Carrie Verdon ran her debut marathon at the Chicago Marathon this past year. She was the 5th American and 7th overall and she ran a 2:31. She ran the 5000 and the 10000 at the Olympic Trials last year. She placed 10th in the 5,000m and 27th in the 10,000m. She ran for the University of Colorado and then took a big break from running after college. She is back now training in full force and is definitely one to watch!
Carrie is a full-time teacher in Colorado. It was fun to hear from her about balancing her work as a teacher while training as a professional runner.
Carrie is coached by Lee Troop who was on the podcast last week so it’s fun to hear from one of his athletes this week!
What we talked about:
4:10- Carrie’s boyfriend and his cycling career
6:10- Carrie’s marathoning career
8:05- Her break from running after college
18:00- Deciding to train with Lee Troop when coming back to running
20:45- What she is currently training for and what her training looks like
29:05- Trusting her training
30:00- The injuries that she battled in college
36:35- Her job as a teacher
41:20- Training in Moab
42:05- Her year of racing plans
43:05- Racing at the Olympic Trials
47:30- Her recent PR in the 10k
50:10- The break that she takes after a season
51:20- Flexibility in training
53:40- End of podcast questions
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