Interview with a Runner

There's a lot of adjectives to describe this week's featured runner: fast, determined, fun, fast - did we mention that? Kim Levandoski, a Brooklyn Heights resident for 8 years and NYer for 12 years, came to us in December with a goal. She's going to kick that goal's ass this weekend at Grandma's Marathon.  In her downtime, she works for LinkedIn selling talent data solutions to big companies, skis and takes running vacations that make us jealous!

When did you start running and why?
My running career started in 2003 with a 5K race in Central Park. I remember 'carb-loading' the night before at Grimaldi's petrified about the next day. I started running because my friend EJ said a bunch of folks would run these races then meet up afterwards for brunch. The brunch part sounded appealing.


What is your favorite running route? Why?
The 5.1 mile loop from Fulton Ferry Landing down into the Red Hook piers and back. The water and skyline soothe me.

Favorite post-run meal?
Recoverite. It's magic powder. After I have that, I really don't have a preference for what goes into my belly.

What is the best piece of advice you ever received?
Drop the shoulders and chin up. (Thanks Meghan)

Are you running for fun or sport? 
Oh depends. I tend to confuse the two.

Who would you love to run with and why?
Joan Benoit Samuelson - Olympic gold medal winner and a fellow Mainer. Solid combo.

Favorite way to sweat other than run?
Love to ski.