Meet the 2017 Competitors: Heather Kampf

Heather Kampf | Women’s Elite Mile

Social Media: Twitter | Instagram

College: Minnesota
Club / Sponsor: Team USA MN / Asics
1500m PR: 4:04.46
Mile PR: 4:27.23

5 Things About Me: Heather Kampf

  1. I have two pups- Ellie (3.5 year old squirrel-hunting, cuddle-machine Shepherd mix), and Dewey (2.5 year old high-energy fluff-munchkin Pomeranian).
  2. Thanks to my husband Ben’s odd habits, I’m only allowed to set my alarm to wake up on odd numbers and not 5’s…(So rather than waking up at 6:15, or 7:30 or something normal like that, I’d have to choose 6:17, or 7:29).
  3. I dealt with my first significant running injury (sacral stress fracture) this spring- but up until that point, I had never missed or backed out of a race due to injury or illness in my entire career. Happy that Sir Walter Miler will be my first outdoor track mile of 2017!
  4. My first sport love was gymnastics, so I can still hold a handstand for what I would call an impressively long time.
  5. Rather than baking brownies, I oftentimes prep the mix and freeze it- then it’s like the thickest, richest chocolate ice cream one could every dream of.

5 Fast Questions

  1. What actor would play the movie version of you? Taylor Schilling (I’ve had lots of people tell me I look like ‘Piper’ from Orange is the New Black…not sure if I should be happy about looking like an inmate? 😉
  2. What did you want to be when you grew up? When I was really little, my greatest aspiration was to be a checkout person at the grocery store, it looked so fun to me!
  3. Favorite post-run drink or snack? Nuun
  4. What was your AIM screenname? Swee7Ca7astr0phy (referring to a line of a song I liked from Something Corporate, Hurricane- lol!)
  5. If you had a “walk up” song as you approached the starting line, what would it be? I’m not actually this badass in real life, but Swish Swish (Katy Perry) would make a good walk-up song.

Learn more about Heather at: VIS Experience | Run with the Pros Sir Walter “Extra” Miler

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