Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Questions for Elite Runner & Pacing (again)!

This is really exciting! I just got confirmation that I'll be interviewing the 2009 New York City Marathon winner and Olympic medalist Meb Keflezighi this Saturday at the Rock n Roll San Jose Half Marathon expo!!!!!! When Sony first asked if I'd like to do this, I had no idea how ELITE Meb was (or is)! It's really exciting that I get to meet someone who WON the NYCM and an Olympic Silver Medal. So I only have 30 minutes to do the interview and my mind is blank right now thinking of QUESTIONS to ask Meb. I'm sure he's been asked the same questions over and over again so I need your help with some creative questions. Please send me some ideas via email or post a question in the comments section! I'll be sure to let him know it was you who asked. :-)

On a related note, I'll be pacing the 2:20 finish group for the RnR SJ Half! So if you're running the half, look for me. I'll also be at the expo on Sunday. I'm thinking there's a pacer's booth?? I'll also be pacing the Inaugural Morgan Hill Marathon in November!! If you're in the area, come join us for the half or the full. I'll be pacing the 5:00 finish group.

It's also been uber hot this week, 100+ degrees in the Bay Area this week. I've been running in the mornings instead but don't have as much time to put the miles in. It's supposed to start cooling down today so looking forward to getting in 8 miles after work. I'm hoping it will be overcast and even COOLER on Sunday morning for the half marathon!

Ok so questions for Meb?? :-)

8 comments:

  1. How cool!! I might just be jealous of you! I've read quite a bit about him, and you're right that he's probably been asked everything. But from everything I've seen, he seems to be a genuinely nice guy, so don't worry about that. He's used to the questions by now.

    He's @runmeb on Twitter, so maybe ask him about social networking -- does he think it's changing the athletic world at all? I've also wondered about the last time the super fast runners have run slower times, like a 10-minute mile, and how that compares to their normal pace. And does he hope his kids follow in his footsteps?

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  2. Layla! Those are fantastic questions!! Thank you! :-)

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  3. I'm so jealous that you're going to meet Meb! I've had a huge poster of him in my dorm room/apartment since college. (I put it up prominently to motivate me to go run.)

    Hmmm, questions for Meb? I guess I'd ask about how pre-race rituals? And what's his favorite food?

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  4. You're the pacing queeen! That is so awesome that you get to pace two events and get to interview Meb!

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  5. Whoo hoo! You are sooo cool! I'm jealous and can't wait to read it! Sorry, I'm an uncreative accountant with no new ideas - no help here! But I'll see you Sunday!

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  6. So very exciting!!!! :) always rocking it eh??? :) thats just how you roll!!! i miss you!

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  7. Very cool opportunities! See you out there Sunday!

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  8. I'm too late to add questions but I can't wait to hear about your interview! DO TELL!

    Miss you XOXO

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