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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.

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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.

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Ali on the Run with Kara & Adam Goucher

By Sephorafan - Feb 14 2020
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Love the episode with Kara & Adam Goucher! So fun!!

205 - love on the run Ryan and Des

By MelissaMG - Feb 11 2020
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My favs for sure. Their banter is the best.

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1691 Ratings
Average Ratings
1613
49
14
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Ali on the Run with Kara & Adam Goucher

By Sephorafan - Feb 14 2020
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Love the episode with Kara & Adam Goucher! So fun!!

205 - love on the run Ryan and Des

By MelissaMG - Feb 11 2020
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My favs for sure. Their banter is the best.
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Ali on the Run Show

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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.

Rank #1: 204. Love on the Run Week with Aisha Praught & Will Leer

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"When talking about running, it’s where we have to be the most delicate with each other."

We're celebrating love all week long on the Ali on the Run Show: Welcome to Love on the Run Week! Today, we're kicking things off with professional middle-distance runners Aisha Praught and Will Leer, who live and train in Boulder, CO.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • How Aisha and Will met (3:15)
  • How Will proposed (7:30)
  • On Aisha and Will’s competitive sides (11:30)
  • Why Aisha and Will moved from Oregon to Boulder, and how they made the decision (15:30)
  • Why Will and Aisha don’t do workouts together (21:30)
  • How Will and Aisha set goals individually and together (30:40)
  • The impact Gabe Grunewald’s passing has had on both Will and Aisha (41:00)

What we mention on this episode:

Aisha Praught Leer on Episode 197 of the Ali on the Run Show

"No Sacrifices for Aisha Praught Leer," by Erin Strout for Women's Running

Brave Like Gabe Foundation

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Feb 10 2020

1hr 1min

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Rank #2: 69. Sarah Sellers, 2nd Female at the 2018 Boston Marathon

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“I think that’s what unites us as runners — we’re all trying to overcome excuses and doubts to get out there.” —Sarah Sellers

“Who is Sarah Sellers?” That’s the question everyone was asking after the Tucson, AZ runner finished second at the 2018 Boston Marathon. Sarah isn’t a professional runner. She doesn’t have a sponsor. And she paid her own Boston Marathon entry fee. But on a brutally rainy and windy day in Boston, the 26-year-old nurse anesthetist ran a 2:44.04 — good enough to land her in the spot behind winner Desi Linden. Sarah had no idea she finished second (and, in doing so, nabbed a cool $75,000 prize), and when we recorded this episode just 48 hours after the race, she was still processing the results. Enjoy as she breaks down every detail from before, during, and after the race — including the surreal moment when she passed Shalane Flanagan! (And fun fact: Boston was only Sarah’s second marathon ever!)

What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Sarah shares how she’s feeling 48 hours after placing second at the Boston Marathon (1:30)
  • What Sarah’s Boston buildup was like, and how she balances high-mileage training with a demanding full-time job (4:20)
  • The very cute story of how Sarah met her husband, Blake (8:00)
  • How working long days helped prepare Sarah for Marathon Monday (8:45)
  • Whether Sarah ever considered dropping out on race day (9:45)
  • Sarah’s unexpected pre-race detour (10:00)
  • Sarah shares her pre-race goals and the weather factors she dreads the most (11:35)
  • What it was like starting with the elite field (13:00)
  • Sarah breaks down the race from the soaking start to that triumphant finish (16:10)
  • What it was like passing Shalane Flanagan (19:00)
  • How Sarah found out she finished in second place (20:45)
  • How Sarah plans to spend her $75,000 winnings (26:00)
  • The moment that stands out as the ultimate high point from Sarah’s Boston Marathon experience (27:00)
  • What’s next? (30:30)

What we mention on this episode:

Boston Marathon

Deena Kastor

Acadia National Park

Boston Athletic Association

Desi Linden

Shalane Flanagan

Kara Goucher

Gwen Jorgensen

Jordan Hasay

Meb Keflezighi

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Apr 19 2018

41mins

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Rank #3: 02. Brian Cristiano — Being Married to Someone with Crohn's Disease

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Brian Cristiano is the founder and CEO of BOLD Worldwide, a sports advertising agency in New York City, and the host of the Sports Marketing Huddle podcast. He’s also my husband! So on this episode, we talk about what it’s like living with—and loving—someone with Crohn’s disease. I’ve had a few rough flares during our time together, so I picked Brian’s brain to get his perspective on what it’s like being on the other side of the bathroom door. Follow Brian: Instagram: briancristiano Twitter: brian_cristiano Sports Marketing Huddle podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sports-marketing-huddle/id1135417163?mt=2 BOLD Worldwide: http://www.boldworldwide.com/ Follow Ali: Instagram: aliontherun1 Twitter: aliontherun1 Blog: http://www.aliontherunblog.com Run for the Rabbit Announcement: http://www.aliontherunblog.com/2011/04/22/im-running-for-the-rabbit/ Meet Brian: http://www.aliontherunblog.com/2011/09/28/meet-my-handsome-friend/ 5:00: Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America: http://www.ccfa.org/ 9:30: 2011 Brooklyn Half Marathon Recap: http://www.aliontherunblog.com/2011/05/21/brooklyn-half-marathon-recap/ 20:00: 10-Day Juice Cleanse: http://www.aliontherunblog.com/2013/04/04/this-is-an-opportunity-not-a-punishment/ 20:00: Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead: http://www.fatsickandnearlydead.com/ 47:00: Probiotics: https://www.natren.com/healthy-trinity.html 57:00: Roomba Scooba: https://www.amazon.com/iRobot-Scooba-Floor-Scrubbing-Robot/dp/B00IO9U06I Thank you for listening to and supporting the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes. Spread the run love!

Feb 09 2017

59mins

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Rank #4: 43. Kara Goucher

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Kara Goucher is a professional distance runner with loads of podiums, medals, and titles under her Oiselle-sponsored belt. She lives in Boulder, CO, with her husband, Adam, and their 7-year-old son, Colt (plus their cat, Ellie, and their rescue pup, Freya), and we chatted as she was fresh off her annual Podium Retreat, which sold out in just 36 hours! On this episode, Kara talks about why the Podium Retreat is her proudest accomplishment, and opens up about the most defining—and most discouraging—moments of her running career. She talks about her decision to leave a 12-year Nike contract and sign with Oiselle, and very openly discusses what made her decide to become an outspoken advocate for clean sport. She shares how she feels about being called an “anti-doping whistle blower” and what it was like getting backlash and hate mail after coming forward with her allegations about her former team and coach. Plus, Kara talks about coming in fourth place at last year’s Olympic Trials, how she finally forgave herself for not making the Olympic team, and what she regrets about running after pregnancy. Stuff We Mention on this Episode: Oiselle: https://www.oiselle.com/ Kara Goucher’s Podium Retreat: http://www.karagoucher.com/ Oprah Winfrey interviews Lance Armstrong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jtDH-10m2s U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA): https://www.usada.org/ Nike Oregon Project: https://nikeoregonproject.com/ BBC: Alberto Salazar and the Nike Oregon Project: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-32883946 Clean Sport Collective: http://cleansport.org/ Sally Bergesen: http://www.oiselle.com/blog/author/sally-bergesen The Oiselle Kara Collection: http://www.oiselle.com/shop/kara-goucher-collection New York City Marathon: https://www.tcsnycmarathon.org/ University of Colorado: http://www.cu.edu/ Running with the Buffaloes: https://www.amazon.com/Running-Buffaloes-Wetmore-University-Colorado/dp/0762773987 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon: http://grandmasmarathon.com/our-races/garry-bjorklund-half-marathon/ Suzy Favor Hamilton: https://twitter.com/favorhamilton Paula Radcliffe: https://twitter.com/paulajradcliffe Joan Benoit Samuelson: https://www.runnersworld.com/masters/joan-benoit-samuelson-is-60-today-and-she-has-an-audacious-goal Follow Kara: Instagram @karagoucher: https://www.instagram.com/karagoucher/ Twitter @karagoucher: https://twitter.com/karagoucher Blog: http://www.karagoucher.com/blog/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KaraGoucher/ Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1: https://www.instagram.com/aliontherun1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aliontherun/ Twitter @aliontherun1: https://twitter.com/aliontherun1 Blog: http://www.aliontherunblog.com/ Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/13333410 Thank you for listening to and supporting the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes. Spread the run love!

