I got to chat with the Little Wing girls (CBab, Mel, Betsy, and Fleshman) about life as a pro and how they were making the transition into somewhat literally, running for their lives. Lauren of course has years of experience and a fabled career of US titles, World Championship meets, and operating life around training cycles. But the three young guns, freshly removed from college without much of an idea of what’s “normal” after age 22, I was dying to pick their brains. Was “living the dream” all they thought it would be? Was it just like an extension to their NCAA days? Did they feel how I felt after taking my first career-building job and realizing briefcases and corner offices were on hold for at least 20 years and a cubicle with a non-stop ringing phone was the reality my fancy piece of diploma paper got me?
Last summer after watching Amanda Mergaert impressive racing skills at USA Championship, we were ecstatic to announce her addition to the Oiselle Haute Volée team. Amanda reveals her thoughts on her recent move from Salt Lake City, UT to Davis, CA to train with an exceptional group of professional athletes and their coach, Drew Wartenburg.