Tribesports User of the Week: Monica S
The toughest challenges are the ones with massive rep goals. The two I am most proud of is my half under 2 hours. It was my first one I was pretty thrilled to discover I beat women much younger than me. 2013 pushups in January of 2013 was tough but what a feeling t complete. As a daughter of a Marine it was pretty cool to share that with my dad.
What does a typical week of training look like for you?
For me there is not a typical training week. I know it is helpful to schedule your training, but something in my nature resists that. (Maybe I should take that challenge) I work two jobs so on days when I have double shifts I squeeze speed work and tempo work between shifts. On off days I do LSD. I do strength work early A.M. or late P.M.
What was it that inspired you to increase your running and aim for a big event?
Increasing mileage was inspired by my son. He pretty much inspires everything. He encouraged me to work with his coach. I decided my first half about two weeks before it was ran. My friend was deployed and was not able to use her bib. I said he why not. My running buddy said you are ready so I did it.
Congrats on the half marathon, will you be running another one soon?
My last half was in July with my son. It was an amazing event. I wish I had more planned, but with my son in cross country the race time conflict. Living in Montana to get anymore in I would have to travel. So unfortunately it looks like the spring.
What would you say is the best advice you've ever had about your running?
The best advice I have ever received is hard to say. My running buddy/training partner has imparted so much wisdom of running on me. I think it boils down to run your own race.
Which body weight exercise is your favorite?
My favorite body weight exercise is probably the push-up. That is a tough one it makes me feel pretty amazing to knock these out.
Any current Challenge on the go you'd like to recommend?
I have so many challenges going at the moment its hard to pick. I would recommend the dial it up relay or any of the others that require partners. It's such a great way to work and bond with members. This is such a positive forum.
Where in the world would you most like to complete a Challenge?
There are a lot of places I would love to run. But the top o the list is Eugene. My son wants to run Eugene for his first full marathon an to finish on the track Prefontiane ran on. It may have to wait since state track will fall on the same weekend, but it will happen. I can't wait to do that with him.
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Which Tribesports users make your day?
@cdempsey615 he is a great teammate and is a constant sort of encouragement, @babygirl93086 we are currently working on some challenges together. She is encouraging and very determined. @kevingibson I think he is the most positive guy on here. He stays connected and always takes the time to give me feedback when I need it. @euniceyeo is always giving me encouragement. @paul3 he encourages my activity, I appreciate his perspective.
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