What is your favorite distance and why?
I would have to say the half marathon is my favorite distance, long enough that you feel accomplished when you are done, but short enough that the recovery is not as long so you can jump into the next race.
What do you struggle with most in running?
Mixing up my workouts, adding more speed sessions, and incorporating more strength training. I despise the gym but know that it is vital to being a strong runner.
Do you rotate shoes and if so what is in your current rotation?
Nope, I love my Nike Air Zoom Pegasus. The 32’s were my favorites, but of course those are long gone.
Do you have a mantra that you use when you are racing/training?
“Never forget how much you LOVE to run.”
Do you ever feel unmotivated to train and if so how do you overcome it?
Of course, not every run is a good run. I don’t always feel like going out when the weather is just brutal (hot or cold), not every race goes your way, but I never want to get to a point where I am burnt out and forget how much I truly love to run.
What is the best thing running has given you?
All the amazing experiences that I have been able to share with my family and the new friends and teammates I have gained along the way, especially in just the last few months being a part of Rogue.
What is your favorite race you have participated in and why?
To date I would say the Boston Marathon, because well it’s Boston and 2017 it was simply perfect weather all weekend. It was amazing seeing spectators at every inch of the course and finally spotting my family at mile 25.5.
How did you get started in running?
I started running as a kid in local road races which continued through school with cross country and track.
What is your favorite running workout?
Long distance tempo workouts, pushing myself out of my comfort zone.
How many marathons have you run?
Who is your favorite professional runner?
Emily Infeld, Ohio girl, stud on the course and track and she’s always smiling!
What are the craziest race conditions you have had to endure?
2017 Cedar Point Santa Hustle, it snowed all night before the race, the course was snow covered and icy and the wind was blowing so hard it felt like even my eyes were frozen.
Do you have a goal race you haven’t done yet and why do you want to do it?
New York Marathon, it will be the 3rd of the 6 Majors as I’d love to complete them all one day.
Do you listen to music while you run and if so, what music gets you pumped up for a race?
Absolutely! I am an 80’s hairband fanatic, Guns and Roses is my jam!