Kate Grace

Ali on the Run Show Episode 399: What’s New With You with Kate Grace

“Nothing is guaranteed. And because of that, it enabled me to be so present and so thankful and aware of how special the whole thing was.”

Welcome to Season 3 of the What’s New With You series, where we catch up with past guests on the Ali on the Run Show. And we’re kicking off this season with professional middle-distance runner Kate Grace! The last time Kate was on the show, in December 2017, she had just left her sponsor, Oiselle, to sign with Nike and join the Bowerman Track Club. Now, three and a half years later, Kate has left BTC and is now a member of Team Boss, training under coach Joe Bosshard. (And she’s moving! Kate is in the process of relocating from Portland, OR, to Boulder, CO, to train full-time with the team.) On this episode, Kate talks about her decision to change teams, and talks about how training is different with Coach Joe. Plus, she recaps her races at this year’s Olympic Track & Field Trials, where she hoped to make her second Olympic team in the 800m, but ultimately fell short of that goal. But Kate isn’t sitting around sulking: She is, in her words, “living her best life” right now, and is fresh off a European revenge tour, where she raced four times (in four different countries) in 10 days, earning two wins and three personal bests in the process. (Her new 800m PR is 1:57.2, which she ran in Monaco.)

THE LAST TIME KATE WAS ON THE SHOW: Kate Grace on Episode 53 of the Ali on the Run Show

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Kate’s moving! (3:30)
  • How Kate’s feeling after a whirlwind 10 days of racing (4:25)
  • Kate’s decision to leave Bowerman Track Club (8:00)
  • On the move to Team Boss (10:30)
  • How Kate’s training is different now that she’s coached by Joe Bosshard (25:30)
  • How Kate was feeling in the weeks leading up to the Olympic Trials (38:00)
  • Reflecting on this year’s 800m races at the Olympic Trials (41:20)
  • All about the Kate Grace Revenge Tour (47:00)
  • Kate’s “white shorts” story (1:04:05)

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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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