|hometown||los angeles, california|
Do you have a quote that guides, inspires, or embodies your training/racing/life?
I have a billion quotes. Right now, on my computer there is a note that says "chop wood and carry water." And recently before races, my affirmation has been "fortune favors the bold."
What is your favorite post-race meal?
I try to avoid the idea of food as reward, I eat yummy food all the time, before and after races in moderation. It's a bit different with track, because our races are so late. I just want to get something in my belly and get a shower.
What is your must-have piece of running gear?
Soft running shirt and a good pair of shorts. This season my favorites: Izumo LS and Mac Rogas.
Do you have a training philosophy?
Show up, do the work. And, don't shy away from the days that feel a bit off. There is just as much or more to be gained from an Ugly But Effective session as from one where everything felt perfect.
What is your favorite place to run?
Somewhere in the Pacific Northwest, Central Park, or along the coast in California.
Why do you run?
I came to running on accident. But why I continue? It expresses something inside me that I can not put to words. "The silent music of the body." It gives me both calm and healing, and also energy and connection. Why I race is a different topic.
What is your favorite activity, when not running?
I like learning and exploring. That can take many forms. But I don't have a specific hobby I can point to.
Complete the sentence: If I was stranded in a hotel room with one movie and one book, they would be...
I don't like watching movies twice. Except for Love Actually. I'd watch mystery shows all day. For books, a really long biography.
|2016 - Hoka One One Middle Distance Classic - 1500meters - 1st|
|2016 - Drake Relays 1500 meters - 2nd|
|2016 - New Balance Indoor Grand Prix - 1500 meters - 3rd|
|2016 - New Balance Games Indoors - Mile - 2nd|
|2014 - USA Championship - 1500 meters finals|
|2014 - Oxy HP Invitational - 800 meters - 1st|
|2014 - Payton Jordan Invitational - 800 meters - 1st|
|2014 - IAAF World Relays - 4 x 1500m - 2nd|
|2013 - Meeting Areva Paris - 800 meters - 4th place|
|2013 - USATF Track and Field Championship - 800 meters - 4th place|
|2013 - Drake Relays 1500 meters - 3rd place|
|2013 - Millrose Games - Wannamaker Mile - 3rd place|
|2013 - USA 1 Mile Road Championship - Grand Blue Mile - 1st place|
|2012 - USATF Road to London Twilight Meet at Icahn Stadium - 1st place|
|2012 - Oxy High Performance Meet 800 meters - 5th fastest time|
|2012 - Payton Jordan Invitational - 800 meters - 2nd fastest time|
|2011 - NCAA Championship 800 meter final - 5th place|
photo credit: Jeffery Corcoran