To qualify for the Olympic Trials is an incredible feat in and of itself. More incredible than that is the fact that once you qualify you must somehow find that extra-gear to train harder and push yourself even farther than before. Simply incredible. We were able to ask Andrea some questions about how she has prepared for the 2016 Marathon Trials:
How are you preparing for it?
Workouts have been pretty intense, pushing the limits in at least 2 workouts a week. I took the summer to train for shorter races, working on speed and getting the leg turnover to sharpen up, knowing I wanted to improve my speed for the Trials. That helped build my confidence for workouts and race day, knowing I was improving. The big challenge for me was the mental training, as I run with my emotions on the front of my brain, so it was important for me to stay positive and have perspective in the build-up to Los Angeles.