This conversation with elite Canadian runner, Sasha Gollish, was recorded one week before the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon, which she just completed in a personal best time of 2:31:40. This race also served as the Canadian Marathon Championships so Sasha’s incredible performance landed her on the podium in 3rd place alongside Tokyo Olympians, Malindi Elmore and Dayna Pidhoresky.
After turning 40 last December, Sasha kicked off her unbelievable record setting year by running a masters world record for the indoor mile (4:38.73). She then proceeded to run every single Canadian Championship race from the track, to the roads, to the trails, to running an all-out vertical kilometer. She’ll conclude her season next month at the Canadian XC Championships in Ottawa.
Sasha is so much more than a fast runner. As an engineer she has a special love for data so we open with a fascinating discussion about how to strike a healthy relationship with it. We talked about her active and loving upbringing and how that may be playing into what we’re seeing from her today. We even touch on dealing with disappointment by changing the story we’re telling ourselves. This is a wide-ranging and important conversation for runners of all ages and ability levels.
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