54: Lauren Jimison on Professional Running and Faith

Lauren Jimison is a professional runner for the Mammoth Track Club.

Lauren attended Azusa Pacific University where she graduated as an 11 time All-American, 5 time Individual National Champion in the 5k and 10k, and 3 time team National Champion. Lauren is now running professionally for the Mammoth Track Club and had a successful first marathon, with a 4th place finish at the Grandma’s Marathon in a time of 2:35, hitting the Olympic “A” standard.

In this episode, Lauren recounts her journey starting her high school’s cross country running program. Lauren shares all the details on her recent 4th place finish at the Grandma’s Marathon. She discusses her relationship between her faith and running. Lauren provides a recap of her most mentally challenging race and how she navigates the ups and downs of distance running. She shares lessons that she has learned from her time with the Mammoth Track Club. Lauren gives the inside scoop on her nutrition and how it has changed since moving to altitude in Mammoth Lakes, California. She describes what a typical day looks like for her as a professional runner and lastly, reveals upcoming races and goals for the near and far future.

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