megan rolland

Emmett, ID

haute volée Since: 2010

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born 8/30/1988
current residence emmett, idaho
college humbolt state university





Do you have a quote that guides, inspires, or embodies your training/racing/life?
“Quotes can be powerful tools and I often use them as mantras before races.  My most recent mantra I repeated in my head this past year is 'Attack with Courage'.”

What is your favorite post-race meal?
I don't have a tried and true post-race meal and I am not a very picky eater. I tend to avoid food pretty far out from racing so by the time post-race arrives, I am happy to eat what ever food is available.

What is your must-have piece of running gear?
A pair of Rogas, hands down my favorite and most comfortable piece of running gear that I wear on a daily basis.

Do you have a training philosophy?
The biggest training philosophy I have learned over the past couple of years is patience. Knowing progress takes months and years, not days and weeks.

What is your favorite place to run?
We are very fortunate in Boise with miles upon miles of single track foot hill trails. Anytime I get to be on the ridge to river trails I am in my happy place.

Why do you run?
I run because I am able to. It brings balance and peace to my life. It helps me be courageous and conquer challenges I didn't think were a possibility. There is something about the simplicity of putting one foot in front of the other and the beauty of finding your rhythm that I wouldn't want to go without.

What is your favorite activity, when not running?
I love being outside and love exploring trails walking with my two dogs. You see a completely different perspective of a trail you have run a million times when you slow down and take a look around. I also work in the Emergency room as an RN in my spare time. I love my line of work and enjoy the balance it brings to my running life.

Complete the sentence: If I was stranded in a hotel room with one movie and one book, they would be…
I would ask to trade in the movie for another book. :) At this time if I had to pick only two I would take The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown and Germ Warriors by Clint Willis.

personal bests

1500m 4:19.38
Mile 4:47.60
3k  9:18.63
3k Steeple 9:51:73
5,000m 16:34:09
13.1 1:15:37


racing highlights

2016 USATF Indoor Championship - 3k - 13th place
2014, 2015 USATF Outdoor Championship - 3k steeple
2015 Hoka One Middle Distance Classic 3k Steeple - 9th place
2014 Stanford Invitational 3k Steeple - 4th place
2014 USATF Half Marathon Championship - 26th place
2013 Portland Track Fest 3k Steeple - 8th place
2010 Humboldt Half Marathon - 1st place
All-American and School record holder in the 3k Steeple