Oct 26 2017

54mins

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Rank #5: 50. "Hungry Runner Girl" Janae Baron

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This week, I am thrilled to welcome to the Ali on the Run Show my dear friend — and everyone’s favorite running blogger — Janae Baron! Before we get to that, please join me in congratulating Janae and her family on the arrival of their newest member, Skye, born December 9! Janae, of course, is the beloved personality behind the popular Hungry Runner Girl blog. Janae is a super speedy runner who lives in Utah with her husband, Andrew, their kids (Brooke, Knox, and now Skye!), and their dog, Beretta. Janae was nearly 37 weeks pregnant when we recorded this episode and, as always, was just as sweet, positive, and bubbly as she is on the internet — plus, she was willing to get super honest about everything. Throughout the episode, Janae and I chat about her struggles with amenorrhea, dating after divorce, running before, during, and after her pregnancies, how negative comments really make her feel, and both the beautiful and challenging parts of raising a blended family. She opens up about how she actually makes a living as a blogger, talks about the game-changing blog post that got 600 comments, debunks some common Mormon myths, and shares more about her past with disordered eating, and whether she now considers herself fully recovered. (I smiled this entire time, but then Janae made me weepy when she talked about how she found her place in Knox’s life. So prepare to experience every emotion throughout this episode!) Stuff We Mention on this Episode: Ali’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Las Vegas 2011 Half Marathon Recap: http://www.aliontherunblog.com/2011/12/06/rock-n-roll-las-vegas-half-marathon-recap/ Janae’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Las Vegas 2011 Half Marathon Recap: https://hungryrunnergirl.com/2011/12/rock-n-roll-las-vegas-post-injury-pr.html Caesars Palace Las Vegas: https://www.caesars.com/ Janae’s Amenorrhea post: https://hungryrunnergirl.com/2011/05/running-and-periods.html Dear Evan Hansen: https://dearevanhansen.com/ Ali’s “Claustrophobia” Post: http://www.aliontherunblog.com/2013/11/25/claustrophobia/ Why I Love My Thirties: http://www.aliontherunblog.com/2017/05/02/ali-run-show-episode-24-lessons-ive-learned-thirties/ Ali’s “Meet My Handsome Friend” Post: http://www.aliontherunblog.com/2011/09/28/meet-my-handsome-friend/ @tanksgoodnews on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tanksgoodnews/ Dance Spirit: http://www.dancespirit.com/ Janae’s Mom’s Lasagna Recipe: https://hungryrunnergirl.com/2013/03/we-are-moving.html St. George Marathon: https://www.stgeorgemarathon.com/ Brooks Running Shoes: http://www.brooksrunning.com/ Kara Goucher on the Ali on the Run Show: http://www.aliontherunblog.com/2017/10/25/ali-run-show-episode-43-kara-goucher/ Natalie Morales on the Ali on the Run Show: http://www.aliontherunblog.com/2017/06/01/ali-run-show-episode-33-natalie-morales-today-show-west-coast-anchor-host-access-hollywood/ Follow Janae: Instagram @hungryrunnergirl: https://www.instagram.com/hungryrunnergirl/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HungryRunnerGirl/ Twitter @hungryrunnergrl: https://twitter.com/hungryrunnergrl Blog: https://hungryrunnergirl.com/ Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1: https://www.instagram.com/aliontherun1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aliontherun/ Twitter @aliontherun1: https://twitter.com/aliontherun1 Blog: http://www.aliontherunblog.com/ Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/13333410 Thank you for listening to and supporting the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes. Spread the run love!

Dec 14 2017

1hr 12mins

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Rank #6: 128. Ali & the Experts Week with Dr. Nicole Detling, Sports Psychologist

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"Be honest, be real, be vulnerable. That's how you find your mental toughness." —Dr. Nicole Detling

This episode will change your life on the run. It's a bold statement, I know, but Dr. Nicole Detling, the founder of Headstrong Consulting in Utah, is here to help us all improve our mental game. Dr. Detling is a mental performance coach for teams and athletes including the US Ski and Snowboard Association, Ballet West, tons of Olympians, and members of the PGA, MLB, NBA, NHL, and more. On this episode, she talks about building mental strength, getting through tough workouts and races, motivation, "chunking," tapping into your "why," coming back from a break, and the importance of rest days — both physical and mental. She also talks a lot about failure — why we fear it, what it actually means, and how social media factors into that fear of failure. We wrap up the episode by talking about exercise abuse.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Advice for training your brain on the run (4:30)
  • How to mentally prep for and thrive on race day (23:50)
  • General Q&A (45:33)

What we mention on this episode:

United Airlines NYC Half Marathon

Don't Leave Your Mind Behind

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Mar 12 2019

57mins

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Rank #7: 144. Sara & Ryan Hall

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“We’re distance runners. We know how to dig in with hard stuff and persevere.”

Sara and Ryan Hall are one of the best-known couples in the running industry. Ryan is a retired professional runner: He holds the American record in both the half marathon (59:43) and marathon (2:04:58), and represented the United States at both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games. Today, he's a coach, he's spending a ton of time bulking up in the gym, and he just published his latest book, Run the Mile You're In. Sara is a professional middle-distance-turned-long-distance runner, who holds a 2:26 marathon PR and has her eyes set on the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials. On this episode, Sara and Ryan talk candidly about their marriage, what they fight about, and what it's like being coached by your spouse. Ryan is Sara's coach, and they were very honest about what it's like for each of them when Sara doesn't have a good race or workout. They also talk about adopting their four daughters from Ethiopia, and take a trip down memory lane sharing their love story, from first sushi date to proposal to becoming parents.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • What the Halls are celebrating right now (3:50)
  • Sara talks about what it’s like being coached by her husband — and a glimpse at what they fight about in their relationship (4:40)
  • Ryan and Sara’s love story, including who made the first move, the first kiss, how Ryan proposed, and the roles running and religion have played in their relationship (13:30)
  • Sara and Ryan’s adoption story (23:35)
  • How prepared did Sara and Ryan feel for parenthood, and what were their expectations? Plus, how they support and encourage their daughters when it comes to running (30:40)
  • Fast Ryan or Ripped Ryan? Sara tells all! (45:15)
  • What Ryan’s decision to retire meant for the Hall family (49:15)
  • How Sara has gotten faster over the past few years (50:45)
  • What’s next for the Halls? (58:10)

What we mention on this episode:

Run the Mile You’re In

NYRR New York Mini 10K

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May 22 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #8: 60. Emma Coburn

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“The narrative that I couldn’t do things never entered my life.”

Emma Coburn is a professional middle-distance runner for New Balance. She’s a world champion in the steeplechase, and competed at both the 2012 and 2016 Olympic games. On this episode, the Crested Butte, CO, native (and newlywed!) talks about being coached by her husband, Joe Bosshard, explains the unintentional way she got into the steeplechase, and talks about what it was like breaking her own American record in the 3000-meter steeplechase in London in 2017. Plus, she opens up about body image, posing nude for the ESPN Bodies Issue, and what inspires her.

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Here’s what you’ll get in this episode:

  • Emma explains what exactly the steeplechase is, how she became a professional steeplechaser, and why it’s such an awesome event (1:30)
  • Why Emma had no interest in running in college (6:25)
  • Emma’s decision to go pro (9:45)
  • How Emma found her mental strength (11:20)
  • Emma’s most recent record-breaking performance — at 7,000 feet! (14:30)
  • What it’s like breaking your own world record (18:00)
  • How Emma met her now-husband — and coach! — Joe Bosshard (22:20)
  • Why Emma wanted to gain 10 pounds for her wedding (23:25)
  • What Emma’s relationship with her body is like (28:10)
  • Emma’s advice for improving your confidence and body image (31:30)
  • What it was like posing nude for the ESPN Bodies Issue (33:45)
  • What’s going through Emma’s head when she’s on the starting line (40:05)
  • What it was like medaling at the Rio Olympics in 2016 — and becoming the first American woman to medal in the steeplechase at the Olympics (41:00)
  • How Emma stood her ground against Rule 40 (44:15)
  • What inspires Emma every day (46:10)
  • Emma’s advice for how to make running fun (48:35)

What we mention on this episode:

New Balance

Western State Colorado University

Trent Sanderson

Joe Bosshard

University of Colorado

Aisha Praught Leer

Gracie Coburn’s viral video

IAAF

Kaela Edwards

Orangetheory Fitness

Jenny Simpson

Secret Stash Pizza

Do You Believe in Miracles documentary

The Plaza Hotel

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Feb 15 2018

58mins

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Rank #9: 86. What's New With You Week with Kara Goucher

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"I don’t think I’ll ever retire. If something motivates me, I want to go for it." —Kara Goucher

Kara Goucher is back on the Ali on the Run Show, talking about her new book, Strong, how keeping a confidence journal changed her life, and where her running career is at right now. She also talks about the current state of women's running, and reflects on how choosing to have a child at the height of her professional running career affected her job. Plus, she answers the two questions everyone keeps asking: Is she retired, and does she want more kids?

