Episode 409: Emily Infeld – Road to Making Another World Championship Team

Emily Infeld is on the show today for the 4th time. She was previously on episode 21, episode 147, and episode 251

Emily is a professional runner with Nike. She is a 2015 bronze medalist at the World Championships in the 10k, she is a 2016 Olympian in the 10k, and a 2018 US Cross Country Champion. After a few very tough years, she just made the world championships team in the 5k. She reflects a lot in this episode about her last few years. 

Emily also recently got married and went on her honeymoon to Hawaii this summer.

What we talked about:

5:30- Being a mentor in the sport

8:15- Making the World Championships team this summer

12:30- Who she is training with

13:15- The transition after leaving the Bowerman Track Club

20:20- Her last few years

31:25- The new phase that she is in in her life and training

37:15- Regaining confidence

43:35- Her honeymoon

46:55- Going into a race feeling underprepared

51:00- Getting COVID

58:20- Seeing other athletes walk through motherhood and looking ahead to that

1:02:35- Advice to her younger self

1:05:35- End of podcast questions

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