Ryan Gooding - DWRunning

DWRunning Tenure:

Joined in June 2017

PRS: 

800m: 1:56.53, 1500m: 4:05.66, Mile: 4:26, 8k: 26:32, Half Marathon: 1:16:27

Primary Focus:

800m/1500m

Long-Term Running Goals:

I'd like to run 1:54 in the 800 and comfortably sub-4 minutes in the 1500m (I still have a bone to pick with those distances). Off the track, I'd like to run somewhere in the neighborhood of 15:30 for the 5k, set a respectable 10k PR, and continue to improve my half-marathon PR.

Proudest PR:

My 1:56 in the 800m. It was both a long time coming, and an indication that I can run even faster.

Pre-Race Meal:

A pasta that my family lovingly refers to as "break-a-leg pasta". Basically pasta with sauteed onions, bacon bits, chicken, and broccoli mixed into it.

Most Memorable Run:

At Haverford, we were lucky enough to have a 2.25 mi. crushed gravel trail encircling our campus. It was a go-to for morning runs, warmups, cooldowns, or simply easy days when you didn't feel like traipsing around off-campus.

During the spring of my senior year, some on the team started to wonder how many laps of the trail we could complete as a team in a 24-hour period. Thus, the 24-hour Trail Relay was born. The goal was to attempt to eclipse 100 trails in 24 hours, keeping a baton moving around the trail without stopping.

This entailed a crew of runners camping out alongside the trail through the night. Most everybody on the team ran more than one leg -- I was responsible for 3 of them; one of my teammates completed 9; and a recent alum pitched in in the early morning hours by running 4 in a row.

In the end, we completed 109 trails and kept the baton moving at an average of 5:51 pace for 24 hours straight. It was a silly, relatively meaningless exercise; but incredibly memorable.

 

Mountains or Ocean?:

Ocean

Tea or Coffee?:

Coffee

Early Bird or Night Owl?:

Night owl

Chocolate or Vanilla?:

Chocolate


Bolded PRs are PRs run while training with DWRunning.