Thank you to AfterShokz for sponsoring What's New With You Week on the Ali on the Run Show! CLICK HERE for $55 off your wireless headphone bundle!

What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Kara dishes about her new book, Strong, and how keeping a confidence journal has changed her life (2:00)
  • Kara recounts her performance at this year’s Grandma’s Marathon, and reflects on the highs and lows of the day (7:30)
  • Kara opens up about what it’s like when your competitor has an amazing day and you have a less-than-stellar one (13:10)
  • Where Kara’s at with her running career right now (17:40)
  • What it’s like watching American women dominate on the roads and track right now (20:15)
  • Kara talks about running during and after pregnancy, and why she returned to running so soon after giving birth to her son, Colt (26:30)
  • How choosing to have a child actually affected Kara’s professional running career (32:35)
  • Whether Kara still wants to dabble in ultra running (38:00)
  • Is Kara retired? (40:00)
  • Does Kara want more kids? (42:00)

What we mention on this episode:

Kara Goucher on Episode 43 of the Ali on the Run Show

Dr. Stephen Walker, sports psychologist

Grandma’s Marathon

Kara’s Podium Retreat

Emma Coburn

BolderBOULDER 10K

Western States Endurance Run

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Aug 03 2018

46mins

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Rank #10: 79. Kayla Itsines

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“I’ve been doing this for three years now and I’m still not used to it. I still get nervous. I worry, am I saying the right thing? Do they like me? Am I funny enough?” —Kayla Itsines

With nearly 10 million followers on Instagram, and 22 million on Facebook, Kayla Itsines is arguably the world’s most famous fitness personality and trainer right now. She’s the co-creator of the Bikini Body Guides (BBG) workouts (those 28-minute, deceptively tough workouts everyone’s posting about on Instagram) and the brains behind the Sweat app, and she is a bona-fide global sensation. But Kayla, who is from Adelaide, Australia, doesn’t think of herself as famous — and that was definitely never the plan. She just wanted to be a personal trainer and to help women, and along the way she built a multi-million dollar business, a massive reputation, a super supportive community, and a team of 100 employees.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Whether being today’s most popular and influential trainer and fitness personality was the future young Kayla Itsines saw for herself, and how she turned her lifestyle into a business (2:25)
  • Whether Kayla enjoys being an entrepreneur (5:15)
  • The a-ha moment that made Kayla realize she had found her place (7:15)
  • Why Kayla gets nervous before her boot camps (8:15)
  • What Kayla’s family thinks of their Insta-famous relative (10:20)
  • Why Kayla decided to call her workouts Bikini Body Guides, and what that means to her (11:00)
  • How Kayla and her fiancé, Tobi, met (11:45)
  • How Kayla hires, manages, and oversees a 100-person team, and what a day in the life looks like for her (15:25)
  • Why Kayla doesn’t want someone taking over her Instagram (17:30)
  • How Kayla created the BBG workouts (18:00)
  • Whether there’s pressure that comes with having a massive following, and whether Kayla likes being famous (20:45)
  • Kayla opens up about what her relationship with her body is like (27:25)
  • Kayla shares what her diet is like (29:50)
  • Kayla’s tips for building body confidence (31:10)
  • Whether Kayla is bothered by negative comments (32:50)
  • Kayla’s best Instagram advice (35:20)

What we mention on this episode:

Kayla’s E-Books

Eataly

Nobu

Tobi Pearce

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Jun 21 2018

45mins

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Rank #11: 64. Desiree Linden

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“We fail all the time, and we learn from it and we get better. I think that’s amazing. You fail your way to success. That’s how it happens, and I’m super comfortable with that. I have no problem pointing out a bunch of failures in my career. But I don’t define myself or my career as a failure.” —Des Linden

Desiree Linden is a professional distance runner who has represented the United States at the London and Rio Olympics. She runs for the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project in Michigan, and is a strong, consistent 2:22 marathoner. In one month, Des will race the Boston Marathon, and on this episode she talks about how her training has been going, and why she’s in it to win it. She also talks about why she thinks women are often hesitant to admit their big, scary, awesome goals, and opens up her recent running burnout — and how she busted out of it. Plus, Des talks about failure — and why she’s not afraid of it — and shares her big post-Boston goal. (Hint: She wants to make big moves in 2020.)

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What you’ll get in this episode:

  • How Des is feeling a month out from the Boston Marathon and what her training strategy and approach have been this time around (2:10)
  • Whether Des has had any of those magical runs yet in her Boston training (4:50)
  • The marathon taper: Love it or hate it? (6:40)
  • What would make Desi’s husband say, “She’s batshit crazy” (7:45)
  • Whether Des is superstitious or what her pre-race rituals entail (9:45)
  • How Des thinks she’s evolved as a competitive athlete (11:40)
  • How Des evaluates her race performances (13:00)
  • What Des is thinking when she’s standing on the start line (13:35)
  • How Desi became such a consistent runner — and ran perfectly even splits at last year’s Boston Marathon (16:00)
  • Who Des says is her biggest competition at this year’s Boston Marathon (17:00)
  • Des shares her best advice for Boston first-timers (18:10)
  • Whether Des notices spectators when she races — and what YOU need to yell to her when you see her run by! (18:45)
  • Why Des never looks rattled or emotional when she runs (21:40)
  • How Des is feeling about the United NYC Half
  • The women Des loves racing against (24:30)
  • How Des kicked her running slump (25:05)
  • How Des feels about the word failure (26:00)
  • How Des met her husband, Ryan, and the hilarious story about their first encounter (31:05)
  • How Des would describe herself as a runner (37:00)

What we mention on this episode:

Boston Marathon

Hansons-Brooks Distance Project

United Airlines NYC Half

Arizona State University

John Hancock

Shalane Flanagan

Kara Goucher

New York Road Runners

Diane Nukuri

The Moth

Banff Film Festival

Bayshore Marathon

Joan Didion

Joan Benoit Samuelson

Amy Cragg

Maximum Mobility

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Mar 15 2018

46mins

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Rank #12: 39. Registered Dietitian Kelly Hogan

