Athlete Profile: Andrew Borrebach

2020-03-20T09:09:13+00:00 March 9th, 2020|HRL Athletes|

Tell us a little about yourself…
– I am an Army Infantry Officer and currently a Company Commander in the 25th Infantry Division. I am married to my wife Becky, also an Army Officer, and we have two German Shepherds.

How long have you been running?
– I started seriously running in January of 2018. Up until that point I despised running but I decided I didn’t want to dislike it anymore. So I decided to run and run until I started enjoying it and now I am hooked!

Please list your favorite races and PR’s
-Aiea Loop Express 1:27:39 26th OA
-Rodeo Valley 50k 6:43:21 30th OA
-Run with the Pigs 22 miler 4:54:18 26th OA
-Peacock 27.5 miler—6:42:18 20th OA/13th male
-Honolulu marathon—3:42:12PR

What are your 2020 Racing plans and running goals?
-Still trying to work my schedule for the year. I would love to get a 100 miler under my belt. I also will probably do all of the HURT trail series races that I am available for, as well as the Honolulu Marathon.

Any bucket list races?
– HURT 100
– Run Rabbit Run 100
– Bigs Backyard Ultra
– Barkley Marathons

What is your average weekly mileage?
– 40-60 miles a week depending on my work schedule.

What is your favorite workout?
– My favorite workouts are my Sunday long runs. That’s the best time for me to decompress and really be in the moment.

Favorite pre-race/post-race foods
– Pre-race food favorites are scrambled eggs and potatoes and a skratch hyper mix before the start of a long race.
– Post-race food favorites are pizza, burgers, or steaks. My body generally tells me what I want to eat about half through a long race.

What is the piece of running gear/food/drink that you cannot go without?
– For any sort of distance run I cannot go without my water vest and a skratch hyper mix.

What is your favorite running moment or running quote?
– My favorite running moment so far was completing the Rodeo Valley 50k. It was an extremely run race because my wife ran the 30k and I got to talk to Dean Karnazes (did not know who he was at the time…oops).

Describe your running before HRL and after. How have you improved and which PR’s have dropped?
– HRL has changed my running for the better across the board. I continue to PR at almost every race that I participate in and at the same time am remaining healthy. Prior to HRL I had no structure to my running, and I spent way more time than I wanted trying to recover from nagging injuries that could be avoided.

Why does training with Hawaii Running Lab work for you?
– HRL works for me because Michael takes the time to tailor the workouts specifically to me. I have an extremely busy work schedule and Michael has always found a way to make my workouts work around my schedule.

Do you have an Instagram/twitter handle that you would like us to include with your profile?
– instagram: drew_borrebach
-strava: Drew Borrebach

Anything else that you would like to add?
– HRL really works and is also a great community!