All About Hannah
Colorado State University
Rock'n'Roll Marathon ROCKSTAR
Loves to run: Marathons
How did you start running?
Running a marathon had always been on my bucket list. I played soccer my entire life. This past summer, going into my freshman year of college, I switched gears to long-distance running.
My Beach Body teammate, posted a picture of herself finishing a marathon. Seeing that picture, really made me feel motivated to run my first marathon.
I decided to run, 26.2, while I am young!
What marathon did you run?
The Rock’ n’ Roll, Denver Marathon!
Did you have a running buddy?
Yes! My friend Sydney and me trained together and raced together!
How was marathon training?
My marathon was on October 18th. During the summer, I started training with the Nike running app. The Nike running app, gave me the best training plan!
Once school started, every day I woke up, went running, showered and made it to class on time! Whenever I had a long-run, I woke up at 5am. Completing my long-run early in the morning, gave me freedom for the entire day. I love watching the sunrise, while running.
Did you enjoy the marathon?
Yes! Going into my race, I had three goals.
- Do not stop running.
- Run under 4 hours.
Happily, I accomplished all three of my goals!
What are your favorite race memories?
The entire marathon, I managed to stay in front of the 4 hour pacer. Whenever I stopped for a bathroom-break, I always had to run really fast to catch up and pass them!
At mile 24, I heard something through my headphones and looked back. The 4-hour pacer was right behind me. I kicked it into gear the last few miles, and finished in 3:56!
I was running alongside the same guy, on and off throughout my race. At mile 13.1, we high-fived each other. It was awesome!
How did you feel during your race?
Pretty good, surprisingly, no side-stitches until mile 22. I ate my gummies and hydration formulas throughout the 26.2.
How did you feel, crossing the finish-line?
Physically, very tired. Emotionally, very happy. My dad was filming my entire race finish! It felt so special having the marathon medal placed around my neck. Then, I grabbed some chocolate-milk and laid down in the grass, to recover.
What motivated you to become a beach-body coach?
My sophomore year of high-school, my soccer coach wanted the team to stay in shape during the off-season. To stay in shape, I used my mom’s P90X and Insanity workout videos. That season, I came back stronger and faster, both of my parents as well as teammates noticed a difference.
Those Beach Body workout videos, fueled my fire, truly making me fall in love with fitness.
My Beach Body Coach, on Instagram invited me to coach, too! Becoming a coach is probably one of the best decisions I have ever made. I love helping others reach their goals to be fit and happy.
Where is your absolute favorite place to run?
I love running on a trail near home, Ralston Creek Trail. I really feel in touch with nature, running on my trail.
What is your favorite distance to run?
I enjoy running longer distances, because I zone-out and run through some very cool places.
How do you cross-train?
I love my jumble, of different Beach Body workouts. T25, Asylum, Insanity Max 30…
Do you belong to a running club?
No. I have thought about joining the Colorado State University Running Club.
What is your favorite apparel?
Totally, I am addicted to Fabletics! Every month, I have a new outfit coming in the mail. Those leggings are so cute, such fun patterns. Love Fabletics!
What type of sneakers do you have?
Newton’s! They have extra-cushion on the ball of foot which helps me run on my toes. My sneakers are aqua-green with an orange accent.
How do you style your hair while running?
While training for my marathon, my hair was longer, I threw it back in a ponytail with a small braid at the end. Now, that my hair is shorter, all I need is a ponytail.
What are your running goals?
I hope in my next marathon, to run faster and set a new PR.
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Photography, courtesy of Hannah Lemmons.
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