The Low-Down on Hannah
Set big goals. Make a plan. Put in the work.
Hannah Moldenhauer has developed her passion and love for running over the course of the past ten years. Growing up and competing in almost every sport, she’s had an exciting time transitioning into running and triathlons. With guidance and dedication, she’s a big believer that there’s nothing an athlete can’t achieve.
Starting out as 4:28 marathoner in 2015, and setting a PR with a 3:06 in 2019, Hannah believes in a strategic training regimen and consistency. She believes dedication is the key to success.
Hannah became a mom in July 2021 and now embraces the new journey of motherhood. Pregnancy and parenthood have opened her eyes to new challenges and opportunities. She has exciting goals on the horizon, both with racing and coaching, and is proud to have her daughter Colbie by her side.
What She Coaches:
What are your favorite non-running activities?
Hiking. I especially love Yosemite National Park. I cherish a hike to the top of Half-Dome almost as much as some of my favorite marathons.
What are you doing when you’re not training or coaching?
You can find me with my daughter Colbie and dog Boston (Vizsla). Boston is the happiest, funniest, and most energetic dog around. He’s my running partner and snuggle buddy. Colbie has now joined the fun of our dynamic duo. My husband Matt hangs out with us, too.
What are qualities you admire in your athletes?
I admire so many athletes’ unrelenting spirits. I’ve seen several athletes tackle unexpected hurdles in life, and not let it keep them down (both in training and in life). Everyone has battles, but it takes courage to not let battles keep you down.
What was your defining moment as an athlete or coach?
The Boston Marathon 2018. It was my first time running the Boston Marathon and the weather conditions couldn’t have been any worse. I set a PR at that time. When I look back on that day, it’s surreal to think about what the athletes had to endure, but it’s encouraging to know we did it! It showed me that I’m stronger (mentally and physically) than I ever imagined I could be. While I never want to run a marathon in those conditions again, I’m also so thankful that I had that experience and wouldn’t trade it for the world.