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Kelly Hogan is the Clinical Nutrition and Wellness Manager at the Dubin Breast Center at Mountain Sinai in New York City. It’s a long title—but it basically means she’s a super smart registered dietitian who wants to help people establish non-diet lifestyles. On this episode, she talks about what that means and how that idea helped her figure out her own food philosophy. Kelly also talks about how she became an R.D.—including how she made a major career change and went back to school while working full-time—and she shares a day in the life of her own diet. We play a game [I made up] called Wellness World Word Association, where Kelly offers up her take on everything from #cleaneats, cheat days, and the new documentary What the Health to Goop and apple cider vinegar, and Kelly breaks down the difference between an R.D., a nutritionist, and a health coach—plus what you should understand about each. Kelly is a also many-time marathoner, so we talk about where she’s at with running right now, how her relationship with running has evolved over time, and how adopting a puppy—Peanut!—changed the game. Stuff We Mention on the Show: The Day I Finally Felt Like a Runner: http://www.aliontherunblog.com/2011/05/25/the-day-i-finally-felt-like-a-runner/ 10 People Who Have Changed My Running Life: http://www.aliontherunblog.com/2017/03/07/episode-8-10-people-changed-running-life/ Northeastern University: http://www.northeastern.edu/ New York University: https://www.nyu.edu/ God’s Love We Deliver: https://www.glwd.org/ “Becoming a Non-Diet Dietitian”: https://kellyhoganrd.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/becoming-a-non-diet-dietitian/ JackRabbit: https://www.jackrabbit.com/ Mount Sinai: http://www.mountsinai.org/ Purely Elizabeth granola: https://purelyelizabeth.com/ Banza pasta: https://www.eatbanza.com/ KIND bar: https://www.kindsnacks.com/ Larabar: https://www.larabar.com/ Siggi’s Greek yogurt: http://siggisdairy.com/ What the Health: http://www.whatthehealthfilm.com/ Two Little Red Hens: https://www.twolittleredhens.com/ New York City Marathon: http://www.tcsnycmarathon.org/ Whole Foods: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/ RDs Kelly Wants You to Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thereallife_rd/ https://www.instagram.com/jaclynlondonrd/ https://www.instagram.com/hummusapien/ https://www.instagram.com/karalydonrd/ Dogs Kelly Wants You to Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rosie.the.sheepdog/ https://www.instagram.com/iamboo_officialfanpage/ https://www.instagram.com/kingbentleythebulldog/ https://www.instagram.com/chompersthecorgi/ Follow Kelly: Instagram @kellyhoganrd: https://www.instagram.com/kellyhoganrd/ Follow Peanut on Instagram @peanut_the_dorkie: https://www.instagram.com/peanut_the_dorkie/ Twitter @KellyHoganRD: https://twitter.com/KellyHoganRD Blog: https://kellyhoganrd.wordpress.com/ Email: kellyhoganrd@gmail.com Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1: https://www.instagram.com/aliontherun1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aliontherun/ Twitter @aliontherun1: https://twitter.com/aliontherun1 Blog: http://www.aliontherunblog.com/ Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/13333410 Thank you for listening to and supporting the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes. Spread the run love!

Aug 03 2017

1hr 2mins

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Rank #13: 161. Lauren Fleshman & Jesse Thomas

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"As an entrepreneur, just like an athlete, you have to be almost psychotically optimistic. You have to believe, ‘We can do this, we can make it back.’ You have to have that belief because there’s so much headwind."

Husband-and-wife team Lauren Fleshman and Jesse Thomas are the co-founders of Picky Bars and hosts of the Work, Play, Love podcast. Lauren is a former professional middle-distance and marathon runner who spent 13 years competing and is now a coach for Little Wing Athletics, and Jesse is a professional triathlete. On this episode, they get "really real" about parenthood (they have two children, Jude and Zadie) and the realities of trying to grow a business and a family simultaneously. They talk about resentment, balance, entrepreneurship, work challenges, and "the dark days."

And hey, Picky Bars are awesome! Click here and use code ONTHERUN for 30 percent off your order, plus an extra 30 percent off your first delivery of the Picky Club!

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Why Jesse is having an identity crisis right now (4:30)
  • On being able to laugh through the hard moments of parenting (12:40)
  • On resentment (20:00)
  • Lauren and Jesse share their take on the idea of balance (22:50)
  • On bringing home work stress when you’re an entrepreneur (28:40)
  • What Jesse remembers about the earliest weeks and months after becoming a dad (39:45)
  • On deciding to have a second child, and how Lauren and Jesse’s marriage changed after having children (48:00)
  • Lauren and Jesse answer a few listener questions (1:05:35)

What we mention on this episode:

Lauren on Episode 103 of the Ali on the Run Show

Challenge Roth

Range by David Epstein

Car Talk

Dear Sugars

Mel Lawrence

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Aug 07 2019

1hr 25mins

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Rank #14: 33. Natalie Morales, TODAY Show Anchor & Host of Access Hollywood

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I was so excited to record this episode with one of my favorite journalists, news anchors, and role models, Natalie Morales. Natalie is best known from her time on NBC’s Today show, where she was a national correspondent, news anchor, and co-host in New York City before moving on to become the show’s West Coast anchor. During her time at Today, Natalie covered everything from the Olympics, the Royal Wedding, the Chilean miner rescue, and President Obama’s inauguration to events like Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, and the death of Pope John Paul II. Last year, Natalie — along with her husband, two sons, and rescue pup, Zara — traded city life for sunny Los Angeles, where she is currently the host of Access Hollywood and co-host of Access Hollywood Live. On this episode, Natalie talks about the most memorable story she covered during her time at the Today news desk, and opens up about why she chose to move to California. She talks about growing up in an Air Force family and moving around a lot, and shares what she did to land her job at NBC. (Spoiler: She worked hard for it!) She opens up about whether she’s ever been scared on the job, where she was on September 11, 2001, the interviews that made her nervous during her time at Today, and the pressure women in the media face when it comes to their appearances. Natalie may live in L.A. now, but she was a Jersey Girl before that! She went to Rutgers University, graduated summa cum laude, and eventually moved to Hoboken where she (and Zara, her “best little running buddy”) ran on the same waterfront path I run on every day. During our conversation, Natalie talks about how and why she started running, and what it took to qualify for the Boston Marathon while working at Today. (She boasts a 3:31 marathon PR, and is also a triathlete.) It was such a treat recording this episode in person with Natalie at the Access Hollywood studios at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Enjoy! Stuff We Mention on the Show: The Today Show: http://www.today.com/ Access Hollywood: https://www.accesshollywood.com/ Rutgers University: http://www.rutgers.edu/ MSNBC: http://www.msnbc.com/ Celine Dion on the Today Show: http://www.aliontherunblog.com/2016/07/22/the-day-i-met-celine-dion/ New York City Marathon: http://www.tcsnycmarathon.org/ Hartford Marathon: http://hartfordmarathon.com/ Boston Marathon: http://www.baa.org/ Natalie’s bio: http://www.today.com/about/natalie-morales-today-west-coast-anchor-host-access-hollywood-t102939 The Secret History by Donna Tartt: https://www.amazon.com/Secret-History-Donna-Tartt/dp/1400031702 Will Ferrell’s University of Southern California Commencement Speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfjGmBVAL-o Follow Natalie: Instagram @nmoralesnbc: https://www.instagram.com/nmoralesnbc/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nataliemorales Twitter @NMoralesNBC: https://twitter.com/NMoralesNBC Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1: https://www.instagram.com/aliontherun1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aliontherun/ Twitter @aliontherun1: https://twitter.com/aliontherun1 Blog: http://www.aliontherunblog.com/ Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/13333410 Thank you for listening to and supporting the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes. Spread the run love!

Jun 01 2017

42mins

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Rank #15: 94. Ellen Latham, Creator of Orangetheory Fitness

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“I finally thought, ‘Why not me? Why not give it a shot?’” —Ellen Latham

Ellen Latham is the creator and co-founder of Orangetheory Fitness. Orangetheory is the fastest-growing fitness franchise in the world: It's currently in 18 countries, it brought in more than $700 million in sales last year, and Ellen and her team recently celebrated the opening of the brand's 1000th studio. Of course, the road to super success hasn't been simple for Ellen. Before she was the founder of Orangetheory, she was a single mom who had just gotten fired from her job and had to figure out what to do next. On this episode, Ellen, who lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL, reflects on those challenges, how she decided to become an entrepreneur, and what makes OTF special. She also talks about her greatest successes and scariest failures and growing pains.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • How Ellen made her way into the fitness industry (1:50)
  • How being a single mom who got fired from her job led Ellen to create Orangetheory, and how she bounced back from extreme discomfort (2:40)
  • Whether Ellen always knew she would be a huge success, and how she learned to be an entrepreneur (8:45)
  • What Ellen says are the most important decisions she’s made to grow Orangetheory to become the fastest-growing fitness franchise in the world (16:00)
  • Why Orangetheory’s motto is “More Life,” and what that means to Ellen (22:30)
  • What a day in the life of Ellen Latham is like (26:00)
  • Ellen shares her future goals for Orangetheory (28:00)
  • Ellen’s advice for first-time Orangetheory-goers and for women who want to pursue careers in the fitness industry (30:45)
  • What keeps Ellen up at night (33:45)

What we mention on this episode:

Orangetheory Fitness

Ellen’s Ultimate Workout

Massage Envy

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Aug 29 2018

51mins

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Rank #16: 19. Michele Gonzalez AKA NYC Running Mama

