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Friday, October 3, 2008

WEEKLY PACE SETTER: Danielle in Iowa

Lucky readers!! You get back-to-back scientist Weekly Pace Setters!! Last week, we introduced our pal, Joe, and today, we'd like for you to meet Danielle in Iowa. Danielle in Iowa and Joe both contribute to the ever popular and hilarious running blog - Back off man, I'm a scientist.

Name: Danielle in Iowa

I run in: Adidas Supernova Cushion

Why you run: As an outlet for by obsessive compulsiveness

How long you’ve been running: 12 years now, even since my college squash coach forced us to.

Are you training for anything right now? Actually no! I have been a running slacker lately, so I am trying to ease back in without rushing it.But I have my eyes set on another marathon in 6 months or so.

Running Pet Peeve: A running friend who shall remain nameless has the habit of saying stuff like“I consider 10 minute miles as barely running.”

Favorite Running Song: Crystal Frontier by Calexico

Favorite race: Capital Pursuit in Des Moines

Favorite place to run: the country road near my house

Short Term Running Goal: to consistently run sub-10 minute miles

Long Term Running Goal: to finish a marathon without walking

Favorite Cross-training activity: biking, which I am actually much better at than running.

Favorite inspiring quote: inspirational? My running inspiration probably mostly comes from delicious chocolate products saying “Come eat me.”

Post Run Guilty Pleasure Food: Beef jerky!

Running Gear Wish List: A new Garmin (I go old skool with the 101) that does HR too.

Proudest Running Moment: finishing Grandma’s Marathon.

What’s the best piece of running advice you’ve ever received? I just read this over at Frayed Laces: “Beware of goals. They're kinda like zits. The more you pick at em and work at em, the bigger they get. And you are never satisfied with popping just one.”

Favorite Race Fuel: Clif Shot Bloks

Magazines you currently have subscriptions to: Real Simple

What is at the top of list for places you’d love to visit? South America

What is in your CD player right now? CD player? Who has one of those anymore? The last song I remember hearing on my MP3 player was Allison Krauss

What is on your nightstand? Some money, a necklace, and some candles.


Big said...

I heard Grandma's Marathon is an awesome run, congrats on finishing it. And I know there is nothing like obsessively running to escape your obsessive tendencies. But they always seem to find the end of the run and just wait for me there.

Joe said...

for someone who complains about being a poor grad student a lot, it's interesting that you have money just lying around...

Tom@RunnersLounge said...

Just wanted to wish you the best next week at the Chicago Marathon. I’m anxiously awaiting lining up in Grant Park.

Below are some tips from your friends at Runners’ Lounge.

Rest up and run well!

Tips for the Final Week before the Marathon

Optimal Race Preparation

Common Race Day Mistakes

Tips for Being a Great Marathon Spectator

Executing Your Marathon Plan

Post Marathon Tips

goooooood girl said...

Very good......