Maria Demopoulos - DWRunning

DWRunning Tenure:

Joined in February 2017

PRS: 

Mile: 6:00

Primary Focus:

This spring I want to focus on 5k and mile times. Short and sweet.

Inspiration:

My sister. She finished chemo in 2016 and is training for an iron man. People who are kind when it costs them something. My mom, Muhammad Ali, Julie Switzer, Carl Sagan.

Favorite Place to Run:

I'm a sucker for this monster hill on 4th Ave in Seattle, and trail runs in the PNW.

Favorite Part of Running:

Sometimes when I see beautiful things (a mountain, a track or quiet road, ice on the lakefront) it's not enough to just look at them, I want to consume them. Running lets me take in a landscape. And you meet cool people who are also trying hard.

Favorite Race:

Oddly it's my only DNF. A 50 mile unsupported ultra race in Moab. Trail running, repelling, mountain biking galore. I had never been on a mountain bike before, and figured it was just like road biking (fool!!). We immediately got lost. Then my teammate took a bad spill over his handlebars, and came up bloody with a tooth poking through his lip. To his infinite credit, we cleaned it up and carried on. We knew we wouldn't finish in time but we laughed the entire day and had a blast.

 

Mountains or Ocean?:

Yes, please

Tea or Coffee?:

Coffee

Early Bird or Night Owl?:

Night owl in early bird clothing.

Chocolate or Vanilla?:

Chocolate


Bolded PRs are PRs run while training with DWRunning.