This blogger remembers being in London when Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs went gold and silver in the 2017 World Champs. It was amazing exciting, and among our readers, it is the second biggest Instagram photo of all times (second and third, about 40,000 on one, and 38,000 on another).
We thank Courtney Frerichs ( AR of 9:00.25) for her thoughts and words!
Awaiting The Baton In The Relay Exchange Zone – Profiles Of Athletes, Coaches & Legends During The War Against Corona
Profile # 20
NCAA Champion & World Championships Steeple Silver Medalist Courtney Frerichs!
By Jeff Benjamin
How is your daily training/coaching regimen going and how challenging has it been for you in this environment?
“Currently, I have been working to stick as close as possible to my normal routine. While a lot is unknown at this moment in terms of when are where we might be able to race, sticking some sort of routine has helped me find some sort of control. That being said we have had to make many modifications due to facilities closing and current stay at home orders.
I am really fortunate to live close to a trail and my husband has been running with me everyday. We have also purchased some home gym equipment to be able to do core work at home.”
What advice can you give to runners, -especially youth, high school, collegiate- who are challenged during this time as well?
“My Advice is to focus on making the most of each day and always remind yourself how lucky we are to be able to still get out the door and run. I am working really hard to continue to focus on enjoying and committing to the process of training instead of being outcome focused. I think being able to have process oriented mindset is the best way to approach the uncertainty we are facing and find joy in what we are able to do right now.”