Ali on the Run Show Episode 181: Carrie Tollefson BONUS EPISODE!

“The way that I’m training is good for my soul right now.”

Carrie Tollefson is a professional middle-distance runner and Olympian turned mom of three, broadcaster, race analyst, podcast host, running camp director, and so much more. Most recently, the former 1500-meter specialist added another impressive title to her list: 2:51 marathoner. Six years ago, Carrie was four months postpartum and ran her first marathon in an astonishing time of 3:02. She made a goal to someday run a sub-3:00 marathon, and this was her year. On this episode, the Minnesota native and host of C Tolle Run talks about her somewhat unconventional training methods, why this was the time to pursue her marathon dreams, and what it meant to her to race in a Brave Like Gabe singlet.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Carrie breaks down her 2:51 at the Twin Cities Marathon, and shares why she decided to run a marathon this year (5:35)
  • Why Carrie says her race was “surprising” to her (12:00)
  • What it meant to Carrie to run in a Brave Like Gabe singlet (18:15)
  • Where does Carrie see herself in the sport right now? And where does she want to be and go? (28:30)
  • What a day in Carrie’s life looks like, and when she gets her runs in (38:45)
  • How Carrie got into broadcasting (44:30)
  • Carrie revists her list of goals from two years ago! (1:04:04)

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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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