457. Ask Ali!


“I know that for me to run well, I need to be happy, I need to not be stressed, I need to be relaxed, and I need to know that the time on the clock does not define me as a human.”

Welcome to Ask Ali, a twice-a-month series where I answer all of your questions. This time around — the last Ask Ali of the year! — we’ve got listener questions about early morning running, my favorite winter running gear, what to do when training feels discouraging, how I decide who to feature on the podcast, and more. Thanks to everyone who called in for this one. Enjoy!

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You asked:

  • Tips for morning running (3:00)
  • What I wear when I run in the dark (10:00)
  • My favorite pieces of running gear (14:45)
  • My favorite running songs and playlists (17:50)
  • What to do when you’re feeling discouraged instead of empowered after a workout (23:25)
  • How I decide who to interview on the show, and how I get in touch with them (31:45)
  • What to look for in a running coach (38:50)

I mentioned:

Amphipod light vest

Noxgear light vest

Millennium Running code


Hoka Cliftons

lululemon socks

lululemon Base Pace tight

Tracksmith Brighton Base Layer

Down For It All vest and jacket

lululemon earwarmer

lululemon gloves

lululemon Wunder Train Long Line bra

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