Meet Alana Kopelson

What is your racing focus?

People, Places and Things

People: Who are some influential runners in your life? 
my Mom is my biggest running inspiration. My favorite professional runners who I look up to are Des Linden, Allie Keiffer, and Jordan Hasay
Places: What is your favorite place to run and why? 
Lake Front Path in Chicago on a warm summer day
Things: favorite running gear? 
Nike Vapor Fly 4%

Race rituals

What is your go-to pre-workout or race meal?
Whole wheat veggie pizza, no cheese is my go-to meal the night before a marathon. I always eat a bagel and peanut butter 3 hours before the race
Do you have any specific pre-race rituals or superstitions? What are they?
I always take an Epsom salt bath the night before a race.
What is your favorite way to celebrate a good race?
FOOD and spending time with family

Past and future

What is your most memorable running moment? 
When I ran my first marathon in a 3:35 with literally no training. Although it was very painful experience it was the day I fell in love with the marathon distance.
What are some of your goals for 2018?
I hope to qualify for the Olympic trials marathon in 2020!



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