Name: Mallory Scott
Hometown: Arlington, VA
Charities Supported: NPR, Planned Parenthood, ACLU, So Others May Eat
Upcoming Races: Luray Tri, Army 10 Miler, Berlin Marathon
Why do you run? I love the feeling I get after a hard run: when I’ve pushed myself to my max and feel like I somehow surpassed my own expectations. Also, I’m too lazy to go to the gym.
Favorite distance: The 10k and the marathon!
Bucket List Races/Runs: I want to finish all the Abbot Series Marathons and Big Sur!
Do you train according to any particular plan? I use the Hansons Advanced Plan for marathons.
What 3 words best describe your typical race strategy? Smart, prepared, steady.
What’s on your running playlist? I don’t usually listen to music when I run! I do carry an emergency iPod for marathons and it’s got a lot of Linkin Park and Macklemore (don’t judge me!)
What role does nutrition play in helping you reach your fitness goals? Nutrition is 75% of my fitness: I make sure to time my macros to maximize recovery and strength gains.
If you could choose anyone to train with, who would it be? Kara Goucher, Meb Keflezighi, Shalane Flanagan. They seem like they would be super fun!
What do you do to overcome mental/physical challenges while running? My mantra is: my run, my rules. I’m not out there to get judged or challenge anyone but myself. If I have to walk, I walk. But if I’ve trained my butt off for something I also know that I can grit my teeth and push through.
What is your spirit animal? Elephants! I love them. They aren’t graceful but they are persistant and strong!
What are your non-running hobbies? I just got two kittens so they’re taking up a lot of my free time! I love to travel and do that fairly often and I read quite a bit. I’m also great at finding random events to join up with so I can sometimes be at a pop up or volunteering with a random group.
If you could meet any woman from history who would it be and why? I’m sort of a Hamilton musical nerd right now but Angelica Schuyler was fascinating: she was a super smart woman who was friends with not only Alexander Hamilton but also Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and the Price of Wales. Plus, she knew how to dress!
What do you like about Lily Trotters compression socks? I love the designs, and also that they are a bit longer than most other socks! They are way more comfortable and soft than my other brands of compression socks.
Why do you want to represent the Lily Trotters brand? As a runner and avid social media user, I see how wonderful it is to have “real” people test gear and give their honest opinion about it. Lily Trotters is the real deal for compression socks and I want to help spread the word about how great they are! I also really admire that it is for women, by women and made in the USA!