Amy Van Alstine Had a Roller Coaster Year in 2014

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.

Amy Van Alstine Wins the Cross Country National Championship

National Champion Amy Van Alstine

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

Connect with Amy by checking out her page on the Northern Arizona Elite page, and follow her on Instagram and Twitter. (She loves IG, btw!)

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