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An Interview with a Runner

Martina Ladd, a Brooklyn Heights mom and runner, was part of our 10k training group for Brooklyn Moms. She loves being outside and traveling with her family. This lady is no joke - she's moved seemlessly from being an investment banker to a mom of twins to a 10k star!

How do you know us - Hot Bird Running?
I was introduced through Brooklyn Babes Running, which a friend started.

What are your current running goals? Are you training for anything? 
I am aiming to do a half marathon in June.   It's going to take a lot of training though!

Who or what inspires you to run?
The need to be outside and feel clear-headed. I am also still running off baby-weight.

What is your favorite running route/place to run?
I like to run along the river in Brooklyn Bridge Park and sometimes over the bridge but I really miss Central Park for running.

Who is your favorite person to run with and why? 
Jessica Green by far!  She has given me amazing advice and she's fun to talk to so it makes the time go by faster.

What is the best piece of running advice you ever received and who was it from?
Of course it was from Jessica!  She said to go against my instinct to open my stride going up hills.  You want to take smaller steps instead of larger steps.  That has helped incredibly.  She also got me through my first 5-mile road race by telling me to go slowly.  I did and had a blast!  She was there to give me a big bear hug near the end too. What else could you want from a coach?

What is your favorite running gear/piece of clothing?
My Adidas sports bra!