Megan Flanagan

Episode 105: Anna Weber on Listening to Your Body, Working from Home, and Prioritizing Your Needs

Episode 105: Anna Weber on Listening to Your Body, Working from Home, and Prioritizing Your Needs

Bio: Anna Weber is a 2x Olympic Trials qualifier in the marathon and online running coach.  Originally from Michigan City, Indiana, Anna began her running career in 6th grade after going out for the cross country team at the insistence of the middle school girl's basketball coach.  She ran for Marquette University, and graduated with a degree in chemistry in 2011.  During graduate school at Indiana University, Anna began dabbling in marathons.  She qualified for the both the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Trials, and has been sponsored by Oiselle since 2015. Connect with Anna: IG: @anna_weber413 Website: https://www.annaweberruns.com Questions asked in this episode:  How did you get your start in running? You’ve mentioned that unlike most runners who identify as being a Type A person you align more with being a Type B person. How does your personality bring a unique perspective to the running world? What was your experience like running in college? How did your experiences in college shape your desire to run professionally? After running the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials, you took 3 weeks off of running. Could you share with listeners what this experience was like for you and how you are approaching training moving forward? During this time in life there is a lot of uncertainty, what are some ways that runners can stay motivated to run and challenge themselves? As someone with a background in science, you have a great interest in sharing evidence-based articles and utilizing the signs our bodies share with us to improve your running as well as that of your athletes. Could you share a little more on the importance of listening to our bodies and how science can help inform us? Looking back, what advice would you give to your younger self? What is currently bringing you joy right now? What does being a Strong Runner Chick mean to you? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/strong-runner-chicks/support

Duration: 33 min

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