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Q&A with TCS NYC Marathon Runner, Mike Puttock

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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