Amy Van Alstine kind of burst onto the scene early in 2014, before her year got derailed by some injuries. But now she’s back, and looking to build on her National Championship Victory at the USA Cross Country Championships in February of 2014.
She followed her win up with another strong performance, but then the injury bug hit and her racing plans went awry.
But now that she’s feeling better and back to full health, and she’s working on getting her fitness back to her pre-injury level. She’s got a few other plans for 2015, but a lot of her events are still up in the air.
Here are some of the highlights of our conversation.
- The different strategies for racing the 5k and the 1500m
- The transition from college runner to professional
- Winning the national championship, the confidence boost it provided, and dealing with an odd injury
- Doing pre-natal core strengthening helped her turn the corner with her recovery
- Lessons learned from dealing with the injury and the subsequent recovery process
- She’s a dog lover, but she doesn’t run with her pups
Subscribe to the Show
Never miss another episode of the Diz Runs With podcast by subscribing to the show, and for my fellow Apple fans out there, it’s never been easier now that the podcast app is native on the new operating system.
iPhone/iPod/iPad users click here.
Android users click here.
SoundCloud users click here.
Please Give Me Some Feedback!
Take the 6 question listener survey to help me shape the future of this podcast.
Interested in the 2015 Virtual Running Summit?
Please visit the summit page so I can share updates and information with you.
Join Me on a Live Webinar
Sign up/get more details by clicking here.
Register for a Free Race Training Plan
Join The Tribe!
There’s always room for more members of the tribe!
The Facebook group is still small, but it is a great way to connect with fellow runners and foster community amongst like minded individuals. The email group is THE way to stay up to date about future guests on the show, as well as getting some other freebies and offers that aren’t available to anyone else.
If you’ve got questions about either/both, just let me know!