Rachel Schneider

Rachel Schneider

Middle Distance Runner

Career Highlights

  • 5th Fastest Mile: Rachel has the 5th fastest mile time ever for an American Women – 4:20.91 in 2019
  • 4th in the 5k at USATF: Finished a strong 4th at the 2019 USATF Outdoor Track & Field National Championships
  • 2020 Sound Running Track Meet 10k Champion: A massive win in her debut 10k race in 31:09.79, running the 8th fastest time ever run by an American woman, and securing the Olympic standard.
  • Olympic Standard Hatrick: Rachel currently holds the Olympic Standards in the 1500m, 5k, and 10k for Tokyo 2021, and is the only Woman in American to hold all three standards going into 2021.

My journey began in my hometown of Sanford, Maine. I grew up with a wonderful family, was the youngest of four children, and loved spending time with my parents and three older siblings. They instilled in me a very early passion for being in the outdoors – whether it was playing soccer, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, biking, surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, canoeing, camping, traveling, or running – I was always most in touch with myself, others, and my spirituality when I was outside. Over the years, my relationship and passion for running really grew, and continues to to this day.

Up Close, and Personal

To me, sport stands for…

“The important thing in life is not the triumph, but the fight; the essential thing is not to have won, but to have fought well.” This is the Olympic Creed and, while succinct, I believe it captures the spirit of sport. In my own words, sport is about the journey of self-discovery alongside others. Challenging myself and others to be better versions of ourselves, and the pursuit of becoming the best I can be – as an athlete, but more importantly: as a human being.

On a typical training day,

I run twice a day (morning and afternoon). I drink coffee most mornings, eat a wide variety of foods throughout the day (oatmeal, avocado naan toast, eggs, meat, pasta, potatoes, vegetables, etc), and use Unived products to enhance hydration, fuel, and recovery. I wear Under Armour for all my training sessions, and often casual wear. I recover by using my Normatecs, Hypervolt, and a few times I week seeing my Physical Therapist and Massage Therapist. I cross train by doing circuits in the gym, going for walks/hikes with my fiancé and our three dogs, and sometimes biking or swimming.

My idea of an effective training session is…

knowing my purpose for each session, and doing my best to execute that purpose.

The moment when I discovered my athletic potential was…

I’m in a constant process of discovering my athletic potential. I probably first discovered I had athletic potential as a young child playing soccer (maybe around 6 years old).

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The three biggest lessons I have learnt so far in my athletic career…

Never let fear decide fate.
The importance of being in touch with my ‘why,’ and my internal voice.
Keeping gratitude and joy at the center is essential.

Before a big race, I tell myself…

I will do the best I can, and that is enough. Racing is the fun part – go be an artist!

The toughest race of my life was…

2019 World Track & Field Championships.

The most memorable moment of my sporting career so far…

2019 USA Track & Field Championships.

My training sanctuary is…

Flagstaff, Arizona.

My dream starting line, competition, or final match is…

The Olympics.

I nourish my soul with…

spending time with my fiancé and our dogs, family and friends; spending time outdoors, learning, reading, and cooking.

Unived helps me by…

Be the best athlete I can be by keeping me optimally hydrated, fueled, and recovered.

My favourite Unived product is…

Coco Turmeric Latte Elite Recovery Mix.

I have chosen to associate with Unived because…

They are a team that truly cares about creating quality products and quality relationships with their athletes and communities. I love how Unived is inspired by nature, and based on research. They are the elites of the elite when it comes to making innovative, quality, clean healthcare products. I believe Unived products make me better, and I believe the Unived team makes the world a healthier place.

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