Elle Purrier St. Pierre

Ali on the Run Show Episode 678: Run Your Way with Elle Purrier St. Pierre

“So many people asked me if I was going to keep running. And it’s like, to me it’s just a ridiculous question. You have a kid, what, you have to give up your whole career? I just needed a little bit of time!”

She’s back! After giving birth to her first child, a son, Ivan, in March, Elle Purrier St. Pierre made her return to racing in September at the Fifth Avenue Mile. In this conversation, she talks about what postpartum running has looked like, about what’s next for her, and about what life on the dairy farm looks like these days.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • How Elle’s day is going so far (2:20)
  • What is Elle training for right now? (5:15)
  • An update on farm life (7:40)
  • On returning to racing at the 2023 Fifth Avenue Mile (14:15)
  • How Elle has navigated nursing Ivan and returning to high-mileage training (25:50)
  • Elle’s thoughts on the “never-perfect” time to have a baby as a professional athlete (30:55)
  • What it’s like watching the women’s 1500 from the sidelines (34:15)
  • How motherhood has changed Elle’s relationship with running (38:25)
  • On racing as her “old self” vs. “new self” (43:20)
  • Elle’s message to fellow new moms (47:15)

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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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