Wednesday, February 21, 2007

20 Questions with Suzanne Hughes

Q: What is your name?
A: Suzanne Hughes.

Q: When did you start running?
A: About 6 years ago.

Q: Why did you start running?
A: I'd always threatened to run a marathon before I turned 40, I managed to run Long Island 10 days after my 40th birthday.

Q: When did you join the Hellgate Road Runners?
A: September 2003, after meeting LuAnn and Jared running on Roosevelt Island on a rainy Sunday morning.

Q: In a typical week, how many miles do you run?
A: Around 25 miles.

Q: What brand of running shoes do you wear?
A: New Balance.

Q: How many pair do you currently own?
A: I own 7 pairs.

Q:What is your favorite workout (e.g. Hills, Track, Long, Sofa)?
A: I enjoyed the easy Hazen run on a Thursday night, but I don't run very often on a Thursday any more.

Q: Why?
A: Maybe that's why I enjoy it!!!

Q: What is your least favorite workout?
A: That would have to be track, although I know that's what's made me a better runner.

Q: Why?
A: I like to talk and that's not easy when you're racing around the track.

Q: Do you like to run in the morning or evening?
A: Any time with company.

Q: Aside from running, what other physical activities do you engage in?
A: I go to the gym and do cross and strength training.

Q: Do you have a sports hero or idol?
A: Yes.

Q: Who is it?
A: Paula Radcliffe, Deena Kastor and Catherine Ndereba to name but a few.

Q: Favorite course: Out-And-Back, Loop, or Point-To-Point?
A: My favorite marathon was Chicago and I guess that could be classed as an out and back or is it a loop?

Q: After a workout, what do you do with your sweaty running gear?
A: Let it marinate in the laundry basket for a few days before washing it.

Q: What race or races are you looking forward to this year?
A: All the NYRR club points races, I'm excited to see how the club does, and also the Las Vegas marathon.

Q: What race or races would you like to do sometime in the future?
A: I've done 3 of the 5 major marathons, so one day I'd like to do London and Berlin.

Q: Describe your favorite (or most memorable) running experience.
A: Chicago is my favorite running experience and will always be most memorable because I ran practically the whole way side by side with two of my favorite running buddies and we chatted non-stop.


Yvonne said...

good stuff Josh!

could Chicago have been your favorite also because you smashed a previous PR for a fabulous new one Suzanne? :)

Anonymous said...

Nice profile of one amazing athlete and not to mention my most dearest friend!!! Chicago was by far the most memorable marathon ever. How amazing was it to run together? It helped in the pain of suffering of having the both of you there.Janine xxxxoooo

P.S. Josh, this blog you put together is just amazing and to even include Ben Wagman's experience really makes this club unique!!!