List a fun fact about yourself:
I love creating furniture and art from plywood and cardboard using laser cutter.
Why do you like RUNVAN®?
The medals RUNVAN® is making for their events are spectacular: they have a nice solid weight, and spectacular designs.
T-shirts from the BMO Vancouver Marathon are also great, as proven by me they can withstand dozens of washes, and tend to impress fellow runners.
What is your favourite post run food?
More energy gels and electrolyte drinks!.. Not. I love bananas the most.
We all have it. What is the worst, repetitive song in your head while running?
“Eye Of The Tiger”, of course!
You pass by the invited band, they happen to play it – boom! You’re stuck with the motive for the rest of the run.
You are going to be leading a lot of people to their goal time at the First Half. What is your best race advice?
Say you are running a half marathon event, and you are lucky have a pacer for your desired time, 2:30 for example. Remember that at the beginning of the race it is actually very easy to run much faster than the pacer, but that would cause you to spend much more energy.
This would make the end of the race much tougher, to the point of being passed by the desired pacer in the last kilometres. A better strategy is actually to stick with the pacer for the beginning and then speed up closer to the end.