Podcast Ep 75: Molly Seidel, Olympic Marathon Runner & Momentous Athlete

Today’s guest is Professional Runner, Molly Seidel. Molly is a multiple-time NCAA Champion in Cross Country and in Track and is a member of the US Olympic Marathon Team for Tokyo. Molly is a beloved member of the American distance running community and the Momentous family. Listen in on her and Matt discuss all things running, VO2 Max testing, skiing, and more!

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3:00 – Training. “It’s always tough to get that mental edge back after a long break. I had got to the point where I wasn’t excited to run or I wasn’t excited to work out and that’s what scares me – when you don’t have that drive anymore. And now I’m finally feeling it again where I’m like, ‘Okay, I’m ready to get back to work.’”

13:00 – VO2 Max Workouts. “I feel like I’m a very efficient runner, like that is one of my strengths. But I’m very inefficient at the faster speeds. Like I’m a really bad miler.”

23:00 – Daily Routines. “Having other stuff to do is important. I’m actually doing an MBA program right now and I find that it’s super helpful just not to think about running all the time.”

 32:00 – Shoes. “That’s what the sports about – continuous improvement. If the world of athletics was going to regulate the shoes, they would have done it by now. The genie has been let out of the bottle. They can’t go back now.”
45:00 – Skiing. “There’s something about growing up racing in the Midwest specifically because we don’t have mountains, we have hills. So all you can do is just run courses all day long.”

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