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She's Bold with Beth Whitman

Aug 29, 2017

Katie Mackey is a professional mid-distance runner who runs for the Brooks Beasts Track Club.

Katie attempted to qualify for RIO at the Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon, last year but missed it by one spot. After that experience she spent a couple of months not quite feeling settled and wondered about continuing with her running career. But she picked herself up and found new purpose. Earlier this year she won a national title in a road mile race in Iowa and now she’s looking ahead to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

We covered a wide range of topics including how her performance improved once her husband started coaching her. We also talked about the specifics of her training as a Brooks Beast professional athlete and what her training days look like and that means weeks where she’s running as many as 80 miles.

We talked about the importance of recovery and what it is that makes a person a great runner.

We talk about how she handled those Olympic trials and also how she got back on track and is now looking forward to Tokyo.

And given her travel schedule, we also talk about how she finds places to run like in Morocco and Monaco and how she’s learned to be more flexible with her food and nutrition when she’s on the road.