Q: Working full time and running pro. Viable?


Is working a full-time professional job while training/competing at the elite level a viable alternative? Why or why not?

Ladia Albertson-J (@LadiaHallie)


Hey Ladia!

It depends on the job and your support crew. Flexibility is key…having advocates at the office who understand what you’re trying to do. I think a part time arrangement is more likely to support your running results during peak season, but in the end you should do what you’re passionate about, and define success at both by your own standards. Working full time and running will affect one another in ways you can’t predict, but sum of parts may fulfill you.