Meet Courtney Peterson

What is your racing focus?
Marathon

People, Places and Things

People: Who are some influential runners in your life? 
My high school and college teammates have been most influential. Deena Kastor has always been inspirational to me.
Places: What is your favorite place to run and why? 
On the Chicago lake front path in the mornings!
Things: favorite running gear? 
Nike Streak racing flats

Race rituals

What is your go-to pre-workout or race meal?
A bagel with peanut butter
Do you have any specific pre-race rituals or superstitions? What are they?
Not really besides running my warm up and doing drills.
What is your favorite way to celebrate a good race?
Ice cream!

Past and future

What is your most memorable running moment? 
It's hard to pick because there are so many that are memorable, both good and bad! I would have to say the first time I raced at division II cross country nationals in college would be most memorable.
What are some of your goals for 2018?
I hope to P.R. in the marathon and place in the top 10 Illinois finishers at the Chicago Marathon.

 

 

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