Heidi Westover Taking One Year Teaching Sabbatical To Focus On Training
by Ron Wayne on August 31, 2012
As a full time school teacher, Heidi Westover was known for running up to 200 mile weeks, with a high percentage of those miles on the treadmill. Sometimes she would run 20 miles on the treadmill before school with an afternoon workout to follow. After the US Olympic Marathon Trials, in January (15th place, 2:35.45), Heidi decided to change coaches. Her new coach, Brad Hudson, who has produced many championship athletes, has her running substantially less miles, but better quality miles. Heidi, who lives in Walpole, New Hampshire, spent this summer training under Brad's supervision in Boulder, CO and has now made a decision to take a year off from teaching so she can concentrate on her marathon training and racing.