HOW SHOULD RUNNERS APPROACH IN-RACE DECISIONS?
WITH EMMA BATES
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This week on the A to Z Running Podcast we are answering the question, “How can runners approach in-race decisions?” We were fortunate to have on one of the top runners in the country, Emma Bates to help us discuss this topic.
February 20th, San Juan Capistro, California: TEN Track Meet, Let’sRun
The topic this week answers the question “How should runners approach in-race decisions?” Between pack-running, making moves, dropping out, or hanging tough, we are all faced with in-race decisions. Emma Bates brings deep and valuable insight from her dynamic race experiences. She generously shares her race reflections which will leave all of us with valuable insight from Emma.
Our guest this week on the AtoZrunning podcast is one of the USA’s top distance runners, Emma Bates. Emma’s alma mater is Boise State University where she was a 12-time All-American and the 10k NCAA champion in 2014.
Post-collegiately, Emma has earned many top 10 US Championships finishes including her debut marathon where she was the champion! Emma also was the US 25k Championship winner at the Riverbank Run.
With a marathon personal best of 2:25:27, Emma is the 12th fastest marathoner in US history.
Emma was 4th at the marathon project in 2020 running a blazing 2:25:40 with a less than ideal situation. She will tell us more about that in the episode.
In this episode, Emma will be giving us some rich insight about in-race decisions.
10 mile: 52:51
Half marathon: 1:11:13