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

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 -->
22/02/24·1h 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 -->
20/02/24·57m 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 -->
15/02/24·1h

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 -->
13/02/24·1h

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 -->
08/02/24·1h 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 -->
06/02/24·55m 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 -->
01/02/24·1h

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 -->
30/01/24·51m 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 -->
25/01/24·49m 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 -->
23/01/24·1h 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 -->
18/01/24·1h 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 -->
16/01/24·51m 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 -->
11/01/24·1h 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 -->
04/01/24·53m 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 -->
28/12/23·1h 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 -->
26/12/23·1h 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 -->
21/12/23·1h 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 -->
19/12/23·1h 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 -->
14/12/23·1h 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 -->
07/12/23·59m 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 -->
30/11/23·1h 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 -->
22/11/23·1h 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 -->
09/11/23·51m 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 -->
07/11/23·1h 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 -->
03/11/23·1h 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 -->
26/10/23·2h 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 -->
24/10/23·1h 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 -->
20/10/23·1h 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 -->
19/10/23·1h 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 -->
17/10/23·1h 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 -->
12/10/23·1h 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 -->
29/09/23·1h 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 -->
18/09/23·1h 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 -->
14/09/23·1h 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 -->
12/09/23·59m 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 -->
08/09/23·1h 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 -->
24/08/23·1h 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 -->
18/08/23·58m 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 -->
17/08/23·1h 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 -->
27/07/23·1h 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 -->
25/07/23·1h 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 -->
20/07/23·1h 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 -->
17/07/23·1h 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 -->
13/07/23·1h 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 -->
11/07/23·1h 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 -->
06/07/23·1h 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 -->
30/06/23·1h 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 -->
29/06/23·1h 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 -->
22/06/23·1h 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 -->
19/06/23·43m 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 -->
16/06/23·45m 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 -->
15/06/23·1h 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 -->
13/06/23·1h 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 -->
06/06/23·1h 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 -->
02/06/23·1h 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 -->
01/06/23·1h 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 -->
25/05/23·1h 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 -->
23/05/23·42m 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 -->
18/05/23·1h 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 -->
15/05/23·56m 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 -->
11/05/23·1h 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 -->
09/05/23·1h 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 -->
05/05/23·59m 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 -->
04/05/23·2h 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 -->
03/05/23·1h 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 -->
27/04/23·1h 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 -->
25/04/23·1h 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 -->
21/04/23·56m 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 -->
20/04/23·55m 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 -->
13/04/23·52m 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 -->
11/04/23·1h

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 -->
07/04/23·1h 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 -->
06/04/23·1h 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 -->
04/04/23·1h 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 -->
30/03/23·1h 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 -->
28/03/23·55m 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 -->
24/03/23·3h 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 -->
23/03/23·1h 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 -->
16/03/23·1h 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 -->
14/03/23·59m 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 -->
10/03/23·59m 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 -->
09/03/23·1h 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 -->
07/03/23·1h 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 -->
02/03/23·1h 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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28/02/23·52m 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 -->
24/02/23·1h 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 -->
23/02/23·1h 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 -->
16/02/23·1h 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 -->
14/02/23·1h 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 -->
10/02/23·1h 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 -->
09/02/23·37m 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 -->
07/02/23·59m 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 -->
02/02/23·1h 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 -->
27/01/23·57m 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 -->
26/01/23·58m 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 -->
24/01/23·1h 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 -->
19/01/23·1h 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 -->
17/01/23·1h 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) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What’s next for Ellie on the run? And how did she train for a marathon with a busy schedule and two young kids? (18:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Why Ellie decided to run the New York City Marathon, and what her training was like (21:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On getting recognized on the run (32:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Ellie listens to on the run (42:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Ellie was feeling as training ramped up (50:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about New York City Marathon race morning (55:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Ellie breaks down every detail from her race (1:05:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Ellie’s advice for aspiring marathoners (1:23:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about Ellie’s senior thesis (1:28:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What surprised Ellie most about marathon training (1:33:00) <!-- /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 -->
12/01/23·1h 37m

