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Betsy Saina

After all that you accomplished, what drives you to continue running?

Well running is like a life journey; once you accomplish one goal another will emerge. There will always be something to aim for. I never foresee a point in my running where I will say “I have done it all”.

How do you motivate yourself on days when you don't feel like running?

The goals that I have set for myself will get me out of bed even on those difficult days. Having great teammates makes it rare to have such days.

 

On average, how many times and miles do you run a month?

It all depends with what point of the season we are in. Right now we are in the buildup phase and I do about 90 miles a week which is about 360 miles a month. I run twice a day for five days and finish up with a long run on Saturday/Sunday.

 

What's the weirdest or funniest thing that ever happened to you while running?

Getting dropped in a long-run in an unfamiliar place. I once was dropped in the middle of a forest and got home about 4 hours later.

 

What are your favorite types of fuel for running and why?

I love SOS Rehydrate, an electrolyte sport drink which is a great product for recovery. I have used this product since 2013 and I can't ask for anything better.

 

What's your favorite cheat food & drink?

Well I love pizza. I can eat it every day. I always get excited for pizza nights. For the drink, I love milk shakes. I can have one every day.

 

Do you like ice baths? Why or why not?

I hate ice baths but I have no choice. Ice baths are great for recovery. The hardest part is the first few seconds after which it becomes bearable.

 

What's the most important tip you like to give new runners?

Take every step to enjoy the process. Don't try to skip your steps. Every mile counts but we have to go through the process.

 

What is your favorite running accomplishment so far?

Well I have had couple of favorite accomplishments but my biggest one is making the Kenyan team for the world championships this past summer. That was a huge step.

 

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