February 12, 2018

Episode 19: Grayson Murphy on the Collegiate Running Experience

You may know her on Instagram as Racin Grayson. Meet Grayson Murphy, a three-time All-American collegiate runner at University of Utah, originally from Salt Lake City, as well as a top civil engineering major with plans to run professionally after college. Grayson was featured in our How the Collegiates Fuel series and recently started a blog of her own. 

Questions we ask Grayson include:

How did you get your start in running?

How did this lead to you playing collegiate soccer and then choosing to pursue running?

What have you noticed are differences between soccer and running?

You have had quite the collegiate experience after transferring colleges three times! (from Sweet Briar to Santa Clara to Utah). Can you tell us more about what this process has been like?

As a civil engineering major, how do you balance running, academics and your future career aspirations (as well as finding an identity outside of running)?

You write that one of your lessons learned in 2017 is “Not everything has to be a goal.” What do you mean by saying this and what advice do you have for listeners who make everything into a goal?

What do you see for your future as an athlete?

You wrote a blog post titled, “When you fall down, you get back up,” on making it to the NCAA Indoor National Championships in 2017 and breaking 16 minutes in the 5k. What was breaking this barrier like for you? What do you think help you achieved this incredible feat?

What is something IG followers/fans might not know about you? (can be a random fact, or something that’s making you thrive lately).

What’s your go-to racing mantra and/or favorite running quote?

What advice would you give your younger, pre-college self?

What does being a Strong and Brave Runner Chick mean to you?

How can listeners connect with you?

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