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Friday, May 27, 2011

Runner's Survey

What is your favorite type of cross training? 
I guess I would have to say the elliptical, mainly because that’s where I find myself 90% of the time on cross training days. I will say though that I LOVE spin classes – I just haven’t been able to find a time that my gym offers that I can make it there. And I’ve grown to enjoy swimming as well. And does yoga count?
What is your favorite song to run to? 
Anything on my Ultimate Playlist!
What brand of shoes do you wear? 
Brooks Ghost II
Do you wear a hat when you run? 
sometimes I do, it depends on the weather and my hair day!
What temperature is your favorite for running? 
anything in the 40’s – I LOVE running in cold weather!
Do you have any big races coming up? 
Yep! Look to the left and see my Feeding The Addiction tab. It’s a whopper of a year for me!
What is your favorite distance? 
15K. I feel like I can run hard and not get too tired.
Are you a morning, noon or evening runner? 
Honestly I would always prefer to run in the morning – I love my weekend morning runs, but unfortunately I have to be at work so early that I don’t have time so evening it is.
Do you run solo or with a buddy? 
It used to always be with my running buddies – I was terrified to run alone. Now I like to make sure I have a good combination of both.  
What's your favorite post run snack? 
I have my new recovery drink but I’m usually not hungry after a run. On the weekends I will often stop by the bagel place across the street from my house and get a honey oat bagel with light cream cheese and turkey bacon! Yum!
What's your FAVORITE race?
My favorite race so far has been a small 15K that I did – I had a great day that day and ran well. And a close second is the half marathon I recently did on my own – that was a big accomplishment for me. Oh and the one I did in the rain!
Do you wear a Garmin? If not, how do you track your runs? 
 Yes! I have the 405 and absolutely love Grover!
What is your least favorite race?
Sadly, I really did not enjoy my first half marathon at all. I was looking so forward to it and even though it was an emotional moment I hated every minute of that run. I also had a really bad day at Cowtown.
What race is your favorite medal from?  
White Rock Centennial Half Marathon (the one I ran by myself)
Who is your running idol?
Anyone who achieves a goal – running is so inspirational because it’s so personal! And I love Kara Goucher!

How long have you been a runner?
In high school I aspired to be one from my couch. In college I took up running but didn’t really know how to train properly so I wound up with horrible shin splints and got discouraged. This time around it’s been 8 months and I officially call myself a runner these days.
Do you run with your engagement/wedding ring on?
What’s that??
What's your favorite workout? repeats? long runs? tempo? fartleks?
I know I’m a psycho for even admitting it but I love feeling my hamstrings!!!!

1 comment:

Quinton J said... you like the feeling of your hamstrings working? Or you like to reach around and copp a feel of your hamstrings? Just want to clarify.