FF: What is your training looking like going into Eugene? How is it different from your usual training schedule?
KO: Overall, I am trying to reduce my load so my body feels the best it can heading into the big event. I am still doing approaches and short jumps, but I am doing fewer repetitions and lighter weight in my training.
FF: What are your goals for the Trials?
KO: My biggest goal is to win the Trials. I won the Trials in 2016, so I have my mind set on taking another victory and making the team. I would love to jump over 14.60 meters. I haven’t jumped further than that consistently, so I’d love to make it happen at the Trials.
I also want to finish at least in the top 5 in the Long Jump. I’m long jumping for fun, so it would be great to finish top five and come out with a PR in that event.