Laura Anderson, Buffalo Marathon

Ali on the Run Show Episode 92: Laura Anderson, 2018 Buffalo Marathon Winner

I haven’t always failed gracefully, but I’ve always come back.” —Laura Anderson

Laura Anderson is a full-time working mom and McKirdy Trained running coach based in Rochester, NY. Laura had her daughter, Hannah, a little over a year ago, and in May she ran — and won — her first big postpartum race. On this episode, Laura reflects on her 2018 Buffalo Marathon win (she finished in 2:57, which was also a marathon PR) and the training that helped her break the tape. She also honestly and candidly talks about her experience with postpartum OCD, body image, and goal setting.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Laura reflects on her recent Buffalo Marathon win and what race day was like (2:50)
  • How Laura’s Buffalo Marathon training went — her first postpartum training cycle — and what she does for cross-training (11:40)
  • Why Laura chose not to run during her pregnancy (17:15)
  • Laura talks about whether not running throughout pregnancy made her postpartum comeback easier or more challenging (22:00)
  • How Laura got into running (28:30)
  • What Laura’s training for now, plus how and when she sets her running goals (32:00)
  • Laura’s advice for aspiring Boston Marathon qualifiers (36:30)
  • How and why Laura decided to become a running coach, and what she’s like as a coach (38:30)
  • Laura talks about the most common mistakes she sees most runners making (41:30)
  • Laura opens up about her postpartum OCD (44:15)
  • How Laura takes care of herself in spite of an extremely busy schedule (52:30)

What we mention on this episode:

Buffalo Marathon

McKirdy Trained

Lake Effect Half Marathon

*Learn more about Postpartum OCD*

Mental OCD

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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