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Michele Gonzalez, best known as NYC Running Mama, is a Staten Island-based mother, runner, marathoner, Ironman, and Instagram superstar. On this episode, Michele and I talk about how she’s feeling as she gets ready to run the Boston Marathon, what her training has been like, and what she did differently this time around. Michele also talks about her time at West Point and in Iraq (she served three times overseas and trained for a marathon on her base!), how she found running and ran through her pregnancies, what her daily diet is like, and what her life is like as a full-time working mom to two cute boys, AJ and Ryan. Plus, she talks about how she actually makes those daily 4 AM workouts happen, how she handles social media pressure, and what her big goals are for the future — on the run and beyond. Stuff We Mention on the Show: Boston Marathon: http://www.baa.org/ Michele’s New York City Marathon recap: http://www.nycrunningmama.com/2016/11/14/2016-nyc-marathon-race-recap/ Michele’s coach, Mary Johnson: https://www.instagram.com/itsamarython/ McKirdy Trained: http://mckirdytrained.com/ Michele’s post about how she views pain: https://www.instagram.com/p/BSPivP-hHq2/ Michele’s New Jersey Marathon recap: http://www.nycrunningmama.com/2013/05/06/initial-thoughts-on-nj-marathon-failure/ Michele’s Philadelphia Marathon recap: http://www.nycrunningmama.com/2013/11/18/2013-philadelphia-marathon-lesson-on-not-quitting/ Michele’s Ironman Lake Placid recap: http://www.nycrunningmama.com/2013/08/01/ironman-lake-placid-race-recap/ West Point: http://www.usma.edu/SitePages/Home.aspx Foot Locker 5-Borough Challenge: https://www.facebook.com/FootLockerFiveBoroughChallenge/ Generation UCAN: https://www.generationucan.com/ Airbnb Brooklyn Half: http://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/2017/airbnb-brooklyn-half United Airlines NYC Half: http://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/2017/united-airlines-nyc-half Brooklyn Mile: http://www.brooklynmile.com/ Follow Michele: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nycrunningmama/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NYCRunningMama/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/nycrunningmama Blog: http://www.nycrunningmama.com/ Follow Ali: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aliontherun1 Twitter: https://twitter.com/aliontherun1 Blog: http://www.aliontherunblog.com/ Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/13333410 Thank you for listening to and supporting the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes. Spread the run love!

Apr 13 2017

1hr 13mins

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Rank #17: 163. You Can Run a Marathon with Alexi Pappas

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"I realized, no one on the sidelines is judging me as harshly as I’m judging myself."

Welcome to the first episode in the seven-part "You Can Run a Marathon" series, all about getting you through training and to the start line of your first or next 26.2-mile race. Whether you're training for your first, your fastest, or your funnest, we're here to help you reach your goals. Who's "we?" On this series, I'll be talking with runners about their training and races, as well as experts who can answer all of your questions about training, fueling, and just how many 20-mile runs you should be doing before you start to taper.

The series kicks off with Olympian Alexi Pappas. Alexi is a middle-distance runner turned marathoner. She made her 26.2-mile debut at the 2018 Chicago Marathon, and on this episode, she's honest about how humbling this distance is for runners of all levels. She talks about her own fueling strategies, what she'll do differently leading up to her next race, and what advice she's received from the legendary Deena Kastor.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Why Alexi wanted to give the marathon a shot, and how she feels about owning the “marathoner” title (2:20)
  • What made Alexi’s first marathon “harder than it looks” (5:50)
  • Goal setting as a first-time marathoner (9:30)
  • On running and racing with Deena Kastor (14:30)
  • How Alexi felt when she finished her first marathon (17:30)
  • How and when Alexi decided to run a marathon (20:20)
  • What goes into Alexi’s marathon training plan (24:20)
  • On fueling and nutrition (33:25)
  • What is Alexi thinking about when she’s racing? (40:50)

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Aug 20 2019

50mins

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Rank #18: 114. The Fourth Trimester

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"I felt broken. Physically. Emotionally. I had a complete breakdown. I felt like a broken human. I was so tired. Lifeless. And I finally Googled the one thing I hadn't really wanted to Google."

In just a few days, Annie — my spankin' new daughter — will be three months old. That means I will have reached the end of what is commonly referred to as "the fourth trimester." That period postpartum when the baby still thinks its in the womb, and the mom is — I'm not sure what the mom is. But I know that for me, this fourth trimester has been tough. Trying. Exhausting. Emotional. Wonderful, amazing, monumental — but definitely hard. So on this solo episode, I talk about all of it: the pumping, the boob stuff, the expectations, the realities, and the truths. I talk about why I've been living in fear, and open up about what went down over the holidays, and how it ended with me Googling and really looking into postpartum depression. Plus, I talk about having help — thank god for help! — and answer listener questions.

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What I mention on this episode:

"I Had a Baby!" Episode 106 of the Ali on the Run Show

Laura Anderson on Episode 92 of the Ali on the Run Show

Chrissy Teigen Opens Up for the First Time About Her Postpartum Depression, via Glamour

Michele Gonzalez on Episode 19 of the Ali on the Run Show

Motherhood

New Jersey Half Marathon

The 5 Love Languages

Annie's Birth Story

Pregnancy + Baby Q&A

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Jan 10 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #19: 04. Running Coach John Honerkamp

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John Honerkamp is a former Olympic Trials qualifier, a running coach, and one of the co-leaders of the November Project tribe in New York City. He boasts an impressive running history: He competed at the Olympic Trials in the 800 meters when he was still in college, and holds a 2:44 marathon PR. John worked for New York Road Runners for six years, where he helped create and develop the organization’s Virtual Trainer coaching and group training programs. John is currently a freelance running coach and consultant, and trains everyone from first-time runners to super competitive collegiate track and field athletes. (Fun fact: He’s also a comedian and performs with improv troupes!) Note: The audio for this episode is a little funky at times. We didn’t have a great internet connection while we were recording, so bear with us, and it’ll be fixed for the next episode! Show Notes: November Project: http://november-project.com/ New York Road Runners: http://www.nyrr.org/ New York Road Runners Virtual Trainer: http://www.nyrr.org/train-with-us/training-programs Follow John: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnhonerkamp/ Website: http://johnhonerkamp.com/ Follow Ali: Instagram: aliontherun1 Twitter: aliontherun1 Blog: http://www.aliontherunblog.com Thank you for listening to and supporting the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes. Spread the run love!

Feb 10 2017

1hr 11mins

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Rank #20: 147. Jess Movold, Running & Strength Coach

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“He said, ‘I get it. The mountain’s too steep.’ And I said, ‘No. It’s just the wrong mountain.’”

Jess Movold is perhaps best known as the super positive, super uplifting, super kind and empowering run and strength coach at Mile High Run Club and The Fortitude Strength Club in NYC. She's the current face of Runner's World (check her out on the cover!), and is the official "Runner's World Coach." So surely the 3:13 marathoner and 1:29 half marathoner from Missouri always envisioned this über-fit life for herself, right? Not quite. Jess began her career in the fashion industry, and she has stories that rival the ones in The Devil Wears Prada. On this episode, she shares her journey from high fashion to ultramarathons, and it's one that's packed with endearing and hilarious stories along the way — including the best "nothing new on race day" story I've ever heard. Up next: Jess wants to break three hours at the Berlin Marathon.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • How it feels to see herself on the cover of Runner’s World (2:55)
  • How Jess got her start in the fashion industry — and found running along the way (7:00)
  • The crazy stories about what being an executive assistant in the high-fashion industry looked like for Jess (31:00)
  • Why Jess left the fashion industry and went all-in on fitness instead (41:15)

What we mention on this episode:

The Fort

Mile High Run Club

"The Workout That Helped This Runner Trim 20 Minutes Off Her Marathon Time" via Well+Good

The Speed Project

The Great New York 100 Mile Running Exposition

Falmouth Road Race

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Jun 05 2019

1hr 6mins

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209. Catching Up with Andrea Barber

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"I’m an open book. I have no shame about anything I have gone through or felt."

