In the middle, he asked her about what her training is like, her mileage and how it compares to her competitors. She said she doesn't really track the mileage or pay attention to what others do but she said it was a strength based training program and that they train more like 1500 runners a lot. Then this:
T&FN: That 4:05.18 at Swarthmore says a lot about your strength.
Wilson: Typically one or two times a year I’ll do a 1500 or a mile. This year yet we’ve just done a couple more because training has been going so well. It’s the same approach, but he’s really keen on just gradually improving and not trying to shock your system too much. So it’s been a slow work in progress. But like I said, I feel like I’ve adapted and gotten used to training and my body’s ready and mature to test those things a little bit more now.
T&FN: Are we ever going to see you be a 1500m specialist?
Wilson: Hopefully. My coach is really a kind of gradually-chip-away kind of person. Definitely as I get older I’ll be testing out the 1500 a little bit more. Charlene is kind of doing that now. We’ll see how things go and what he has planned. But I’m definitely sure that I’ll be moving up to the 15 soon enough.
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