her to permanently lose all of her body hair at just two years old. Plus, why she wore a wig for years — and what finally convinced her to ditch it for good. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Tracksmith: New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Vacation Races: Click here and use code ONTHERUN200 for $200 off any Global Adventures trip, or code ONTHERUN15 for 15% off any half marathon or ultra marathon registration. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FOLLOW LINDSAY: @lindsayhannah3 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
24/08/231h 2m

663. Run Your Way with Susanna Sullivan

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "Celebrate the little victories. Believe that every brick you put down is building a wall." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Sometimes on the Run Your Way series, we hear from professional athletes who are going all-in on their running pursuits, smashing 100-mile weeks and competing at the highest level. Other times, the focus is on runners who are working full-time — even working multiple jobs — and managing additional responsibilities while fitting in running whenever they can. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Today: It's both. In this episode, we're hearing from professional runner and full-time sixth-grade math teacher Susanna Sullivan, who will be representing Team USA in the marathon at the World Athletics Championships next week. Susanna talks about how she fits it all in, what her students think of her running pursuits, and how she's feeling as she heads to Budapest. Plus, all about her first professional shoe sponsorship deal (she signed with Brooks earlier this summer), who she put on her roommate request form for World Championships, and so much more. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to shop New Balance’s latest releases for the season. (The SuperComp Trainer is my favorite shoe!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FOLLOW SUSANNA: @susannasullivan4 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
18/08/2358m 29s

662. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About World Championships

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "Not all rectangles are squares. That’s how I dissect who’s self-conscious and not in the short-shorts vs. tights debates." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Welcome back to “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know!” I’ve worked in the running industry in some capacity for roughly a decade now, and as much as I’ve immersed myself, there’s still so much I don’t know or understand. So if I, a relative industry insider, am still confused about things like shoe contracts, waterfall starts on the track, and world rankings (seriously, what's up with world rankings?), surely I’m not alone. And since the 2023 World Athletics Championships competition kicks off this weekend in Budapest, it felt urgent to get the inside scoop. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> So today, former professional runner and founder of The Lap Count (and track and field’s biggest fan and hype guy) Kyle Merber returns to answer all of your (and some of my) questions about the World Championships. Big Qs and Little Qs and world stage paydays and the Media 800, and more! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS:  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Vacation Races: Click here and use code ONTHERUN200 for $200 off any Global Adventures trip, or code ONTHERUN15 for 15% off any half marathon or ultra marathon registration. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Vuori: Click here for 20% off your first Vuori purchase. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> For more, check out: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Everything You Need to Know About Track & Field <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Everything You Need to Know About the Business of Running <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Kyle: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @kylemerber <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to The Lap Count <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
17/08/231h 11m

661. Shane Quinn & Tony D'Amato, American Record-Holding Husbands

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "We were like, what if Emily and Keira tied? What if they cross the line together and they tied? And we said, well what if we had a cage match? Like it was a tie, and then it came down to a cage match?" <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Their wives are the fastest distance runners in the country. Today, we turn the spotlight to the sidelines to hear from the husbands. Shane Quinn is married to American record holder in the marathon and former American record holder in the half marathon, Emily Sisson. Tony D'Amato is married to American record holder in the half-marathon and former American record holder in the marathon, Keira D'Amato. And while their wives have been breaking — and trading — records, Shane and Tony have been bonding behind the scenes. In this wildly fun episode, Shane and Tony D. talk about what it's like being married to professional runners at the top of their game, about how they've learned to show up and show their support, about how to be a supportive partner without sacrificing their own goals and dreams, and about...cage matches. A surprising amount of talk about cage matches. (Your move, Ryan Hall.) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Tracksmith: New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> goodr: Use code ONTHERUN for free shipping on your entire order. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
27/07/231h 25m

660. Run Your Way with Courtney Dauwalter, 2023 Western States & Hardrock 100 Champion

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I want to make sure I can be doing this for many years to come and not overdo it. So I’m trying to be smart. It’s less fun being smart." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> First, she won the Western States Endurance Run 100-mile race, and set a course record in the process. And then, just three weeks later, Courtney Dauwalter ran, won, and set a course record at the Hardrock 100. In this conversation, Courtney returns to the Ali on the Run Show to talk about her back-to-back wins, and about why — she swears — it's not about the clock, the wins, or the records. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to shop New Balance’s latest releases for the season. (The SuperComp Trainer is my favorite shoe!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> How Courtney is feeling after back-to-back 100-milers (2:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Courtney processes her races — and what’s next (3:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Courtney manages all of her sponsorships, brand deals, partnerships, and emails (7:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Courtney approached the recovery period between Western States and Hardrock (9:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Courtney shares how she dealt when this year’s Hardrock 100 felt hard from the start (14:05) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What it’s like being Courtney Dauwalter (16:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Courtney’s Hardrock 100 recap (18:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On aid station energy, and whether the signature Courtney smiles are ever forced (25:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What life looked like after Courtney crossed the Hardrock finish line (30:55) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Courtney’s mid-race detour, and the “dark and twisty” places she went during the race (33:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Courtney answers listener questions! (38:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What does it mean to run the Courtney Dauwalter way? (57:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> FOLLOW COURTNEY @courtneydauwalter <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Courtney Dauwalter, 2021 UTMB Winner <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Courtney Dauwalter, Professional Ultra Runner <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
25/07/231h 2m

659. Emily Halnon's 2023 Hardrock 100 Recap

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I went into it with no expectations and a lot of gratitude." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Fresh off her seventh 100-miler finish — and second finish at the Hardrock 100 — Emily Halnon returns to the Ali on the Run Show for the sixth time. In this conversation, Emily talks about getting a call 19 hours before the race start saying she'd gotten off the waitlist. Should she want it, a bib for the esteemed 102.5-mile race in Colorado was hers. She wanted it. So, she wrangled her crew (and an extra pair of socks), and went on to finish this year's race nearly two hours faster than in 2022. She finished in 36 hours and 47 minutes — the ninth woman and 33rd finisher overall. Today, we get to hear all about it, including why this race means so much to Emily, what it's like racing alongside Courtney Dauwalter, and what happened when Emily hit her lowest point of the race. Plus, all about her forthcoming book, which she finished and submitted to her publisher the day before lining up at the Hardrock start line. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Vacation Races: Use code ONTHERUN200 for $200 off any Global Adventures trip, or code ONTHERUN15 for 15% off any half marathon or ultra marathon registration. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Emily: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @emilysweats <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
20/07/231h 24m

658. Motherhood Mondays with Laura Green & Julia Berteletti

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "It’s just this gut feeling that we’re not done, and I’m not done. But I’m also a realist." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> By popular demand, four years later: Laura Green and Julia Berteletti return to the Motherhood Mondays series on the Ali on the Run Show! Like any group text, this episode takes the long, winding, scenic route. We talk parenting: Julia has a 4.5-year-old son, Max, and Laura has 4.5-year-old Jack and 2-year-old Julian. We talk about the role running is playing in each of their lives right now. We talk about Julia's hope for a second child, and the losses she's endured along the way. We talk about what life looks like for Laura as a mom of two. We talk about the easy, the hard, and everything in between. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> adidas: Click here to check out the adiClub membership benefits, including 15% off and free shipping. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Julia @griffeletti <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Laura @lauramcgreen <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
17/07/231h 8m

657. Kate Grace, Olympian & New Mom

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I am just so thrilled for what’s to come. I don’t know what that is. But I have faith that it’s working out as it should." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> We're long overdue for a catch-up session with professional runner and Olympian Kate Grace! The last time Kate was on the Ali on the Run Show was two years ago, after she had just competed at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials, where she had hoped to make her second Olympic team in the 800m. Kate fell just short, finishing fourth in the final. But remember what happened next? Kate went on to have the best Revenge Summer ever! She went to Europe where she ran four races in four different countries in a 10-day span, and her time overseas earned her two wins and three personal bests. She had just moved to Boulder, CO, to train with Team Boss and coach Joe Bosshard. She was living the dream, and excited about her upcoming season — which, as we learn in this episode, Kate had planned to be her last. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In this episode, Kate talks about going from the highest highs to the most devastating lows. She talks about getting Long Covid, about deciding how and when to retire from the sport, and, ultimately, about her decision to have a baby. Kate's son, River, is now four months old, and Kate is back on the run and "itching to go fast!" <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> How Kate’s doing these days (2:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On learning to live without a routine or schedule (3:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> When River met Team Boss (6:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Adventures in “leaving the house with a baby” (9:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The powers of pelvic floor physical therapy, and how Kate approached her return to running (12:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Kate’s experience running during pregnancy (16:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On life since the Kate Grace Revenge Summer, and the decision to have a baby (18:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Kate shared the news of her pregnancy (28:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Pregnancy: expectation vs. reality (32:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Kate’s experience with preeclampsia, and all about River’s birthday (38:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Kate shares her new-mom fears (47:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On the pressure to return to running and racing (48:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Kate talks about the conversations she's had with her mom about pregnancy and fitness (55:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Kate: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @fastkate <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Kate on Episode 399 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Kate on Episode 53 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
13/07/231h 1m

656. Erica Stanley-Dottin, 2:52 Marathoner & Tracksmith Community Manager

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "You can get humbled in this sport quickly. You’re playing the long game the whole time. I’ve learned that I’m down with that. I’m into that. That part of it is what keeps me going. I thrive in the unknowns — getting out there and figuring it out." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Erica Stanley-Dottin started running young, and was a sprinter in college. But turns out, her fastest days are now, as a 49-year-old full-time working mom of two living in Brooklyn, NY. In this episode, Erica talks about her road to becoming a 2:52 marathoner. She talks about how she's gotten so fast, and about the significance of becoming a part of The List: a small group of American-born Black women who have run sub-3:00 marathons. (Erica joined when she ran 2:52:05 at the Berlin Marathon last year.) Plus, Erica talks about what's next on her racing calendar — and whether she plans to return to the track. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Vacation Races: Use code ONTHERUN200 for $200 off any Global Adventures trip, or code ONTHERUN15 for 15% off any half marathon or ultra marathon registration. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Tracksmith: New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Why Erica decided to get back to the track recently (3:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What’s next on Erica’s racing calendar? (10:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Erica’s keys to getting faster as she’s getting older (12:55) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Erica became a runner (18:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Why Erica ran her first marathon (24:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Erica became a 3:15 marathoner after having her two sons (30:55) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On joining Black Roses, and how that changed the game for Erica (32:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> “The heartbreaker,” and the race that taught Erica there are no guarantees in the marathon (35:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The significance of running a sub-3:00 marathon and becoming a part of “The List” (39:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On life since Berlin (51:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Erica has learned about herself through marathoning (53:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about Erica’s job as Tracksmith’s NYC Community Manager (55:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Erica: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @estanleydott <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
11/07/231h 5m

