allie bigelow

ambassador Member Since: 2012

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hometown durham, north carolina

Do you have a quote that guides, inspires, or embodies your training/racing/life?
“Never, never, never give up." - Winston Churchill

Why do you run?
Running honestly makes me a better mother, wife, and friend - it focuses my brain, gives me confidence and helps me shed the stress in my life. Most of all I am happy when I run. I have never, ever finished a run less content than when I began.

What is your favorite place to run?
I love running on the trails in Carolina North, a trail system in Chapel Hill. I ran on these trails 7 years before I moved to NC and they are one of the reasons I moved here!

Running gear you can't live without?
I was going to say my Garmin, but everyone says that, and if i forget mine someone else is bound to have one! Arm warmers. I really think that convertible long sleeves are one of the best inventions ever! Especially arm warmers with thumb holes! Way to go Oiselle!

When you're not running where would we find you?
Spending time with my son or my friends or, far too rarely, my hardworking husband, coaching Girls On The Run or working on my house.

What is your favorite post-race treat?
A latte and, incongruously, a big salad.

Complete the sentence: If I was stranded in a hotel room with one movie and one book, they would be…
Big Fish and Mountains Beyond Mountains.

allie's favorites

Race Distance 10 miles
Workout 10 miles at tempo pace on my treadmill early in the morning.
Pump Up Song anything on NPR