Andrea Barber — perhaps best known as Kimmy Gibbler on Full House and the Netflix revival Fuller House — is back on the Ali on the Run Show! And this time, she's a published author! Andrea's first book, Full Circle: From Hollywood to Real Life and Back Again, came out late last year, and it's a hit. (I'm not just saying this because Andrea is a friend: This book is fantastic.) Full Circle isn't a salacious Hollywood memoir or tell-all. It's real and it's honest, and in it, Andrea shares her story in a raw, visceral way. On this episode, Andrea and I catch up on what's new in her life — including why her home is filled with thousands of boxes of Girl Scout Cookies, what it was like wrapping the fifth and final season of Fuller House, and where she's at with running right now — and we talk about some of my favorite parts of the book, including her uncensored stories about depression, anxiety, and divorce.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • How it feels to have wrapped Fuller House (7:50)
  • On becoming a writer for Fuller House (20:55)
  • What’s next for Andrea? (29:00)
  • All about Andrea’s book, Full Circle: From Hollywood to Real Life and Back Again, and her decision to open up about depression, anxiety, and divorce (32:40)
  • How New Kids on the Block helped Andrea through her divorce (48:45)
  • Where Andrea is at with running right now (56:00)

What we mention on this episode:

Andrea Barber on Episode 45 of the Ali on the Run Show

Andrea Barber on Episode 77 of the Ali on the Run Show

Full Circle: From Hollywood to Real Life and Back Again, by Andrea Barber

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Feb 20 2020

1hr 5mins

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208. Love on the Run Week with Kara & Adam Goucher

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"Change always takes time, and the battles that Adam and I have chosen to fight have just taken time. We’ve learned to be patient and to think less about ourselves and more about the future."

Happy Valentine’s Day! We're celebrating here on the Ali on the Run Show with the fifth and final episode of Love on the Run Week — and we're wrapping things up with the Gouchers! Kara and Adam Goucher have been married for 19 years. On this episode, we have an open and honest conversation about their struggles with infertility and how it affected their marriage, Kara's time as a Nike-sponsored athlete who was suspended without pay during her pregnancy and postpartum period, and why they've decided to be outspoken activists in the industry. They talk about developing thicker skin, how speaking out has impacted their relationship, and about why they're so passionate about clean sport.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • How Kara and Adam met (1:55)
  • Is marriage easy? (10:35)
  • How becoming parents has changed their relationship (16:15)
  • On struggling with infertility (23:40)
  • Reflecting on Kara’s time as a Nike-sponsored athlete, and why that time was “like being in a nightmare” for Kara and Adam (28:00)
  • Has speaking out publicly brought Kara and Adam closer or has it created marital stress? (41:20)
  • Kara and Adam share their 2020 goals, hopes, and dreams (48:00)

What we mention on this episode:

Kara on Episode 43 of the Ali on the Run Show

Kara on Episode 86 of the Ali on the Run Show

"It's Time For Me To Use My Voice" by Adam Goucher

Clean Sport Collective

Clean Sport Collective Podcast

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Feb 14 2020

1hr 1min

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207. Love on the Run Week with Gwen Jorgensen & Pat Lemieux

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"It showed Pat my worst side, and what I’m like when I’m not my happy self."

Gwen Jorgensen won gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in the triathlon, and then decided she wanted to trade in the bike and the swim for a while to see how she could fare as a professional distance runner. Today, Gwen trains with the Bowerman Track Club, and is gearing up to compete at the 2020 Olympic Track & Field Trials in the 5K and 10K. And her husband, Pat Lemieux, will be by her side every step of the way. Pat was a professional cyclist, but he decided to put his career aside so he could fully support Gwen in hers. On this episode, they talk about that decision, and what it looked like then vs. now. Gwen and Pat live in Portland, OR, with their son, Stanley.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • How Gwen and Pat met (2:40)
  • How important was it to each of them to have a relationship with a fellow athlete? (10:20)
  • Pat’s decision to leave his career as a professional cyclist in order to support Gwen in her career (13:00)
  • On the decision to have a baby (25:00)
  • The biggest challenges Pat and Gwen face in their relationship (33:25)
  • Gwen’s decision to train for the 2020 Olympic Track & Field Trials (36:30)

What we mention on this episode:

Gwen Jorgensen on Episode 54 of the Ali on the Run Show

Gwen Jorgensen on Episode 90 of the Ali on the Run Show

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Feb 13 2020

56mins

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206. Love on the Run Week with Steph & Ben Bruce

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"He doesn’t do these grand gestures — he just shows up for me every single day."

Love on the Run Week continues! From the Leers to the Lindens — to the Bruces! Today, professional marathon runners Steph and Ben Bruce are here to talk about what makes them Team Bruce. They talk about what it's like when Ben is pacing Steph on the run, like at the 2019 Chicago Marathon, and open up about the impact having their two sons (Riley and Hudson) has had on their careers and their marriage. Steph and Ben live in Flagstaff, AZ, where he is an assistant coach and she competes for NAZ Elite.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • How Steph and Ben met (2:45)
  • How Ben proposed to Steph (12:00)
  • What makes Steph and Ben a great team (17:15)
  • On resentment (25:00)
  • Reflecting on running the 2019 Chicago Marathon, where Steph ran a 2:27 personal best time, and Ben was on pacing duties (31:00)
  • How marriage has changed since having kids (37:00)
  • How Steph is feeling just a few weeks out from the Olympic Trials (42:35)

What we mention on this episode: 

Steph Bruce on Episode 104 of the Ali on the Run Show

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Feb 12 2020

1hr 3mins

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205. Love on the Run Week with Des & Ryan Linden

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“It’s competitive…in a healthy way!”

It's Love on the Run Week on the Ali on the Run Show! First we heard from Aisha Praught and Will Leer, and today it's the Linden's turn. On this episode, we hear from 2018 Boston Marathon champion Desiree Linden and her Ironman and entrepreneur husband, Ryan.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • How Des and Ryan met (2:15)
  • How important is running in their relationship? (8:30)
  • Des and Ryan reflect on some of the biggest moments in their careers and how they affected their relationship (15:50)
  • How Ryan and Des support each other and celebrate their wins (21:30)
  • Who’s the better spectator? (29:55)
  • When one person’s career is thriving and the other’s isn’t (34:00)
  • How Des is feeling leading up to the Olympic Trials (38:20)
  • The moments in each others’ careers Des and Ryan are most proud of (40:15)

What we mention on this episode:

Des on Episode 64 of the Ali on the Run Show

Des on Episode 77 of the Ali on the Run Show

Des on Episode 100 of the Ali on the Run Show

Ryan on Episode 83 of the Ali on the Run Show

Des on Episode 27 of the Clean Sport Collective podcast

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Feb 11 2020

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204. Love on the Run Week with Aisha Praught & Will Leer

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"When talking about running, it’s where we have to be the most delicate with each other."

We're celebrating love all week long on the Ali on the Run Show: Welcome to Love on the Run Week! Today, we're kicking things off with professional middle-distance runners Aisha Praught and Will Leer, who live and train in Boulder, CO.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • How Aisha and Will met (3:15)
  • How Will proposed (7:30)
  • On Aisha and Will’s competitive sides (11:30)
  • Why Aisha and Will moved from Oregon to Boulder, and how they made the decision (15:30)
  • Why Will and Aisha don’t do workouts together (21:30)
  • How Will and Aisha set goals individually and together (30:40)
  • The impact Gabe Grunewald’s passing has had on both Will and Aisha (41:00)

What we mention on this episode:

Aisha Praught Leer on Episode 197 of the Ali on the Run Show

"No Sacrifices for Aisha Praught Leer," by Erin Strout for Women's Running

Brave Like Gabe Foundation

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Feb 10 2020

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203. Rick Powell, Houston Marathon 2:45 Pacer

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"There was an incredible amount of pressure that I acknowledged and then just kind of wanted to tuck away in the back of my mind and not pay attention to, because if I let that take over, I would’ve been scrutinizing it, and it would’ve gotten in my head, and I wouldn’t have been able to do what I did."

