1. What do you like best in running and what is your pet peeve?
I love to feel the speed, which I can go at thanks to my own body. I love the feeling of freedom. What I don’t like is very damp, moisty weather. Not the most comfortable conditions to run in.
2. What would ideal running/racing conditions look like to you?
10—12 degrees Celsius, a bit of sunshine.
3. What running dream do you have? If you had everything you needed, what would be the wildest, most impossible dream?
The one I’m aiming to accomplish in 2020 is the Gold Coast Marathon in Australia. If we talk about tougher challenges, I’d say, it’s the Easter island Marathon.
4. Tell about the toughest training you had. What was the outcome? And what was the most valuable takeaway?
Tempo training sessions are the hardest for me. But, as a result I get stronger, can run faster and am able to reach new heights.
5. What body part would you name that would be the most important when it comes to running? What body part you're most thankful to?
I don’t think about such stuff; I just run.
6. Did you do sports when you were a child? Was running among the activities you were fond of? If not, why did you eventually decide to start running and when did that happen?
As every child, I had physical training lessons in school. Of course, we used to do running during these classes as well. As a grown-up, I started running because I got bored at the gym.
7. What do you feel when you're at the start line and when you've just crossed the finish line? What is essential for you to have when you're about to run a race and what do you usually do after you've run it?
What can one feel at the start when they’re packed like sardines in a tin at the start line? ;) I don’t think about things like pre- and post-race feelings. After the race I usually go and grab a beer and eat pizza.
8. Was there something that changed in your views on running since you started?
Now I’m faster and can run longer distances than before. My distance perception has changed with time.
9. What goal that you set to achieve in the beginning of your running journey now seems to be something that's too ambitious or maybe even impossible to do?
I had no goal, I simply ran.
10. What goal do you have now?
Carpe diem. You can make plans, but reality will have its own say, so I tend not to dwell on what’s to come and take from life what I can at the present moment. The end!