20 Questions, Miles of Answers
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?
Meet Matt! Matt's current goals include, "...to beat my marathon time from two years ago. I would like to, and think I can, crack the four-hour mark. I was pretty close last time. But just as important, avoid injuries during my upcoming training." What are your current or future goals? Any advice for marathon training for those looking to break the four-hour mark?
Meet Chris! She is currently training for the Fargo Marathon taking place in May. "My training for Fargo has been going well, but tough the last couple of weeks since my primary long runs are outside. With it being this cold, getting outside has been a challenge... This is my first spring marathon, so I'm told that winter training can be pretty tough." What challenges have you faced with winter weather training? Any advice for those that are running in winter or training for spring marathons?
Meet Liz! She loves runs that end in beer and will be running in her 82nd race this Saturday at the Hot Dash 5K & 10 Mile! What does your post-run food include? What upcoming races are you signed up for?
Meet Becky! Her dream training partners are her parents. Becky's father had a total knee replacement a few years ago, but has still walked in a few 5K races and her mom is currently training for her first 5K. She would, "...love to finish a race together as a family." Who is your dream training partner? What activities does your family do together?
Meet Emily! She recently moved to Chicago, IL and loves jamming out to Girl Talk, DJ Earworm, T-Swift, Iggy Azalea, Queen, Springsteen, and more on her runs. Most likely you'll find her jamming out on her runs along the Lakefront Trail! What's your go to running music? Know any running routes that should be added to a dream list?