For the recreational, high school, university, elite and every runner in between, this blog is for you.
What you’ll see here: stories and experiences of my post-collegiate running career. I’m going to tell you about the real, raw stuff that I feel and that I learn through running, training and competing. I’m also going to share some things that I love, like photos, recipes and panda gifs. I hope you decide to follow my journey because, although elites may seem to have it all together, we definitely do not. We are still learning about training and competing, about fuelling and recovering and about mental toughness. I hope that whatever level you’re at, you can draw from my experiences to inform your own.
So, who is Andrea Seccafien?
I’m a 5000m runner and 2016 Olympian from Guelph, now living and training in Toronto with the University of Toronto Track Club (UTTC). I have been running post-collegiately for the past two years and have had some serious highs: winning nationals and representing Canada, and lows: injuries and mental fatigue. Through it all, I have stayed crazy passionate about this sport and I hope I can inspire you to feel the same way.