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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