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Ali on the Run Show Episode 406: Ask Ali!

“If you’re thinking, ‘Ali, basketball isn’t really supposed to be a contact sport…’ It was the way I played it!”

Welcome to Ask Ali, a twice-a-month series where I answer all of your questions. This time around, we’ve got listener questions about dealing with self doubt, running friendships, the mental side of marathon training, and so much more. Thanks to everyone who called in for this one. Enjoy!

If you want to be part of a future “Ask Ali” episode (yay!), call 917-947-9699 — introduce yourself, and ask whatever’s on your mind! I can’t wait to hear from you!

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You asked:

  • Why can’t professional marathoners tell you which fall races they’re running?! (2:20)
  • What is it about running that can really attract such powerful friendships and relationships? (6:00)
  • Advice for becoming an early morning runner (16:30)
  • Should I drop from the marathon to the half-marathon? (24:50)
  • Which ball sport would you play? (29:30)
  • How to train for the mental side of marathon training (40:00)

What I mention on this episode:

Diane Nukuri on Episode 403 of the Ali on the Run Show

Veronica Jackson and Alex Bernardi on Episode 211 of the Ali on the Run Show

Ladia Albertson-Junkans on Episode 404 of the Ali on the Run Show

Jenny Donnellyon Episode 193 of the Ali on the Run Show

“How to Wake Up for Morning Workouts”

Dr. Nicole Detlingon Episode 128 of the Ali on the Run Show

Dr. Nicole Detlingon Episode 278 of the Ali on the Run Show

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One Response

  1. In your response to the question about the mental side of running, you gave the caller a huge pep talk and said (paraphrased) that you would love to give pep talks as your job. Well…I think you should! Here’s my brilliant idea for you (LOL!): 1)you allow listeners to call and leave a message about themselves and when/why they need a pep talk 2)you use your motivational prowess to create a personalized pep talk 3)you sprinkle these personalized shout outs/pep talks in your regularly scheduled podcast episodes (perhaps one pep talk in addition to the spot about the episode’s sponsor)…It’s a win, win: positivity perpetuates positivity 🙂

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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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