655. Kara Goucher, Author of "The Longest Race"

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I feel really, really free." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Kara's back! In the year since her last appearance on the Ali on the Run Show, Kara Goucher has become a New York Times best-selling author and co-host of the fan-favorite podcast, Nobody Asked Us with Des and Kara. This week, Kara heads to Eugene, OR, where she'll be on the NBC broadcast calling the men's and women's distance events at the USATF Outdoor National Championships. (Here's how to watch.) In this episode, we're talking about some of the standout storylines to watch at this year's races. Plus, what life has been like since Kara's book, The Longest Race, came out earlier this year, chatter about the fun things professional athletes don't know about (how much race photos cost!), an update on Kara's running (Boston 2024?!), and so much more. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Vuori: Click here for 20% off your first Vuori purchase. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> What it’s like being Kara Goucher in downtown Duluth, MN (2:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about Kara’s role at this year’s USATF Outdoor National Championships on CNBC (4:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What to know about this year’s distance races at USAs (11:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Kara feels about heading back to Eugene, OR — and where’s the hype? (22:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> An update on Kara’s running, and the latest on her life with runner’s dystonia (34:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On race photos, and professional photographers, Venmo, and more (40:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What’s next for Kara Goucher, distance analyst, and her thoughts on the 2024 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Orlando (47:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What’s next for Kara Goucher, co-host of Nobody Asked Us with Des & Kara (55:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On life since the release of Kara’s book, The Longest Race (58:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> For more, check out: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Kara Goucher on Episode 525 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Kara Goucher on Episode 411 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Kara Goucher on Episode 43 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Kara Goucher on Episode 86 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Kara and Adam Goucher on Episode 208 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
06/07/231h 6m

654. The Pre-Surgery Check-In

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I spent my whole childhood obsessing over really wanting boobs. And now, at 38, these two things that I’ve had a pretty tumultuous relationship with... Once we finally learned to get along, we find ourselves back on shaky ground, and dare I say, breaking up for good?" <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> It's been about a month since we last caught up. Now, I'm back, walking [messily] through my emotions as I get ready for my double mastectomy surgery on Monday, July 3. I have some updates since that last chat, including the surprising results of my genetic testing (BRCA2 positive, which brought up a whole bunch of feelings), my hopes and plans for the Ali on the Run Show while I'm recovering, and what I'm afraid of right now (everything?). <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> And from the bottom of my very full, very grateful, very overwhelmed heart, thank youfor the support and kindness. I've been completely floored by the contributions to the GoFundMe, and I will spend the rest of my entire life in gratitude. We've got this. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to shop New Balance’s latest releases for the season. (The SuperComp Trainer is my favorite shoe!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
30/06/231h 7m

653. Steph Catudal, Author of Everything All at Once

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I thought I was leaving my grief behind. I truly thought I had finished grieving. When Rivs got sick, that narrative was cracked wide open. And I learned that you never finish grieving, and that’s OK. Healing is a continuous journey, and the grief kind of comes along with us and becomes a part of us. And that’s a beautiful thing." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> It's hard to find suitable words to do justice for Steph Catudal's words. Her New York Times best-selling memoir, Everything All at Once, is heart-wrenching, gripping, evocative, and emotional. It's the story of Steph's childhood — of losing her dad to lung cancer when she was just 14, and the turmoil, rebellion, and upheaval that filled the following years. It's simultaneously the story of her adulthood — of nearly losing her husband, Tommy Rivers Puzey, to lung cancer, and of his 84-day medically induced coma. It's the story of grief, survival, strength, caregiving, motherhood, and so much more. And it's about running, but it's not about running at all. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Tracksmith: New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> What life is like now that Steph’s story is out in the world (2:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On perception vs. reality (5:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Steph’s original plan for a book — and what it ended up being (8:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Steph was able to recall such vivid details from the hardest days of her life (16:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The times when Steph felt scared (23:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Steph learned — and allowed herself — to be vulnerable as a mother (26:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Is the rebellious girl somewhere inside Steph? (34:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> “I see your heart and it is good.” (37:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On fear and the possibility of Rivs dying (41:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Steph’s relationship with running is like (43:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What it was like when Rivs returned to the marathon, completing the 2021 New York City Marathon (50:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On marriage (55:55) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Steph: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @steph_outside <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
29/06/231h 7m

652. Meaghan Murray-Neuberger, Managing Partner of Believe in the Run

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "You really have to want it. It takes the discipline of the training, the discipline of honing in on your nutrition and hydration, and understanding what that means. And the day to day practice of really, really wanting to make this thing happen. It’s all the little pieces that you have to tie together perfectly. And then you have to have a great day! Everything has to come together on the day. It’s a lot." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Meaghan Murray-Neuberger is a 2:47 marathoner. But before you think, "Whoa, 2:47 marathoner — I can't relate to that," consider the possibility that you can, in fact, relate. Meaghan wasn't born a 2:47 marathoner. She spent more than five years and ran more than 10 marathons in her attempts to break three hours. Once she did that, things started to click. She dialed in her nutrition (shout-out to Meghann Featherstun!), learned about hydration, and started doing all of the "little things" that make a big difference. In this conversation, Meaghan talks about the major mental unlock that happened when she broke 3:00 for the first time. She talks about racing under pressure, and about learning to run her own race. Plus, all about what it's like being the managing partner of Believe in the Run. This weekend, Meaghan will make her 10K debut at the B.A.A. 10K! (Still time to sign up! Click here before registration is totally full!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Vacation Races: Use code ONTHERUN200 for $200 off any Global Adventures trip, or code ONTHERUN15 for 15% off any half marathon or ultra marathon registration. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Meaghan: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @meaghanjmurray <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
22/06/231h 5m

651. Motherhood Mondays with Aleia Hobbs, Professional Sprinter & Olympic Medalist

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "We knew the answer was yes. But it was so sudden. We didn’t have those nine months to get prepared. It was instant." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Aleia Hobbs is a three-time global medalist and an Olympic silver medalist, and she's the North American indoor record holder for the 60 meters. One year ago, Aleia earned another title: mom. In this conversation, the adidas-sponsored professional sprinter talks about the call that changed her life last year, and about what the first year of motherhood has been like for her and her partner. She talks about the adoption process, about continuing to train on very little sleep, and about her big dreams for the future. Follow Aleia on Instagram @aleiabitofthis. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> adidas: Click here to check out the adiClub membership benefits, including 15% off and free shipping. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
19/06/2343m 39s

650. Run Your Way with Nikki Hiltz

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I’m really confident in myself and I believe I can do it. But it’s not gonna be easy. That’s why I love this sport. I love racing." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What a treat to get to catch up with fan-favorite Nikki Hiltz in the middle of their first-ever European racing circuit and ongoing hot streak. We talked the day before Nikki made their Diamond League debut at a meet in Oslo. (In case you missed it, Nikki finished fourth in the mile, running 4:18, a personal best!) In this conversation, Nikki talks about what's fueling their racing these days — including how they stay mentally strong when feeling physically terrible during a race. Nikki is a lululemon-sponsored professional athlete who identifies as transgender nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns. Nikki also talks about what Pride Month means to them, what it's like coaching girlfriend Emma Gee, and so much more. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to shop New Balance’s latest releases for the season. (The SuperComp Trainer is my favorite shoe!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Why it’s a big deal for Nikki to be racing in Europe for the first time (2:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On being on a hot streak (6:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Nikki handles racing when it all feels terrible (8:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Broadcasts, pronouns, and how it all affects Nikki’s racing (10:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On LGBTQ+ representation in professional running (16:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Pride Month means to Nikki (19:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Nikki’s partnership is like with lululemon, one year into their sponsorship — and which shoes Nikki is racing in these days (24:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Nikki’s decision to donate their prize money at the USATF Road Mile Championships to the Iowa Trans Mutual Aid Fund (32:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What it’s been like coaching girlfriend Emma Gee in the steeplechase (35:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Nikki is feeling about the 1500m talent pool in the U.S. right now (38:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What does it mean to run the Nikki Hiltz way? (42:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> For more, check out: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Nikki Hiltz, lululemon Athlete, May 2022 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Love on the Run with Nikki Hiltz & Emma Gee, February 2022 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> The Latest From Nikki Hiltz, October 2020 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Catching Up With Nikki Hiltz, November 2019 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> LIVE at RunnerCon with Nikki Hiltz & Allie Ostrander, September 2019 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Nikki: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @nikkihiltz <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @nikki_hiltz <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
16/06/2345m 51s

649. Mariana Fernández, Peloton Instructor & Marathoner

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "All of those, I ended the race smiling and happy and saying, 'I want to do that again.' For me, running is about that." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Mariana Fernández was born in Mexico and grew up in San Diego, where she dreamed of one day being onstage with her name in lights. Today, she's doing just that — in a slightly different way than she ever imagined. Mariana is a Peloton Tread, Yoga, and Meditation instructor who teaches classes in both English and Spanish. In this conversation, she talks about the role movement has always played in her life. (Growing up with a marathon-running mom — who is still running marathons in her 70s — will get you moving!) Mariana ran the New York Mini 10K last weekend, and soon she'll begin training for her next marathon: the 2023 New York City Marathon <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Vuori: Click here for 20% off your first Vuori purchase. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
15/06/231h 9m

648. Mary Kate Shea, Director of Professional Athletes and Technical Support/Events at the B.A.A.

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "The marathon is so humbling. Anything can happen, and it usually does — even for the best in the world." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> We're going back to Boston today, with returning Ali on the Run Show guest Mary Kate Shea. The fastest runners in the world call her "MK," and she's the director of professional athletes and technical support/events at the Boston Athletic Association. Every year, MK is responsible for bringing more than 300 professional athletes to Boston for races including the Boston Marathon, the B.A.A. 5K, the B.A.A. 10K, and more. And the big question everyone was asking this year: How did she get Eliud Kipchoge to finally come and run the Boston Marathon? In this conversation, MK answers that, and shares her favorite stories and memories from Boston 2023. Plus, she talks about what it was like reading good friend Des Linden's book, Choosing to Run, and about who's still on her Boston Marathon wish list. (Listen all the way to the end for a cute Annie cameo!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Tracksmith: New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> MK explains what her job entails, and how she’s learned to be so good at it (3:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How MK got Eliud Kipchoge to come and run the 2023 Boston Marathon (8:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What it was actually like having Kipchoge in the city of Boston (17:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How MK made sure every pro athlete felt supported in Boston this year (20:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What it’s like being at the Boston Marathon finish line with MK (22:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How MK was able to get eventual winner Hellen Obiri into the 2023 Boston field (26:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Who’s still on MK’s Boston Marathon wish list? (33:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> MK’s stories from the 2023 start line — including a worm or two (35:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Life after 25 consecutive Boston Marathons (41:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> MK’s most memorable moment from Boston 2023 (43:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> MK talks about her — and Boston’s — special relationship with Des Linden (48:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What to expect at the 2023 B.A.A. 10K next weekend (58:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
13/06/231h 3m

647. A Life Update From Ali

<!-- wp:paragraph --> It's been a bit since we've really caught up. Here's what's been going on in my world lately. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Vacation Races: Use code ONTHERUN200 for $200 off any Global Adventures trip, or code ONTHERUN15 for 15% off any half marathon or ultra marathon registration. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> goodr: Use code ONTHERUN for free shipping on your entire order <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
06/06/231h 14m

646. Run Your Way with Ashley Desanno

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "If you really in your bones know you can meet some goal? Don’t quit until you do it." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Ashley Desanno grew up playing soccer, took a break from sports during college (partying > fitness), and then, with encouragement from her now-husband, decided to go for a run one day. One run turned into two, which turned into registering for her first race. Now, she's a 2:58 marathoner who is best known online as @lotsamiles. (Surely you've seen her wildly popular, LOL-worthy, likely-to-go-viral videos, like the one where her son gave his class an oh-so-honest recap of her most recent race.) In this conversation, Ashley, who lives in Portland, OR, with her husband and their two sons, talks about what it has taken to become a 2:58 marathoner. (Spoiler: It took 10 years and eight attempts to get there.) She talks about what it means to "fail forward," about the power of persistence, and about the role running is playing as she grieves the recent loss of her father. Plus, how she chooses to show up online, how she deals with potential backlash, and so much more. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to shop New Balance’s latest releases for the season. (The SuperComp Trainer is my favorite shoe!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> All about Young Ashley (3:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Ashley’s running looks like in the wake of losing her father, and the role running is playing in the grieving process (4:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Ashley’s approach to running and racing right now (9:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How, when, and why Ashley became a runner (11:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What it took to run a sub-3:00 marathoner after 10 years and eight tries — and why Ashley never gave up (16:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The day Ashley ran a 2:58 marathon — and the aftermath (24:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On toxic positivity, and how it shows up in running and motherhood (29:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about becoming “lotsamiles,” what it’s like going viral, and addressing "political" topics on social media (34:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Ashley shares her biggest hopes, dreams, and goals on the run (44:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Ashley's advice for building running confidence (48:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What it means to run the Ashley Desanno way (56:55) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
02/06/231h 5m

