Makena Morley recently ran her 10k PR in 31:25 which was a one minute PR and just off the Olympic standard by 0.20 seconds! With that time she did qualify for the Olympic Trials so she will be competing there!
She was a 7 time All-American at Colorado and while she was there she ran the 10k school record which was 32:28. She was 2nd to Sara Hall at the 2019 USATF 10 mile championships, only 6 seconds behind her. She also recently ran at the Gate River Run in Jacksonville where she was 4th.
Makena runs for Asics and has a huge career ahead of her. Add her to your list of people to cheer for in the 10k at the trials in June!
What we talked about:
5:05- How Makena got into distance running
6:45- Her upbringing and growing up in Maui, Hawaii
10:35- Getting COVID and her recovery from it
15:00- Running at an elite level with asthma
20:20- Going into the Sound Running 10k race with the confidence to run the Olympic Standard
23:50- Her decision to run for Asics
27:20- Plans to run the marathon eventually
29:35- When she realized she had potential to run at a higher level in college and professionally
31:30- Starting at the University of Montana and transferring to the University of Colorado
34:20- Graduating from Colorado and signing pro with Asics
36:10- Her boyfriend and his running career
32:20- Her race at the Sound Running 10k
41:20- Plans for the Olympic Trials
46:30- Her strengths in racing
48:25- Her mentality to stay strong when the race gets hard
51:10- Training with Grayson Murphy
55:50- End of podcast questions
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