Jordan Hasay Unpacks Her Third Place Boston Marathon Finish + Coming Back from Injury & Loss
“I feel really thankful to have three [marathons] that have gone so well and three podiums. I feel like it’s my gift and my strength. I feel like I can handle the training very well. I was kind of unlucky with my heel [injury] but for the most part i’ve stayed pretty healthy. I love the training for it. I love the race. I had been on the track for so long. I didn’t get burned out because I always loved running but just the whole sense of being out there with everyone is what I love about the marathon. It’s not just the elite field but all these other folks out there who really inspire me. It’s a personal challenge for everyone whether you’re running to win or if you’re just running for whatever. Everyone has their goal out there. You can be running for a loved one or with a pace group so that’s what I like about the distance and whole event.”
Jordan Hasay joins the CITIUS MAG Podcast after finishing third at the 2019 Boston Marathon in 2:25:20. That’s three major marathons in her career and three third place finishes. This year’s race marked her first marathon since the 2017 Chicago Marathon, where she ran 2:20:57 to become the second-fastest marathoner in U.S. history. We discuss what it was like to comeback from a whole year being sidelined by injury.
She takes us through her training which included two to three 25-mile long runs; a 20-miler at 5:40 pace and some 200s that got down to 32 seconds. Speed work for a marathon! She shares some insight into coach Alberto Salazar’s training philosophy, which sometimes includes surprises at the end of workouts.
We touch on her plans to attack Deena Kastor’s American record of 2:19:36 at the Chicago Marathon in October; an early preview of the 2020 U.S. Olympic marathon Trials; battling the disappointment of missing the 2016 U.S. Olympic team and the decision to move to the roads.
Jordan was particularly excited about the final questions that we ask every guest so stay put for her funniest drug testing story and whether or not she would take the 25 shots for $25 million.
This was one of our best interviews yet. Apologies for some minor sound issues while recording
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