645. Emma Bates, LIVE at the Bayshore Marathon

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "That’s the only reason I still do this today, and I’m able to reach new heights in my performance — it’s because of the people that I’m around." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> We heard from Emma Bates here on the Ali on the Run Show right after she ran that 2:22:10 personal best and finished fifth at this year's Boston Marathon. Now, just a few weeks later, she's back and she's live! This episode was recorded in front of a live, 170-person, Disney Channel Original Movie-loving audience at the City Opera House in Traverse City, MI, during the Bayshore Marathon weekend. We caught up, got some life (and dating) updates, and played a few rousing rounds of new-to-the-show games, including Bates Rates, Bates Debates & Hot Takes, and Bates Hates! (Key takeaway from it all: Run hard. Have fun. I love you.) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race: Register TODAY (before the price increase on April 12!) for the world’s largest and most iconic 10K road race, taking place in Atlanta, GA, on July 4, 2023. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> All about Emma’s very detailed race recaps on Instagram, and how she breaks down the race afterward with Coach Joe Bosshard (5:05) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Emma’s physical and mental recovery have been since the 2023 Boston Marathon (9:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What life has been like since the Boston Marathon (13:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Why Emma doesn’t race as often as her competitors and peers, and her decision about whether or not to race World Championships in Budapest this summer (17:05) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Emma’s advice for how to strengthen your confidence muscle (21:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> “We’ve had a soft launch, an al dente launch — that was the hard launch!” (23:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Emma’s favorite beauty products (Check out Thrive Causemetics founder Karissa Bodnar on the Ali on the Run Show!) (28:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Bates Rates, Bates Debates & Hot Takes, & Bates Hates! (29:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> For more from Emma, check out: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Emma Bates on Episode 633 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Emma Bates on Episode 547 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Emma Bates on Episode 527 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Emma Bates on Episode 490 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Emma Bates on Episode 444 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
01/06/231h 9m

644. Gabe Grunewald (February 2018 Re-Run)

<!-- wp:paragraph --> “It’s OK to struggle, but it’s not OK to give up.” —Gabe Grunewald <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Gabriele “Gabe” Grunewald was a professional middle-distance runner from Minneapolis, MN. She was first diagnosed with Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma when she was in college and undoubtedly in the best shape of her life. Instead of finishing her college running career on a high note — or, better yet, a podium — Gabe was faced with a difficult and scary diagnosis. She underwent several surgeries, including having more than half of her liver removed after the third time the cancer came back. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Gabe passed away on June 11, 2019. Today, we are revisiting her conversation on the Ali on the Run Show, recorded in February 2018. In this conversation, Gabe talked about the difference between fighting and giving up, and explained what it means to be “brave like Gabe.” <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Vacation Races: Use code ONTHERUN200 for $200 off any Global Adventures trip, or code ONTHERUN15 for 15% off any half marathon or ultra marathon registration. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
25/05/231h 9m

643. Ask Ali!

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I am not interested in hurting today. I am not interested in suffering. I am not interested in working that hard. I just wanted to run and smile and see friends and wave to people. As soon as it started feeling hard, I said I needed to slow down. and I have no shame in that. We enjoyed the run, and that was all I wanted." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Welcome to Ask Ali! These episodes come to the podcast once a month, sometimes with a guest host, sometimes responding to listener voicemails, and sometimes just flying solo. That’s what today is: a solo-sode (is that a thing? can it be?) answering questions about running the Brooklyn Half this past weekend, taking a Cody Rigsby class at Peloton Studios New York, how to avoid running burnout, and so much more. (Plus: a cute special guest at the end!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Tracksmith: New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Sidekick: Use code ONTHERUN for 15% off your next order. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Check out: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Ali on The Drop <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> The RBC Brooklyn Half Pre-Party Video <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> My favorite cheese! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
23/05/2342m 2s

642. Julia Brownell, Hollywood Writer & Producer

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "You know in your head who you are. You just have to be brave enough to listen." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> When Julia Brownell was little, she had a dream and a plan: to be a writer. She played sports, she loved to run, and she loved writing scripts and stories in her free time. And turns out, dreams come true. Today, Julia is a 3:16 marathoner, a mom of two, and a writer, producer, and playwright in Hollywood. She has been a writer and producer on shows including This Is Us, Parenthood, Smash, and more. (See? Living the dream!) In this conversation, Julia explains how a TV show is made, breaks down her favorite parts of that process, talks about what it was like getting her big break, and talks about what life has been like during the ongoing writer's strike. Plus, she talks about how she's gotten faster as a master and as a mom, taking more than 45 minutes off her marathon PR. Julia will race the Mountains to Beach half marathon this weekend, and she's looking to go sub-1:30. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Bandit Running: Use code ONTHERUN15 to get 15% off your entire Bandit order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> How Julia fits running into her busy life, and how she’s feeling heading into her half marathon this weekend (2:05) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On finding and making running friends as an adult (5:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Julia’s life is like right now, during the writer’s strike, and all about how a TV show is made (10:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What kind of person makes a good TV writer? (21:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Julia’s favorite part of the TV-writing process, and what it’s like being “the runner” in the crew (24:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Julia became a runner and a writer (30:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What it’s like to get your big break (39:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On adjusting from being an east coast runner to an L.A. runner (40:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Julia has shaved nearly an hour off her marathon PR (41:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What’s next for Julia on the run? (46:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On getting hired to work on “Parenthood” (52:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What it’s like going to the Emmy Awards (56:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Julia was working on pre-strike (1:01:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
18/05/231h 10m

641. Motherhood Mondays with Veronica Graziano, 2:41 Marathoner & Twin Mom

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "You just have to survive." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Welcome to the return of the Motherhood Mondays series! Once a month, I'll be joined by a fellow mom — including professional runners, everyday runners, experts, and more — to speak candidly about motherhood and all that it entails. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Today, I'm joined by Veronica Graziano, a 2:41 marathoner (she ran the Olympic Marathon Trials in 2020, and recapped that experience here and here) and twin mom. Her daughters, Kennedy and Quinn, turn two next week. In this conversation, Veronica talks about what the past two years have been like, including her road to motherhood, a challenging pregnancy, and her postpartum return to running and racing. Veronica works full-time for Mass General Brigham, and lives in Falmouth, ME, with her husband and their daughters. Find her on Instagram @vjaxs. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> adidas: Click here to check out the adiClub membership benefits, including 15% off and free shipping. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
15/05/2356m 3s

640. Josette Norris Andrews, On Athletics Club Athlete

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "There was a lot of anticipation for this race, and I hope it lived up to everyone’s standards!" <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Josette Norris is on a hot streak on the track! The On-sponsored Jersey girl (who now lives in Boulder, CO) just won the 5000m race at On Track Fest (and ran a personal best of 14:43), and won the 1500m race at Penn Relays the weekend prior. In this conversation, Josette talks about what life is like as an On Athletics Club athlete, where she is coached by Dathan Ritzenhein. (Listen to Josette's previous appearance on the Ali on the Run Show — with now-husband and fellow pro Robby Andrews — here.) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Vacation Races: Use code ONTHERUN200 for $200 off any Global Adventures trip, or code ONTHERUN15 for 15% off any half marathon or ultra marathon registration. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> How Josette essentially paid her own prize money this weekend, and all about the OAC fandom (3:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On the transition from solo training to being a member of On Athletics Club (5:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about Josette’s 5000m win at On Track Fest, including the post-race celebration and the pacer situation (7:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The intimidation factor with a stacked field (13:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The red carpet situation (16:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Visualization vs. reality (21:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Josette breaks down that 5000m win (25:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On the media side of it all, and what it’s like rewatching the races after the fact (32:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What all the big life changes have been like in 2023 (39:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Josette: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @josettenorris <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
11/05/231h 3m

639. Eugene Marathon Q&A

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I don’t regret anything. I did my best, all the way until the end. I did what I could on the day." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> You heard the live show with Shalane Flanagan. You got the full race recap with Keira D'Amato. Now, I'm wrapping up all things Eugene Marathon 2023 by answering listener questions about my training, my race experience, and what's next. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Tracksmith: New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> All the pre-race details (2:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Breaking down race day (31:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The aftermath (50:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What I wore: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Sports bra <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Hot pink tank <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Fuel belt <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Hot pink socks <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Shoes <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> My race-day playlist <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
09/05/231h 5m

638. Run Your Way with Molly "Your Running BFF" Hernandez

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "It took a lot of work, realizing that the running community is made up of so many different people, so many different paces, so many different body types. And just accepting that — accepting that you don’t have to run a certain pace or look a certain way to be considered a runner... I finally accepted that truth." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Molly Hernandez grew up in Texas with big dreams of being a Disney Channel star. Running? A big "no thank you." Fast-forward to today, and Molly is a 10-time marathoner, two-time ultramarathoner, freelance copywriter, and content creator living in Austin, TX. She's best known on the internet as "Your Running BFF," and she's on a mission to make runners — especially new runners — feel less alone and less overwhelmed. In this conversation, Molly talks about going from non-runner to marathoner in the span of six months, and how her relationship with running has grown and evolved since then. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to shop New Balance’s latest releases for the season. (The SuperComp Trainer is my favorite shoe!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> How Molly is feeling after running the Oklahoma City Marathon last weekend (2:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about Young Molly and her Disney Channel dreams (4:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How, when, and why running entered Molly’s life (7:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Why Molly decided to run her first marathon, and what that training was like (10:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The moment Molly finally decided to call herself a runner (15:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> A marathoner in the making! All about Molly’s first 26.2-mile race, and her decision to run more marathons (17:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On running the Oklahoma City Half Marathon last weekend, and how Molly plans her racing schedule (21:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Molly became “Your Running BFF” (26:05) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How becoming a content creator has changed Molly’s relationship with running (33:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On becoming an ultra runner (36:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On time, pace, and the numbers on the watch — and mid-race hallucinations (40:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What’s next? (46:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Molly’s advice to anyone struggling on the run right now (51:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Molly: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @yourrunningBFF <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> YouTube <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> TikTok @yourrunningBFF <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Website <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
05/05/2359m 42s

