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Brian S.



New York, NY

Joined group

Apr 7, 2019

Introduce yourself

My name is Brian Saavedra, I'm 23 years old, and I currently live in Manhattan. I was originally born in Chicago, and live there until I went to college in Boston, and moved here 1.5 years ago. I ran a bit throughout college, and did my first half marathon then. I started becoming more serious about running around August of last year, and did my second half at the NYC half this year. I'm also starting to get ready for the Chicago full marathon this fall. I love running, and would like to join the Dashing Whippets for a chance to be part of a community of other like-minded individuals who are also passionate about running.

What's your 5k, half marathon, or marathon race pace so we can plan pace groups at our runs?

I'm still figuring out my 5k and marathon race pace, but my current half marathon race pace is 6:51 min/mile.

On your training runs, how many miles do you run?

I would say I usually run between 5-9 miles on my training runs, with possible a long run of 10+ miles.

Where do you do most of your training?

I do most of my training along the East River or Hudson river paths in Manhattan, along with the East River track for track workouts. Central Park is where I also do a good amount of my training.