November 2014 Member Spotlight

We’re introducing something new to our website, a monthly member spotlight that will feature one of our great DCRC runners. First up: Stephanie Fish!

We caught up with Stephanie and asked her to share a little about herself and running.

Stephanie Fish Derby City Run Club

When did you begin running and why?– I started running in high school on the track team. I’m not very athletic, so track seemed like the best option to play a H.S. sport. Then I continued to run through college up until now. It is a nice stress reliever and you can challenge yourself in different ways- hills, sprints, distance.  

Greatest Running Accomplishment– I have completed a few half marathons, but I was training for a full marathon in early 2014. Unfortunately, I had a knee injury during my 20 mile training run, a few weeks before the marathon. However, 20 miles is the farthest I have ever ran in my life, so I know I can do a full marathon if I just train properly! 

Favorite Place in Louisville to go for a Run/Walk– Cherokee Park and the Big Four Bridge.

How did you find out about DCRC and when did you join?– I found DCRC on Meetup.com and have been a member since Day 1 in September 2013!

What are you training for right now?– I am currently on a running hiatus, except for DCRC. I just finished the Bourbon Chase in October, and will begin training in January for the Flying Pig Half Marathon (April ’15) and the Monumental Full Marathon (Nov ’15).

What race day traditions do you have?– The morning of a race, I have to have coffee, cereal, and a banana. And, like most runners, I need that pre-race poop! 🙂

Favorite shoe and/or gear to run with?– I am not super picky about the clothing or shoes I wear. As long as it is comfortable, I’m good to go. If I am out for a super long run, I always have my water belt and a baby food pouch!