Scott Smith Talks About Life as a Professional Runner

On today’s show, Scott Smith joins me and talks about his life as a professional runner and a member of Northern Arizona Elite.

Scott Smith

Scott Smith

Scott opens up about some of the aspects of professional running that aren’t as glamourous. From the dollars and cents of running, the need/desire of having a job besides running, not wearing a GPS all of the time (don’t tell his coach), and a whole lot more.

I definitely had a great chat with Scott, and here are some of the highlights of our conversation:

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  • He doesn’t get to race his favorite distance as often as he’d like
  • Training for long distances and improving your speed in shorter distance don’t have to be mutually exclusive
  • His transition from a college runner to a professional
  • Drawing motivation from “everyday” runners
  • Working while training and running
  • His relative lack of running injuries and a potential reason for it (besides just luck!)

If you’d like to connect with Scott, you can find him on Facebook (there are a billion Scott Smith’s on FB, I’m still tracking down the link), connect with him on Twitter, or better yet introduce yourself in person if the opportunity presents.

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