Thursday, March 19, 2009

2:14 trail continued

So just as I was about to give up and go run my normal courses mom showed up. So I drove to the park. The loop is suppose to be 5 miles.... hardly... then there is a grass/trails/hill loop that is suppose to be a half mile.... hardly. Well I started off across the dam at Hargus Lake. The dam is a little more then .25 miles and I added the grass/trail/hill loop that is suppose to be .5 miles it was definitely less. So I was close to about .75 miles before actually entering the woods. Well I got into the woods and didn't last for 2 minutes and 14 seconds before rolling/twisting my ankle and kept going this is nothing new for me, I do it on concrete. ( I didn't feel the pain up the chin at first but did later). Well I continued on up and down all the hills, and they are steep and big, at least to me. The only trouble I had was at one of the little creek crossings there was about 7 rockes to jump on, well no big deal I though I just did some earlier. Well this was different, the rock were stacked on top of rocks and the new rocks were wobbily and spread apart for a tall person. Well I stopped my watch and extended out to the first rock and got my legs wobbily I reached for the second that was spinning all over the place. I was very uncomfortable. After what felt like a minutes I was able to put my hands down on the thrid rock, whch was wobbily and sneak both feet on to the second rock and then I stood up. And I tried to reach out for the third rock but it was just too wobbily and far out there. So I stopped and thought. I turned and looked around me I noticed there was a spot that I could long jump to (I did that my freshmen year) from there I could long jump to another spot and from there long jump to the course. So I turned around shaking and barely making it to the course went and tried it. No problem!!! So I went aroud to the approxmaite 4 mile spot but instead of turning around like I normally would I continued straight around on the "5 mile course." I arrived at what they call would be the 5.5 mile mark in under 38 minutes so I knew something was wrong. Here I was on trails and hills and grass running faster then sometime on the roads. Hmmmm.... So I knew this was definitely not true so good thing I could go by my watch and approximate it. So I got around and went out for loop two. No trouble on loop two but saw people I passed on loop one and I heard the one lady goes she is lapping us...lol. I knew I was going a good pace but have no clue what that pace was. Next week I need to get out there and mark that course off.

But anyways I made it. My first "trails" run in forever. It was a hilly 6 plus miles on the trails and an additional 4 miles on the grass/trails. So I survived and only rolled my ankle once.

Well Gotta go time to leave to sub..... 8th grade english....... ekkkkkkk!!! Lord Please Help Me!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Possible Trail Run

My anxiety is really high right now so I am going to try to clam down by writing this. So anyways I know a lot of ultras are on trails and I don't really have any trails around here to run, except there is a little park down the way that has what they call a 5 mile loop it's more 4.5 and well about 3 miles of it are on trails in the woods. One lane trail with about 5 big hills. So I think today I am going to go out and run the loop twice at the park and add this other half mile loop to it as well, to get a total of 10 miles. This will give me about 6 miles on trails and all the rest is on grass, so an easy pounding day for the legs but brutal on the big hills. I wonder how this will go I don't have trail shoes yet but this aren't too technical of trails. But then again I twist my ankle and fall on concrete so how many minutes will I get in before I fall???? So right now I would be part way into my run and I think that's why I am anxious because I want to be out there now. But mom took the car so I've got to wait until she gets back. Hmmmm will I be able to wait until she gets home to practice on trails or will I end up going out and running my normal courses????????? Well lets see what happen......................................................

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Updated April/May decisions?? 5ok????

So with having a slow recovery and getting a slight injury or just major pain or something plans have changed and some have been updated. The most I want to run is a 50k I think I really want to run a 50k but will settle for a marathon. So here is what I am looking at I need more 50k options.

50k's
I think this one is too soon.... after loosing 2 weeks to recovery/injury/ but I've heard good thing about it.....hmmmmmm
1. Saturday April 4th 2009- Chicago Lakefront 50k http://www.chicagoultra.org/race%20info/spring.htm Course record 3:48:08 ....Results- last year-4:15:08, 2007-3:51:48, 2006- course record 2005-4:14:05, 2004- 3:54:04, 2003-4:28:43, 2002-3:55:24, 2001-4:34:25, 2000- 4:05:49..... Awards- * Trophies to overall top finishers, both male and female. Winners receive their trophies as they finish* An attractive medal to all 50k finishers * T-shirts to all paid participants There will be seven age groups: under 30; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70-79; 80 and over. Only the first overall winners receive a trophy. ......... Cost-$40-50....... Course- Consists of 3 out-and-back segments. The race follows the Lakefront running path. Mostly gravel with some asphalt sections. One of the flattest 50k’s in North America....... Positives- course, Could get an ultra win, it's a 50k, cost....Negatives- cost overall it's out of state, sooner then previously planned

