Oh and she ran her 1st marathon 11 months post-partum. After four years of running Laura Ann’s ultimate goal is to break a 20:00 5k, and BQ which she missed by 1:25 last fall.
Let’s see how Laura Ann answered our run questions:
Q: What is your favorite post run treat?
A: A homemade granola bar – I found a recipe for one I love on a runner’s blog. Made of all natural ingredients without all the added sugar you find in store-bought granola bars.
Q: What is the most motivational song on your playlist?
A: I find any Eminem song gets me moving quicker.
Q: What is your first run memory?
A:Racing the boys on the playground in grade-school.
Q: What was the last run you did?
A: This morning I ran a 45 minute speed-play run: 10 min warm-up, 6 x 30 seconds at faster than 5k pace, 5 minute cool-down.
Q: Hardest run you’ve ever done?
A: They’re ALL HARD! I think running IS HARD. PERIOD – LOL! But if I had to choose one specific run, I’d say the last 4 miles of my last marathon. I just felt like I had a flat tire and my body didn’t want to maintain the pace I had going on earlier in the race.
Q:What is your biggest struggle with running to date?
A: BREATHING! – I just can’t synchronize the breathes-in-and-out with the foot strikes. And I can’t tell if I’m actually using my diaphragm or not.
Q: What drew me to the Run Experience?
I love how the guys go over proper run technique and strength training moves – like the squat and pushup for examples. I haven’t found a coach or running website that shows you exactly how both of these things NEED to look like. I LOVE the videos!!
Thanks for sharing Laura Ann! Cheers to many more miles of running strong!
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