Erika Walling Q&A – August 22

What is your personal best and what do you want to get to this season?

My PR is 22:07, but this season I would like to get in the 21s and 20s.

You ran competitively for the first time last week. What was your goal, and did you accomplish it?

We ran in the Plainfield Relays. My partner was Claire Overfelt. We were going for a top-20 finish, but we placed 23rd. I was fine with that.

What is your favorite course to run?

I really like running at Franklin. There are a bunch of hills and you really never see the same thing twice.

What do you love about running?

Just the atmosphere and how everyone is happy to be there. The athletes and the people who are watching.

What do you hate about running?

I don’t think I hate anything about it.

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