Episode 366: Parker Stinson – American Record Holder in the 25k on Training with Roots Running and Mental Health

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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