20 Questions, Miles of Answers
Meet Sarah. From her experience running in the military, she's had the chance to fall in love with running and explore beautiful locations (she says, "....but Twin Cities will forever be my favorite race"). Do you remember where you fell in love with running? Was it a specific race, a beautiful route, or in a favorite location? Click to read the rest of her answers!
Meet Johanna! She just adopted a dog, a black lab mix, and is hoping to train him into becoming the perfect training buddy! Do you have any tricks or tips? Do you have a 4-legged running buddy? What breeds make the best running companions? Click to read the rest of her answers to our 20 Questions!
Meet Jessi! Her relationship with running started with a 5K and grew! Exactly two years after her first 5k, she finished her first full marathon. How has your relationship with running changed over time? Have you become stronger, faster, or decided you fit with longer or shorter distances? Click to read the rest of her answers!
Meet Marcie! Her dream training partner is her brother Rick. Although they live across the country from each other they stay connected through Garmin Connect and track each other's progress.
Marcie just recently finished her 10th marathon and beat her previous PR by almost 7 minutes! However, her ultimate goal is to qualify for the Boston Marathon. "I was there to cheer my brother to the finish line at the 2013 Boston Marathon and not surprisingly it changed me forever. I feel such a personal connection to that event and with my recent marathon performance, that goal is definitely within reach!" Who is your dream training partner? What are your current and future goals?
Meet Jennifer! Her dream training partner is her chiropractor, "because he's a great guy, he's not scared of my black toenails, and I have such a crush on him." This is also Jennifer's second year participating in the TC Ultra Summit Challenge. She loves how it keeps her running competitively throughout the winter months and she's looking forward for the arrival of spring to really start training for her next race in the TC Ultra Summit Challenge circuit, the Red, White & Boom! Half Marathon. Who is your dream training partner? What are your upcoming races?
Meet Jen! Her favorite running route includes Skyline Parkway. "I live in Duluth so skyline parkway is exactly one mile from my house, but this mile is a steep hill! So I start my run going up hill for an entire mile, then do the next 3 miles on skyline before going back downhill and home. Its a nice 8 mile run." What is your favorite running route?
Meet Brad! This TC Ultra Summit Challenge participant's pre-race food consists of "A double decker peanut butter and raspberry jelly sandwich. Heavy on the peanut butter." His worst running experience happened while training at Lake Calhoun "I ran in some pretty high temps and didn’t take it very seriously. I ran in non-approved running gear (cotton!) and ended up having a heat stroke. I’ve learned my lesson and encourage other runners to learn about running in cold or hot temperatures." Do you have a ritual pre-race food? What is your worst running experience?
Meet Leah! Leah's best running experiences have been all three of her Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon races. "I ran with some of my best friends, my dad, and met new runners along the way. And the course of TCM is gorgeous!" She also runs for a cause as part of the group NF Endurance; a group that runs to raise money and awareness for Neurofibromatosis.
When Leah isn't busy with life as a pre-med student at the University of Minnesota, she is probably trying out a new class or activity using Groupon or Living Social. What have been your best running experiences? Do you run for a cause? What are you favorite non-running activities?
Meet Jessica! Her dream running partner is her running partner and partner in crime Jenny. However, Dick Beardsley would work too! You can catch Jessica after a race chowing down on her post race bacon cheeseburger with all the fixings and a beer. Who is your dream training partner? What is your post race food?
Meet Sara! Sara had always wanted to be a runner but didn't end up starting until she and a friend signed up for a 'Learn to Run' class. "Ten years and many marathons later, we're both still running!" When (or why) did you start running? Who (or what) keeps you motivated to continue?