601. Run Your Way with Lauren Fleshman

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "It shouldn’t be this tough. It doesn’t need to be this tough. You shouldn’t need that much toughness to succeed. Of course you need to have drive and need to work hard and all those things. That’s not the kind of toughness I’m talking about. I’m talking about dealing with the unnecessary obstacles that a lot of female athletes are faced with." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Welcome to the new "Run Your Way" series on the Ali on the Run Show. If I've learned anything (and I have, I swear!) from 600 episodes of this show, it's that yes, there are best practices and there is plenty of good running-related advice to go around. Ultimately, though, the best way to run is your way, however that looks. This series will explore what it means to run your way. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> First up: former professional athlete and all-around force to be reckoned with, Lauren Fleshman, whose book, Good For a Girl: A Woman Running in a Man's World, is out today. In this conversation, Lauren dives into some of the key themes of the book, and talks about what it was like pouring her heart into these pages, and doing so during a deep depressive time in her life. She shares the most pivotal moments and decisions she faced both during and after her professional career, and explains how she found her way on the run and off. Plus, her best advice for sending the email, her take on the state of the sport in 2023, 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 --> On dealing with imposter syndrome (3:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The part of the book that made me gasp (5:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What it means to be called “tough” (8:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Lauren wrote a book during a major depressive episode, and why writing this book “kicked her ass” (9:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Lauren’s relationship with running is like now (15:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Lauren talked to her kids about depression (16:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How writing a book changed Lauren’s relationship with writing (17:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Who has read Lauren’s book? (21:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On getting vulnerable in the book, and the stories knew had to be in the book (26:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Did life ever feel easy for Lauren? (34:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Lauren talks “sending the email” (38:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Lauren’s message to people raising young girls (45:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Lauren sees the state of the sport today (49:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Lauren's previous appearances on the Ali on the Run Show: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> "Motherhood LIVE," with Alysia Montaño, Steph Bruce, and Dawn Harper-Nelson, May 2021 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> "Why It's An Exciting Time for Women's Running," LIVE at the NYRR RunCenter, November 2019 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Lauren Fleshman & Jesse Thomas, August 2019 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Meet Lauren Fleshman, October 2018 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Lauren: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @fleshmanflyer <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @laurenfleshman <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Facebook <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Work, Play, Love podcast <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Strava <!-- /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 -->
10/01/23·1h 2m

600. The 2023 State of the Ali on the Run Show

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I remember telling my friend that my goal in life is to be able to make everyone happy, and to be everything that everyone needs. And he was like, 'That sounds exhausting and impossible.' And I was like, 'Watch me! I can do it! I will bring joy to the masses!' And now, a year later, I’m like, 'What was I thinking? That DOES sound exhausting!'" <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Happy New Year! I kick off the start of every year here on the Ali on the Run Show with my annual review, of sorts. I call it the State of the Ali on the Run Show. It gives me a chance to reflect on the previous year, and set goals and intentions for the one ahead. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> By the numbers: In 2022, I released 135 episodes of the Ali on the Run Show, plus an additional eight episodes on Patreon, with 114 different guests. I hosted nine live shows — eight in person, one virtual — and partnered with 15 different brands and companies. In addition to regular episodes, 2022 saw the return of two listener-favorite series (Love on the Run and Ask Ali), and the introduction of three new series (Beyond the Run, Friendship Fest, and 26 Questions). The show saw 6.3 million downloads in 195 countries, and this week, the Ali on the Run Show surpassed 17 million lifetime downloads. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Thank you for being here to help me celebrate the past, present, and future of the Ali on the Run Show. I promise to keep learning, growing, and showing up for myself, for this business, for the running community, and for all of you. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> UCAN: Use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The Bayshore Marathon, Half Marathon, & 10K: Registration is now open for the 2023 events and the Ali on the Run LIVE Show with Emma Bates! <!-- /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 in 2022, by the numbers (2:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> My personal and professional highlights from 2022 (23:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Revisiting my 2022 goals: What did I accomplish, and what did I totally forget? (30:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The results of the 2022 Ali on the Run Show listener survey, completed by a whopping 1,111 listeners (36:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What you can expect from the Ali on the Run Show in 2023 (54:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> My 2023 Ali on the Run Show mission statement (59:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> My 2023 hopes, dreams, plans, and goals (1:01:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> ASK ALI voicemail: 617-446-3966 <!-- /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 --> 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 -->
05/01/23·1h 19m

