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 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:
- 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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