2. This one is kinda far away and has a 50k a 50 miler and a 100k. I am not sure if you are allowed to change events or what but i don't think I would anyways.
Sunday April 26, 2009-The 35th Jack Bristol/Lake Waramaug Ultras- http://www.roadntracksports.com/LWUM/index.html .......Awards- nothing mentioned ..... Cost $45-55 ...Course- The course is slightly rolling loops around scenic Lake Waramaug. There is a 2.2 mile out and back at the beginning of the race for all runners. The 50K runners will then do three 7.6 mile laps around the lake followed by a 1.9 mile out and back to the finish at the State Park. The 50 mile runners will complete six laps around the lake and finish at the State Park. The 100K runners will do seven laps around the lake followed by a 2.3 mile out and back to finish at the State Park...... Positives- word of mouth, loop course, 50k....... Negatives- cost to get there, no awards???

3. Need more 50k options??????

Marathons
Narrowed it down to 2 of them. Toledo might be too soon depends on how the hip does the next couple of days.
1. April 26, 2009- Toledo Glass City Marathon- http://www.glasscitymarathon.org/site/page1.aspx -Results- Last Year Winner- 3:16:09 (bad weather), 2007 winner- 3:04:38, 2006 winner-3:09:59, 2005 winner-2:56:08 (2nd place 3:14:05), 2004 winner-3:24:52..... awards-1st Place $500; 2nd Place $200; 3rd Place $100; 4th Place $100; 5th Place $50. Plus each will receive a custom embroidered jacket.... Cost $60-70.... Positives- In Ohio, fairly cheap, chance for money.... Negatives- not sure of course, only a marathon, earlier hen originally planned

2. Sunday May 17, 2009- Cleveland Marathon- http://www.clevelandmarathon.com/Home/ Results- last year 3:07:27 (2nd place 3:09:26, 3rd 3:09:28), 2007- 1st 2:48:41 (2nd- 3:03:43, 3rd 3:05:05), 2006- 1st 2:50:24 (2nd- 2:51:32, 3rd-3:03:52), 2005- 1st 2:54:53 (2nd-2:59:43, 3rd-3:03:54), 2004- 1st-02:53:28 (2nd-2:57:31, 3rd-3:00:01), 2003- 1st 2:48:46 (2nd-3:00:31, 3rd-3:01:58), 2002 1st2:37:43 (2nd-2:46:22, 3rd 2:46:40)....... Awards $1,000, $500, $300, $200, $100 ...... Cost $75-95.... Course- fairly flat a hill or two...... Positives- In Ohio, good timing, Chance to be in top 5 with a great race ......Negatives- Word of mouth, Besides last year no chance to win, only marathon

and deep down in my heart I still really want to do
Sunday April 26, 2009- BPAC 6 hour distance Classic- http://www.wny-ultra.org/bpac/index.htm http://www.wny-ultra.org/ Results- last year- 35.75 miles, 2007- 41.71, 2006-43.4, 2005-35.4, 2004- 36.29, 2003- 31.86, 2002-34.88, 2001-42.35..... Awards- • Finisher race mugs for all completing at least 8 laps (26 miles). • Awards for overall men and women, awards in Open, Masters and Veteran category for men and women. • All competitors with at least 10 laps will be listed in Ultrarunning Magazine. • Results and certificates will be mailed to all finishers and will be posted on the web.......Cost $20-25...... Course-3.25 mile certified scenic loop, P-shaped, paved, traffic free..... Positives- course loop, ultra, cost, chance to win..... Negatives- cost of going back to NY, not sure if hills on course, can i last 6 hours

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Next Race Update

Need a race to follow up my first ultra performance..... what to decided by this weekend so I can start training properly.... any ideas or suggestions????? this is what we've narrowed it down to.........