599. Natalie Morales, Co-Host of The Talk (Re-Run)

<!-- wp:paragraph --> A few weeks ago, I talked about my life with Crohn's disease. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In that episode, I answered a listener question about the worst, most embarrassing, most inconvenient bathroom experience I've ever had. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> And I'm not going to tell that story again now — I'll spare you — but the short version is that I was very sick, I was living in New Jersey, and I traveled into Manhattan that day via ferry for a very exciting reason. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> It was late May 2017, and I was about to record Episode 33 of the Ali on the Run Show with Today show co-anchor Natalie Morales. I was giddy! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> This was a dream interview for me. I've always loved and admired Natalie Morales. I couldn't believe that she not only agreed to be interviewed for a brand-new running podcast, but also that instead of recording remotely, she invited me to the Access Hollywood studios at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Of course, the day wasn't without its drama for me. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> I had a traumatic Crohn's-related issue on the way into the city, and then, after buying a new outfit en route and then waiting in the 30 Rock lobby next to Sterling K. Brown (also a runner!), I was brought upstairs to wait for Natalie. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> I opened my laptop with all my research and carefully prepared questions — and the screen went dark. It couldn't be revived. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> That day, my body failed me, and then my technology failed me. I was rattled. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> There I was: brand-new to podcasting, sitting on a couch next to Natalie Morales, with no notes to guide me. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> I'm re-airing this episode today because it's one I reference often — not just because of the Crohnsing that took place that day. Mostly, because I was terrified. I was thrown off my game, for multiple reasons...and yet, nothing totally tragic happened. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> I took a deep breath, I trusted my [leaky] gut, and I did my best. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> And this conversation was the result. Was it perfect? Nope. But nearly six years later, I can still say that no episode is ever perfect. This one, though, is one I'm still proud of, and I hope you enjoy revisiting it. <!-- /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 --> St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville: Use code ONTHERUN10 for $10 off your registration for this year’s races, taking place April 22–23. <!-- /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 -->
29/12/22·48m 59s

598. Beyond the Run with Heather MacLean

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I’m very much a 'fall down eight times, get up nine' kinda girlie. I fall down a lot! I have a lot of mishaps. Races don’t always go the best for me. I’m still working on a few things. It was just nice to have this moment where everything came together." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Last year, professional athlete Heather MacLean became a breakout star. The Team New Balance Boston athlete made her first Olympic team — every professional runner's dream. But with the ultimate high of getting to represent Team USA also came emotional lows. In this candid conversation, Heather talks about the pressure and expectations she felt heading into last year's U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials, and about the not-so-glamorous side of running for a living. She also talks about the post-Tokyo comedown and how she dealt with it. Then, we talk all things 2022: Heather's highlight reel, her first U.S. National title, and her first sub-4:00 1500m race in Monaco. Plus, setting boundaries, how to protect your space, and how to go through life as a people-pleaser who is friends with everyone. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to learn all about the conversations New Balance is having to promote mental wellness. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Heather recaps her trip to Hawaii for the Kalakaua Merrie Mile (5:55) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Where Heather falls on the introvert vs. extrovert scale (9:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Heather reflects on the summer of 2021, including the pressure and stress she felt heading into the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials (11:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How it feels to be left off the pre-race prediction lists (19:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Heather’s experience with the post-Olympics blues (27:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Heather shares her 2022 highlight reel (38:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Heather and Allie Wilson’s adventures in Monaco (41:55) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Heather talks about winning her first U.S. National title, and what it meant to trust herself during a race (54:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Heather is looking forward to in 2023 (1:04:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> For more, check out: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Allie Wilson on Episode 469 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, by Susan Cain <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Heather: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @Heather_MacLean31 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @heathair31 <!-- /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 -->
23/12/22·1h 10m

597. Anoush Arakelian, 3:07 Marathoner

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I went all-in. So if I failed, I could say I tried everything." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Anoush Arakelian is a full-time director of product marketing, a running coach, and a coach at MYSTRYDE in her hometown of Boston, MA. And as of a few weeks ago, she's a 3:07 marathoner. ("I think I’m still processing that that’s my new time," she says.) Anoush ran a four-minute personal best at the California International Marathon earlier this month. Her first marathon, in 2014, was a 3:55. Now, 13 marathons later, she's learned a bit about running 26.2 miles. In this conversation, Anoush talks about what it has taken to slowly chip away at her marathon time, reflecting on the personal bests and personal worsts along the way. (Reminder: The road to that oh-so-rewarding finish line isn't always linear!) <!-- /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 Anoush is feeling post-CIM (2:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Anoush’s first marathon experience was like (4:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Anoush’s relationship with running data has evolved over the years, and what her first experience working with a coach was like (13:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Why Anoush decided to run CIM, and how she was feeling heading into training (19:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Anoush was feeling a few weeks out from race day (29:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Anoush has changed as a runner since her previous attempts at going sub-3:10 (34:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about Anoush’s experience running the 2022 California International Marathon (47:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The moment when Anoush knew her goal was within reach (57:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What’s next for Anoush? (1:06:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Anoush’s coaching advice for aspiring spring marathoners (1:07:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Anoush’s highlight — and lowlight — reel from 2022 (1:09:25) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> For more from Anoush, check out her previous appearances on the Ali on the Run Show: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Everything You Need to Know About the New York City Marathon <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Live at the 2022 Boston Marathon with Anoush Arakelian and Emily Saul <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Girl Talk with Molly Seidel and Anoush Arakelian <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Anoush: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @noushy14 <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @AArakelian14 <!-- /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 -->
21/12/22·1h 16m

