I recently had the distinct privilege of interviewing Caitlin Chock, or Cait as she prefers to be called. It’s not often I get to interview someone who I could ask about such things as how it feels to break a national record or what’s it like training under Alberto Salazar or to have Kara Goucher as your training partner. Yeah, Cait’s done all of those things. Like Mary Cain, Cait was a high school running phenom. Back in 2004 she set the high school girls’ record in the 5k, running 15:52! She then went on to train with Kara Goucher and the rest of the Nike Oregon Project under coach, Alberto Salazar, until a terrible accident turned her whole world upside down.
Today we’re going beyond the obvious and digging a little deeper about Cait’s life journey and the power of running. (If you want to read about her time training with the Oregon Project, head over to her recent Runner’s World article.) There’s so much more to Cait than amazing PRs and incredible running experiences that most of us can only dream of.
Read on and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Read more >>