Ep 16: Molly Huddle, an Olympian for Two Times, Talks About her Running Journey, Training, and Finding Motivation
Molly Huddle is indisputably one of the best runners in the world. She is a two-time Olympian and represents the United States. Molly set an American record of 30:13.17 in the 10,000m at the 2016 Rio Olympics, finishing 6th.
In this episode, Molly speaks about her running journey, training, finding motivation, and a lot more with our host Vikas Singh.
00:00 – Introducing Molly Huddle.
03:16 – Let us welcome Molly to the show!
03:20 – How and when did the journey to becoming an athlete begin?
05:50 – Molly’s consistent progress, from high school to college and beyond, and her association with Saucony.
08:44 – Keeping up the motivation – Molly explains how to stay motivated and prioritize running.
11:15 – Challenges faced by female runners all over the world.
13:48 – Molly’s three strategies for staying motivated to run – for recreational runners.
18:56 – Molly’s advice to young athletes – the approach and mindset.
21:09 – Molly’s training methodologies – while training for a race, off-season, periodization tactics
24:31 – Some of Molly’s learnings through her experiences – what NOT to do.
29:07 – What are some of Molly’s favorite races?
30:17 – Fun Fact – the story behind the female runner emoji!
33:45 – Closing Notes – Molly’s advice to runners
Molly Huddle grew up in Elmira, New York and ran Track and Cross Country at Elmira Notre Dame High School. She was a 10 time All American at the University of Notre Dame. She currently lives and trains in Providence, Rhode Island with her husband Kurt Benninger, who is coaching New England Distance athletes as well as volunteer assistant coaching at Brown. She has been a Saucony athlete since 2007. She is also the host of Keeping-track Podcast, along with Olympian friends Roisin McGettigan and Alysia Montano.
Molly Huddle grew up in Elmira, New York, and ran Track and Cross-Country at Elmira Notre Dame High School. She was a ten-time All-American at the University of Notre Dame. Molly currently lives and trains in Providence, Rhode Island, with her husband, Kurt Benninger. Her husband Kurt coaches New England Distance athletes and is a volunteer assistant cross-country and track & field coach at Brown University. Huddle has been a Saucony athlete since 2007. She is also the host of Keeping-track Podcast, along with Olympian friends Roisin McGettigan and Alysia Montano.
Molly’s website: runmollyhuddle.com
Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale and Reliance before coming up with an idea of democratizing fitness knowledge and help beginners get on a fitness journey. An avid long-distance runner himself, Vikas is building fitpage to help people learn, train, and move better.
For more information on Vikas, you can reach out to him via the channels below:
LinkedIn: Vikas Singh
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This podcast has been recorded via Zoom Conferencing.