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?
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.