20 Questions, Miles of Answers
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?
Meet Aaron! Aaron and his wife are expecting a baby girl this month. His current goals are, "...I'm just hoping to be able to keep up some sort of mileage after the baby arrives. When spring arrives, my goal is to successfully train with both the baby and the dog! I still haven't quite figured out logistics of running with both the baby and dog but I'll figure it out!" What are your current or future running goals? Any advice for running with kids and dogs?
Meet Linda! Her favorite training program to follow is from the book "Train Like a Mother" because "They have plans for every distance from 5K to a marathon and obviously take into account the demands of motherhood and how to fit training into a busy life!" What is your favorite training program?
Emily, a recent transplant to Chicago, IL, says she's been thinking about getting into podcasts in her long runs but is afraid she might miss her music. What have you tried while training alone during long runs? Any advice for how to keep your mind busy?
Meet Anna! She co-founded a running club in California that has grown into a strong running community. Her favorite non-running activities include, "frolicking in the sunshine with my husband and kids, biking the Grand Rounds, ice skating on the lakes, finding ways to bring art into our everyday lives with paint, food, fabric and miscellaneous materials from the recycling bin, backpacking with the kids, enjoying backyard campfires with our friends." What do you enjoy doing outside of running? Click to read her answers to our 20 Questions!