596. Beyond the Run with Maegan Krifchin

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "The biggest takeaway is that I’m having fun. That is a huge thing! I forgot what it was like to just have fun with it and be playful and enjoy the ride." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Maegan Krifchin, a professional runner for Atlanta Track Club Elite, had a big goal for this fall: run a personal best at the TCS New York City Marathon. She put all of her running eggs in that basket, training hard with that NYCM plan in mind. But come race day, things didn't go as planned at all. Maegan ran a 2:40:52, which was well off her goal time. She wasn't just unsatisfied — she wanted more, and she wanted it immediately. And so, Maegan decided to run the Philadelphia Marathon, just two weeks later. This time, things went much better. She ran 2:31:41, finishing in second place. Still, though, Maegan wanted more. And so, two weeks after that, she decided to head west in pursuit of a personal best. This time, Maegan lined up at the California International Marathon, where she got her day: She ran 2:29:21. A personal best. In this conversation, Maegan talks about how she managed to run three fall marathons without getting injured, and how she got faster each time. Plus, how she has stayed mentally sharp and strong, and her advice for staying in the race when the running gets tough. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to learn all about the conversations New Balance is having to promote mental wellness. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Maegan: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @mkrifchin <!-- /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 -->
16/12/22·1h 5m

595. Lorna Campbell, Abbott World Marathon Majors Head of Communications

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "It was just that moment in time where somebody saw something and wanted to help me and give back. And I try to do that with other people, too, because if I hadn’t been in that situation, I don’t know what I’d be doing now." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Imagine getting to travel the world, attending major marathon race weekends and helping share the stories of the athletes, the races, and the people who make these events so special. That's the reality for Lorna Campbell, as the Head of Communications for Abbott World Marathon Majors, the race series comprised of the New York City Marathon, Boston Marathon, Chicago Marathon, London Marathon, Tokyo Marathon, and Berlin Marathon. In this conversation, Lorna — who is originally from Scotland, lives in Rhode Island, and has a very cute story of how she met her husband at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics — talks about how she got this job, what her role entails, and all the jobs she had in various sports before making her way to the running industry. Plus, her reflections on her first year of motherhood (she's mom to one-year-old Harris), her feelings on the allure of the six-star challenge, and her take on the state of the running industry and running community right now. <!-- /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:list-item --> St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville: Use code ONTHERUN10 for $10 off your registration for this year’s races, taking place April 22–23. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Lorna reflects on her first year of motherhood, and life as a newlywed (3:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The very sweet story of how Lorna met her now-husband at the Olympics (7:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What young Lorna was like, and how her childhood shaped her future (9:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Lorna shares her career highlight reel (16:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Who’s in Lorna’s village? (19:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Lorna got her job as head of communications with Abbott World Marathon Majors (24:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Lorna’s job entails on the day to day, and during race weekends (29:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about the World Marathon Majors six-star challenge, and how it’s evolved during Lorna’s time with the organization (35:40) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Lorna found running and became a runner — and why she still has a hard time calling herself a runner (42:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Lorna’s relationship with running has changed since having her son (48:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Which of the six World Marathon Majors Lorna would most like to run (56:55) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Lorna’s take on the state of the running industry and running community right now (1:00:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Lorna: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @lornasportelle <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @LornaC1982 <!-- /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 -->
15/12/22·1h 18m

594. Ask Ali, Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week Edition, Part II

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "Those were the darkest and hardest days of my life, and the biggest thing that I would do differently is I would ask for help. Instead, I hid, I locked that apartment door, and I wouldn’t let anyone see me." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Last week, in honor of Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week, I talked about living with these diseases for the past 30 years. (Listen to that episode here.) Now, I'm wrapping things up by talking about running with Crohn's disease, navigating the emotional and mental sides of this disease (trigger warning here: lots of talk of depression and being in a really low, dark place), and how to support the people in your life living with a chronic illness. Plus, my hotel lobby hack (that rarely works, but I always try!), my fear of trail cams and small-town Facebook groups, and so much more. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS:  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> goodr: Click here for free shipping on your next goodr 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 --> 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 -->
09/12/22·1h 4m