Rick Powell was the official 2:45 pacer at the 2020 Houston Marathon, who led a group of several dozen women hoping to qualify for the Olympic Trials. On this episode, Rick — a former Marine and current attorney who was fresh off a 2:31 finish at the Steamtown Marathon — reflects on his experience in Houston.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Why Rick wanted to be the OTQ pacer in Houston (5:55)
  • On the magnitude of the day for the women (14:30)
  • On getting advice from the CIM pacers before the race (21:00)
  • What it was like being the only pacer for the 2:45 group (25:30)
  • What it was like at the start of the Houston Marathon (34:20)
  • What happens when people fall off the pace group (39:55)
  • What it was like pacing Neely Spence Gracey (48:25)
  • The impact this experience had on Rick (51:00)

What we mention on this episode:

The CIM Pacers on Episode 196 of the Ali on the Run Show

Starla Garcia on Episode 200 of the Ali on the Run Show

Neely Spence Gracey on Episode 201 of the Ali on the Run Show

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Feb 05 2020

55mins

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202. Ramblings on the Run with Ali & Matt

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Welcome to a new monthly series on the Ali on the Run Show: Ramblings on the Run with Ali & Matt. Every month, Matt Chittim — host of the Rambling Runner podcast and the Road to the Olympic Trials show — and I will come together to talk about running industry news, our own running, and things we're loving right now, and to answer listener questions about running and podcasting. It's something new we're trying, so let us know what you think and what you want more (or less!) of. On this episode, we talk about each of our recent interviews with professional runner Neely Spence Gracey, the hype surrounding the upcoming Olympic Trials marathon, and what podcasting is like behind the microphone.

What we mention on this episode:

Neely Spence Gracey on Episode 201 of the Ali on the Run Show

Neely Spence Gracey on Episode 40 of Road to the Olympic Trials

"Amy Cragg Is Very Much Still in It, Thank You for Asking," by Sarah Lorge Butler for Runner's World

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Jan 31 2020

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201. Neely Spence Gracey

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"I wasn’t ready to run a marathon to my standards, and I did it anyway, and I was able to meet that goal, I was able to check off a goal, and I haven’t been able to do that in a long time."

Neely Spence Gracey just ran her first postpartum race since having her son, Athens, in 2018. She ran the Houston Marathon — and qualified for the Olympic Trials by running a 2:44. Not a bad return to the races! But Neely's journey to the OTQ hasn't been easy. On this episode, she talks about her pregnancy and postpartum running expectations vs. her reality, which included a series of injuries and other issues that kept her sidelined despite her best efforts to remain strong and healthy. She also talks about new motherhood, rest day-related anxiety, and why she stopped weighing herself.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • How Neely is feeling post-Houston Marathon, and why this marathon — her slowest — was also her proudest (2:30)
  • Neely talks about running during pregnancy, and her postpartum running experience (6:30)
  • Neely opens up about her nonlinear return to running (23:45)
  • Neely shares how her perspective about taking rest days has changed over the years (34:45)
  • Neely recaps her 2020 Houston Marathon experience (40:45)
  • Neely’s message to new moms trying to get back on the run (58:00)

What we mention on this episode:

Starla Garcia on Episode 200 of the Ali on the Run Show

Neely Spence Gracey on Episode 42 of the Ali on the Run Show

FITsplint

ReCoreFitness.com

"Neely Spence Gracey Is Ready to Chase the Olympic Trials Standard at Houston" by Taylor Dutch for Runner’s World

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Jan 30 2020

1hr 8mins

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200. Starla Garcia, Olympic Trials Qualifier & Registered Dietitian

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"I dropped so many F-bombs the last 10K! I just kept saying, 'It’s gonna happen, it’s gonna happen!' I was just so hyped up."

This past weekend, Starla Garcia ran the Chevron Houston Marathon in 2 hours and 43 minutes — officially qualifying to run the 2020 Olympic Trials. On this episode — the 200th episode of the Ali on the Run Show! — Starla talks about her road to the OTQ, including missing the cutoff by just two minutes at last year's Grandma's Marathon, and a DNF at CIM. She talks about developing an eating disorder in high school, and finding recovery as a division-1 athlete in college. Today, Starla is a registered dietitian living in Houston, TX.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Where Starla’s OTQ dream came from (3:10)
  • On bouncing back from disappointment (8:45)
  • What Starla’s pre-Houston training was like (14:45)
  • What it felt like to cross the finish line with an Olympic Trials qualifying time (27:00)
  • Starla reflects on her relationship with running when she was growing up, and the pressure she felt as a D-1 collegiate runner (31:00)
  • Starla talks about her past with an eating disorder (36:20)
  • On becoming a registered dietitian (49:40)

What we mention on this episode:

Carly Gill on Episode 182 of the Ali on the Run Show

Neely Spence Gracey on Episode 42 of the Ali on the Run Show

"Elated Runners Are Headed to Trials After Grabbing an #OTQinHOU," by Emilia Benton for Runner’s World

Anti-Diet by Christy Harrison

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Jan 23 2020

1hr 5mins

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199. My 2020 Visions, Plans, Hopes, & Dreams

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"I can’t sit around waiting for things to happen."

New year, excited me! On this short-ish solo episode, I'm sharing my 2020 vision — an Ali on the Run Show State of the Union of sorts. I talk about my personal and professional goals for this year, and reflect on my lululemon goal setting process. (Speaking of new: Come join the Ali on the Run Facebook group! We're having fun in there!)

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Looking back on 2019 (2:15)
  • On becoming a lululemon ambassador (4:45)
  • My goals, plans, hopes, and dreams for 2020 (15:30)

What I mention on this episode:

Today Show Modern Motherhood Series

"I'm a New York City Marathon Race Announcer"

2019 United Airlines NYC Half Recap

2019 Popular Brooklyn Half Recap

Garden State Plaza

lululemon Align Pants

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Jan 16 2020

38mins

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198. Rachel Gersten, Therapist & Co-Founder of Viva Wellness

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"The goal isn’t to stop feeling anxious or to judge yourself for it. That’s like saying, 'Oh, it shouldn’t be raining.' But it is. So now what?"

Rachel Gersten is a New York City-based licensed therapist, and is the co-founder of Viva Wellness. On this episode — perfect for the new year! — she dishes out advice about dealing with burnout, anxiety, and what to do when you realize you have no idea what you want to do with the rest of your life. She also talks about her lifelong battle with chronic pain, and how running more than 150 races, including marathons, has actually helped her cope with the pain.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • What does it actually mean to be a wellness coach? (2:30)
  • Why are most people going to therapy these days? (10:30)
  • What to do when you realize you’re not sure what you want to be when you grow up (18:00)
  • What do appointments with Rachel look like? (24:25)
  • On chronic pain, and becoming a runner (34:00)

What we mention on this episode:

Hannah Montana: The Bone Dance

Find a Way by Diana Nyad

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Jan 09 2020

56mins

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197. Aisha Praught Leer

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"Most people would describe me as kind and warm. But I have this other part of my personality: I am insatiably competitive."

Aisha Praught Leer is a professional middle-distance runner for Under Armour, a national record holder in the 5000 meters, a 2016 Olympian (she competed in the 3000-meter steeplechase), and a gold medal winner at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. On this episode, Aisha talks about her progression as a professional athlete, her decision to race for and represent Jamaica (she's a Jamaican-American dual citizen), and her dedication for giving back and helping inspire the next generation of runners. She talks about what it's like being married to fellow professional runner Will Leer, and opens up about her decision to leave Eugene, OR, where she trained with the Oregon Track Club Elite, and move to Colorado to train alongside Emma Coburn, under the direction of coach Joe Bosshard. She also shares her thoughts on imposter syndrome, working with a sports psychologist, and building mental strength.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Why do you do what you do? (4:30)
  • On building mental and physical strength as a professional athlete (14:00)
  • On competitiveness (23:30)
  • What it’s actually like working with a sports psychologist (25:30)
  • Why Aisha left Oregon Track Club to train with Joe Bosshard and Emma Coburn in Colorado (30:00)
  • Aisha’s decision to switch from the steeplechase to the 1500m (42:00)
  • Aisha’s decision to race for Jamaica (49:00)
  • All about drug testing (54:50)
  • How Aisha met now-husband Will Leer (1:03:00)

What we mention on this episode:

The Biggest Little Farm

Oregon Track Club Elite

Melissa Todd, Sports Psychologist

The Overstory

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Jan 01 2020

1hr 15mins

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196. The CIM Olympic Trials Qualifying Time Pacers

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"We put ourselves on the line to help other people accomplish their dreams, and that was pretty freaking awesome."

