After all that you accomplished, what drives you to continue running?
Challenge. I enjoy overcoming new challenges everyday in training and even more so when it comes to racing.
How do you motivate yourself on days when you don't feel like running?
I just try to remember why I love running and remind myself why I do it!
On average, how many times and miles do you run a month?
Probably about 190 miles a month which is about 45 to 50 a week.
What's the weirdest or funniest thing that ever happened to you while running?
Being chased by a cow in Kenya.
What are your favorite types of fuel for running and why?
Vita coco because it's a natural electrolyte so it stops cramps. I also like Clif bars because they taste great and they're good for recovery post training and Kale because it keeps you healthy and well!
What's your favorite cheat food & drink?
Ben & Jerry's cookie dough.
Do you like ice baths? Why or why not?
I do, but only after races to recover for a final or in-between sessions when I need to recover fast. I wouldn’t advise using them regularly for training as they can reduce the physiological training adaptations that take place after a session.
What's the most important tip you like to give new runners?
To be consistent. I see a lot of runners grind away and push too hard too soon when really all you need to do is check off the boxes and make sure your body and mind is healthy. I believe in quality over quantity.
What is your favorite running accomplishment so far?
European youth silver medalist and being one of the seven torch bearers at the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony.
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