Parker Stinson is a professional runner for Saucony. He is the American Record Holder in the 25k. He ran for the University of Oregon where he was 3rd in the 5000m at back to back NCAA Championships. He has a marathon PR of 2:10.53 and a half marathon PR of 62:02. Parker has had a really wild past couple of years and has battled some significant injuries. He really opens up about that in this episode.
He just ran the Gate River Run which was the USA 15k Championship where he placed 16th. That was his first race in 5 months and he is looking forward to trying for a new 10k road PR next month!
He is also sponsored by Coros and is running with Roots Running now.
What we talked about:
3:55- What is ahead for Parker and what he is training for
9:10- What Parker is changing in his training and training with Roots Running
13:20- His race at the Chicago Marathon in 2019 where he ran a 2:10
16:35- What an easy day of training looks like for him and how that has changed over the years
20:10- Parker’s injuries over the past few years
26:25- Parker’s racing strategy
29:20- Parker’s thought process on choosing which marathons to race
34:40- Running for Saucony and his partnership with them
38:45- Finding help when he was dealing with mental health battles
47:15- What training looks like now with Roots Running
52:25- What Parker has learned from Dathan
57:25- His Coros watch
59:45- A fun fartlek workout
1:01:15- End of podcast questions
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