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Alex Kurt Tuesday, 05 June 2012 08:33 TWEET COMMENTS 0

Morgan Arritola and Her Freewheeling Training Plan - Page 3

Going forward, which sport will be your focus?
I’m changing things up, trying to make a little money and have a real job. It was a long five years, training full-time to ski. I probably won’t go back to it – being a full-time athlete is a sweet gig if you can make it work, but it’s a financial strain.

When I skied I kept a training log, and kept track of hours. With running I don’t keep track of miles per week.

What are your racing plans this year?
I’ll do Loon Mountain and I’m trying to get into Pikes Peak. I may try to finish my season at 50K Nationals in Bend. I’ll see what kind of shape I’m in.

Was the chance to qualify for the U.S. Mountain Running Team the reason you chose to run Loon Mountain?
I wanted to do Loon anyway, but the chance to qualify is definitely the motivating factor. That said, I don’t know what my chances are. I don’t really think about it too much. Whereas my day used to center around training, now it’s just something I try to fit in when and where I can. If I’m in good shape when I get there, I expect I could qualify, but it’s hard to tell.

What are your running plans beyond this year?
I don’t know about running plans. I just kind of fly by the seat of my pants. If something happens and I end up running more, then that would be awesome.



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