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How They Train!

Ettore Aldrovandi - February 2019

Age

Did you compete in high school cross country or track?

  • Did you compete in high school cross country or track?

    • No

    How many years have you been running?

    • 14, more or less

    Lifetime personal records

    • 1:06:12 at the Turkey Trot in 2013, and the ones are especially dear to me are: 03:26:54 at the Soldier Marathon in 2014, 4:32:53 at the TUDC 50K in 2013, and 7:53:20 at the TUDC 50M in 2018.

    What running events do you train for or what are your training goals?

    • You can tell from the above that I like long distance. Right now I am training for the 50K in Blackwater State Park. These past two years the 50 Miles in Wakulla was the main goal, and it might be the same this year too.

    Consider your training over the past 6 months to one year.  How many miles a week do you typically run when not injured and consistently running?

  • What does your typical week of running look like?

    How does your training vary over the course of a year?

    Do you peak for certain races?

    How much sleep do you usually get at night?

    What time of day do you normally run?

    What injuries have hampered your training over the past year? 

    Do you take any dietary or medical supplements?

    What type of running shoes do you prefer?

    Do you race in a different type of running shoe?

    Do you use weight training?

    Do you stretch? 

    What are your favorite running routes?

    What running resources do you like that would benefit someone else?

    How has your training changed over the years?

    What examples can you give of specific training methods, and what were the results?

    What advice do you have for beginning or experienced runners to help them with their training?