637. My Eugene Marathon Recap, with Guest Host Keira D’Amato

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I am so accustomed to thinking about what could go wrong, and how do I prepare for that? Which I don’t think is bad… But very rarely do I let myself be open to the possibility of something great or something magical, or a perfect day. And I tried — start to finish. I kept that in my mind: Be open to the possibility of a perfect day." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Last weekend, I ran the Eugene Marathon. It was my seventh marathon. My first marathon in seven years. And my first marathon since becoming a mom. I finished in 3:41:10 — a 10-minute personal best. And in this conversation — guest hosted by Keira D'Amato — I'm recounting all of it. The highs (Annie on the sidelines!), the lows (roughly miles 18–26), and everything in between. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> ANNOUNCEMENT! We're hitting the road! Join Keira and me for a half marathon and live show in Richmond, VA, on March 9, 2024. This is going to be big! It's going to be fun! And we would love for you to join us. Get your tickets HERE. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Vuori: Click here for 20% off your first Vuori purchase. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Why did the results say I’m from West New York, NJ? (4:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Am I proud? And did I have fun? (7:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Why? (9:05) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What happened next? (13:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about fueling (17:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Taper time! (21:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On the decision to bring the whole family to Eugene (26:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The days leading up to race day (34:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The Duck Dash! (43:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about the live show with Shalane Flanagan (49:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How we spent the rest of the day Saturday (51:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Race morning! (55:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The start line (1:02:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> “What was your pacing strategy and how did you nail it?” (1:08:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Cole Hocker, baby geese, and other sights and sounds from the Eugene Marathon course (1:10:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What I listened to during the race (1:12:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On the race going from great to…less great! (1:20:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On feeling pressure to perform well (1:29:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On getting through the tough miles and to the finish line (1:31:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> That finish line feeling (1:38:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The after-party (1:48:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Listener Q&A (1:50:25) Announcement! (2:03:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
04/05/232h 11m

636. LIVE at the Eugene Marathon with Shalane Flanagan

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I would describe this past year as 'drinking from a fire hose.'" <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> It was the day before the Eugene Marathon, and the goal was to get everyone in the audience feeling less "baaaaah!" and more "aaaaaah." Enter: Olympic silver medalist, 2017 New York City Marathon champion, assistant coach for the Bowerman Track Club and University of Oregon cross country team, and best-selling cookbook author Shalane Flanagan. We talked marathons, we talked motherhood, and we got a quote-worthy pep talk to close it all out. Thank you to the Eugene Marathon for having us, and thank you to the hundreds of people who filled the room with the very best energy. (Registration is now open for the 2024 Eugene Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K! Use code ONTHERUNEUGENE to save on registration.) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS:  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> goodr: Use code ONTHERUN for free shipping on your entire order <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race: Register TODAY (before the price increase on April 12!) for the world’s largest and most iconic 10K road race, taking place in Atlanta, GA, on July 4, 2023. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> For more from Shalane: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Shalane Flanagan on Episode 518 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Shalane Flanagan on Episode 462 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Shalane Flanagan on Episode 438 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Shalane Flanagan on Episode 242 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Shalane: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @shalaneflanagan <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @shalaneflanagan <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Facebook <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
03/05/231h 3m

635. Aisha McAdams & Katherine Burgess, Founders of Rhoam Creative Studio

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "We learned from other mentors. We both believe wholeheartedly that it’s a responsibility to then mentor other people and be transparent." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Fact: Only 1% of creative agencies are owned by women. Photographer Aisha McAdams (@ai.shoots) and graphic designer Katherine Burgess (@katherine_kart) are here to up that number. They are the founders of Rhoam Creative Studio, a creative design and production studio for sports and lifestyle brands. They have worked with brands including Puma, Tracksmith, Bandit Running, On Running, Maurten, Strava, Brooks, Hoka, Ciele, and more. They are passionate, they are talented, and they are here to help brands share their stories while also helping elevate women in the space. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Bandit Running: Use code ONTHERUN15 to get 15% off your entire Bandit order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> How Katherine and Aisha met (13:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On being female creatives in a male-dominated industry (18:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about Katherine’s “women are missing from sports coverage” project (26:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The decision to launch Rhoam Creative Studio (35:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On being part of the 1% (41:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Aisha and Katherine share their highlight — and lowlight — reels (45:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What it’s like working with Aisha and Katherine (55:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Aisha and Katherine share their dream clients, their big goals, and their greatest wishes (1:00:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
27/04/231h 5m

634. My 2023 Boston Marathon Experience

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "It felt like, I’m figuring out what these things look like for me. Not, what’s everyone doing or what should I be doing or what’s expected of me?" <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> There's nowhere I'd rather be on the third Monday in April than at the Boston Marathon finish line! This year, I was honored to be asked back to perform a variety of roles in Boston. I was one of the start and finish line announcers at the B.A.A. 5K and invitational miles, I hosted a live show with Keira D'Amato at Glossier's new store on Newbury Street, I was one of the race announcers at the finish on Marathon Monday, and I was the finish line reporter for the world feed broadcast. (Big Papi!!!) It was a fun, rewarding weekend that included run-ins with Eliud Kipchoge (and his content team), a hair-braiding party with one of the best milers in the country, and so much more. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Tracksmith: New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Sidekick: Use code ONTHERUN for 15% off your next order. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> A big-picture recap from my weekend in Boston (3:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Thursday, April 13: the arrival, the errands, and the first run-in with the NN content team (19:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Friday, April 14: the run “with” Kipchoge, the press conference, the expo live show, and the welcome reception (26:05) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Saturday, April 15: the 5K, the elite miles, and the Keira D’Amato live show (40:05) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Sunday, April 16: the long run, the hair-braiding party, and the broadcast production meetings (57:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Monday, April 17: Marathon Monday! (1:08:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Tuesday, April 18: the last run (1:25:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> For more, check out: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Ali on the Run Show Episode 591: The Life-Changing Date Night Episode, Five Years Later <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Ali on the Run Show Episode 632: LIVE at the Boston Marathon with Sara Hall, Aliphine Tuliamuk, & Sara Vaughn <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Ali on the Run Show Episode 633: Run Your Way with Emma Bates <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> A Runner's Weekend - Boston Marathon 2023, via Kofuzi on YouTube <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
25/04/231h 30m

633. Run Your Way with Emma Bates

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "Do the damn thing." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Emma Bates! All eyes were on professional runner Emma Bates throughout Monday's Boston Marathon. In a shock to some, Emma found herself leading the race for many of the middle miles, including up the infamous Newton hills. But Emma? And her coach, Joe Bosshard? Not shocked. Emma ended up finishing fifth, as the top American woman, and with a personal best time of 2:22:10. In this conversation, Emma talks about her fitness and her confidence heading into the 2023 Boston Marathon, including the pre-race conversation she had with Joe where he told her she was in American Record shape. She talks about her all-too-relatable pre-race breakdown and how she dealt with it, and about what it was like leading the deepest professional women's field in Boston Marathon history. Plus, how she celebrated, how she's feeling now, and what's next. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to shop New Balance’s latest releases for the season. (The SuperComp Trainer is my favorite shoe!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> For more, check out: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Emma Bates on Episode 547 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Emma Bates on Episode 527 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Emma Bates on Episode 490 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Emma Bates on Episode 444 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Emma: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @emmajanelbates <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @emmajbates <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
21/04/2356m 54s

632. LIVE at the Boston Marathon with Sara Hall, Aliphine Tuliamuk, & Sara Vaughn

<!-- wp:paragraph --> Let the Boston Marathon recaps begin! First up: We went live! I hosted a live show at the Boston Marathon Expo on Friday, April 14, in front of a massive, awesome, standing-ovation-ready crowd. The topic: marathons and motherhood. The guests: three women who know it well. Welcome returning favorites — all three of whom went on to race Boston three days later — Sara Hall, Sara Vaughn, and Aliphine Tuliamuk. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Vacation Races: Use code ONTHERUN200 for $200 off any Global Adventures trip, or code ONTHERUN15 for 15% off any half marathon or ultra marathon registration. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
20/04/2355m 5s

631. Alexi Pappas, Marathon Guide

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I feel like a train, or a minivan — I can go anywhere, I can go forever! I can’t go as fast as I used to, but I can do it!" <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Alexi Pappas kicked off 2023 by running — on a whim — a 100K trail race. Last month, she ran the L.A. Marathon with Diplo. Now, she's getting ready to run the Boston Marathon as a guide to Lisa Thompson, the visually impaired runner Alexi ran with in Boston last year. (Lisa won her para division last year, and is back for the win this year!) Today, we're catching up on all of it (including, yes, the Diplo "running on LSD" thing). Alexi talks about finding meaning, passion, and purpose in the sport in a way that looks different than it did during her most competitive years, and talks about her hesitancy to show up as her fullest self at the races for fear of judgment. Plus, what Alexi's training is like these days, how her fellow pros have responded to her sparkles and glitter on the run, and her takes on why people are like planets and she's like a minivan. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Bandit Running: Use code ONTHERUN15 to get 15% off your entire Bandit order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Check out: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Alexi Pappas on Episode 452 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Alexi Pappas on Episode 330 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Alexi Pappas on Episode 296 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Alexi Pappas on Episode 163 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Alexi: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @alexipappas <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @alexipappas <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Facebook <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
13/04/2352m 59s

630. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Track & Field, with Kyle Merber

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "This is not an easy question for many reasons!" <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Welcome back to “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know!” I’ve worked in the running industry in some capacity for roughly a decade now, and as much as I’ve immersed myself, there’s still so much I don’t know or understand. So if I, a relative industry insider, am still confused about things like shoe contracts, drug testing, waterfall starts on the track, and the Diamond Leagues, surely I’m not alone. I put out the ask — What’s something you don’t understand or have always wanted to ask about the running industry? — and the responses came pouring in with great questions. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> So today, former professional runner and founder of The Lap Count (and track and field’s biggest fan and hype guy) Kyle Merber is here to answer all of your questions about the track, the roads, the big leagues, and more. Lane assignments and Olympic standards and “Why are there so many U.S. National Championships?” and world rankings, oh my! (Listen to part one of this series — all about the business of running — here.) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS:  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Tracksmith. New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race: Register TODAY (before the price increase on April 12!) for the world’s largest and most iconic 10K road race, taking place in Atlanta, GA, on July 4, 2023. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Kyle: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @kylemerber <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @TheRealMerb <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to The Lap Count <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
11/04/231h

629. Run Your Way with Chloe Abbott

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "You go out there, and you have to trust that you’re going to do what you’ve trained to do. Your body is ready to race. But if your mind isn’t? It does not matter." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Chloe Abbott is an On Running-sponsored professional runner who specializes in the 400m and trains with renowned coach Bobby Kersee and the Formula Kersee team in L.A. (which includes Sydney McLaughlin, Athing Mu, and Jenna Prandini). Most recently, Chloe took her talents off the track and competed on The Voice! In this conversation, Chloe talks about the benefits of being a singer and a runner, and how her passions work in tandem. She gives all the behind-the-scenes scoop about what it's like being on a reality singing competition — including whether or not she got to keep the clothes, and why it was important to her to have her coach there in the wings. Plus, she shares the lessons she learned from former teammate Allyson Felix, dishes on her big dreams on the track and onstage, and talks about what it's like training with world-class athletes every day. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to shop New Balance’s latest releases for the season. (The SuperComp Trainer is my favorite shoe!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Chloe reflects on her experience on The Voice (2:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The road to The Voice (4:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about the blind auditions, and what it was like performing on the Voice stage (17:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On being coachable, and finding that flow state onstage and on the run (24:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What it’s like working with coach Bobby Kersee (29:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On asking Bobby to be at Chloe’s audition for The Voice (37:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How being on The Voice has changed Chloe’s life and her running (43:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Chloe’s outlook for her next race: a 4x4 at Mount Sac next weekend (54:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Chloe’s greatest takeaways from her time training with Allyson Felix (57:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about the Formula Kersee team vibe (1:03:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What’s on Chloe’s “watch me do this” list? (1:07:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What does it mean to run the Chloe Abbott way? (1:10:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
07/04/231h 14m

