Meet Camille Blackman

What is your racing focus?
5k, 10k, half-marathon


People, Places and Things

People: Who are some influential runners in your life? 
My xc teammates from Northwestern! And Shalane Flanagan and Brenda Martinez
Places: What is your favorite place to run and why? 
South on the lake! The water and views of the city are always so beautiful.
Things: favorite running gear? 
Nike zoom streak. Flats make me feel fast and ready to race :P

Race rituals

What is your go-to pre-workout or race meal?
Peanut butter banana toast with a wholeeeee lotta coffee
Do you have any specific pre-race rituals or superstitions? What are they?
I try and get a ton of sleep the week of and do workouts at the time of my race.
What is your favorite way to celebrate a good race?
Go out to brunch/lunch at a good restaurant after!

Past and future

What is your most memorable running moment? 
My marathon this past fall. I surpassed my goal time by 6 min and ran faster than I thought I could do. I was so proud of myself crossing the finish line and seeing my final time.
What are some of your goals for 2018?
Break 17 in the 5k and race some fast 10ks and halves. And hopefully qualify for the 2020 summer Olympics in the marathon.



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