Mike Puttock, 30, is joining Team JA New York from across the pond with his friend Sean Hall for his first marathon. Check out his most important running accessories, how a little friendly competition is the right kind of motivation, and more!
Q: How did you get involved with JA New York?
A: I got involved through my dearest friend Sean Hall.
Q: Why did you decide to run the 2018 TCS NYC Marathon?
A: I have always wanted to run a marathon and have tried many times to get into the London Marathon. Unfortunately I’ve never been accepted. I was offered an opportunity to run the NYC Marathon and couldn’t pass up the opportunity.
Q: Who/what is your biggest motivation to train?
A: Sean Hall – my main motivation to train is so that I can beat Sean Hall. He’s had around a month’s head start on training but I am not far behind!
Q: How do you measure success as a runner?
A: Distance covered in the shortest amount of time.
Q: What is the best running/training lesson you’ve learned?
A: Make sure your trainers are suited to you, and, for myself, wear knee supports.
Q: What are your favorite pre- and post-run meals?
A: Pre = toast, post = anything I want!
Q: What are some songs on your favorite running playlist?
A: •Calvin Harris gets me by quite well. Also, rap music and house and electro.
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