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569. Beyond the Run with Molly Huddle

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“I start from zero, too, after having a baby, just like everyone else. So, here goes!”

Molly Huddle is one of the greatest American distance runners of our time. In her career, she’s held numerous American records and is a two-time Olympian. She’s the co-host of the Keeping Track podcast and co-author of the book How She Did It. And in April, Molly added a new title to her bio: mom. Molly gave birth to her daughter, Josephine (“Jojo”) earlier this year, so today, Molly returns to the Ali on the Run Show to talk about running throughout her pregnancy and her careful, cautious, calculated return to running and racing. Plus, what’s next for Molly on the run — and beyond.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • How Molly’s feeling right now (3:20)
  • Molly’s decision to publicly share her return to racing (4:50)
  • Who Molly leaned on throughout her pregnancy (7:15)
  • How it feels to watch all the fast fall races right now, and all about Molly’s race announcing debut this summer (8:45)
  • Molly’s postpartum expectations (11:30)
  • The decision a professional runner has to make about if and when to have a baby (12:55)
  • What running throughout pregnancy looked like for Molly (17:30)
  • Molly recalls her first postpartum run (29:50)
  • Molly’s decision to return to racing (32:40)
  • What it’s like being an idol and role model to younger professional athletes (37:30)
  • What has come naturally to Molly in motherhood, and what has felt most challenging (41:30)
  • What’s next for Molly? (46:00)
  • The best advice Molly has received in this phase of life (49:20)

For more from Molly, check out:

Molly Huddle on Episode 51 of the Ali on the Run Show

Molly Huddle on Episode 66 of the Ali on the Run Show

Molly Huddle on Episode 259 of the Ali on the Run Show

Molly Huddle on Episode 391 of the Ali on the Run Show

Molly Huddle & Sara Slattery on Episode 493 of the Ali on the Run Show

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