Molly Huddle is an American long-distance runner who competes in track and cross country running events.
Molly has won 28 USA titles, held six American records, looked down the start line of two Olympic finals and four major marathons.
Molly set the American record in the 5000 m at the 2014 Herculis Diamond League meet in Fontvieille, Monaco (14:42.64). She also set the American record in the 10,000 m at the 2016 Olympics, with a time of 30:13.17. Molly lives and trains in Providence, Rhode Island.
Molly has recently co-authored “How She Did It”, with college coach Sara Slattery.The book is the ultimate roadmap for female distance runners—featuring 50 candid interviews with women who’ve made it The book begins with key information from the professionals who help make athletic excellence possible: trainers, physicians, nutritionists, and sports psychologists. Then, you’ll hear the first-person accounts of fifty women who’ve done it themselves. From the pioneers who fought tirelessly for women’s inclusion in the sport to the names splashed across headlines today, featured athletes include: Joan Benoit Samuelson • Patti Catalano Dillon • Madeline Manning Mims • Paula Radcliffe • Deena Kastor • Brenda Martinez • Shalane Flanagan • Emma Coburn • Raevyn Rogers • Molly Seidel • and more With Molly and Sara guiding the way, these athletes share their empowering stories, biggest regrets, funniest moments, and hard-won advice.
Collectively, these voices are the embodiment of strength, meant to educate, inspire, and motivate you to see how far—and how fast—you can go.
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Who is Molly
Her job as a professional distance runner
Having her first baby and entering her 3rd trimester
Running while pregnant
Reducing her average weekly miles down from 90 miles to 40 miles.
Learning more about her childhood and her younger years
Her journey into running
Not thinking about becoming a professional athlete
Her senior year of high school and wanting to qualify for the National Cross Country Championships
Quitting basketball and focusing on running all year
Setting a new national record in high school for the 2 mile distance
Running with professional runners
Dealing with big failures and figuring out how to bounce back
Tools and strategies for mindset
The power of writing down goals and journaling
Having a mantra and using powerful words - STRONG
Loving the 5k distance and finding it fun
Running the London Marathon in 2019 and getting a Personal Best
Wanting to run a sub 2.25 marathon
Figuring out her race strategy for a marathon
Having faith in how you are feeling and going with your own plan
Releasing her new book: How she dit it - A high performance guide for female distance runners with stories of women who’ve made it. By Sara Slattery and Molly Huddle.
Wanting to write a resource for young female runners
Writing the book and speaking to 50 women about their running experiences
Speaking with Dr. Stacy Sims (Author of ROAR) and working with the female body
The new developments with maternity cover for professional athletes since The Dream Maternity Campaign organised by Alysia Montaño
The NY Times Article - Nike Told Me to Dream Crazy, Until I Wanted a Baby - Alysia Montaño
Contracts and being away from the track and the impact on the financials
The running woman emoji
Creating the Keeping Track Podcast
Wanting to share athletes stories who don’t get exposure via the main stream media
Particular highlights from the podcast - Racing for Representation
Reflecting back on finishing her first marathon in 2016
Advice for women who want to get into running
How to connect and follow along with Molly
Final words of advice for women who have lost their running mojo
Personal Instagram @mollyhuddle
Keeping Track Podcast - A podcast built to elevate. Inspiring athletes & figures in sports, lesser known stories, & complex topics of Women’s sports ALL IN ONE PLACE!
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Book: How she dit it - A high performance guide for female distance runners with stories of women who’ve made it. By Sara Slattery and Molly Huddle.
A book of interviews with elite female distance runners on what they’ve learned along the way & words from experts in the endurance sports world.
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