Sara Hall is one of the most dominate professional female middle distance runners and has been a part of the world team for the United States on two separate occasions at the indoor track and field championships. She earned a gold medal at the 2011 Pan American Games in the 3000-meter steeplechase. In 2012, she took home the American title at the USA Cross Country Championships. She has also won several elite road races including the Drake Relays Grand Blue Mile and the U.S. National Road Mile Championships. During her college career at Stanford University, she was named an All-American seven times.
Married to fellow Muscle Milk athlete and Olympic marathoner Ryan Hall, Sara is dedicated to using running as a platform to make a difference in the lives of others. Together they founded the Hall Steps Foundation, a non-profit that strives to fight global poverty through improved health.. The Halls have created their own Muscle Milk pancakes call “Cytocakes” and use a variety of the products as part of their daily training routines.
Q & A
What is your favorite Muscle Milk flavor?
When do you use it?
In pancakes before workouts and races, or in a post-workout smoothie.
If you could create any Muscle Milk flavor, what would it be?
Mint chocolate brownie.
What does a typical in-season training day look like for you?
Wake up, eat a Muscle Milk pancake, do some light self-massage and head out for a short run. Come home, eat lunch, head to church for some classes, and then go to my track workout (4-5 miles of intervals). Eat a Muscle Milk bar or shake, hit the weight room, and then head home for dinner. Hang out with my husband and our two mini Huskies, maybe do a little standup paddleboarding on the lake.
What's your favorite/go-to workout or drill?
Progressive run, picking up the pace each mile.
If you could trade places with any other Muscle Milk athlete for a day, who would it be?
If you weren't a professional athlete, what would you want to be?
Working for a nonprofit doing international development work in East Africa.