Episode 404: Helen Schlachtenhaufen – Breakthroughs in 2021: 5th at the Olympic Trials in the 1500 & Recently Signed with Nike

Helen Schlachtenhaufen is a 1500m runner. She recently placed 6th at the USATF Championships in the 1500m. Last summer she placed 5th at the Olympic Trials, missing 3rd place by just 2 seconds. She then went on to run her personal best in the 1500m in 4:01 at her first Diamond League in Sweden. Helen ran for Dartmouth and also ran for the Saucony Freedom Track Club for a little bit after college.  She now runs for Nike which she announced back in March. 

We recorded this episode a few months ago and I am so excited to share it with you all!

What we talked about:

3:35- Training in Flagstaff

6:35- Living and training in Boston

9:05- Signing with Nike 

10:45- Decision to join a team versus train alone

12:40- Her breakthrough year in 2021

15:45- Controlling nerves going into a race

20:20- Her spring track season

21:00- Helen’s boyfriend, Brian Shrader

24:35- What her training looks like

27:25- Running for Dartmouth

31:20- Running in the Ivy League

34:15- Career plans after running

39:25- Fall training

43:50- Goals in the sport

48:25- End of podcast questions

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