593. Claire Holt, Actress & Marathoner

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "Seeing the best part of humanity, everyone out there cheering... Thousands of people just there to help you finish this race. To me, that was so inspiring. We’re inundated today with negative news stories and stuff that goes wrong and the bad side of humanity. This, to me, was pure good." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Claire Holt is an Australian-American actress who has starred in shows including The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and Pretty Little Liars. And last month, this busy mom of two added something new to her list of accomplishments: marathoner! In this episode, Claire talks about how she got into running, why she wanted to run the 2022 New York City Marathon, and why she decided to do it now, with two young children (ages 2 and 3, just 17 months apart!), one of which was going through a sleep regression during the bulk of Claire's training. She talks about working with a coach, about her biggest pre-race fear (hint: it's oh so relatable), and about what she did to stay calm during the race. Plus, the tough parts of the race (shout-out to mile 24), the highlights, and everything in between. <!-- /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 --> Napa Valley Marathon & Half Marathon: Click here to register for these races — taking place March 5, 2023 — today! <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> How Claire is feeling, one month after running her first marathon (1:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Claire’s most vivid memories from the 2022 New York City Marathon (4:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Claire became a runner (6:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Why Claire wanted to run a marathon, and why now? (10:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Why Claire ran to raise money for the Boston Children’s Hospital (14:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Claire’s marathon training was like (17:10) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Who is in Claire’s village, and how she was feeling on race day (25:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All about the race! (32:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The post-race experience (45:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How training for a marathon changed Claire’s life (51:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Claire: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @claireholt <!-- /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 -->
08/12/22·1h 3m

592. Ask Ali, Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week Edition

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "It’s like someone has a hand mixer — what you would use to make brownies — on low at all times. And then without warning, they turn it up to high. That’s what it feels like in my stomach." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> This year marks 30 years of living with Crohn's disease. I was diagnosed with this inflammatory bowel disease (sexy stuff!) when I was 7, and in my twenties, that diagnosis was upgraded to Crohn's-colitis. (Overachiever alert!) Today, in honor of Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week (December 1–7), I'm talking all about my history with IBD and about living with a chronic illness. (Reminder: I'm not a doctor! This is all about my personal, lived experience with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSORS:  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> goodr. Click here for free shipping on your next goodr order! <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville: Use code ONTHERUN10 for $10 off your registration for this year’s races, taking place April 22–23. <!-- /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 --> 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 -->
02/12/22·57m 35s

591. The Life-Changing Date Night Episode, Five Years Later

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "How awesome would it be to spend all day talking to people? That’s all I want in life." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Get in your time machine, friends: We're going back to January 2018. Today on the Ali on the Run Show, I'm re-releasing "Episode 57." I didn't realize it at the time, but this was a pivotal conversation for me. I recorded it at 10 PM with my husband, Brian. I was in a tough place then. I wasn't fulfilled. I was floundering. The Ali on the Run Show was my hobby while I was freelance writing full-time. I was struggling to move on from my past dreams, and couldn't quite articulate what I wanted to do next. This conversation — which was hard to have, and really scary to put out into the world — helped. I cried. Multiple times. I was scared. Scared of failure, whatever that meant. And scared to admit that I was scared. (And definitely scared of what the response to this episode would be, which was overwhelmingly wonderful.) I didn't know what success meant to me, but I was able to pinpoint one thing: I wanted to spend more time talking to people. (Five years later: Check!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> I revisited this episode as a reminder to myself, as I start planning for 2023: It hasn't always been live shows, race announcing, and World Championships! It hasn't been easy! So whether you're hearing "Episode 57" for the first time today, or you've heard it before, maybe something will resonate with you as you navigate your own "what do I want to be when I grow up?" journey. (PS: You're doing great.) <!-- /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 --> Bayshore Marathon: Bookmark this link! Registration for the 2023 races, taking place on Saturday, May 27, opens on January 5. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> For more, check out: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> The "Cali on the Run" episode <!-- /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 -->
01/12/22·1h 31m

590. Beyond the Run with Chelsea Sodaro, 2022 Ironman World Champion

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "It’s just the reality of being a parent, and I think it would be easy to just see that as a hindrance or a disadvantage. But I think I’ve done a pretty good job of flipping that mindset and saying, 'Hey, look at what I’ve been able to accomplish when things haven’t always gone my way!' I don’t expect them to go perfectly on race day. So it’s almost a little secret weapon that I have in my mental toolbox." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> In October, track star turned professional triathlete Chelsea Sodaro was 18 months postpartum. She was about to race her second Ironman triathlon: a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2-mile run. That Ironman was the Ironman World Championships in Kona. And she won the whole thing, finishing in 8 hours 33 minutes and 46 seconds, and becoming only the second mom in history to win in Kona. In this conversation, Chelsea talks all about her race day — but perhaps more importantly, she talks about the road to Kona. She talks about returning to training and competition as a new mom, and shares for the first time about her experience with postpartum anxiety. It's relatable ("To be totally honest, it’s kind of a shitshow," Chelsea says of returning to work without childcare help), it's inspiring ("We can do hard things, and we can do amazing things," she says of being a mom with big dreams), and it's real ("We just cannot do it alone"). <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to learn all about the conversations New Balance is having to promote mental wellness. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> What’s written on Chelsea’s bathroom mirror right now? (2:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On feeling the mom love after Kona (4:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What Chelsea was like as a kid, and the impact her mom had on her (5:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Chelsea is able to do what she does with a 1.5-year-old at home (9:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Chelsea has learned to let go of perfectionism, and her experience with postpartum anxiety (15:15) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> When Chelsea first started dreaming of Kona (28:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Did Chelsea ever doubt herself? (35:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What it was like getting to Kona (40:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> All the details from the 2022 Ironman World Championships (47:35) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> When Chelsea realized she was about to become an Ironman World Championship, and what the finish line experience was like (1:02:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The Kona comedown (1:11:20) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Chelsea's message to all the new moms (1:14:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Chelsea: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @chelseasodaro <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @chelseasodaro <!-- /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 --> 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 -->
25/11/22·1h 17m

