Interview with a Runner

This week we sat down with Jessica's husband, Matt Green. Matt is about to return to running after taking some time off while starting a new job as a Renewable Energy Trader in Portland, Oregon and helping take care of his daughter while Mom gets her runs in.  Matt's more of a sprinter - quick bursts - as in to the fridge for a beer. Apparently, he's also a fan of the old school Vaurnet tank.  With Hood to Coast around the corner, it's time for him to get back in the game. 

Hood to Coast finish line circa 1980's?When did you start running?
I started running when my wife made me. I have always played sports and always hated just running. I learned to enjoy it when I was running in Brooklyn. I ended up running the NYC Marathon in 2011 and thoroughly enjoyed it. Treadmills suck.

Who or what inspires you to run?
My wife.

What is your favorite running route? Why?
Vacation runs because it is a great way to see the area.

Favorite post-run meal?
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

Best piece of running advice?
Hydrate and stretch.

Are you running for fun or sport?
When I do run there is always a competitive component. Do not let anyone pass me, etc.

Who would you love to run with (doesn't have to be a runner)?
The Wilpons (Mets’ owners) so I can convince them to sell the team.

Favorite way to sweat other than run? 
Surf, ski or my mini at home workout.