Episode 459: Emily Mackay – 3rd Place at USATF Indoor Championships Coming off of a Breakout Season

Emily Mackay is on the show today! She is a professional runner for Team New Balance Boston. She is a five-time NCAA All-American. She has recently had a bunch of breakout races. She PRed in the 3k this indoor season and was third at USATF Indoor Championships. She also broke 4:30 in the mile, she ran a 4:26, which was a 5 second PR.

In this episode, we talk about her untraditional path running for a smaller school and now training with some of the best in the country.

I really enjoyed getting to know Emily and I hope that you do too!

What we talked about:

3:40- Emily’s current training

6:10- Deciding to join Team New Balance Boston

9:55- Finding success in her running early on in her career and having self-discipline in her training

23:10- Her college running experience

30:50- Emily’s interests outside of running

32:35- Her love for the outdoors

39:40- Running a 4:26 mile

45:20- What’s next for Emily

47:25- Training at altitude in Flagstaff

51:00- Managing expectations

55:50- What she has learned in her pro career so far

58:55- End of podcast questions

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