Athlete Profile: Travis Crane

2017-05-17T21:04:31+00:00 May 17th, 2017|HRL Athletes|

Tell us a little about yourself…

I am originally from Northern California, I raised alpacas growing up until I joined the Navy in 2010.

How long have you been running?

It will be two years this summer, I used to think runners were crazy and then I somehow joined them.

Please list your favorite races and PRs

Marathon PR is 3:57 at Honolulu, as for favorite races I really enjoyed the Cow Race and the 4mph Challenge.

What are your 2017 Racing plans and running goals?

Run the Peacock this October and two weeks later run the New York Marathon. Goal wise I would like to increase my speed and stay healthy.

Any “bucket list” races?

Like everyone Boston is up there, as for ultras one day I would love to run Western States and Ultra Trail Du Mont-Blanc.

What is your average weekly mileage?

25-30 right now, nothing too crazy.

What is your favorite workout?

I love changing up speeds, anything that makes me feel like I really had to push myself to complete that work out.

Favorite pre-race/post-race foods

Pre Race: Ezekiel bread toast or fruit. Post race: Sounds weird but I think I have enjoyed an ice cold IPA more than anything following a long race.

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

I love the book Anatomy for Runners, I am always consulting it and trying to fix my technique.

What is your favorite running moment or running quote?

Brian Morrison finishing Western States is pretty monumental, finishing something you started ten years earlier is pretty fantastic.

Describe your running before HRL and after

Before HRL I would just run, I had no strategy or goals, my milage was more often in the 40s-50s every month but I feel I have gotten faster and better stamina with the proper training HRL provides and with less miles.

Why does training with Hawaii Running Lab work for you?

The runs fit in my schedule, also the 4 week plans are definitely more personalized than any running plan you will find online. There is no replacement for experience.

Do you have an Instagram/twitter handle that you would like us to include with your profile?

Not super active but I have an instagram, my name is THETCRANE.

Anything else that you would like to add?

I’m having a blast being a part of the running community, just wanted to thank everyone for being so awesome.

Photo from Kalani Pascual Photography.