|Molly Pritz and her crew. Photo courtesy of Brad Hudson|
Molly Pritz: I do my easy runs in the ASICS GEL-Nimbus and the ASICS GEL-Excel33s. I figured I'd balance a more minimalist shoe with a maximalist shoe, so no one is offended (or everyone is offended...) by my shoe choices. I run my speed workouts in the ASICS Piranha SPs and you will see me stomping through the streets of NYC in the ASICS GEL-DS Racers.
TMM: Alright, now that that's out of the way, on to the important questions! Do you wear underwear with your racing briefs?
MP: That's ridiculous. Why would I wear underwear with briefs? They're called BRIEFS for a reason!
TMM: You just found out the world is going to end in 72 hours. With three days left, what would you do? Keep it PG, please!
MP: I would force all my friends to travel to the ends of the earth with me and map the last remaining, uncharted geologic formations. Knowledge is power!
But seriously...relationships are the most important component of my life, so I would spend every hour of those 72 hours with my family, friends, and loved ones. To me, everything else is secondary to the special moments you share with the people you care about. This would probably involve running 100s of miles in 72 hours with my favorite girls, countless bowls of ice cream eaten with my mom and Max, and a cuddlefest with my cats. Okay...mainly just a cuddle fest with my cats.
TMM: Desert island question! The Mizuno boys hijacked your airplane and stranded you on a desert island. However, they were nice enough to let you take five things with you. What are they?
TMM: So no hairbrush? How long could you survive without a hairbrush, anyway?
MP: Hmmm. I'm going on 4 weeks without one now, so I bet I could keep this up, well...until my mom ninja brushes my hair when I'm not looking.
TMM: You just found the world's greatest bar that has every beer you've ever heard of on tap. What do you order?
MP: Ooooo, ooooo! Easiest question ever. When we are talking about beers on tap...Sam Adams Cherry Wheat...with cherries on the bottom...and in a swervy big glass. I love the swervy big glasses!
MP: A Poptart Kitty.
TMM: Now you see your power food. What is that?
MP: Peanut butter and jelly toast. 80% of my calories come from it. The other 20% come from restaurants. Cooking isn't my priority in life by any means. I proudly state that I don't think I've used an oven in Colorado...yet.
TMM: We all know you're a long distance girl at heart. What's your favorite part about marathon training?
MP: The super long tempo runs. If a workout day is under 17 miles, it begins to feel like a "why bother?"
TMM: Least favorite part of marathon training?
MP: The longer second runs. It should be constitutionally illegal for me to have to run more than 4 miles in the afternoon.
|Molly Pritz: Geologist extraordinaire|
MP: I live to give speeches about geologic formations, point bars and cutbanks, and rock cleavage so no fellow runner can escape my passion for rocks and sediment. I will never end my fight on educating the nation on rock formations!
TMM: If you could ask yourself one question, what would it be? Go ahead and answer it too, this is your chance to have some fun with a question.
MP: Does size really matter?
~ Yes, size is the most important factor in my choice...on which running shoes to buy. :-)
Thanks Molly, and good luck in New York!