Runner of the Month
Ray Boutotte: September 2019
Why do you run?
How many miles do you run in an average week both during peak and off peak times?
I walk fast or run slow anywhere from 45 minutes to as much as 2 hours a day don’t keep track of miles also run a race most weekends.
What is your next race?
I have the last Mountain race Sunday and the Chad ½ marathon in a few weeks
How has your training changed to meet your goals over the past several years? I don’t keep track of training miles anymore
How do you motivate when you don't want to run?
Look for something different to run in winter it could be snowshoe race
What is your favorite race?
Don’t really have a favorite
What is your funniest running or race related memory?
Running a clothes optional race in Texas and meeting a running couple I know there.
What is your favorite post-race food?
What foods work best for you pre-race? What did you find didn't work for you?
I eat anything I want before a race - over the years I found it makes little difference.
Do you prefer to run in hot/humid or cold temperatures?
I like hot
Outside of running, do you crosstrain and how?
No real cross training
Outside of running, what other hobbies do you have?
Gardening, rebuilding my 1939 John Deere model L tractor, and getting my 1968 jeep running again. Dog agility
What is your favorite flavor of gel/GU?
What made you decide to start running?
Needed to do something for fitness
What do you do for a living?
I am a electrician but work as a mechanic for a small company 1 or 2 days a week
How many pairs of running shoes do you currently own?
Do you like running in the rain? In the snow?
I hate the rain prefer the snow
Crunchy or creamy peanut butter, and what brand?