589. Sage Hurta, Professional Runner for On Athletics Club

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I don’t think anyone goes as hard as a dance floor full of professional or elite runners. Everyone was going bananas." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Last year at the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials, Sage Hurta was in an exciting spot. Off the track, the seven-time All-American had just graduated from the University of Colorado and signed her first professional contract with On Athletics Club. And on the track: She was in the semi-finals of the 800m race, charging into the final 100 meters of the race with plans and dreams to advance to the final and maybe, hopefully make her first world championship team. But then she went down. Sage fell hard, breaking her wrist in the process. It was a heartbreaking day. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> The good news: 2022 has been the ultimate redemption year. In her first full year as an On-sponsored professional athlete, Sage (who just married teammate Joe Klecker!) entered 2022 having never broken two minutes in the 800m, and then went on to break 2:00 not once, not twice, but three times in the span of just six days. (And then, once more for good measure in August, where she ran 1:57 in Monaco, a new personal best.) She also ran a 1500m personal best (4:01.79) and took the win at the Ed Murphey classic. In this conversation, Sage reflects on 2021, shares her 2022 highlight reel, and looks forward to 2023 and beyond. <!-- /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 --> Napa Valley Marathon & Half Marathon: Click here to register for these races — taking place March 5, 2023 — today! <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> All about Sage’s recent wedding (and name change decision!) to teammate Joe Klecker (4:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> How Sage would sum up 2022 (11:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> The process of going pro (13:00) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Sage reflects on last year’s U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials, and that fall during the 800m semifinal (19:50) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On growing up with runner parents, and how Sage became a runner (28:30) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> On breaking 2:00 in the 800m for the first time, and the art of “Sage Rage” (32:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Why Sage loves the 800, and how she puts that fall out of her head when she’s racing (41:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> What’s next on Sage’s racing calendar? (48:45) <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Sage: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @hurtasage <!-- /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 --> 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 -->
24/11/22·1h

588. 26 Questions with Emily Sisson

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "Picture yourself as the eye of the hurricane, the eye of the storm. You have all this going on around you, but it doesn’t affect you." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> It was a big year for Emily Sisson! The professional runner for New Balance broke not one but two records! In May, Emily became the American record holder in the half marathon, running 1:07:11 at the USATF Half Marathon Championships in Indianapolis. Then, in October, she finished the Chicago Marathon in 2:18:29, effectively becoming the American record holder in the 26.2-mile distance. Now, Emily has her eyes on 2023. She'll race the Houston Half Marathon in January, she's committed to a spring marathon (can't say which one yet!), and she's hoping to run a fall marathon to complete the year. Today, in the span of 26 questions, Emily talks about how life has (or hasn't) changed this year, shares what she's excited about and intrigued by, and talks about her favorite and hardest races to date. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Photo by Kevin Morris <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: Tracksmith. Click here and use code ALI22 to get free shipping. Plus, Tracksmith will donate 5% of your purchase proceeds to The Trevor Project. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> For more from Emily, check out: <!-- /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 --> 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 -->
22/11/22·58m 7s

587. Ask Ali, New York City Marathon Edition

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "We’re all down on the ground. We are partying with everyone. We’re hanging out with the runners. We’re making cheer tunnels, we’re having kicklines. We are dancing. It is a party, and absolutely everyone is invited." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> It was a great (albeit warm) week in New York City, celebrating all things 2022 TCS New York City Marathon. From finish line announcing to live shows and so much more, today I'm answering all of your New York City Marathon-related questions. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR:  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> goodr. Click here for free shipping on your next goodr order! <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> For more, check out: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> My TEDxBoston talk <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> New Balance FuelCell SuperComp Trainer <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> New Balance FuelCell Rebel v3 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> New Balance FuelCell SC Elite v3 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Everything You Need to Know About the New York City Marathon <!-- /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 --> 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 -->
18/11/22·49m 26s

