Welcome to episode 174 of the Final Surge Podcast where today we welcome professional runner Christine Thorn to the program. Four years ago Christine was playing basketball on a scholarship in college. Last year she ran 11th in the Steeplechase at the US National Championships. We talk to Christine about the path she took to get here, the coaching she is involved with, and what she hopes for next year on the track.
1:09 How did you get into running?
4:15 You ran with your high school team in Junior High right?
5:00 Did you run in high school?
5:54 Did you run on the side on college or no just basketball?
6:39 What gave you the thought that you could compete at the D2 level after your basketball career?
7:32 In college you sound like you were reluctant to try the steeple?
11:15 How did you feel coming back to run the 1500 finals after?
12:00 Did you consider yourself more of a cross or track runner?
13:03 When did you think you could compete post-collegiate?
14:58 Was it your college coach that convinced you to keep doing this?
15:29 How did you meet up with coach Jeff Boele?
17:16 15th in the country in D2 is good, but that is a long ways away from someone who will run in the Olympic Trials. How was it mentally getting here?
19:10 Since Corona hit have you done any racing?
20:28 If I remember Jeff’s training correctly he does a lot on speed development and sprinting?
21:54 What do the wicket workouts look like?
22:57 Are there any cues in your head you use?
24:00 Have you been staying healthy during the shutdown?
24:35 Is there anything on the calendar?
25:18 You are working on Hammer and Axe, how did that happen?
27:00 We absolutely need more women coaches, who have been your influences?
29:27 Who is your target audience?
31:13 Are you involved in the Hammer and Axe Turkey Trot?