Twin Cities in Motion

20 Questions, Miles of Answers- Cady Dueber

posted on Wed, Dec 4 2013 9:48 am by TCM Staff

1. Name: Cady Dueber 

2. Age: 23

3. City: Hometown White Bear Lake, MN Current Location Madison, WI

4. Profession: Associate Food Scientist

5. When (or why) you started running: I started “really” running on college. I had played hockey and soccer my entire childhood and picked up pole vaulting in high school. When I was in middle school and high school I ran a 5K every fall to stay motivated to run in the summer/hockey off season. So when college came around I needed something to do to stay in shape.

6. Best Run/Running Experience: One afternoon this summer I had set out to run 6-7 miles when I reached the 6 mile marker I was feeling great so I decided to keep running. I finally had to turn around because I ran out of water but I still felt like I could run for another hour! When I got home I mapped out how far I had gone and it was 12.7 miles and it took me 2 hours and 20minutes. The next week I did the same thing, set out for a shorter run but felt great so I continued running I ended up running 14.2 miles in 2 hours and 3 minutes. I have never been one to run more than 3-5 miles at a time so to know that my body could actually handle those distances was a great feeling.

7. Worst Run/ Running Experience: The first race I ever signed up for was at Pine Tree Apple Orchard when I was 13. I thought I had signed up for a 5K. Little did I know I had actually signed up for a 5 mile race! Come race day I start out strong and when I saw the 3 mile marker I picked up my speed hoping to run a PB. After basically sprinting for 3 minutes and no finish line in sight I asked the runner next to me how much further. He responded that there was still 1.5 miles to go. Guess you could say I was in a bit of shock! Luckily I still managed to finish in 2nd place in my age division!

8. Dream Training Partner: Scott Jurek, I read his book this summer and it was so interesting to get into the mind of someone who can run that far! I would love the opportunity to go on a few runs with him, not that I could actually run that far!

9. Training Shoe: Brooks, I love the arch support!

10. Favorite Running Route: The bike trail in Madison especially the portion that runs along Lake Monona. You get a great view of the capitol!

11. Favorite time of Day to Run: In college I would always run at night after getting all my studying done. It's nice and cool and the bike path is mostly empty so I don’t have to worry about other runners or bikers. Plus the capitol is lit up which makes the view even prettier.

12. Pre-Race Food: It always changes but typically a banana or an apple and a granola bar

13. Post-Race Food: Carbonated water and oranges right when I finish but a little later I always crave nachos or a pulled pork sandwich

14. Favorite Running Accessory: my iPod, I would be lost without it. The music helps me to zone out while running!

15. Current or Future Goal: I hope to finish the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon in 5 hours, but at the rate my trainings going this summer I will be happy to finish in the 6 hour time limit since this is my first marathon.

17. Favorite non-running activities: Play hockey, cook, watch Badger Football games and of course root for the Gopher Hockey team! You can take the girl out of Minnesota but you can’t take the Minnesota out of the girl!

18. Mode of Transportation: My new Toyota Camry! I just got it this summer after I said good bye to my 1999 Chrysler Cirrus that I had bought when I was 15! I also have a moped for getting around on campus

19. Pump up Music: The only time I get new music is when I can steal it from my roommate so I've had the same playlists for a while but I have a lot of country music like Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, and Florida Georgia Line. But throw in some Nickleback or N’Sync and I’m set.

20. Advice for a Brand New Runner: Don’t force yourself to run a specific distance each time, sometimes your body has a mind of its own so just run and keep running when it feels good and take a break when it doesn’t, you’ll be amazed at how far you can go when you don’t set a specific target.



See if Cady has signed up for any more races or discuss Badger football with her on Twitter @dueber30!





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