Ali on the Run Show Episode 182: Carly Gill, Olympic Trials Qualifier

“I think kindness can solve a lot of problems.”

Last year, Carly Gill made a goal to qualify for the Olympic Trials in the marathon. She ran CIM in December 2018 — and came up just two minutes short of her goal. So this year, Carly was ready to get stronger, faster, and fitter, and again chase down an OTQ time of 2:45 or faster. On this episode, Carly talks about her dream come true: running a 2:42 at the Berlin Marathon, and officially qualifying to run the Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta in February 2020. She talks about the mental side of training and racing, and shares her take on expectations, disappointment, and how to emotionally recover after a race. Carly is a freelance TV producer living in Brooklyn, NY.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Carly reflects on running an Olympic Trials qualifying time at the Berlin Marathon (2:45)
  • On running most of the race surrounded by men (23:00)
  • Carly revisits the heartbreaks on the way to her 2:42 marathon, and talks about putting her goals out there publicly (29:00)
  • How Carly went from running a 6:14 mile to running 26.2 of them at 6:10 pace (35:00)
  • A look at Carly’s Berlin training cycle, and how it was different than past marathon training cycles (42:40)
  • Carly talks about joining a team — or not joining a team (52:00)
  • Carly talks about life as a freelance television producer (59:30)

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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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