586. My 2022 New York City Marathon Recap

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I feel like I am peaking. This feels like it’s as good as it gets!" <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> New York City is back, baby! (I must have said that 300 times over the course of the week!) For the first time since 2019, the TCS New York City Marathon returned in full force: 50,000 runners, five boroughs, hundreds of thousands of spectators, and an oh-so-humid day that no one will soon forget. In this episode, I recap my entire week in New York City in great detail. The live shows (all three of them!), announcing the Run with Champions youth race, running the Dash to the Finish 5K (no PR this year, but I really did try!), and of course, being one of the finish line announcers on marathon day. My favorite week of the year! <!-- /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:list-item --> St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville: Use code ONTHERUN10 for $10 off your registration for this year’s races, taking place April 22–23. <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> For more, check out: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Ali on the Run Show LIVE with Keira D'Amato <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Ali on the Run Show LIVE with Erin Azar, Alysia Montaño, and Laura Green <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Ali on the Run Show LIVE with Emma Coburn <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Kofuzi's New York City Marathon recap <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Good Morning America segment <!-- /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 --> 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 -->
17/11/22·1h 26m

585. 26 Questions with Emily Durgin

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "I was a complete wreck. I had a lot of anxiety about a lot of unnecessary things. Not even the race itself — all the outside factors, and I didn’t handle them well. I race all the time! This should have been just another race. But in my mind, I was over-worried about not making it to the start line." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Emily Durgin spent this summer getting into the best shape of her life: marathon shape! She was gearing up to make her 26.2-mile debut at the TCS New York City Marathon — but race day didn't go as planned. Emily, who lives and trains in Flagstaff, AZ, and is sponsored by adidas, ended up dropping out "somewhere in Harlem." So today, we cover the fun questions in this series (first car, current car, celebrity lookalike), and Emily answers the tough questions, like what it's really like dropping out of your marathon debut, and how to deal with mid-race stress and anxiety. In true Emily form, she's in good spirits, she learned a lot, and she got to celebrate her friend Sharon Lokedi's win! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: Tracksmith. Click here and use code ALI22 to get free shipping. Plus, Tracksmith will donate 5% of your purchase proceeds to The Trevor Project. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Emily: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @em_durgin <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @emily_durgin <!-- /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 --> 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 -->
15/11/22·52m 2s

584. LIVE with Emma Coburn in New York City

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "You can call me Bog Girl if you want." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> The best way to kick off TCS New York City Marathon week? A live show at the 1 Hotel Central Park South with special guest Emma Coburn, presented by New Balance. Emma has been on the show six (six!) times now, so our goal with this one was simple: "What haven't we talked about yet?" And mission accomplished, as we talked about Bosshard Bogs, got some Team Boss updates, and discussed the pressure that comes with being Emma Coburn. Plus: tattoo talk, Presidential Physical Fitness trauma, and so much more. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to learn all about the conversations New Balance is having to promote mental wellness. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Emma: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @emmacoburn <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @emmajcoburn <!-- /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 --> 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 -->
10/11/22·1h 10m

583. LIVE with goodr, Erin Azar, Alysia Montaño, and Laura Green

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "My life got a little weird that weekend!" —Erin Azar <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> "It's not about athletes running and having lactation accommodations. It's about making micro changes for macro changes. We want societal shift." —Alysia Montaño <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> "Everyone's like, 'Do you have a goal?' And I'm like, 'To have a good time!' No, that's never my goal. I don't care about having a good time. I like to race!" —Laura Green <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Oh, we had some fun last Friday night in New York City. Goodr hosted a live recording of the Ali on the Run Show at Prohibition (my first live show at a bar! too fun!) with special guests Erin Azar (you know her as "Mrs. Space Cadet"), professional track star turned marathoner Alysia Montaño, and funny woman Laura Green. Lots of laughter, lots of talk about creating change in the industry, and lots of hot pink sunglasses! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: goodr. Click here for free shipping on your next goodr order! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Erin: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @immrsspacecadet <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> TikTok @mrs.space.cadet <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> YouTube <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Alysia: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @alysiamontano <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Laura: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @lauramcgreen <!-- /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 --> 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 -->
09/11/22·1h 5m

