Ep. 3 - Frank Lara
Listen now
Description
Frank Lara is a professional runner for the Roots Running Project based in Boulder, Colorado. He also works part-time for Strava as a community management representative. The past two years have proven to be big for Frank. In 2020, he won the U.S. 15K champion then set a massive personal best of 27:44 in the 10,000m in 2021. In December Frank participated as a pacer at The Marathon Project, running the first 20 miles at sub-2:09 pace. In this episode we talk about his progression to becoming one of America's elite distance runners, coordinating his running with other elite pro's, and what his current training look like heading into the Trials of Miles meet in Austin, TX. The Road to the Trials Podcast is presented by COROS Wearables – makers of Performance GPS Watches that help athletes train to be their best. Athletes like World Record Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge and Multi-time US Champion Emma Coburn trust COROS watches to track their training from Long Runs to Track Workouts. With their innovative Track Mode, you can measure your next track workout to near perfection, whether you’ve got 400 meter repeats in Lane 1 or a 4 mile temp in lane 5, you can trust COROS to provide the stats you crave. Show your support for the brands that support this podcast, and pick up the PACE 2 – the lightest GPS watch on the market. Enter code “Trials” at checkout on COROS.com for a free accessory with watch purchase (simply add the accessory of your choice to your cart).
More Episodes
Our Road to the Trials recaps continue with the extraordinary Olivia Baker. Olivia didn't have the lead-up to the Trials that she had hoped for but was holding out hope that it would all come together in Eugene. The women's 800m was maybe the deepest event at the entire meet and it was amazing...
Published 08/06/21
After months of following along with eight athletes as they prepared for the Olympic Trials, we are rounding out the series with recap episodes. First up - Frank Lara. Frank competed in the 10k gunning for top three and the Olympic standard. It was a daring run and one that showed the grit and...
Published 08/02/21
At the beginning of 2021 Abe Alvarado spoke about the importance of peaking at the right time. He and his Atlanta Track Club coaches were planning so that at the end of June he'd be ready to roll. Kudos to them as that is exactly what has happened. Abe is now on his way to Eugene with fantastic...
Published 06/16/21