Episode 426: Susanna Sullivan – 6th at the Chicago Marathon & Team TCS Teachers

Susanna Sullivan is back on the show today for the post NYC Marathon podcast series.

Susanna ran the Chicago Marathon and also the 5k the day before the NYC Marathon. She was recently on the show for episode 396 after she finished 3rd at Grandma’s Marathon in a time of 2:26:56. Susanna ran in the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Trials in the marathon. She is also a 6th grade teacher. She ran the Chicago Marathon in a time of 2:25:14 and finished 6th place overall and as the 2nd American. Just a few weeks later, she went to NYC and ran the USATF 5k Championships. She was in New York with the TCS community celebrating teachers. TCS is doing some really cool things honoring teachers and she shares all about that in the beginning of this episode!

What we talked about:

3:30- The program TCS puts on to support teachers

11:15- Getting to spectate the NYC marathon after her 5k race

12:20- Running the 5k so soon after the marathon

19:00- Shifting her mind from the marathon mindset to a 5k mindset

22:45- Chicago marathon recap

34:40- Pursuing sponsorships and pouring more into running

39:05- Changes in training

41:25- Having a chance at making the Olympic team

43:55- How she started working with her agent

46:05- What’s next

47:50- Feelings going into the race

49:20- Social media while being sponsored

56:05- Takeaways from the Chicago Marathon and NYC weekend

Show notes:

Susanna on Episode 396

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