This month’s Member Spotlight is on Spencer Elmore:
Name and Nickname: Spencer Elmore – Nickname- Spence
Background (Age, Gender, Birthplace, and Running Experience): Background (Age (31), Gender(M), Birthplace (Allentown, PA ), and Running Experience ( Truly started running 2011 / 9 years)
What is your formula? I always try and get into Jim E’s 6am Formula run every Tuesday. His coaching is spot on for pushing your limits and to see what you can accomplish in 60 minutes. Plus, the regulars that show up are great to run with. Additionally, someone has to keep up with Ralph! Sundays with the FRC long run crew is also a great time.
Why did you start running? I started running outside of sports because of that feeling you get during a long run, that nothing else matters besides you and the trail was to good to miss out on.
Favorite quote? Listen to your body during training, push the envelope and tell your body to shut up during the race.
Favorite quote? ” The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today” -H. Jackson Brown Jr
What are your hobbies? Swimming, Biking, Running, playing with my two Dalmatians.
What is your pre-race ritual (meal, sleep, general preparation, etc.)? Post-race? The night before a race, i always try and eat dinner by 4:30 pm, usually a good B.L.T or a nice Deli Sandwhich from a local shop. I always lay out my running attire the night before so i can catch the extra 10 min of sleep in the morning. Post race, is usually two options for food, Chick-fil-a or Panera Bread, followed up with soft serve ice cream.
Why did you join FRC? I joined FRC because i wanted to work on my speed and the facility looked outstanding in the online pictures.
What is your PR in your favorite distance? My favorite distance is the half marathon. Current PR is 1:28
Do you have a favorite class/service? My favorite class is Formula Run Tuesdays with Jim E.
Favorite workout tunes/music? Electronic (BPM radio XM) is great to zone out too, but all out efforts Rap Hip/Hop gets the legs moving.
Do you have any races lined up in 2020? Goals for 2020? Currently for 2020, the races i have that have not been cancelled are, Souix Falls, SD half marathon, Rosaryville (trail) half marathon, High Bridge Ultra 50k, River Valley Run (trail) half marathon & JFK 50 miler. 2020 goals are to just enjoy running and the time spent at home.
What has been your favorite part of being a member at FRC? My favorite part of being a member at FRC is the camaraderie. The fellow members / instructors are all supportive and show up to class with smiles on their faces.
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