Greenletes Podcast

How Maddie Alm Went From Walk-On Cross Country To Professional Runner & Why She Became A Registered Dietitian--with Maddie Alm, MS, RD

April 06, 2021 Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD Season 1 Episode 6
Greenletes Podcast
How Maddie Alm Went From Walk-On Cross Country To Professional Runner & Why She Became A Registered Dietitian--with Maddie Alm, MS, RD
Show Notes

Maddie Alm is a professional runner with Team Boss and a Sports Dietitian. She started running in high school, walked onto her college cross country team and excelled to the professional level. She attributes her running success to nutrition, which is why she ultimately chose to get a Master's in Nutritional Sciences and become a Registered Dietitian. In this episode, we discuss Maddie's career and her nutrition philosophy, including: 

  • how she went from soccer to walk-on cross country to professional athlete
  • what she does as the Sports Dietitian for Team Boss
  • her nutrition philosophy and why she thinks all foods fit in a healthy diet
  • whether or not runners should strive to make "race weight"
  • how she combats food rules that are pervasive in the running community
  • what everyday athletes can learn from the pros
  • whether or not she supports plant-based eating among runners 

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