One reason we love working with Team Fox runners is because they are as dedicated to their running as they are to their cause. This week's runner, Jeff Klein, ran the 2013 NYC Marathon with Team Fox and not only acheived his fundraising goal, but also his running goal. Jeff currently lives in Manhattan on the Upper East Side, has completed 7 marathons and is gearing up for a half ironman in June in Syracuse, NY!
When did you start running?
I started running in high school to lose weight and stay in shape. I began long distance running in the past 2 years.
Who or what inspires you to run?
Myself, being out of shape. I wanted to lose weight and get fit.
What is your favorite running route? Why?
My favorite for long runs is up the West Side Highway. Anything that you avoid taxis and traffic lights are perfect for running in the city. Central Park (Kennedy Reservoir is awesome for short runs), East River (East River Track is awesome for speed work).
Favorite post-run meal?
Banana and chocolate milk for a regular run. A beer and a cheddar bacon cheeseburger burger after a marathon.
Best piece of running advice?
Listen and take care of your body. That means stretch and if you are in pain or don't think you should be running that day don't. No one knows your body better then you do. Don't let anyone doubt you either.
Are you running for fun or sport?
Fun, but it's a sport as well because you continue to challenge and push yourself.
Who would you love to run with (doesn't have to be a runner)?
Jay-Z and Beyonce could run next to me so I don't need to listen to music. Running side-by-side with Meb Keflezighi would be an incredible experience as well.
Favorite way to sweat other than run?
Cycling. Peloton Cycling that just opened in Chelsea is my favorite place these days.