1. April 26, 2009- Toledo Glass City Marathon- http://www.glasscitymarathon.org/site/page1.aspx -Results- Last Year Winner- 3:16:09 (bad weather), 2007 winner- 3:04:38, 2006 winner-3:09:59, 2005 winner-2:56:08 (2nd place 3:14:05), 2004 winner-3:24:52..... awards-1st Place $500; 2nd Place $200; 3rd Place $100; 4th Place $100; 5th Place $50. Plus each will receive a custom embroidered jacket.... Cost $60-70.... Positives- In Ohio, fairly cheap, chance for money.... Negatives- not sure of course, only a marathon, earlier hen originally planned


2. May 3rd, 2009- Pittsburgh Marathon- http://www.pittsburghmarathon.com/Home_6774.htm Results Know they didn't have the race last year but I can't find previous results on it either- ..... awards- 1st- $4,000 2nd - $2,500 3rd - $1,500 4th - $1,000 5th - $500........ Cost $95-100...... Course- hilly ..... Positives- word of mouth from others.... Negatives- hills, to be elite you have to have ran under 2:48, different state so total cost, just brought back, only marathon, revious results??


3. Sunday May 17, 2009- Cleveland Marathon- http://www.clevelandmarathon.com/Home/ Results- last year 3:07:27 (2nd place 3:09:26, 3rd 3:09:28), 2007- 1st 2:48:41 (2nd- 3:03:43, 3rd 3:05:05), 2006- 1st 2:50:24 (2nd- 2:51:32, 3rd-3:03:52), 2005- 1st 2:54:53 (2nd-2:59:43, 3rd-3:03:54), 2004- 1st-02:53:28 (2nd-2:57:31, 3rd-3:00:01), 2003- 1st 2:48:46 (2nd-3:00:31, 3rd-3:01:58), 2002 1st2:37:43 (2nd-2:46:22, 3rd 2:46:40)....... Awards $1,000, $500, $300, $200, $100 ...... Cost $75-95.... Course- fairly flat a hill or two...... Positives- In Ohio, good timing, Chance to be in top 5 with a great race ......Negatives- Word of mouth, Besides last year no chance to win, only marathon


4. Saturday April 4th 2009- Chicago Lakefront 50k http://www.chicagoultra.org/race%20info/spring.htm Course record 3:48:08 ....Results- last year-4:15:08, 2007-3:51:48, 2006- course record 2005-4:14:05, 2004- 3:54:04, 2003-4:28:43, 2002-3:55:24, 2001-4:34:25, 2000- 4:05:49..... Awards- * Trophies to overall top finishers, both male and female. Winners receive their trophies as they finish* An attractive medal to all 50k finishers * T-shirts to all paid participants There will be seven age groups: under 30; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70-79; 80 and over. Only the first overall winners receive a trophy. ......... Cost-$40-50....... Course- Consists of 3 out-and-back segments. The race follows the Lakefront running path. Mostly gravel with some asphalt sections. One of the flattest 50k’s in North America....... Positives- course, Could get an ultra win, it's a 50k, cost....Negatives- cost overall it's out of state, sooner then previously planned


5. Saturday May 2nd 2009- Strolling Jim 40 mile run- http://www.tynesweb.com/sj40/index.html Results- last year 6:40:12, 2007-5:47:18, 2006-6:48:14, 2005-5:35:52, 2004-6:00:30, 2003-6:02:13, 2002-5:44:24, 2001-5:43:47, 2000-5:40:14, 1999-6:00:45, 1998-5:32:07...... Awards Awards: Shirt to all runners, Gold Shirt Sub 5 hours... Cost $35..... Course- Gently Rolling with 4 small, easy hills. Very Scenic!! Soft base Blacktop. Technically, a road, but soft as a trail....... Positives- cost, distance, chance to win, .......Negatives-cost to Tennessee, hills look bigger then they admit


6. Sunday April 26, 2009- BPAC 6 hour distance Classic- http://www.wny-ultra.org/bpac/index.htm http://www.wny-ultra.org/ Results- last year- 35.75 miles, 2007- 41.71, 2006-43.4, 2005-35.4, 2004- 36.29, 2003- 31.86, 2002-34.88, 2001-42.35..... Awards- • Finisher race mugs for all completing at least 8 laps (26 miles). • Awards for overall men and women, awards in Open, Masters and Veteran category for men and women. • All competitors with at least 10 laps will be listed in Ultrarunning Magazine. • Results and certificates will be mailed to all finishers and will be posted on the web.......Cost $20-25...... Course-3.25 mile certified scenic loop, P-shaped, paved, traffic free..... Positives- course loop, ultra, cost, chance to win..... Negatives- cost of going back to NY, not sure if hills on course, can i last 6 hours

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

USA 50k National Championships Write-Up

This is something I posted on face book awhile ago about the race..

