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B.A.A. Running Club Member Profile – Andy MacDonald

Personal Bests (Masters Times):
5K 16:15
5 Miles 26:44
10K 34:15
Half Marathon 1:15:03

Photo Credit: MarathonFoto.com

Residence: ​ Jamaica Plain, MA​
Hometown: Ithaca, NY
High School: Ithaca High School​
​College:​ Cornell University​
Age division:​ Senior (50-59)​
B.A.A. member since:​ 1999​

Profile Questions:

What is your favorite racing distance and race? ​
5 Miles, Mount Washington​ Road Race, (closely followed by New Bedford)

Where is your favorite place to run in New England? ​
Emerald Necklace/Franklin Park, Charles River in Boston, otherwise any run on rural dirt roads.​

Tell us about your most memorable race experience or training run.
A trail run east of San Diego where I encountered a rattle snake, a condor (at least I think it was, HUGE), two coyotes and a pair of wild horses.​

What event(s) are you training for in 2016?  ​
USATF-NE Grand Prix Series, BAA Distance Medley, Mount Washington, Fall XC​

What’s the most difficult training workout you have accomplished?  ​
Mistaking a tempo workout on the Marathon course from mile 10 to 15 as a 10-15 mile tempo run​, but seriously either 5 x mile @ 5K pace or 25 x 400 @5K pace

What’s your alternative training activity to running?  ​
Cycling, Skiing (downhill/steeper the better), Skating​

Tell us something unique about yourself that would surprise most of us.
Wrote my senior thesis on the Peloponnesian War.

When you’re not running, what do you like to do?  
State and national parks trips with the family

If you could run anywhere in the world, where would you go? ​
Great Wall of China​

What’s your profession or field of work?   ​
Political Advocacy, I direct a national ​college civic engagement program

What’s your favorite adidas racing or training shoe?   ​
Boost Sequence​

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