Despite the hardships many athletes have faced throughout 2020, Jordan Hasay isn't letting anything get in her way. The 28-year-old Arroyo Grande native tore her hamstring during the Chicago Marathon last fall, but four months later, Hasay was back at it for the Olympic trials.
"Looking back, hindsight is always 20/20, but it was probably too much of a rush," Hasay said. "That’s life and that’s why I love sports. It's all about the journey and the ups and downs."
For the last few months, Hasay’s journey has mostly been about the ups. She is finally healthy, so if that means waking up at 4:30 am for a workout, then so be it.
"It’s those little things; each morning I wake up and think how can I be better, and those small wins add up," Hasay said.
Some days, Hasay trains at Damon Garcia Sports Complex in San Luis Obispo, where she runs for about 45 minutes, but that's just where the day begins. After some field work, the Mission Prep grad heads a couple miles down the road to Rev Slo for some supplemental training, where she's guided by someone who has been in her corner for the last seven years.
"It’s been extremely humbling working with an athlete of her stature," trainer Bryan Quigley said. "We're just looking for continued success and getting some good marks and getting back to races."
Hasay is hopeful she can compete in the Valencia Marathon in Spain on December 6th.