Ali on the Run Show Episode 162: Allie Ostrander, Professional Runner for Brooks Running

“It’s still really unreal to me that I get paid to run. Running is something that I would do anyway. It’s not a job, it’s just a good time!”

It’s been a big summer for Allie Ostrander. The Alaska native graduated from Boise State University, signed her first professional running contract with Brooks Running, and made her pro debut at USA Track & Field Nationals, where she finished fourth in the 3000m steeplechase, landing her a spot on the U.S. team headed to world championships in Doha next month. On this episode, Allie talks about the process of going pro, how she became a steeplechaser, what her first pro race was like, and what’s next.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Allie recaps her fourth-place finish at USATF Nationals (3:00)
  • What Allie’s training will look like between now and the world championships in Doha in September (7:30)
  • Allie’s decision to go pro, and why she chose to sign with Brooks Running (9:20)
  • Allie talks about her life on the trails (17:00)
  • What the transition from college to pro life has been like so far, and what Allie is most looking forward to with her new pro lifestyle (19:20)
  • Allie reflects on her road to going pro (26:00)
  • On that viral Instagram post (29:40)
  • Why the steeplechase? (38:00)

What we mention on this episode:

Emma Coburn on Episode 60 of the Ali on the Run Show

Pan American Games

NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile

Allie’s viral Instagram post

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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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