Motivation Monday - Ariana Hilborn

Ariana has been an inspiration for me for a long time. As someone who picked up running later in life (her first marathon was 4-5 hours!), she now is a pro runner who has run 2:37 and trained with Hanson's Brooks.

After a big setback this summer, she moved back to Phoenix. She is working with her previous coach again and has been running AMAZINGLY well lately, including a 1:14:19 1/2 marathon at the Houston 1/2 Marathon Championships. I can't wait to see what she'll do this summer/fall!!

Ariana at the 2012 Trials. Photo credits to
She did a great interview here that's worth the 30 minute listen!

Also note that she mentions Dr. Asp! I'm telling you, he's phenomenal!

Nichole Porath

Nichole is a blogger, elite level runner, and coach. She ran professionally for Brooks for two years after qualifying for the 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials. During that time she founded TNC endurance, where she coaches and motivationally speaks to organizations large and small. This blog details her rise to national-level racing, and continues to follow her as she gets back into racing after starting a family. Read on, friends!

1 comment:

  1. Ahh! I just saw this, thank you so much Nichole! You are so sweet. I hope the pregnancy is going well, I wish I was going to Duluth to see you! ((hugs))