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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