We welcome Becs Gentry, marathoner and Peloton Tread and Strength instructor, to the show. This past spring she finished 4th at the UK Olympic Trials while also earning a 5-minute PR.  She’s also run major races such as the New York City Marathon finishing in the top 20.  Becs, who is originally from the UK has since lived in New York City since taking her Peloton position in 2019. 
“And I’m a huge believer that we should all have pride in any movement we do, whatever sport is your sport, we should take pride in that.” – Becs Gentry

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In this episode we covered…
  • Becs’ athletic journey and how she ended up becoming an unsuspecting elite athlete
  • Becs’ differing experience as a collegiate athlete in the UK versus in the US
  • Becs’ race recap of the UK Olympic Trials and what’s coming up for her
  • Finding balance between continuous race training and making space for other future plans 
  • The pressure one feels when running at the elite status and how Bec has navigated that 
  • “But it’s the internal pressure to me makes running less enjoyable. I run because I love to run. I don’t run to show other people that I’m good at it.”
  • The negative impact comparing your abilities to others can have 


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