Athlete Profile: Mike Genta

2017-02-10T11:44:52+00:00 February 10th, 2017|HRL Athletes|

Tell us a little about yourself…

How long have you been running?  Since age 2..  My speed depends on who I’m compared to.

Please list your favorite races and PR’s

Ayahashi half Marathon – Okinawa, Japan

Honolulu Maration – Honolulu, HI

Marathon PR – 3:24:51

Half PR – 1:34:32

10K – 41:14

5K – 19:29

What are your 2017 Racing plans and running goals?

Incorporate as sustainable run/life balance

PR at the Hickam Half Marathon in Aug 2017

Any “bucket list” races?

An ultra marathon

What is your average weekly mileage?

30-40 miles

Favorite pre-race/post-race foods

Pre-race:  Homemade fresh pasta with Puttanesca sauce

Post-race: Liquid Aloha

What is the piece of running gear/food/drink that you cannot go without?

Tailwind endurance fuel for long runs

What is your favorite running moment or running quote?

Moments – Watching Donald Sage run a 8:42 two mile in the 2000 Illinois High School Boys State Track meet.  https://youtu.be/zKPvLXl2LZE?t=39m38s

Hearing my coach (Michael Garrison) say, “you’re fucking crushing it (pretty sure you cussed or maybe I hallucinated it)” at the 22 mile mark of the 2016 Honolulu Marathon.

Quote – “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift” – Prefontane

Describe your running before HRL and after

Before – decent runner.  No focus.  Kind of like getting in my car and saying “I’ll go for a drive” but with no destination or time of arrival.

After – Supreme confidence that if I can do the workouts, I WILL achieve my desired result.

Why does training with Hawaii Running Lab work for you?

My job and the near perfect weather allow me to get in a workout everyday if I want.