582. LIVE with Keira D'Amato at Custom Performance

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "When we're good with good enough and ditch the perfectionism, we can really find a whole new level in ourselves. Good enough is good enough." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> It's Keira D'Amato's first live podcast! The day before the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon, Keira sat down to talk about her pre-race mindset, to share how she was feeling the day before the race, and to explain her takes on perfectionism, karma, "doing the best you can with what you have," and her "white room theory." Plus, more about "Meat Thing," and a rousing game of "Skeiragories!" As Keira's mom would say: "Your ass is grass...and I'm the lawnmower!" (Keira went on to run 2:31:31 the next day, finishing 15th.) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: Custom Performance. Check out the best physical therapy in NYC! (My PT is Greg Laraia — go see him!) <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> For more, check out: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Keira D'Amato on Episode 579 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Keira D’Amato on Episode 546 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Keira & Anthony D’Amato on Episode 475 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Keira D’Amato on Episode 414 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Keira D’Amato on Episode 305 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Keira: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <!-- wp:list-item --> Instagram @keiradamato <!-- /wp:list-item --><!-- wp:list-item --> Twitter @KeiraDAmato <!-- /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 --> 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 -->
08/11/22·57m 30s

581. Ask Ali!

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "When I grew up, I wanted to be a purple flying horse. Never give up on your dreams." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Welcome to Ask Ali, the series where I answer all of your questions. This time around, I’m cruising through 24 listener questions, sent in via Instagram Stories (I’m @aliontherun1), about boundaries, mom guilt, sending the email, chafing, race swag, life dreams, and so much more. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR:  <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> goodr. Click here for free shipping on your next goodr order! <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> You asked: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> What shows do your parents like to watch? (3:45) Do you and Brian set intentional boundaries about talking about work? (5:45) Have you ever sent the email and regretted it later? (6:30) How are you most similar to your parents, and how are you different from each of them? (8:55) What is something you want Annie to learn that you weren’t taught? (13:55) What runner inspires you the most? (15:00) Would you rather deal with butt-cheek chafe or side-arm chafe? (17:00) If you could only run one race for the rest of time, what would it be? (17:55) Does Annie like Bluey? (18:20) Do you know that you and Femke Bol look like twins? (18:55) Do you strength train? (20:00) How do I get faster than a 9:30 pace on the run? (21:15) How do you fight mom guilt being away from your daughter? (22:50) What shoes are in your current rotation? (28:40) What does your typical running week look like? (29:25) Favorite breakfast, lunch, and dinner (34:15) What always makes you laugh? (35:40) What’s your favorite piece of swag you’ve ever received from a race? (36:00) Any podcast interview you wish you could redo? (36:30) What’s the best thing about living in NH vs. NYC? (38:40) Tips for first-timers running the New York City Marathon? (39:20) Are you interested in announcing London or Berlin? (40:25) Favorite cereal? (41:10) What was your dream job 25, 20, 15, and 10 years ago? (41:35) <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Check out: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> My TEDxBoston talk <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> New Balance SuperComp Trainer <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> New Balance FuelCell Rebel <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> New Balance SC Elite v3 <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Everything You Need to Know About the New York City Marathon <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Blog Strava <!-- /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 -->
04/11/22·46m 4s

580. Steph Bruce, On Her Final Pro Marathon in NYC

<!-- wp:paragraph --> "This year, it finally feels like, 'I’m gonna rip it.' The badass version of me is like, 'You’re going to have to work really hard to beat me!' That finally came back this year." <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> This weekend, Steph Bruce will race her last marathon as a professional athlete. When Steph was diagnosed with a congenital heart condition last year, she decided to make some tough decisions. She decided 2022 would be her final year as a professional athlete. The HOKA NAZ Elite athlete plans to retire at the end of this year. But first: She's racing the TCS New York City Marathon this weekend, and she's taking us all along for the ride, calling this year her "Grit Finale." In this conversation, Steph talks about how she's feeling heading into her 17th marathon, both physically and emotionally. She talks about how training has gone, about her advice for athletes who are new to the sport, and life after NYCM. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> SPONSOR: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> UCAN: Click here and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order. <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> What you’ll get on this episode: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> How Steph’s feeling heading into the New York City Marathon (2:45) How Steph has navigated the emotional heaviness of the past few years, both on and off the race course (7:45) What Steph is proudest of (16:30) What Steph would say to all the pregnant pro runners right now (19:00) How Steph’s New York City Marathon training has gone (21:30) Steph’s New York City Marathon race plan (26:00) What Steph says runners should and should not do when running the New York City Marathon (28:45) What Steph pictures when she thinks about celebrating this race (37:40) Life after the New York City Marathon (38:30) What Steph wishes she had known at the early stages of her career (42:45) <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> For more, check out: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Steph Bruce on Episode 104 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Steph & Ben Bruce on Episode 206 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Steph Bruce on Episode 354 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Steph Bruce on Episode 371 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Steph Bruce on Episode 519 of the Ali on the Run Show <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Steph: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> Instagram @stephrothstein Twitter @steph_rothstein Facebook Blog YouTube <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> Follow Ali: <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Blog Strava <!-- /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 -->
03/11/22·58m 14s