Well here are just a few things about the race I'll probably have more later.
Well before the race on Facebook I had talked to Kami Semick and she had just planned to run in the 3:40's and said we'll probably be running together. So having no idea what she looked like I thought she was one of the ladies behind me running right on 3:40 pace I was going a little faster at the beginning. So imagine my surprise when one lady took off super fast at the beginning of the race but I was confused because she she had a bib on the back that said she was an open female division which according to the usatf website Kari is in an age group. (But then again they messed up with me and think that I am 35 years old, not sure how to get that fixed.) So I had no clue who it was I thought maybe Anne Lundbald (sp?) because I wasn't sure how old she was. But it never crossed my mind that it was Kari out there. But anyways I was running in second all alone except for some guy tat was about 25-50 meters ahead of me and I noticed with him that we were hitting almost the same splits (that is for the time i could do splits my hands froze up part way through and I couldn't hit the button) but for the first mile we were running 6:51 and the second mile which was against the wind 6:54 and running the 2.35 loop in 16:20's consistently. Well something got to me on one loop and I pressed the pace and caught up to the guy but when I tried to pass him he sprinted past me. So I hit the mile mark around maybe 6:41 and then he started coming back again and just as I was catching him We passed Nick Jakovic who I yelled for and he yelled keep it up Amanda, and the guy looked over at me and said "Amanda" and I looked at him and I went by and that was the last I saw of him.
So now I was completely on my own there was no one on the same lap as me anywhere in front of me. I had no one to pace off. And it showed. I majorly slowed down by almost 2 minutes a lap. But at the half way point I was on track to run around a 3:35 (thanks to Ray K for telling me that). I never got back on track. With about 5 miles to go some one, Jill Perry (who is like one of thee nicest people) passed me so now I had just over 2 laps to go and was in 3rd place. I couldn't pick it up I was stuck. Then the last lap dad told me I had to go or had a shot at getting caught. Well I went and it went fairly well until the 400 meters I happened to pass Ray K again and asked him to do me a huge favor we were just about to the long hill before the finish and I asked him to turn around and see if he could see anyone coming because I knew I was done if someone was and he gratefully turned around and told me no one was coming for over 1:30 back. He tried to run with me to help me finish. I was horrible I was on track to get in the 17's for the last lap then got to the last hill which is about .1 miles from the finish and I could not get up it. I seriously thought I was going to have to walk it and I never walk. It took me over 2 minute to get up the hill to the finish. Then I got to the finish and for the first time in my life I was spent. The guy giving me the Caumsett Medal had to grab a hold of me and drop all his medals and another guy got on the other side of me. I could not see straight. Everything was a fog, I couldn't think. I was so lucky to have those 2 guys then Jill, who I didn't know at the time came up to help me too. She was trying to get me to drink some sup but I couldn't. I was so dehydrated or had such an imbalance in my body that I couldn't eat. But she did help me get 2 cups of Gatorade. Then they wanted to get me inside the building and at this point all I wanted was to be with my dad. Also Ray K came over to check at me at this time, that was nice. I had him and Nick cheering for me every lap, that was really nice.
Well we finally made our way over to the building to get out of the cold. And just as I got in there he said let's try the women again and in second place from New York Jill Perry. Then in 3rd place Amanda Stickel from Ohio and I went up and got my USA National Championship Medal and my Championship Patch and my money/check. And they took a picture with me and the guy. I wish they had a podium and took a picture of the top 3 together that would have been neat. Somewhere in this time I met Annette Bednosky, she was really nice and told me about a 50k she is holding in October in Virginia. I also got to meet Kami Semick. I think I got a picture with all 3 of those ladies individually the top 4 and I also got a picture with Nick but I think that's all the pictures we took I think. We weren't even ready to go and they were like ok were are going if you want a ride to the parking lot get on the truck and first the guy almost hit both me and my dad. But I wish we could have stayed and finished watching some of the race but we also had a 11-12 hour trip ahead of us and a snow storm to try to beat. We beat it all the way up until Pennsylvania and we had some in Ohio too. But the race area got almost about 10 inches so we were lucky to get out of there. I just wish I could have cheered on other more. I also got to meet Michael Wardian too he was at the same table as us but I was afraid to ask him for a picture. He ran around 2:56. Last year he ran 2:55 for a course record this year it was a new course and they said that the winner would get the course record bonus so he should have gotten the $500. I guarantee had he know they weren't going to do that he could have gone a minute faster. The female winner Kami Semick went unofficially around 3:29 which is a course and I believe a National Championship record. Jill Perry, Me and Annette Bednosky went 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectfully in unofficial times of 3:41, 3:46, and 3:47. Annette had a PR of 4 minutes her goal was to break 3:50 and she got it. Weather condition were not the greatest around at most a temperature of 30 degrees and a windchill of at most 19 and a steady wind of about 15-20 mph with some not much snow flurries. Oh yea I guess you could say mine was a PR too since I've never ran a 50k and I would have been around 3:06:37 for the marathon which would have been a PR too. hmmmmmm im sure there is more but i'll think about it..... but that enough for now.