At the California International Marathon (CIM) earlier this month, 72 women ran faster than 2 hours 45 minutes, officially qualifying to run the Olympic Trials in the marathon. Leading several dozen of those women were Menso de Jong, Chris Stehula, and Ken Rakestraw — the official sub-2:45 pace group leaders. None of them had ever run a 2:45 marathon before. This is their story.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • How Menso, Chris, and Ken got the job as pacers (3:40)
  • How Menso, Chris, and Ken trained for the race (16:30)
  • The plan for race day! (26:25)
  • What the energy at the CIM start line was like (32:20)
  • On the rules of pacing (49:00)
  • What the finish was like (53:20)
  • Menso, Chris, and Ken share their messages for all the women who went for OTQ times at CIM this year (1:03.50)

What we mention on this episode:

Jenny & Judi Donnelly on Episode 193 of the Ali on the Run Show

"The Marathon Protagonists" by Menso de Jong

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Dec 25 2019

1hr 11mins

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195. Mary Johnson, Founder of Lift, Run, Perform, on Postpartum Life and Running

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"I’m just winging it."

Mary Johnson (perhaps best known as @itsamarython on Instagram) is the owner of Lift, Run, Perform. She's a running coach and a strength coach who also works at Ranfone Training Systems. And she just had a baby! Mary's first child, Eli, is five months old, and on this episode, Mary very honestly talks about what the past five months have looked like for her. She talks about the highs and lows of new motherhood, explains her strategy for getting work done as a work-from-home mom, and opens up about her expectations vs. the reality of returning to running postpartum.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Mary talks about how she’s feeling at 20 weeks postpartum, and shares her take on expectation vs. reality (3:00)
  • On seeing a pelvic floor physical therapist (12:10)
  • On finding, develoing, and harnessing new-mom confidence (15:00)
  • Mary talks about having to get a D&C after giving birth (17:45)
  • On being a work-from-home entrepreneur mom, and getting back to work after baby (26:00)
  • Mary talks about coaching a group of women to run sub-3:00 marathons this fall (42:50)

What we mention on this episode:

Mary Johnson on Episode 122 of the Ali on the Run Show

Postpartum return-to-exercise recommendations

Abby Bales on Episode 49 of the Ali on the Run Show

Abby Bales on Episode 139 of the Ali on the Run Show

Reform Physical Therapy

Superhero Muffins

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Dec 19 2019

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194. Sarah Grooms, Rockette Turned Marathoner

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"In dance, you’re kind of always told what to do, how to do it, how perfect it has to be. Running has been a way for me to let all of that go."

Sarah Grooms spent 13 years doing hundreds of eye-high kicks a day as a Radio City Rockette. On this episode, she talks about everything you've ever wanted to know about performing at one of the world's most famous venues (including how Radio City's famous camels get their exercise between shows!), and explains why she decided to hang up her heels last year in favor of running shoes. Today, Sarah is a certified personal trainer, and is a fitness instructor at Precision Run in New York City and obé Fitness online — and she's a marathoner!

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Sarah reflects on her 13-year tenure as a Radio City Rockette (5:50)
  • On getting — and then losing — the dream job (12:50)
  • What it’s like performing at Radio City Music Hall (16:40)
  • What don’t audiences see from the Radio City Rockettes? (20:00)
  • The physical demands of being a Rockette (33:15)
  • Why Sarah decided to retire from the Rockettes — and how she became a runner (38:00)
  • What’s next for Sarah? (46:40)

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Dec 12 2019

1hr 3mins

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193. Jenny & Judi Donnelly BONUS EPISODE!

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"We are both a bit stubborn — especially about our goals." —Jenny Donnelly

It was a big, exciting weekend at the 2019 California International Marathon! It was especially exciting for the Donnelly family: 28-year-old Jenny qualified for the Olympic Marathon Trials, finishing in 2:44.31, and her mom, 62-year-old Judi celebrating 25 years of being breast-cancer-free, ran a lifetime personal best, finishing in a Boston Marathon qualifying time of 3:56. On this episode, Jenny and Judi reflect on their exciting weekend at CIM, and talk about why this sport and this community are so special. Jenny opens up about her history with race anxiety, and Judi talks about navigating parenting a child who is dealing with running-related panic attacks. It's a fun episode that proves why running is so magical.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Jenny breaks down her race at CIM (3:55)
  • Judi talks about running a 3:56 at CIM — a lifetime personal best! (10:45)
  • Jenny talks about her history for race anxiety (14:50)
  • Judi talks about what it was like running the New York City Marathon in the 80s! (25:40)
  • What it’s like getting panic attacks on the run (29:00)
  • Judi talks about being 25 years cancer-free, and talks about raising high-achieving daughters (36:30)

What we mention on this episode:

Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge Team

Let Your Mind Run by Deena Kastor

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Dec 11 2019

59mins

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192. Adrianne Haslet, Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor

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"I really hope that people seeing amputees in line at the grocery store don’t think, 'Oh, you poor thing,' they wonder, 'Oh, are you a marathoner?'"

In April 2013, Adrianne Haslet was living her dream as a professional ballroom dancer. On Marathon Monday, she found herself near the Boston Marathon finish line, watching the runners finish the iconic race. But then, so many lives were forever changed that day. When the two bombs went off near the finish, the second blast took Adrianne's foot. On this episode, she recounts that day in Boston, and talks about rebuilding and moving forward. She talks about learning to wear, walk, and run with a prosthetic leg, and beautifully talks about the importance of being defined not as a victim, but as a survivor. Despite being at the center of tragedy that day, Adrianne has become an inspiration — and a Boston Marathoner herself.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • What brought Adrianne to the 2013 Boston Marathon finish line (3:00)
  • What, exactly, she remembers after the blast went off (6:00)
  • How Adrianne’s “rebuilding” process went, and what it was like putting on her prosthetic for the first time (17:30)
  • Adrianne talks about how her relationship with her body has changed since the bombings, and how she became a runner (26:00)
  • Adrianne talks about post-traumatic stress disorder, and how therapy has helped with her recovery (36:15)
  • How Adrianne became a Boston Marathon finisher (40:30)
  • The car accident that thwarted Adrianne’s 2019 Boston Marathon dreams (44:15)
  • Why the 2020 Boston Marathon will be extra special for Adrianne (47:15)

What we mention on this episode:

Heartbreak Hill Running Company

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Dec 04 2019

1hr 2mins

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191. The Great Turkey Trot of 2014

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“It was in that moment I realized that I wasn’t running. I also realized I wasn’t jogging. I was barely walking. I looked down, and the tops of my shoes are scraping the ground — one slow movement after the next slow movement.”

It's an Ali on the Run Show Thanksgiving tradition! Four years ago, my now-husband, Brian, and I lined up at the start of two very different Turkey Trots. Though both races were five miles, the outcomes were vastly dissimilar. I ran the Prospect Park Track Club Turkey Trot in Brooklyn, NY, in a respectable 38:41 — a 7:44 minute-per-mile pace. Meanwhile, in Rhode Island, Brian was racing the Newport Pie Run. Here’s a dramatic retelling of how his race went. This is forever my favorite story, and I love re-sharing it every year. Happy Thanksgiving, and Happy LOL-ing!

What we mention on this episode: 

Newport Pie Run

Prospect Park Track Club Turkey Trot

Meet Brian

Our engagement story

Mystery Science Theater 3000

Ugg slippers

Orangetheory Fitness

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Nov 27 2019

36mins

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190. Sarah True, Olympian & Ironman Triathlete

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"One of the hardest conversations I ever had was to admit that I’d been struggling. And I no longer wanted to be alive."

Sarah True is a professional triathlete and Olympian. On this episode, she honestly and vulnerably shares her story of competing at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, hitting rock bottom, and the intense emotional recovery that followed. She opens up about her history with mood disorders and depression, and talks about how stress affects her body and her performance. She also talks about the past two years competing at the Ironman distance, including a very good year followed by a challenging one.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • On diversity, inclusivity, privilege, and bias in sport (3:00)
  • Sarah reflects on her racing year (8:30)
  • Sarah talks about competing at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, and the emotional aftermath that followed (24:45)
  • Sarah talks about managing her depression, and what that looks like today (36:00)
  • How Sarah met her now-husband, fellow professional athlete Ben True (46:00)
  • What Sarah says are the universal struggles in sport (51:00)

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Nov 21 2019

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Ali on the Run with Kara & Adam Goucher

By Sephorafan - Feb 14 2020
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Love the episode with Kara & Adam Goucher! So fun!!

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By MelissaMG - Feb 11 2020
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My favs for sure. Their banter is the best.