Meet Julia Buford

What is your racing focus?
Marathon & half marathon

People, Places and Things

People: Who are some influential runners in your life? 
My high school cross country coach and my parents - all 3 have taught me how to love running for life
Places: What is your favorite place to run and why? 
The lakefront trail - somehow it never gets old!
Things: favorite running gear? 
Nike Zoom Elite

Race rituals

What is your go-to pre-workout or race meal?
Toast with almond butter and a Dunkin Donuts coffee
Do you have any specific pre-race rituals or superstitions? What are they?
Lots of sleep the week leading up to a race because it probably won't happen the night before!
What is your favorite way to celebrate a good race?
Enjoying my post-race beer

Past and future

What is your most memorable running moment? 
The last 6 miles of my first marathon in Chicago 2015
What are some of your goals for 2018?
Run a PR in the half marathon, 10k, and 5k and qualify for Olympic marathon trials

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