Ali on the Run Show Episode 228: Laura Thweatt, 2:25 Marathoner & 5th-Place Olympic Trials Finisher

Date: April 15, 2020 at 7:48 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 1

“I had to keep believing that my Olympic dream was still alive until the race was over.”

Laura Thweatt ran a fast, fierce, gutsy race at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta — a hard effort that earned her a fifth-place finish. But fifth place at the Trials is a tough spot: When the first three finishers make the team and the fourth-place finisher is the alternate, fifth place is so close, but so far from being on the Olympic team. On this episode, Laura — a 2:25 marathoner who runs for Saucony and is coached by Joe Bosshard — recaps her race at the Trials, offers advice for runners dealing with injuries or setbacks, and talks about how the Covid-19 crisis has affected her training so far and her year ahead.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • How Laura’s doing during these “weird times” (3:45)
  • The story behind that Saucony #dontrushchallenge video (7:20)
  • What Laura’s days look like right now (14:40)
  • How Laura got so strong leading up to the Trials (17:40)
  • Recapping the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials (24:05)
  • What Laura’s post-Trials meeting with her sports psychologist was like (43:00)
  • Laura’s advice for dealing with injuries or setbacks (51:00)
  • Did Laura always plan to be a professional runner? (53:30)

What we mention on this episode:

Saucony’s #dontrushchallenge video

The “original” runner #dontrushchallenge video

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