Sam Parsons (Tinman Elite)
Listen now
Description
“Coach said: “Do you know why we aren’t doing a tempo run today? When you do a tempo run, guess what you do? You get locked into the same form that I don’t want you to run in right now. You’re training for a 5km and a 1500m. When you’re training for those races, I want you on your toes. I want you feeling good, I want your chest up, I want your arms back. If I give you ten four minute reps, you’re going to rest and you’re going to attack going into each one of those reps. You’re going to get in that stride that I want you to be in today. If I give you a 6-mile tempo run, you’re going to lock into 5 minute (mile) pace, get on your heels, hunch over by the end of it and you’re going to look like s**t. You’re going to feel great because you did that last mile in 4:55, but it’s not going to be accomplishing what I want you to accomplish today. You’re going to be firing a totally different muscle group that I want you to be firing today.” At that moment, I realised that I just needed to shut up and trust him.” Sam Parsons is a professional distance runner for Tinman Elite and Adidas. Sam was involved in the creation of Tinman Elite in 2017 and has played a pivotal role in the development of the team. Today he is looked up to as a leader of Tinman Elite as well as the Creative Director. Sam represented Germany at the 2019 World athletics Championships in the 5000m and has personal best times of 13:22 for the 5000m, 7:44 for the 3000m and 3:37 for the 1500m. In this interview recorded from the home of Tinman Elite in Boulder (USA), Sam shares in-depth stories about how Tinman Elite was created, training stories, racing tales and much more. Sam is best followed on Instagram @par_sam_sons Tinman Elite is best followed on Instagram: @tinmanelite To learn more about Tinman Elite visit: www.tinmanelite.com — — — Learn more about becoming a Sweat Elite subscriber here (if your podcast player doesn’t allow links – visit www.sweatelite.co/subscribe-now/. Join thousands of athletes and coaches from around the world reading the 450+ articles. Subscribers now also receive free training advice from the coaches at Sweat Elite. As a Sweat Elite Subscriber, you can send in any questions you may have about training and we’d be happy to help. Subscribing to Sweat Elite is just $1/week and you can cancel anytime. Also, thank you to those who have rated the Sweat Elite podcast 5 stars! If you have enjoyed listening to our podcast, we would appreciate your rating on your preferred podcast player. –
More Episodes
Paul Chelimo joins the Sweat Elite podcast a month after winning bronze in the 5000m at the Tokyo Olympic Games and 2 weeks before the NYC 5th Avenue Mile. Paul shares his journey from growing up in remote Kenya to attending college and the army in the USA and ultimately winning 2 Olympic medals...
Published 09/03/21
Craig Engels. The man. The legend. Craig Engels joins the Sweat Elite podcast two weeks before one of the biggest days of his life - the USA Olympic Trials in which he has his sights set on qualifying for the Tokyo Olympic Games in the 1500m (and possibly 800m). Craig Engels, for those...
Published 06/08/21
Lee Troop joins the Sweat Elite Podcast for the third time to have a conversation about Jake Riley's build up to the Tokyo Olympic Games Marathon. We discuss how Jake's preparation has been so far, what the plans are for the next couple of months, if the Olympics will allow coaches and/or...
Published 05/19/21