628. Becs Gentry, Peloton Instructor, 2:32 Marathoner, Mom

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "None of my friends explained this to me!" <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Becs Gentry is a 2:32 marathoner, a Peloton tread and strength instructor, and, as of October 22, 2022, a mom! Becs returns to the Ali on the Run Show today to talk about her road to motherhood. She talks about getting pregnant after experiencing a miscarriage (she was pregnant during last year's live show — but no one knew yet!), and about what running was like throughout her pregnancy. She shares her birth story (all the details!), reflects on the first few months of motherhood, and talks about how she approached her return to running and movement. Plus, what it was like coaching Ashton Kutcher as he trained for the 2022 New York City Marathon, and the 12-mile run that brought Becs back to life in the best way possible. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Vuori: Click here for 20% off your first Vuori purchase. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> All about Becs’s run today (3:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Becs’s journey to getting pregnant, and what it was like sharing that news with the world (8:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Expectation vs. reality: “running while pregnant” edition (17:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What it was like coaching Ashton Kutcher to run the 2022 New York City Marathon (23:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Becs’s message to anyone whose training hasn’t gone perfectly (28:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Becs shares Tallulah’s birth story — all the details! (33:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What postpartum life has looked like for Becs (1:00:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Becs approached her return to running and movement (1:08:05) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Becs says she’s “ready to get training” — for what?! (1:17:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What it was like returning to work, to teaching, and to the Peloton community (1:20:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
06/04/231h 28m

627. The Everyday Runner, Kim Mantle

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "So much power had been taken away from me. My safety, everything, and all the medical stuff. It was so empowering to see what my body could do after all that, through all that. And I really think everyone can hear that and say, 'I can do it' too.' If I can do it? I know anybody else can. You can do so much more than you think you’re able to do and have the power to do. You just have to listen to that tiny whisper inside. That whisper — it’s a truth-teller, for sure. We should listen to it more often." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Kim Mantle has been through it. The mom of three girls lives in Birmingham, AL, and she's gearing up for the Boston Marathon in just a few weeks. But the road to Boston hasn't been an easy one for Kim. In this conversation, she talks about the health challenges, struggles, surgeries, setbacks, and scary diagnoses she's faced over the past decade. Last year, with her health fully in check, Kim was days away from completing her first marathon. And then, while picking up dinner for her family in New Orleans (where they lived at the time), Kim — a teacher at the time — was shot in an attempted carjacking. (Yes, there's an important gun control conversation in this episode. Stick around.) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> goodr: Use code ONTHERUN for free shipping on your entire order <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> All about Kim’s run today, and how Boston training is going (4:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Kim found her coach: professional runner Lindsay Flanagan! (6:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Kim is feeling heading into Boston (9:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Kim became a runner (10:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> When Kim fits running into her life and her days (14:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Kim talks about the health struggles and scary diagnoses she’s experienced over the years (18:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On the decision to run the Houston Marathon — and the shooting that changed everything (29:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Why Kim and her family left New Orleans and moved to Birmingham, AL (44:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Kim’s relationship with running has evolved over the past decade (53:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> For more, check out: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Moms Demand Action <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> The Emily in Paris Buzzfeed quiz <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> The Longest Race, by Kara Goucher <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Let Your Mind Run, by Deena Kastor <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Blog <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Strava <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
04/04/231h 12m

626. Michele Blackburn, Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "It never really crossed my mind to feel limited. It never really crossed my mind to be like, 'What can’t I do now?' I always focused on, 'What can I do under different circumstances?' It never crossed my mind to focus on couldn’t." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> If the name Michele Blackburn sounds familiar, that may be because you've heard it mentioned here on the Ali on the Run Show before — just about one year ago, in fact. Last year, Peloton instructor Jess Sims completed the Boston Marathon, running with an invitational entry from, you guessed it: Michele Blackburn. In 2013, Michele was at the Boston Marathon finish line cheering for her best friend and roommate. She was standing in front of Marathon Sports on Boylston Street when the two bombs detonated, and almost lost both legs as a result. Ultimately, her surgical team was able to save her legs and feet, but she has dealt with extensive surgeries (including skin grafting) and complications (including, more recently, lymphedema) since then. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> For years, Michele avoided the Boston Marathon and the finish line. Last year, she returned to Boylston Street for the first time since 2013, to cheer Jess into the finish. This year, 10 years after that tragic day in Boston, Michele will return again: this time, as a marathoner. In this conversation, Michele talks about her decision to run this year's race, and to do it while raising money for the Milford Regional Healthcare System — the hospital that rehabbed her after dealing with lymphedema as a result of the bombings. Michele lives in Uxbridge, MA, with her husband and their two kids, ages 4 and 6. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Bandit Running: Use code ONTHERUN15 to get 15% off your entire Bandit order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> How Michele is feeling as she begins her Boston Marathon taper (2:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Michele talks about being at the Boston Marathon finish line in 2013 (6:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On dealing with survivor’s guilt (24:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How the 2013 bombings affected Michele’s relationship with the marathon and the city of Boston (28:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about Jim (30:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Michele got connected with Jess Sims, and what the 2022 Boston Marathon experience was like (39:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Why Michele resists the “runner” title, and how she went from non-runner to soon-to-be marathoner (51:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The why: Why Michele is running the 2023 Boston Marathon (1:00:55) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Michele fits running and marathon training into her life (1:09:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On finding closure since 2013 (1:14:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Blog <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Strava <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
30/03/231h 19m

625. Ask Ali!

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "The time on the clock doesn’t matter. That doesn’t mean I don’t care. It just means it doesn’t define me." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Welcome to the second Ask Ali episode of 2023! These episodes come your way once a month, sometimes with a guest host, sometimes responding to listener voicemails, and sometimes just flying solo. Today, the Ali on the Run Show voicemail Q&A makes its grand return! Thanks to everyone who called it for this one. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> CALL IN: 617-446-3966 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Tracksmith: New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Sidekick: Use code ONTHERUN for 15% off your next order. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> You asked: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> 1:40: What was it like going to the mall with your mom when you were younger? <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> 9:05: Should I run a marathon the same month as my wedding? <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> 16:10: Why don’t you have more high school and college runners on the Ali on the Run Show? <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> 23:00: Can you talk about your experience working out at Orangetheory Fitness? <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> 30:30: What do you do when you are overwhelmed as a mom? <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> 43:40: Does talking to and being around elite runners and Olympians ever make me feel like I’m not a good runner? <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> 49:15: What podcasts do you listen to? <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Blog <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Strava <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
28/03/2355m 39s

624. Everything You Need to Know About the 2023 Boston Marathon

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "Right on Hereford, left on Boylston. It is the place to be. It’s special every time." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> We are just 24 days away from the 127th running of the world's oldest marathon. This year's Boston Marathon takes place, as always, on the third Monday of April — this year, that's April 17. In this mega-episode, I (along with a team of experts and insiders) am attempting to answer all of your questions about all things Boston. Jack Fleming and Lauren Proshan from the Boston Athletic Association are here to talk logistics (take some deep breaths — the journey to the start line is doable, and you won't be waiting around for too long once you get there!), past champions Des Linden and Meb Keflezighi join to talk course strategy and to break down what it takes to succeed (and run a PR!) in Boston, and sports dietitian Meghann Featherstun is here to give you some last-minute fueling advice. Get excited: Whether you're running, volunteering, cheering, or watching from home, it'll be a Boston to remember, headlined by the fastest professional fields ever assembled on both the men's and women's sides. (Kipchoge!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to shop New Balance’s latest releases for the season. (The SuperComp Trainer is my favorite shoe!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> B.A.A. President & CEO Jack Fleming talks about the history and significance of the Boston Marathon (3:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Want to run Boston someday? Here’s what you need to know about getting in, plus how to watch, the inside scoop on the Boston Celebration jackets, and more (37:55) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> 2014 Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi offers a Boston-specific pep talk (56:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Lauren Proshan, the B.A.A.’s chief of race operations and production, explains the process of getting to the start line in Hopkinton, and what to know once you’re there (1:27:05) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Sports dietitian and three-time Boston Marathoner Meghann Featherstun offers advice on Boston-specific fueling before, during, and after the race (1:53:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> 2018 Boston Marathon champion Des Linden breaks down the Boston Marathon course (2:19:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about the Boston Marathon finish line (2:51:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> A quick overview about spectating at the Boston Marathon, and final thoughts on all things Boston 2023 (2:58:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Blog <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Strava <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
24/03/233h 6m

623. Erika Kemp, Brooks Running Athlete & Marathoner-to-Be

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "It comes to a point where you are so tired and you’re just constantly irritable. And I was not prepared for that!" <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> The last time professional distance runner Erika Kemp was on the Ali on the Run Show, the six-time collegiate All-American and multiple-time USATF national champion was on a racing hot streak, earning multiple regional and national titles and earning wins from the 5K up to the 20K. Erika has had a hugely successful career since going pro in 2018 and signing with the B.A.A. High Performance team and adidas — but, she says, she hasn't yet had that breakout, defining performance. Might it be just around the corner? With a new team, new coach, and new sponsor, Erika is about to take on her longest challenge yet. She's now a Brooks Running-sponsored athlete, she's being coached by Kurt Benninger (Molly Huddle's husband!), and she's gearing up to make her 26.2-mile racing debut at the Boston Marathon next month. In this conversation, Erika talks about all of her recent life changes, shares how she's feeling as her mileage continues to increase, and talks about the LOL-worthy detours along the way. Plus, her take on the pressures and expectations that come with making a marathon debut, and what she's doing about those pesky 3 AM hunger pangs. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Erika recaps her race at the NYC Half this past weekend (2:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Erika’s training is like right now (8:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Erika talks about leaving the B.A.A. High Performance Team, and what went into the decision to sign with Brooks Running and train with Kurt Benninger (9:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What training with Kurt has been like so far (20:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How marathon training is going so far — including a slight mishap on a recent long run — and the best advice Erika has received about how to ace her Boston Marathon debut (23:05) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The pressure and expectations that come with debuting in a new distance (32:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What has surprised Erika the most about marathon training so far (36:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Erika is loving most about her marathon training journey (41:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On being a beginner again (45:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The post-Boston plan: Erika's moving to Providence! (50:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Erika: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @imtinyrik <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Blog <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Strava <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
23/03/231h 2m

622. Scott Wormser, Theater Kid Turned Marathoner

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "From this day forward, I will say that I'm a runner." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In 2004, I was a freshman at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. That's when I met Scott Wormser. We bonded immediately over our shared loves for musicals, New York City, and chocolate lava cakes. We did fun things together, like hosting the annual Mr. Quinnipiac competition, helping plan the senior week festivities for our graduating class, and being orientation leaders for the incoming freshmen classes. We were always laughing, always having fun — and definitely not ever running. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Fast-forward to today, and here we are, nearly 20 years later: two marathoners. We still love musicals, NYC, and lava cakes, but these days, Scott and I are more likely to be talking about our next races or our favorite Peloton instructors. Scott got into running just a few years after I did, and has gone on to complete many half marathons and the 2016 New York City Marathon. For him, running isn't about a pace or a place — it's his me time, his release, his favorite way to sweat. In this conversation, Scott talks about how he became a runner, and why he still sometimes struggles to call himself one. Next up: He'll be running the New York City Half this weekend on as an ambassador for Project Purple, an organization he holds close to his heart. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race: Register TODAY for the world's largest and most iconic 10K road race, taking place in Atlanta, GA, on July 4. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you'll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Why is today a good day? (3:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Would College Scott be surprised to learn that Scott today is a runner? (5:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Scott was like growing up (10:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On feeling like "all runners have this all figured out," and on owning the "runner" title (15:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Why Scott wanted to run a marathon (30:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Why Scott runs for Project Purple, a pancreatic cancer community (39:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about Scott's job(s) and home life (53:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Check out the playlist I made for Scott's NYC Half this weekend! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Blog <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Strava <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
16/03/231h 20m

621. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Business of Running, with Kyle Merber

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "There are definitely stars who make $500,000, a million dollars a year. If someone is breaking world records, they are getting paid." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> It's a series! Welcome to "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know!" I've worked in the running industry in some capacity for roughly a decade now, and as much as I've immersed myself, there's still so much I don't know or understand. So if I, a relative industry insider, am still confused about things like shoe contracts, drug testing, waterfall starts on the track, and the Diamond Leagues, surely I'm not alone. I put out the ask — What's something you don't understand or have always wanted to ask about the running industry? — and the responses came pouring in with great questions. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> So today, former professional runner and founder of The Lap Count (and track and field's biggest fan and hype guy) Kyle Merber is here to answer all of your questions about the business of running. Sponsorships and appearance fees and "OK but who actually pays coaches?" and NDAs, oh my! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: Tracksmith. New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Kyle: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @kylemerber <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @TheRealMerb <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to The Lap Count <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Blog <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Strava <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
14/03/2359m 38s

620. Run Your Way with Ali Feller

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "What is my why? It’s just to give myself a shot. I’ve run six marathons. I feel like one of them went really well. And I felt the urge to try something fun and give myself a challenge and see what I’m capable of." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Hello from the halfway point in my Eugene Marathon training! I'm seven weeks into my training with seven weeks to go until I line up for my seventh marathon. A few weeks ago, my coach and my sports dietitian joined me on the show to talk about what it's been like working together in this pursuit. Today, it's just me, talking about why I'm doing this. Why now? Why the marathon, seven years after my last attempt? What am I hoping to get out of all of this? In addition to sharing a bit about my history with the 26.2-mile distance, I'm also talking about my key takeaways from the past seven weeks, and sharing what I hope to gain throughout this process. (Come run with me! There's a half marathon option, too! Use code ONTHERUNEUGENE to save on your registration.) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to shop New Balance’s latest releases for the season. (The SuperComp Trainer is my favorite shoe!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> What my life looks like right now, and how marathon training fits in (2:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> A recap of my marathon history (8:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> My key takeaways from the halfway point in my Eugene Marathon training (18:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Blog <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Strava <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
10/03/2359m 32s

619. Jess Movold, On Her First Year of Motherhood & Returning to Racing

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I’m telling myself I’m going to crush it. I think that’s something I used to shy away from — the Midwesterner in me, saying, 'I’m just going to do my best.' But no. Let’s crush it!" <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Last year, running and strength coach Jess Movold came on the Ali on the Run Show for an honest and vulnerable conversation about her experience running through pregnancy. She was 21 weeks along with her first baby. No one could have predicted or planned for what happened next: Jess gave birth to her son, appropriately named Battle, just five weeks later, at 26 weeks and 2 days into her pregnancy. Battle spent 167 days in the NICU. Jess and her husband, Kyle, spent 167 days visiting their son, holding him, navigating life as new parents — and then having to go home each night without their baby. (More on that journey in this episode.) Fast-forward to today, and Jess, Kyle, and Battle are thriving! Battle is about to celebrate his first birthday. He's happy, healthy, and always growing! Kyle ran his first marathon in New York City in November, and now it's Jess's turn to return to the roads. Jess, a 3:13 marathoner, is training for this year's Boston Marathon — her first postpartum 26.2-mile adventure. Here, she reflects on her first year of motherhood, the challenges and realities of being a NICU parent, and how far she has come in the past 365 days. Plus, what it was like returning to running after giving birth, the realities of postpartum running, and how she's feeling heading into the NYC Half next weekend. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The Ultimate 2023 TCS New York City Marathon-Week Sweepstakes: Click here and enter now through March 22 for the chance for you and three friends to win a VIP prize pack for this year's New York City Marathon! So fun! <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> What’s making Jess happy today, and all about her morning run (4:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about Jess’s morning routine (9:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Jess is feeling heading into the NYC Half next weekend (19:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On returning to running after having a baby last year (26:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Jess’s message to fellow NICU parents (35:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Why Jess decided to run the 2023 Boston Marathon (37:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Jess’s marathon training is going (48:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Jess is like on race morning (58:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Jess reflects on her first year of motherhood (1:04:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Blog <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Strava <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
09/03/231h 13m

618. The Everyday Runner, Kristian "K-Money" Mines

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I’m really good at making sure others understand that not only are they athletes — look at the definition and tell me that doesn’t describe you! — but also telling people they are runners. I just decided, 'Listen, that’s what I am.' If you run, if you jog, I don’t care what it is, you’re a runner. And you’re an athlete! Own that. Once you own it, you will really see a lot of weight lifted off of you. Then you realize, you’re not out here for anybody else. You’re out here for you." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Kristian Mines represents all of the best qualities you'll find within the running community. She radiates joy, positivity, and energy. She started running in her forties, she completed her first marathon in Chicago last year, and she's a proud back-of-the-pack athlete. Where Kristian feels she really shines, though, is as a "voluncheerleader." She's on a quest to volunteer at all six World Marathon Majors (she's done three so far!), and she cares deeply about making sure every runner feels celebrated at their respective finish lines. (She's often the last person to leave the finish, cheering until the very end, ensuring no one arrives at the line alone.) Kristian — or "K-Money," as she's best known — lives in Columbus, OH, where she is a training facilitator and analyst. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> goodr: Use code ONTHERUN for free shipping on your entire order <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Kristian shares how she got the nickname “K-Money” (3:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What’s making Kristian happy today (4:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Kristian shares what she’s training for right now, and how her training is going so far (5:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Kristian’s childhood was like, and when and why sports entered the picture (17:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Kristian became a runner (23:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On the first time Kristian called herself a runner (37:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Kristian deals with judgment and negativity within the running community and beyond (43:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On recruiting non-runners and turning them into aspiring half-marathoners (50:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about the back-of-the-pack camaraderie (55:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Kristian reflects on how running has changed her life (1:04:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Blog <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Strava <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
07/03/231h 9m

617. Cory McGee, Rabbiting 101

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I’m better when I know that people are counting on me." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Ever watched a professional track race and wondered why there were certain runners out front controlling the pace and then dropping out (intentionally) around the halfway mark? Pacers — or rabbits — have a very important job on race day, even if it means finishing the event with a "DNF" (Did Not Finish) next to their results. In this conversation, professional New Balance athlete, Olympian, and 1500m specialist Cory McGee returns to the Ali on the Run Show for a Rabbiting 101 lesson. After dealing with both illness and injury at the end of last year, Cory — who lives in Boulder, CO, where she trains with Team Boss — decided to spend her indoor season focusing on helping others achieve their dreams on the track. Today, she explains how pacers get their jobs, whether they are paid positions, and what the rules are for rabbits. (And answers the often-asked question: Can a rabbit go on to win a race?) Plus, she shares what's on her 2023 racing calendar, how becoming an Olympian changed her life, and how wedding planning is going. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Vuori: Click here for 20% off your first Vuori purchase. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> What’s making Cory happy today (2:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Rabbiting 101: What it means to be a pacer in a race (4:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Cory’s approach to this indoor season, and why she chose to pace vs. race (10:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How you get hired as a pacer (14:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Cory trained and prepared for her pacing duties (17:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> OK, so you’re a pacer: What happens next? (22:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The rules and expectations of pacing (28:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Cory is like before pacing a race (32:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Cory says is her favorite part of pacing, and how the rest of Team Boss feels about Cory pacing their races (33:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Cory’s pacing strategies (40:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The racing moment that made Cory feel “like a pinball” (42:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Why Cory doesn’t consider races “breakout races” (48:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How becoming an Olympian changed Cory’s life (52:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The rules of rabbit enthusiasm (55:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Cory shares her 2023 racing plans (1:04:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Adventures in wedding planning (1:06:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Cory: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @corymcgeeruns <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @corymcgeeruns <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Blog <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Strava <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
02/03/231h 12m

616. Ask Ali!

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I’m not here to do gotcha journalism. I’m not trying to get the scoop, I’m not trying to break news. I’m just trying to offer a platform to showcase the stories of these athletes, professional or otherwise, to share their stories, and for them to have fun. I want this to be fun for them. And I hope you enjoy it along the way!" <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Welcome to the first Ask Ali episode of 2023! These episodes will hit the podcast once a month, sometimes with a guest host, sometimes responding to listener voicemails, and sometimes just flying solo. That's what today is: a solo-sode (is that a thing? can it be?) answering questions about running, podcasting, and more. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> CALL IN: 617-446-3966 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Tracksmith: New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Running-Related Questions <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> 2:00: What is your favorite post-race meal? <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> 2:40: Tips for treadmill runs <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> 4:40: What are your favorite Peloton workouts? (Use #FriendsofAliOTR for your workouts so we can high-five each other!) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> 8:15: What will your costume be for the Eugene Marathon? (Register and save with code ONTHERUNEUGENE!) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> 9:05: Who do you want to interview you for your post-marathon recap podcast? <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> 9:50: What is the running video or clip that you return to most for inspiration or joy? <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> 10:45: Do you stop the Strava app for bathroom breaks on your runs? <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> 11:10: Are you enjoying marathon training? <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> 13:50: Do you feel race performance pressure knowing people follow your running? <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Podcast-Related Questions <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> 20:00: Are you still looking to hire someone to help you this year? I’d love to apply! <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> 21:50: Would you ever announce or run the Pittsburgh Marathon? <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> 23:30: What is your personal favorite episode that you’ve done on the podcast to date? <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> 24:20: When was the moment when you really thought to yourself, I’ve made it? <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> 28:55: Personally or professionally, what were the top three turning points in your life? <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> 29:20: Is there ever a conflict between what companies sponsor your episodes and who the athlete is sponsored by? <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> 31:25: What is something you learned about contracts with brands that you didn’t know starting off? <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> 32:50: Was there anything about Chelsea Clinton’s race day that you weren’t allowed to ask? <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> 35:15: Do your guests have any idea what you might ask them? <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> 36:25: How much is pre-prepared before an interview, and how much is natural conversation flow? <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Life/Parenting Questions <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> 38:00: What are your favorite recharging activities? <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> 39:10: Would you ever write a book? <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> 41:15: I’m turning 28 this week. Any advice for this strange time of life? Married, no kids, career is eh. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> 43:35: How do you balance exposing but not pushing Annie into activities like dance and running? <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> 48:00: If you had a kid-free day to yourself, what would you do? <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Blog <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Strava <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. 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28/02/2352m 36s

