Ali on the Run Show Episode 341: Molly & Izzy Seidel

“The worst thing you can do is count yourself out.”

Last year, Molly Seidel ran her first marathon — at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, where she finished second and earned herself a spot on the U.S. Olympic Marathon Team. And she’ll be the first to tell you that she wouldn’t have gotten to that start line without her #1 fan: her sister, Izzy. Now, one year later, Molly is a professional runner for Puma, training for the 2021 Olympics, and Izzy is her self-appointed hype girl. On this episode, the Seidel sisters — who are roommates in Boston — talk about what their family was like growing up, and about how their lives have changed since the Trials. Plus, they talk about the importance of “the pursuit of fun” in everything they do, and share their experiences with the comparison trap, imposter syndrome, and building confidence. (Pro tip: Having a hype girl helps!)

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Which of Molly’s races has been the most challenging? (4:30)
  • How Molly’s feeling after her 68:29 half-marathon PR (and race win!) in Atlanta last weekend (8:50)
  • All about Molly’s attitude when it comes to racing (11:00)
  • On getting the call that the 2021 Olympics are happening (!!!), and what her training will look like leading up to Tokyo 2021 (18:20)
  • Is Molly moving to Flagstaff? (25:30)
  • Looking back at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, and what that day was like for the Seidels  (35:40)
  • Molly and Izzy talk about their childhood and what growing up together was like (43:30)

What we mention on this episode:

Izzy on Episode 236 of the Ali on the Run Show

Molly’s slow mile

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  1. Ali; great Podcast with BygollyMolly and Izzy, they are both enjoyable to listen to and Molly is so inspirational, to have been given little chance to even make the top 10 in Tokyo and run in that awful heat and garner a Bronze is simply amazing, she has quite the personality and her sister is such a help to her in many ways, thanks for a great Show from a huge Molly fan.

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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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