Episode 329: Rebecca Mehra – 4:27 at the Sir Walter Mile

Rebecca Mehra and I got to sit down in person and record in Raleigh, NC before the Sir Walter Mile! She had a great race there where she ran a PR of 4:27.96 which was a 3 second PR. Rebecca runs for Oiselle and is coached by Lauren Fleshman and is part of the Little Wing Athletics team.

Rebecca ran the 800m and the 1500m at the Olympic Trials this summer. She ran 5 races in 8 days and grabbed 2 11th place finishes! Rebecca has a 1500m PR of 4:06.28 and an 800m PR of 2:01.09. In 2019, she ran a road mile PR of 4:22 at the 5th Avenue Mile where she finished 3rd.

Photo credit: Justin Hall (@justin_yall)

What we talked about:

4:55- The atmosphere at the Sir Walter Mile and her race there in 2019

8:45- The music that Rebecca listens to heading into a race

11:20- Rebecca’s summer of racing and mindset coming off of the Olympic Trials

18:45- Changes over the last 5 years that has lead to Rebecca’s success

22:20- Boyfriends of Oiselle

24:55- Racing both the 1500m and 800m at the Olympic Trials

29:10- Dropping down and running more 800ms

34:10- Being coached by Lauren Fleshman

40:20- What’s next for Rebecca

41:00- The mind work that she does and how she’s developed an appreciation for running

44:10- Striking a balance of being serious when competing but also having fun with the sport

45:10- End of podcast questions

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