615. Run Your Way with Kaitlin Goodman and Meghann Featherstun

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I really believe that if you do a good job with the process, the outcome is gonna take care of itself. The time is gonna take care of itself." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> I'm running the Eugene Marathon on April 30. I've run six marathons, but my most recent one was nearly seven years ago. So, it's been a while! And while, sure, muscle memory is a thing, I wanted to enlist some help with the process this time around. Enter Coach Kaitlin Goodman, founder of Running Joyfully, and sports dietitian Meghann Featherstun. Together, they're not just helping me get to the start line healthy and the finish line happy — they're teaching me a lot along the way, and ensuring I'm enjoying the process (which I really, really am!). In this conversation, you'll get to hear all about what it means to run my way right now, including what's going great, what's still a mystery, and where I feel I'm falling a little short. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to shop New Balance’s latest releases for the season. (The SuperComp Trainer is my favorite shoe!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Coach Kaitlin Goodman talks about how my marathon training is going, from her perspective (2:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What “Running Joyfully” means to Kaitlin, and all about her approach to coaching (6:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What working with a running coach is actually like (8:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about my strengths and weaknesses as a runner, and what my goals are for the Eugene Marathon (11:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The GPS watch debate (19:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Kaitlin’s advice for dealing with pre-workout nerves (26:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Meghann Featherstun talks about her role as my sports dietitian slash therapist (38:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On dealing with feelings of shame or embarrassment around eating and nutrition (41:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Meghann’s early concerns and notes from our first call together (43:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Addressing my struggles navigating performance nutrition (49:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> I have a plan, which is what I wanted — so why am I not following it? (58:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On figuring out the ideal pre-run meal (and is it sushi?) (1:06:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Blog <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Strava <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
24/02/231h 14m

614. Alicia Monson, 3000m American Record Holder & Pro Runner with On Athletics Club

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I always have to remind myself that a race is gonna be really hard!" <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Surely when Alicia Keys sang "this girl is on fire," she was referring (preemptively) to On Athletics Club's Alicia Monson. In 2021, Alicia became an Olympian in the 10K. In 2022, she represented Team USA at World Championships, again in the 10K. And just two months into 2023, the unstoppable streak continues: Alicia just broke the indoor 3000m American Record at the Millrose Games in New York City. Alicia lives and trains in Boulder, CO, where she is coached by Dathan Ritzenhein. In this conversation, she talks about training with OAC, about the team culture, and about why seemingly every member of the team is killing it right now. She also talks about how she has learned to stay focused, stay relaxed, and stay energized during races and hard workouts. (Check out this video for a perfect example.) And if you've ever thought you can't relate to the pros, rest assured, Alicia is one of us: Her on-the-run music of choice is The Greatest Showman soundtrack. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> All about Alicia’s workout today (2:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Alicia feels about performance pressure and expectations, and what grounds her (6:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Alicia was feeling heading into the Millrose Games (8:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What was going through Alicia’s head on the starting line, and how she handles pre-race nerves (12:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The women Alicia loves racing with and against, and the advice she would give younger athletes (15:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Alicia stays relaxed during races (18:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On staying motivated during a long season (23:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Looking back on the 2021 Olympic Track & Field Trials, where Alicia finished second, became an Olympian — and went straight to the hospital (27:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about On Athletics Club, and why the team is excelling right now (32:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Alicia has built her mental strength over the years (40:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Alicia was like as a kid (42:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Alicia shares her biggest hopes, dreams, and goals (47:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Blog <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Strava <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
23/02/231h 2m

613. Deirdre Keane, 2023 World Marathon Challenge Women's Champion

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "They said, 'Deirdre, think of where you were when you signed up for this, and where you are now. And just enjoy this moment.' And so I turned off the music, and I just enjoyed the serenity of running at night, thinking of my dad next to me, thinking of the person I was when I signed up for this, and who I am now. And I crossed that finish line and absolutely fell apart in the best way possible. It’s something I’ll never, ever forget." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> You probably remember Deirdre Keane: the pediatric ICU nurse from New York City who was featured on Humans of New York, talking about how losing her dad (an avid runner) to cancer inspired her to become a marathon runner. Today, Deirdre returns to the Ali on the Run Show to talk about her latest, most intense challenge to date: completing the World Marathon Challenge. Earlier this month, Deirdre ran seven marathons in seven days on seven different continents — and was the fastest woman to do so. In this conversation (perfect for your next long run!), she talks about everything this challenge entailed, including how she got involved, how she trained, and how she packed. Then, we break down all the details from each 26.2-mile race on each continent. She ran a marathon in Antarctica in -25 degree temperatures, and ran one in Australia on a 95-degree day. She ran a 32-loop course in Europe, and hit a low point somewhere between Europe and South America. And in true Deirdre form, she did it all for a good cause: to raise money for Vibrant Emotional Health, an organization that addresses mental health needs in New York City and across the nation. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> How Deirdre is feeling, three days post-adventure (3:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Why Deirdre wanted to complete the World Marathon Challenge (4:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Deirdre prepared for this challenge — physically and mentally — and how she packed for the trip (8:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Deirdre’s fueling strategy for each marathon (17:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The biggest mistake Deirdre made along the way (20:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about the bathroom situation for the trip (23:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Why Deirdre was running to raise money for Vibrant Emotional Health (27:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What the bond among participants was like (28:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about Antarctica (31:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about Africa (38:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about Australia (48:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about Asia (56:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about Europe (1:00:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about South America (1:07:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about the final marathon: North America (1:18:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What happened once all of the races were complete (1:24:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Deirdre: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @deirdremkeane <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Blog <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Strava <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
16/02/231h 35m

612. Love on the Run with Emily Infeld & Max Randolph

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I was mortified! Like, I’ve literally told everyone he’s my boyfriend, and he hasn’t told his friends about me! They don’t know who I am!" <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Happy Valentine's Day! We're celebrating as we always do on the Ali on the Run Show: with a whole lot of love! This year, it's Emily Infeld and Max Randolph's time to shine. Emily is a Nike-sponsored professional athlete and member of Team Boss, coached by Joe Bosshard. Max is a longtime Nike-employee and self-described "Professional Wife Supporter," making his podcast debut! In this conversation, we hear about Emily and Max's first meeting (fittingly, they met at a cross-country meet), and the long road to their first real date. Plus, how Max proposed, Emily and Max's advice for making a long-distance relationship work (this applies to all kinds of relationships), what Max is like when Emily is racing, and what's next on Emily's racing calendar. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> And hey, whether you celebrate today or not, know that one thing is for sure: I love you. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Tracksmith: New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Max and Emily introduce each other (2:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The story of how Max and Emily met, and the long road to their first date (4:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On the “rules” of dating when you’re on a professional running team (35:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> When Emily and Max finally got to be in the same place at the same time — six years after meeting! (40:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Max and Emily adjusted to living together for the first time, and how Max proposed (47:55) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Max and Emily’s advice for people in long-distance relationships (58:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Max is like when Emily’s racing (1:00:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Emily offers updates on her running (1:03:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Max and Emily share the moments when they felt proudest of each other (1:08:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Blog <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Strava <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
14/02/231h 28m

611. Run Your Way with Colleen Quigley

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I’m not the type of athlete who likes to go to the track, come home, and watch Netflix or play video games until the next run, and then rinse and repeat. I will go crazy trying to do that. A lot of people enjoy that and think they have to do that in order to get the success that they are working toward — that they have to give up every other part of their life that isn’t running related. And I’ve always pushed back on that. I don’t think it’s this either/or situation. I think there’s an 'and.' You just have to figure out the right 'and' blend." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Colleen Quigley is affectionately known as "Steeple Squigs" — a play on her last name, combined with what has always been her greatest passion: competing in the steeplechase. The Florida State University alum rose to fame within the professional track and field ranks by becoming a Nike-sponsored Olympian who trained with the Bowerman Track Club. At the end of 2020, Colleen announced her departure from both Nike and BTC, and in May 2021, she signed with new sponsor lululemon. Now, she's continuing to do things her way, which means slightly less conventional training methods and goals for a track athlete: She's going multisport! Colleen has spent the past several months embracing the swim-bike-run life, and this weekend, she'll compete in her first triathlon in hopes of earning her pro card. So why triathlon? And is she done on the track? All that and more in this conversation. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to shop New Balance’s latest releases for the season. (The SuperComp Trainer is my favorite shoe!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> LISTEN HERE: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> EMBED <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> What’s making Colleen happy today, and how she has adjusted to life in California (2:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Where Colleen falls on the introvert vs. extrovert scale, and finding the balance between fun and training (9:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On making the transition to triathlon training and races (16:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On the release of expectation and pressure (20:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Colleen shares her triathlon goals, hopes, and dreams (28:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The status of Colleen’s 2023 racing calendar (45:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Colleen sees the running industry now (49:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What kind of potato product would Colleen be? (1:00:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Does Colleen have any road or track races on the calendar? (1:03:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What does it mean to run the Colleen Quigley way? (1:05:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Colleen: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @steeple_squigs <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @steeple_squigs <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Website <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Blog <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Strava <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
10/02/231h 10m

610. Chelsea Clinton, 2-Time Marathoner, Author, & Former First Daughter

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I have this memory of someone saying to me, 'Oh you’re a runner.' And I was like, 'Oh, I’m not a runner!' 'But you run a lot!' 'Oh! Yeah! I guess I am a runner. I guess that has happened! That’s a part of who I am!'" <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> She's a two-time marathoner. A mom of three. A humanitarian and global health advocate. An author. A New Yorker. And she's a former First Daughter of the United States of America. Chelsea Clinton is here! Today on the Ali on the Run Show, Chelsea shares the story of how — and why — she started running. She talks about what she thought of her dad's running habit during their time in the White House, when he would famously go for runs accompanied by the Secret Service. She talks about becoming a runner while attending Stanford University, and about her relationship with the word "runner." And she talks about becoming a marathoner at the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon, including what her training was like (she used a training plan she found online!), how she felt about those weekend long runs, and what happened when she fell off a treadmill six weeks before race day. Plus, why she wanted to do it all over again (her second and most recent marathon was the 2022 New York City Marathon), her most memorable race-day moments, and what's next on the run. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Chelsea: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @ChelseaClinton <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Blog <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Strava <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
09/02/2337m 45s

609. The Everyday Runner, Adina Crawford

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "It was like the bell went off at that moment. And while I wasn’t the fastest or the most physical, I started. I put my foot down, and I started." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Adina Crawford is a civilian supervisor for the Montgomery County Police Department. (A very intense, emotional job.) She's a yoga instructor. And she's a two-time marathoner who lives and breathes running. But that wasn't always the case! Growing up, Adina was more of a "sit on the sidelines in gym class" kind of girl. It wasn't until she was in her forties that she had a wakeup call, in the form of a tough-love conversation with her husband. She started running and, well, you know how the story goes. Now, at 58 years old, Adina has found her voice, her passion, and her purpose. This is her story. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> goodr: Use code ONTHERUN for free shipping on your entire order <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> What’s making Adina happy right now (4:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Adina’s childhood was like (7:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What life looked like before Adina started running (10:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How — and why — Adina started running (13:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On adopting the “Runner” title, and moving up to the half-marathon (18:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On being a mentor for new runners (23:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Why Adina wanted to run a marathon, and what that experience was like (24:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How running has changed Adina’s life (33:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about Adina’s job (35:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Why Adina started practicing yoga, and what her classes are like (39:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about Adina Crawford Day! (46:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What’s next for Adina? (51:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Adina: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @adinavcrawford <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Website <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Blog <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Strava <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
07/02/2359m 15s