Soe additional comments-
* Everybody calls the course flat or says it has just 2-3 hills. We'll if you count the hill at the start that means there are 27-40 hills in the race. I would definitely call that hilly. Espicially when It took me 2 minutes to get up the last .1 mile uphill to the finish. It was horrible I felt bad for my dad who had came over to watch me and help me. To watch me run up that last hill was torture. I probably could have been faster had I stopped and walked it, but heck no I'm not doing that.
*One of the later loops I twisted my ankle on even pavement. So now you know why I am afraid to run trails, also because I don't want to have a slower time which is inevitable. And the fact that there are major hills more like mountains on trails. And the stream crossings bother me. I don't have trails near me to practice on.
*That guy was Steve Hawthorne from Ohio
*Kami Semick, Jill Perry, Annette Bednosky, Nick Jakovic, and Ray K and Tony P are the greatest people ever!!!! It was a pleasure to meet 5 of you and to get all the information from Tony the day before the race major save to us.

May, October.... decisions, decisions

This is an old post from Facebook but I thought I would bring it here too.

So here I am exactly a week out of my 3rd place showing at the USA 50k National Championships. I think it is funny though, you can tell no one knew me at all because, I have been listed at 3 different ages with 3 different hometowns. In case you are wondering I am 26 and from Stoutsville, Ohio. Well I've already reported on that race. Still know there is a lot to learn and I could improve my race in a lot of ways.

Now the first decision, picking my next race. At first dad thought the Athens Marathon one because it's on an out and back course and I like them and it's mostly flat and it's low key but that is about a month after my 50k and I've lost this first week of training by just getting slow recovery miles. So that means I would have about 3 weeks to train and not really 3 weeks because of tapering and not fully being recovered yet. So we decided not on that one. Now the new one dad has came up with is the Cleveland Marathon. Last year it was super slow and there is money offered so you know this year there will be a lot of people running it. If I run it I would be hoping for a time of around 3:01 running the very best race I could run ( I almost feel I shouldn't say this because last time I predicted what I wanted to run people thought I was nuts to say I wanted to be in the 3:40's for the 50k and thought I was cocky or something and for some reason dislike me.Even though I knew I could run that.) I don't know if I can run a 3:01 that will be pretty tough of a standard but I ran 3:06:40ish for the marathon in the 50k. However with all this I am not sure I want to run this race I am trying to find a good 50k around the same timing and not to far away I don't have a lot of money, but yet I am still willing to travel but just don't think I cold go somewhere like to Fla??????????? Any suggestions????

My next decision picking my race for October. There is a 50k that Annette B told me about she is the race director. It's in Virginia and is on a "flat" dirt path. With not having trails near me and a lot of ultras being on trails this could be a transition to trails for me even though it's not really technical trails. And this could be an opportunity with 4.5 months of training after my next race to try to improve upon my first 50k and get a better time. However I thought I was going to do nationals and then step up in distance so the other race I am looking at is a 50 miler in PA. It's a pretty big race. But allows me to step up in the distance in the ultra world.

So as you can see I have a lot of decisions to make and need to make one FAST. Any help or input would be nice. Thanks Amanda Hope you are having a good week and your training is going well and good luck with your upcoming races.

