In the weeks leading up to the EWEB Run to Stay Warm, the Turkey Stuffer 5K and the Holiday Half and Hustle, we’ll be introducing you to some of our Team Run Hub athletes who will talk about their goals and how their training has gone.
Why did you start running? How long have you been running?
I started running for the challenges; both physical and mental. The fresh air and escape from the daily grind keep me motivated. I’ve been running for about 7 years and this will be my 9th half marathon.
How old are you? And what do you do for work (and/or your favorite non running hobby if you’d prefer)?
I’m 38 and manage Super Supplements off of Coburg Rd. I enjoy anything outdoors and am an avid music lover.
Why did you sign up for the Team Run Hub Training Program?
I was hurt in a car accident a few months ago and needed a way to reignite the fire after. I injured my neck and took about a month off running and have needed visits to the chiropractor and massage therapist and stretching to heal it. I’m nearly 100% now.
What race are you training for? And what are your goals for race day?
I’m training for the EWEB Run to Stay Warm half marathon and my goal is to finish under 1 hour and 40 minutes (my PR is 1:46).
What stands out as your favorite part of training with a group or following a training program?
The is my first time with a training group and it increases your accountability in both attendance and effort. I have improved more than anticipated.
What have you struggled with this training season?
Physically keeping my back loose from my injury has been a struggle. It has slowly and consistently improved.
Tell us about your favorite or most memorable workout/long run during this training cycle.
My final long run before tapering was my most memorable. I ran 11 miles at a faster pace than ever before and enjoyed it all, even with the steady rain. It lead to the realization that my ambitious goal is very attainable!
Congratulations on your training and good luck, Scott! Run Hub’s next coached training program will start in early 2017 in preparation for the Eugene Marathon (half and full).