How rigorous is college training versus high school training? What are the major differences and similarities?
Well, I was a pretty hard worker in high school, but when I got to college the biggest change was running with a group of girls that are equally as talented. Coming from a small high school with no one to train with, the other girls were a big threat at first, but soon I realized they are what make me so successful. Also the mileage changed a little bit; I was a very low mileage runner and they slowly kept increasing my mileage to distances I did not think I could ever run. The transition into this training was tough at some parts because its not just doing what the coaches tell you to run, but it’s also about taking care of your body and mind that makes the transition easier and it took me a while to figure that out. Academically, how hard did you find Duke? How hard is it to balance schoolwork with running? Do you study more than you expected to? What was your favorite class? What do you want to major in? Duke is quite a challenge. The whole Duke community is at a different level aca