608. Susie Chan, Ultra Runner & Peloton Instructor

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "Never forget where you started. Nobody is born running a mile. We all have to work for it. So never forget those first few steps. Keep up the faith. And then one day, you’ll go out and you’ll feel like you’re flying." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In her mid-thirties, Susie Chan was a cigarette-smoking single mom working as an exhibitions coordinator for art galleries and museums. The word "running" was definitely not a part of her vocabulary. But then, when her brother convinced her to run a half marathon with him, everything changed. Susie ran her first half marathon at 35, and she was hooked. Now, at 47, Susie is one of the best-known runners (and ultra runners!) in the UK. She has run some of the most grueling races in the world, including the 230K Jungle Ultra through the Amazon Rainforest, and the six-day Marathon Des Sables in the Sahara Desert. She's an Abbott World Marathon Majors six-star finisher, and in 2016, she broke the world record for most miles run on a treadmill in a 12-hour period (68.54 miles!). Today, Susie is most widely known for being a Peloton Tread instructor. In this conversation, we talk about all those highs — and the lows, including Susie's cancer diagnosis in 2017, and her ongoing experience with perimenopause. Next up for Susie: Badwater Salton Sea in April. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you'll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Vuori: Click here for 20% off your first Vuori purchase. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> What’s making Susie happy today, and what she’s training for right now (4:05) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Susie’s take on the running community (8:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Susie became a runner (10:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Susie deals with the dark times during races (21:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Susie’s training is like, and how she balances her own training and her Peloton classes (27:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about that treadmill world record (29:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Susie is proudest of (37:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Susie’s thyroid cancer diagnosis (39:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Susie got the Peloton job (48:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Susie prepared to interview Dina Asher-Smith, Eilish McColgan, Sally McRae, and more at the National Running Show (52:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Susie’s experience with perimenopause (57:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On motivation (1:00:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Susie’s best mid-ultra hallucination stories, and her advice for the “ultra-curious” (1:03:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Susie: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @susie_chan_ <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @susie__chan <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Website <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Blog <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Strava <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
02/02/231h 13m

607. Run Your Way with Emily Sisson

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I never think that in a race. I never think, 'I’ve got this.' For better or for worse, I don’t ever feel like something’s done until it’s done." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> She's done it again! Earlier this month, Emily Sisson broke her own American record in the half marathon, running 1:06:52 at the Houston Half Marathon. She became the first U.S. woman to run under 67 minutes in the half marathon on a record-eligible course, and Emily now owns four out of six of the fastest half marathon times run by an American woman. (She is also the American record holder in the marathon!) In this conversation, Emily talks about the mental side of staying so strong during training and on race day. She shares how she avoids the comparison trap, and how she stays focused on what she can do vs. what her competition is capable of. Plus, what it was like racing alongside longtime training partner Molly Huddle, the secret to that finishing kick, and what the finish line media frenzy is really like. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to shop New Balance’s latest releases for the season. (The SuperComp Trainer is my favorite shoe!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> How Emily has been feeling since Houston, and what it’s like being one of the greats in U.S. distance running (3:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What the Houston Half finish line was like (9:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> When Emily decided she’d try to break her record in Houston (12:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Why Emily is already thinking about running faster (17:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Emily was feeling the morning of the Houston Half (20:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about the newest addition to Emily’s family! (24:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Emily explains the use of pacers during races — and why she didn’t want them for Houston (30:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Emily’s choice of racing shoe: the New Balance FuelCell SuperComp Pacer (33:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Emily walks us through her race at the Houston Half Marathon (36:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Emily finishes her races so strong (43:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Emily spent the rest of her day in Houston, and how she’s feeling heading into her spring marathon (45:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On being clued into the competition vs. focusing inward (50:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What it means to run the Emily Sisson way (53:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> For more from Emily, check out: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Emily Sisson on Episode 588 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Emily Sisson, Sara Hall, & Emma Bates on Episode 490 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Emily Sisson & Shane Quinn on Episode 479 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Emily Sisson on Episode 394 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Emily Sisson on Episode 234 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Emily Sisson on Episode 169 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Emily: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @em_sisson_ <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @em_sisson <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Blog <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Strava <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
27/01/2357m 48s

606. Des Linden, Author, Podcast Host, Boston Marathon Champion, "Emily in Paris" Super Fan

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I get rowdy with vodka." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Des Linden is busy! She just launched a new podcast with Kara Goucher. Her memoir, Choosing to Run, comes out April 4. And she's gearing up for this year's Boston Marathon. But she's never too busy to indulge in a little plaisir coupable. (That's "guilty pleasure," in French.) In this conversation, Des offers updates on all of the above: what we can expect from the podcast, why she prefers being called Des over Desi, how she's feeling about her book release, and how Boston training is going. And then, in the second half of the episode, something a little different, a little silly, a little fun: gushing about the Netflix show Emily in Paris. (Spoilers aplenty!) Is Des an Emily, a Mindy, a Camille, or a Sylvie? Only one way to find out! (Which one are you?) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here to get a free UCAN Edge Starter Pack, and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Catching up with Des about her book, her podcast, her 2023 Boston Marathon training, and why she hates being called “Desi” (2:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All things Emily in Paris! (26:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Des: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @des_linden <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Facebook <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @des_linden <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Blog <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Strava <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
26/01/2358m 19s

605. Camila Ramón, Peloton Instructor & Marathoner

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I got to the top and I was like, 'Wow.' Like so proud of myself. I have no idea how much I weigh relative to then. I do not care to see the difference in a photo between what I look like then and what I look like now. All I know is that I’m so happy with myself, I’m so proud of myself, and I feel so strong." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Camila Ramón started running in elementary school. Not because she loved it. Not because it made her feel good. Not because she was on the track or cross-country teams. Camila started running at a young age because she thought she needed to lose weight. In this conversation, Camila talks about the pressure she felt and the comments she received about her body while growing up in Argentina, and later in Miami. She talks about how, as an adult and professional dancer, she rediscovered running, and this time it stuck. She found a community of like-minded runners, she started trail running in L.A., and she completed her first marathon (and earned a Boston Marathon qualifying time, which meant she then ran the 2019 Boston Marathon as her second marathon). Today, Camila is best known as a Peloton instructor, where she teaches cycling and tread classes in both English and Spanish. (Her playlists will have you dancing, guaranteed.) She's open, honest, and always vulnerable when talking about her complicated history with running and with her body (her "Biscayne Bridge story" is likely to resonate), and above all, she wants runners to know that, just by showing up, "You are enough." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Tracksmith: New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> What’s making Camila happy today? (2:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On teaching in both English and Spanish (3:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Did Camila ever envision this future for herself? (7:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about Camila’s childhood growing up in Argentina, and then Miami (10:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How to prepare for fame (14:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Camila found running (16:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Camila reflects on her first marathon — and her second! (22:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Camila’s relationship with running is like now (28:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Camila’s “Biscayne Bridge” story, and how her relationship with running and with her body has evolved over the years (35:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The messages Camila wants everyone to take away from her classes (43:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Camila shares her most memorable running experience (48:55) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Camila: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @milamariana <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Blog <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Strava <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
24/01/231h 1m

604. Molly Seidel, On Returning to Racing in 2023

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "What I would want to tell that person, but I think would have destroyed that person is, 'You’re going to get everything you ever wanted, and it’s going to destroy you.'" <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In 2020, Molly Seidel finished second at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, earning herself a spot on Team USA for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She had no idea what was to come. When the Olympics finally happened, in August 2021, Molly had the race of her life. She finished third, taking a bronze medal back to the U.S. — the first American woman to medal in the Olympic marathon since Deena Kastor in 2004. Then, it was a whirlwind of media, requests, appearances, and fanfare. Molly finished fourth at the 2021 New York City Marathon, breaking Kara Goucher's American course record in the process. All the while, though, behind the smiles at events and during interviews, Molly was struggling with an eating disorder and with her mental health. She went on to drop out of the 2022 Boston Marathon, and to give up her spot on the 2022 World Championships marathon team. In this unflinchingly uncensored conversation, Molly offers an update on how she's doing today. She talks about the past year and a half (more on that here, in conversation with Sarah Lorge Butler), and shares what's next. (Spoiler: The Nagoya Women's Marathon on March 11.) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Vuori: Click here for 20% off your first Vuori purchase. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Where is Molly’s Olympic medal? (3:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Molly’s decision to race a spring marathon! (5:05) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On recovery, and where Molly is at now emotionally (8:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about Molly’s Olympic rings tattoo (11:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What running and training looks like for Molly right now (17:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Molly shares her marathon goals (31:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about the past two years, and what it took to get to rock bottom (36:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Molly met her now-boyfriend, photographer Matt Shapiro (45:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What it’s like having a camera on you while you’re running a marathon, and Molly’s message to the masses (47:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> A little love for Des Linden (58:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On hitting rock bottom (1:01:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Molly’s relationship with social media is like right now (1:09:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> A rousing game of Mollygories! (1:14:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Molly on the Ali on the Run Show: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Everything You Need to Know About the New York City Marathon, October 2022 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Girl Talk with Molly Seidel & Anoush Arakelian, February 2022 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> LIVE with Molly Seidel, Olympic Bronze Medalist, August 2021 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Molly & Izzy Seidel, March 2021 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Molly: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @bygolly.molly <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @ByGollyMolly12 <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Blog <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Strava <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
19/01/231h 20m

603. Kristin McQueen, 24-Time Marathoner & 20-Time Ironman with Trigeminal Neuralgia (with Co-Host Keira D'Amato)

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "My why is bigger than myself. My why is for all the people I’m racing for and raising funds for. My why is for all the angels on my angel list. And my why is for everyone that’s been told they can’t do something. Because who says you can’t?" <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Last month, professional runner Keira D'Amato hosted a week's worth of giveaways on Instagram. The fifth and final prize: an appearance on the Ali on the Run Show! The giveaway received 550 entries, and after reading every single one of them (twice!), Keira and I selected 24-time marathoner and 20-time Ironman triathlete Kristin McQueen as the winner. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Meet Kristin. She's a 43-year-old from Illinois, and she is living with trigeminal neuralgia — a chronic illness she calls "Stabby Joe." ("They say it's the worst pain known to man," says Kristin, who is in near-constant pain.) In 2003, Kristin was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and since then, she's had more than 30 surgeries, including dozens of brain surgeries. She has had to re-learn how to walk and ride a bike, she has a paralyzed vocal cord, she lost hearing on her right side, and she can only see out of her left eye. Her medical history is long and complicated — but she's never stopped fighting. In addition to her many athletic accomplishments, Kristin has also raised nearly $210,000 for the American Cancer Society. (You can donate here.) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> All that, plus a 15-minute catch-up with Keira (she's officially in training mode!) to kick things off. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> goodr: Use code ONTHERUN for free shipping on your entire order <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Tracksmith: New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Join the Facebook group <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @aliontherun1 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Support on Patreon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Subscribe to the newsletter <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Blog <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Strava <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends! <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
17/01/231h 39m

602. Ellie Kemper, Marathoner

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "If you’re writing my obituary, whoever’s in charge, please include this! Because I feel very proud of it!" <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> You probably know her as the adorably sweet and oftentimes aloof Erin Hannon, from The Office. Or maybe you know her as the scrappy, can't-keep-me-down titular character on The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. She played Becca on Bridesmaids, she co-hosts the Great American Baking Show, she's a New York City-based mom of two — and now, Ellie Kemper is a marathoner. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In this conversation, Ellie talks about how she fell in love with running. She talks about her first race, and then her second, and about her spur-of-the-moment bit of motivation that got her to sign up for the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon. (Mid-race, Ellie said "never again." Now? Don't be surprised if you see her lining up for a second go at 26.2.) Ellie shares every detail from her training, her race, her biggest surprises from the day, and so much more. LOLs guaranteed. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Click here and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Publix Atlanta Marathon Weekend: Register today for the marathon, half marathon, 5K, and youth races, taking place February 25–26, 2023. Use code ONTHERUN for 10% off your race registration! <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> How Ellie is feeling two months post-marathon (3:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Ellie’s “movie moment” from the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon (7:05) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Ellie became a runner (10:55) <!-