Things brought over from facebook
*Some people seem not to like the Cleveland Marathon
*I am only up for a 50k or Marathon in May and I can't afford to travel that far
*October will either be a 50k or a 50 miler

First pain free run

Yesterday, Tuesday was the first pain free run I have had since finishing 3rd in 3:46:30 at the USA National Championship 50k race March 1st in New York. I had been having trouble with my legs and then the pain seemed ok but then I got some other pains later in the week in my legs so I don't think it was race related but am not sure and also I got dehyrdated 2 days in a row pretty bad. So since my race I had done SU(raceday)-31.5 M-3 T-3 W-5 TH-7 F-8 S-10 S-10 M-7 bad pain T-10. But evey day it's been slow slow slow mileage, so slow I would not even want to see what the watch said. In fact today or tomorrow whenever I start back to really running/training I am afraid so see what the watch says. But I feel like such a whimp because everyone else seems to be back to normal training. I know Jill Perry got in about 110 miles last week. And had one run of 22 miles. Other people I have seen are back do workouts and such. I am not sure what took me so long to get back to normal training but let's just hope it's for real. Now I have the race decision to make I'll post my old blog titled May. October, ... decisions, decisions. So you can rad about that dilemma.

Side note if was officially announced yesterday that Annette Bednosky (4th USA 50k Champs 3:47:59) qulaified for the WC 24 hour Championship race in Italy. I wish her all the luck in the world. I know she is going to go over and kick some butt and show them how it's done!! She is an amazing person and runner. Go get them Annette, show them what you are capable of!!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Runner Survey from Facebook

I thought this might be a good first blog post for people to get to know a little bit about me.

If you'd like, copy and paste these questions into your notes, change the answers, add a question and tag your friends to do the same.

1. Number of marathons you have run
3 Marathons and 2 Ultramarathons

2. Where was your first marathon?
Detroit Marathon

3. Favorite Marathon course:
Well lets see I had a fever of over 102 at Boston... and a mental breakdown at NAIA Nationals... So I'd have to go with Detroit

4. Most memorable race:
2009 USA 50k Nationals

5. PRs?
5k- 19:15-2000
4miler- 25:15-2009
5 miler - 31:5?-2000
10k-41:01-2008
10 miler- 67:53-2005
1/2 marathon- 1:30:12-2009
Marathon- 3:06:37 (approx during 50k)-2009
50k- 3:46:30-2009
45 miler 6:32- didn't train for it...lol-2006
50 mile- i hope someday soon
100k- i hope someday soon
100 mile- i REALLY hope someday soon
24 hour- i hope someday

6. Ever run in a costume?
No

7. The only running shoes for me:
Used to be Asics Gel-Landerth now is Adidas SuperNova Cushion

8. Ever injured?
Maybe depends on your definition of injured

9. Hot or cold weather runner?
definitely HOT

10. Morning or evening runs?
Afternoon

11. What is your motivation?
Love of running

12. Ever DNF?
Once. When I was in high school I had knee problem and it was my first race back and I just couldn't do it. I cried more because my dad pulled me then the fact that my knee hurt.

13. Race I'd like to forget:
Too many... but mainly the last .1 mile at Nationals

14. Favorite post race nosh:
Diet Pop

15. Galloway or Higdon?
William Stickel

16. Flat course or hills:
hills if it's all down hill..... extremely flat

17. Back, Middle, or Front of the pack?
I hope the front!!

18. Run alone or with a partner:
Always Alone

19. Ever win your age group?
Yep

20. One part of your body that has never seen Body Glide:
Calves

21. Best part of running:
All of it.... but lately was meeting some of the greatest people at Nationals

22. If I didn't run I_______________.
would be fatter, I'd be in a wheelchair (knock on wood)

23. I can't run without______________________.
my watch even if I am not using it

23. Ever lose a toenail?
not yet

24. Gatorade or Cytomax?
Powerade Zero

25. Favorite gel flavor?
Powergel Strawberry Banana or Vanilla

26. How many days after a marathon do you usually start running again?
Next day

27. I run, therefore I ________________________.
run some more

28. Pre-race routines? (night before or morning of)
Superstitious things

29. What is your typical night before the big race meal?
Turkey Sandwich- one of the only times you'll get meat in me

30. Would you run a marathon again?
Yea I might be in May

31. If you could run with anyone, who would that person be?
My dad again, but that will never happen..... so then how about the 5 awesome people I met at Nationals, Kami Semick, Jill Perry, Annette Bednosky, Nick Jakovic, and Ray K