13 questions for Coach Marc.
I found these questions from HudsonStrong’s blog and wanted to share my answers too.
Here they are!
What is your best run ever?
– I’ve had a few. Atlantic City 10k where I beat a bunch of fast runners, a 1500 at UPenn in early April 2006 (freezing rain)…
3 words that describe my running…
– Intense, Passionate, Competitive
What is your go-to running outfit?
– Whatever is functional at the time. Some times it’s split shorts, sometimes it’s longer shorts (when I’m coaching).
What is your one quirky running habit?
– I don’t know if I have any habits any more. The only habit I try and keep is the passion for the sport.
Do you prefer morning, midday, or evening runs?
– I prefer morning runs even though it takes me a while to actually wake up and get loose. When it’s not scheduled in the day, it gets delayed. I don’t mind running at 3 pm (practice time) because it’s planned every day.
I won’t run outside when it’s…
– All my runs are outside. I hate treadmills. In the summer, I run early in the morning or late at night. In the winter, it’s all about layers! As I’ve gotten older, I am more of a wuss and I push runs off for later in the day, or use my flexible off day to plan around really terrible precipitation.
What is your worst injury – and how did you get over it?
– I’ve had a pinched nerve in my foot, a stress fracture on my tibia, and countless other injuries. Patience, a dedication to getting stronger, and lots of good beer.
My personal best half marathon or marathon is…
– I’ve run 1:10:19 for a half marathon. That’s 5:22 pace. I really fell apart the last 3 miles though and ran them at 6 minute pace. This is also the same race where I ran with Shalane Flanagan and almost tripped her. I still haven’t run a marathon, and unless a miracle happens, I probably never will. I like running fast over short distances and don’t want to run a marathon unless I can 100% commit to running 26.2 miles fast.
My next race is…
– I’m always training for something, even if I am not signed up for a race. I am a lifelong runner, so there’s no “off season” where I don’t run. My goal is to stay injury-free and to stay healthy.
What GPS do you use?
– Nike GPS (red and black), Garmin 405. I also rely a lot on my Nike chrono watch.
How do you stay motivated in the summer?
– That’s the time to put in the miles! I am a teacher, so I have a very flexible running schedule, but more often than not, I’ve finished my run before 9 am. I don’t like waiting until the sun goes down because I feel like I am always waiting and hate planning my meals around my run.