Name: John A.
Racing Division: 45 - 49 MStats1 Mile: Little Kings - 6:11 11th Division Place5K: BockFest - 20:43, 7th Division Place10K: Race for the Cure - 54:44 18th Division Place14K: Hudepol Race - 1:01:38 8th Division Place15K: Heart Mini - 72:23 25th Division PlaceHalf: Flying Pig - 2:22:00 Ran with daughter (same as a first place finish)Full: Missoula Montana Marathon - 3:40:00 21st Division Place
Running Highlights : Started running in 2012 while losing weight with Weight Watchers to earn more activity points. In September 2012, ran my first race: 2012 Race for the Cure 10K. Happy with my results, I accepted my daughter Alix's invitation to run the 2013 Flying Pig Half Marathon together. I joined Fleet Feet so that I would not embarrass either of us. While training for the Flying Pig I learned a lot about running form and training so my speed increased throughout the year.
Favorite Training Method: I would rather just run whatever the training schedule says; but, recently I learned the importance of having a strong core to minimize injuries. I am working on doing more squats, sit-ups, and planks so I don't miss any more races due to injury.
Favorite Training Song: Most anything by ABBA
Noteable Awards: Being an AWESOME Mentor for other runners!
Say something John A!: Fleet Feet has provided me with running knowledge (e.g. Good Form Running, and Active Isolated Stretching) in addition to providing a fun and challenging environment. I have met so many positive people at Fleet Feet. Fleet Feet and I come from the same city. Do you know what city that is?Upcoming 2014 Schedule:Bockfest 5k - 3/8Heart Mini Half - 3/16Little Kings Mile - 5/2Flying Pig 5k, 10k & Full! - 5/3 - 5/4Cincy Half - 6/28Hudepohl 14K - 9/20Thanksgiving 10k - 11/28