Episode 410: Annie Rodenfels – Running with Team BAA & Dreams in the Sport

Annie Rodenfels is on the show today! Annie is a member of Team BAA & runs for Adidas. She is a steeplechaser and placed 6th in the US Championships this summer. She had a huge year this year and in this episode we talk about those breakthroughs that she has had since training with a new group. She used to run with an Asics group in Greenville. Annie comes from a D3 college where she was a 3-time national champion and a 7-time All-American. In this episode, she talks about her untraditional path to get where she is. 

What we talked about:

4:15- How she is feeling after a 6th place finish at the USATF Championships this summer

5:35- Having a breakthrough year

8:50- Her training partners over the years

10:50- Her development as a professional runner over the past few years

12:25- Her lifting program

14:45- Training for the steeplechase

20:35- Plans to run a 5k

23:10- How media about her has an impact on her

26:10- Feminism and what that means to her

27:35- Coaching as Wellesley College and the decision to leave that position

33:30- How she met her husband

38:15- The different sponsorships that she has had

40:10- The decision to chase her professional running dreams

49:55- Advice to other runners that are flying under the radar

55:00- Her most memorable race this year

1:00:30- End of podcast questions

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