When Polina Carlson came to America, the idea of being a professional runner was the farthest possible thing from her mind.
She wouldn’t have even called herself a runner at that point in her life.
It’s funny how things change in just a few short years.
From non-runner to Olympic Trials qualifier, Polina Carlson is taking the running world by storm. She’s won a number of races from the 5k to the marathon, and she is continuing to improve with a number of new PRs already in 2015.
We talked about how she got into running, her goals for this year, and a whole lot more during our run.
Here are some of the highlights from our chat.
- She loves running the marathon, but she races a variety of different distances regularly
- For an elite runner, she got started in running relatively “late” in life
- Pros and cons of living, training, and running in paradise
- Why she fell in love with Grandma’s Marathon
- Why she enjoys some trail racing as well as road racing
- What her life is like outside of running
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