Joe McCoy, 39, will be running in the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon with Team JA New York on Sunday, November 5th. This is Joe's first marathon. He gave us some insight into how he got involved with Team JA New York, what keeps him motivated to run, his go-to pre-race meal, and more.
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Q: How did you get involved with Team JA New York?
A: I volunteer my time on occasion with JA New York and sit on their Hudson Valley Advisory Council. I mentioned I was running the marathon but didn’t get into the lottery.
Q: How did you first get into running?
A: I ran track & cross country in high school.
Q: How do you stay motivated to train?
A: I am very competitive and set ambitious goals.
Q: How do you measure success as a runner?
A: Getting a very good time and not getting hurt.
Q: Do you have any training tips for new runners?
A: Stretch often and stay hydrated!
Q: What do you find is the most rewarding thing about running?
A: You stay healthy, a good stress reliever and allows me to eat what I want!
Q: Who inspires you?
A: Family and friends.
Q: What are your favorite pre- and post-marathon meals?
A: Pre-meals are eggs, dry toast, banana, coffee and lots of water. Post- anything I can get my hands on to eat or drink!
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