On this week’s episode we spoke with professional runner and coach Dakotah Lindwurm about having a winning mindset in running.
Stick around after that great conversation for the latest in the World of Running including US 6k champs, Rabat Diamond League, and a marathon full of problems.
MAIN TOPIC: GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOURSELF AND OTHERS
Main Topic: Winning Mindset for Every Runner
While Dakotah is a professional runner and does win many races, a winning mindset extends far beyond where you place in a race. In this episode we discuss how Dakotah utilizes a winning mindset in her own racing and training, and how she fosters it in the athletes she coaches.
About our Guest: Dakotah Lindwurm
Pro Runner, Coach
Dakotah is a professional runner with Minnesota Distance Elite. I was recently able to meet her before this in person interview at the USATF 25k Championship where she placed 3rd. Just weeks prior to the championship Dakotah finished 14th among female runners in 2:29.55. In 2021 Dakotah was the Grandma’s Marathon Champion in a time of 2:29:04.
Debut 2:34:02 at Grandmas in 2019.
2022 – USATF 25k Championships – 3rd
2021 – USATF Half Marathon
Championships – 3rd
2021 – Grandma’s Marathon – 1st Place
2021 – USATF 20k Championships – 8th
2019 – USATF 25k Championships – 5th
2017 – NCAA DII Outdoor Championships 10,000m – 6th
10 Kilometres 33:44 Minneapolis, MN (USA) 2019
15 Kilometres 51:31 Jacksonville, FL (USA) 2021
10 Miles Road 59:19 St. Paul (USA) 07 OCT 2018
20 Kilometres 1:08:41 New Haven, CT (USA) 2021
Half Marathon 1:09:36 Houston, TX (USA) 2022
25 Kilometres 1:26:39 Grand Rapids, MI (USA) 2022
Marathon 2:29:04 Duluth, MN (USA) 2021
WORLD OF RUNNING
World of Running
Bill 3rd in Dow Run/Walk, Erin first at the Dinoseries Indiana Trail 15k, Lewis participated in the Mohican 100mi
#1. Women’s USATF 6k Championship
- I savor another episode where I get to shout out Keira D’Amato.
- first mile in 4:51
- D’Amato hit the two-mile mark in 9:30
- D’Amato charged to the finish, crossing the line first in a course record time of 17:52, breaking Taylor Werner’s record of 18:21 set in 2021, and she claimed her second USATF championship title.
- With her victory, D’Amato adds another 15 points to her USATF Running Circuit total, giving her 33 points, good enough for second behind current circuit leader Emily Sisson and her 37.5 points. Tuliamuk’s third place effort adds another 10 points to her total, maintaining her third place position with 32 points.
- Keira D’Amato 17:52 (4:48 mile pace)
- Annie Rodenfels 17:54
- Aliphine Tuliamuk (came through in a 5k PR) 18:08
- Andrea Pomaranski 3rd top 10 finish in past couple months
#2. 2022 Rabat Diamond League
- Soufiane El Bakkali won a thrilling men’s steeplechase in 7:58, in a race where two men broke 8:00 for the first time since 2012.
- Moroccan Olympic champion Soufiane El Bakkali vs silver medalist Lamecha Girma of Ethiopia
- “The pace started quickly with the pacemaker leading the field through 1k in 2:38 (7:56 pace), but it would slow to 2:47 for the second kilometer. At that point, Girma picked it up with a 63.6 penultimate lap in an attempt to draw the sting out of El Bakkali’s kick, but it was no use. El Bakkali was still there at the bell and made his move on the back straight to pass Girma. It worked, but Girma wasn’t going away, and coming off the final water jump the outcome was still in doubt.
- El Bakkali made sure the screaming Moroccan fans would go home happy, however, as he pulled away over the final 100 to take the win. He pulled up slightly at the line, which may have cost him a personal best (he missed it by .13), but was clearly spent; meet officials tried to drape him in the Moroccan flag at the finish line, but after some brief celebrations, El Bakkali instead collapsed to the ground out of exhaustion (he was fine, just tired).” -Let’s Run
- Lamecha Girma time was 7:59.24
#3. An extra 1.1k for a marathon champ
- CHAOS reigned in the Stockholm Marathon as the leading trio, including race winner Felix Kirwa, were sent the wrong way and forced to run an extra 1.1km.
- 2 hours, 11 minutes, and seven seconds despite the extra 1.1km he was forced to run.
- In the beginning, and then again, they were directed to go straight when they should have turned. Felix was able to regain his position, while others missed the podium due to this error.
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