Congrats to the April Ultimate Fit Runner of the Month, Molly Brost! Here is more on Molly:
"I’ll be 40 on March 26th. I teach English at USI; am originally from Mitchell, Nebraska; and have been in Evansville for almost ten years.
What motivates you to run/walk?
Physical fitness, the competition of races, and the camaraderie with my running friends are all great motivation!
How many races have you participated in?
I did a couple of races in the fall of 2011 and started doing an average of one race a month in 2012, so over 80!
What age did you start running/walking for fun & competitively?
I ran cross country and track in high school, but just got back into running seriously in 2011, when I was 32.
Favorite place to run/walk?
The hills on the USI/Burdette Park trail are great training. I also like Wesselman Woods, the State Hospital Grounds, the Newburgh Rivertown Trail, and the Pigeon Creek Greenway.
Favorite local race?
The Evansville Half-Marathon
Favorite race outside of the Tri-State?
The Nashville Rock and Roll Half-Marathon
Farthest you have traveled to do a race?
I have done the Don Childs Memorial Run in Gering, Nebraska (near where I’m from) several times.
Favorite race distance?
Probably the 10K or half-marathon.
Favorite race memory?
I did my first full marathon last November in Indianapolis, and two of my best friends surprised me at the finish line with posters! I was totally not expecting that!
What is your favorite brand of running shoe?
How many miles do you run/walk a week?
It varies depending on what I’m training for. I usually do a half-marathon every fall and spring. I keep up a base of 15-20 miles per week in between training cycles and then ramp up when it gets closer to each half. When I was training for my first full last fall, I got up to as high as 34
Favorite time of day to run?
It depends on the time of year…early morning in the summer, afternoon in the winter.
Favorite weather to run in?
Music or no music?
No music—I hate wearing headphones and like to be aware of my surroundings.
Brandon L. Barrett