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Episode 16: Holly Clarke is Defining Herself and Finding Joy Along the Way

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This week’s episode with Holly Clarke is brought to you by UCAN. Visit ucan.co/discount/ROTB/ for 15% off your order!
Massachusetts native, Holly Clarke started running in high school and ran at John Hopkins where she helped her cross country team win 2 NCAA DIII National Championships. After graduation, she moved out to the Bay Area and was encouraged to join a running team in the last hundred meters from the finish line of her first marathon. Holly joined the Impala Racing Team in 2015 and has been thriving ever since.
In this episode, we discuss Holly’s journey from BQ to OTQ, running with the Impalas, balancing running and work, and why sometimes taking time off is the key to having fun and getting faster.
Some highlights from our conversation:
👩‍💻Being a multidimensional person who also happens to be a talented runner
🌍 How studying abroad led to all sorts of personal breakthroughs that led to becoming a stronger and healthier runner
⛰ Her love for cross-country and how that background set her up for success in the Olympic Marathon Trials
⛷Taking time off for both a mental and physical break
👯‍♀️The power of teamwork and having fun, even before a serious race
🤬 How an imperfect build up with a scary injury can still lead to an amazing race
🙌 Finding her best friends on long runs and celebrating finish lines

Follow Holly Clarke on Instagram @hollywoodclarke and follow her training on Strava.
You can find us on Instagram and Twitter @Runnersofthebay. Check out our website www.runnersofthebay.com and send us an e-mail at runnersofthebay@gmail.com.
Music is California by The Spectacular Fantastic.