Episode 124: We welcome back Olympian Kim Conley to the Final Surge Podcast. Kim has had a rough time with injuries since she last joined us before her marathon debut. She is back on the track now and we discuss what her plans are for the 2020 Olympic year.
:40 Last time we had you on we were talking about you doing your first marathon. With the Olympics in 2020 just a year away, what are your plans?
1:55 What type of injuries did you go through?
2:20 How long will you be at altitude training?
2:32 What are you going to be focussing on in the immediate future?
3:09 In 2016 you went after both the 10k and the 5k, will that be the plan again?
4:04 You recently raced at Payton Jordan and I want to read an Instagram post you did right after the race. “ I spent some time pulling the field along last night in the 5000m, but my indecisiveness to push the pace from the front also reminded me that I have additional elements to address as I rediscover my racing identity.” What do you mean by this?
5:54 Do you think the reason was gameplan or because of the time you missed that you didn’t finish like you wanted?
6:35 Are you making progress towards getting your competitive edge back?
7:17 How often are you getting up to altitude for training?
7:35 A lot of everyday runners go through injury issues too, what advice do you have to them for coming back from an injury?
8:55 How long did it feel like it took for your fitness to come back?
9:53 How hard is it mentally to come back and know you are not where you used to be?
10:52 Do you have a group you are training with?
11:17 What do you think of the new Olympic standards in place?
12:12 Has it changed your training at all?
13:00 What would you like to see as a selection process for the US?
14:25 How is your training changed coming back from injury?
15:06 What different rehab/prehab exercises are you doing?
15:25 Tell us about the new book about you called The Underdog
16:27 How involved in the process have you been?