Allison Mercer

Allison is a project manager overseeing Emmy-Award work in the sports industry on shows like Inside the NBA on TNT and currently at Amazon where she leads a team to renovate current warehouses across the US. She started running in middle school after not getting picked on the basketball team and competed on the ultimate frisbee team while attending the University of Pennsylvania. Having only recently gotten into trail running, she has set several FKTs including the Georgia Loop, and credits FKTs for introducing her to her husband, Ben. She is also the co-leader for the Atlanta Trail Sisters chapter and a HOKA FLYER.

Trail Running with Confidence and Overcoming Self-doubt

“What’s your PR? How many miles do you run a week? What’s your pace? What are you training for?” Questions like these can be so intimidating, especially as a new runner. When I first started running, I had no idea how to answer any of these questions during a group run and feared being judged for answering them the wrong way.