Episode 310: Emily Sisson – Gearing up for the Track Trials & Gate River Run 15K National Championship Win
Emily Sisson recently took the win at the Gate River Run 15k National Championships in Jacksonville Florida. She ran a time of 48:07 on a windy day – the 5th fastest time run by a woman on that course. She also won the equalizer race coming in ahead of the men’s champion as well. This was her third national title.
Emily went to the University of Wisconsin and later transferred to Providence College where Ray Traecy became her coach and still coaches her 10 years later during her Professional career. Emily is sponsored by New Balance and she represented the United States on a Worlds team in 2017 and debuted the marathon in London in 2019 in a time of 2:23, placing 6th.
Though the Olympic marathon trials did not go as planned for Emily in February 2020, she finished off the year at the Valencia Half Marathon with a big PR and just one second off the American Record held by Molly Huddle in a time of 67:24. Most recently she won the Sound Running Invite 5K in a time of 14:55 which was a PR for her, as well as took that 15K National Title in Jacksonville.
Emily is gearing up for the 10K for the track trials and is one to be watching in that race! She placed 10th in the 10K track trials in 2016 and has made huge progress in her career since then.
What we talked about:
4:00- Catching up on recent races
7:05- Her training after the cancellation of races after the marathon trials
8:35- Recapping the USATF 15k championships
12:35- Working with Ray Traecy as her coach
15:15- Transferring from Wisconsin after her freshman year and why she chose Providence College
17:45- The decision to start training for the marathon
25:55- The difference in mentality between training for track races vs. training and racing the marathon and her recent 5k race
27:55- The value in training for the 5k, 10k and marathon races all at once
30:00- Working on her running form
32:50- Recapping her race at the Olympic marathon trials and the emotions after dropping out
45:10- Highlights of her career so far
48:55- Training with her husband, Shane
55:30- Favorite part about running for New Balance
57:40- End of podcast questions
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