Dec 20, 2017
You know her, you love her, and she’s here today: Molly Huddle! Molly is a professional distance runner and 25-time national title holder who lives and trains in Providence, RI. On this episode, Molly talks about her Olympic dreams that started when she was young, and what it’s been like to actually achieve those dreams — twice. She talks about what it’s actually like competing at the Olympics (she represented Team USA in the 5K in 2012 and in the 10K in 2016), and explains why last year’s Olympics felt “like a local road race.” She also talks about the relationship between United States female distance runners right now (warm fuzzy alert!), how she trains her mental game, and her scariest career moments. Plus, she reflects on her marathon debut (at the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon), talks about being at the finish line for Shalane Flanagan’s 2017 NYCM win, and shares what’s next. (Since recording this episode, Molly has announced she will officially be racing the Boston Marathon in 2018! Go Molly!) Stuff We Mention on this Episode: TCS New York City Marathon: https://www.tcsnycmarathon.org/ United Airlines NYC Half: http://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/2018/united-airlines-nyc-half Shalane Flanagan: https://twitter.com/ShalaneFlanagan Saucony: http://www.saucony.com/en/home Ray Treacy: http://www.friars.com/sports/m-xc/mtt/treacy_ray01.html Providence College: http://www.providence.edu/ USATF: http://www.usatf.org/Home.aspx Mary Keitany: https://www.runnersworld.com/mary-keitany Meb Keflezighi: https://marathonmeb.com/ Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K: http://www.aliontherunblog.com/2017/11/06/abbott-dash-finish-5k-recap/ Runner Girl emoji: https://www.runnersworld.com/general-interest/the-running-emoji-youve-been-waiting-for-is-here Unicode: http://unicode.org/emoji/ University of Notre Dame: https://www.nd.edu/ Houston Half Marathon: http://houstonhalf.com/ Nordstrom: https://shop.nordstrom.com/ Cumberland Monestary: http://cumberlandlibrary.org/sites/default/files/attachments/CompleteMonasteryTrailMapV.1.6.0.pdf All Saints: https://www.us.allsaints.com/ Joan Benoit Samuelson: http://www.joanbenoitsamuelson.com/ Follow Molly: Instagram @mollyhuddle: https://www.instagram.com/mollyhuddle/ Twitter @mollyhuddle: https://twitter.com/mollyhuddle Website: http://www.runmollyhuddle.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!