Joined in March 2016
5k: 15:50, 10k: 33:32, 10M: 55:32, Half Marathon: 1:15:07, Marathon: 2:31:43, 50k: 3:21:43
This is a hard question, but I think Grandma's Marathon 2014 is towards the top of the list. After running my 2:31 PR in December 2010, I was plagued with injury. In fact, I didn't come within 9 minutes of my PR until finally putting things together in 2014, running 2:33:26. At the finish, I was filled with gratitude, disbelief, and joy. It seemed like low 2:30s were so far away for so long.
Fun fact: Coach Dan was at this race and cheered me to the finish!
The Boston Marathon. The people of Boston celebrate marathon runners unlike any other town I've observed. It seems to me that they see the sweat and struggle as a sacrifice in their honor and respond with shouts of encouragement and thanks. I certainly would have faltered more without them. It is this celebration of the culmination of the dreams of runners that I believe makes the atmosphere so intoxicating.
Ever since 2010, I have been training to qualify (sub 2:30) and run the Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon.
22 miles; 2 mile warm-up, 18 miles at marathon pace + 10-15 sec/mi, 2 mile cool-down.
Tea or Coffee?:
Coffee in the morning is a treat, herbal tea at night (ginger is great for digestion)
Early Bird or Night Owl?:
Chocolate or Vanilla?:
I've grown into dark chocolate
*Dan is also currently a member of the Fleet Feet Racing Team
Bolded PRs are PRs run while training with DWRunning.