Meet the Athlete: Jennifer Freeman

Name: Jennifer Freeman

Age: 37

Hometown: Omaha

Current residence: Omaha

Occupation/Degree you are working towards: Fitness Manager (Pinnacle Fitness Club

College (major/minor): Business

What is your running background? Cross Country and track in high school, Boston Marathon qualifier for 10 years

Favorite distance to run? 26.2 miles

What are your future running goals? Finishing my first 100 mile, sub 3 marathon

I can’t run without…? My camelback unless I am road racing and water is provided

Do you do anything to stay injury free? Try to get good sleep

Do you have a favorite running book/podcast/movie/athlete? Desiree Linden

What is your favorite race you have competed in the past? Boston Marathon

What is your number one bucket list race you would like to do in the future? Western States

Do you have any advice to other runners? Be patient and work hard.

What are your PRs? 3:00:29 marathon, 1:26 half marathon, 7:26 50 mile

How long have you been an LRC-Nebraska member? 2 months

What excites you the most about being an LRC-Nebraska athlete? Getting to train and race with the best athletes in Nebraska

What does a typical training week look like for you?  Walk us through your daily routine (training related and otherwise): Sunday long run, Monday easy run,  Tuesday mid distance and/or speed, Wednesday easy run, Thursday mid distance and or speed, Friday easy run, Saturday long run or tempo run depending on what I am training for.  I average about 50 to 70 miles per week.

We all approach training and racing differently, so tell us what your short-term and long-term goals are with running: continuing to be competitive in the marathon (have always wanted  a sub 3 and also developing my place in the trails/ultra scene as well-would like to finish my first 100 mile race) Long term-transitioning into a disciplined and competitive masters runner when that time comes.

Where are your 3 favorite places to do long runs at the moment? Wabash, Hitchcock, Downtown Omaha into Iowa (over the pedestrian bridge)

After a solid race or long run, what is your favorite meal to demolish and replenish those calories?  A cheeseburger and a brownie or cheesecake

Share a crazy training or racing story, or simply an interesting moment in time:  I lost my front tooth /temporary crown before the 2010 Omaha half marathon in my cereal that morning and still won the race that day.

What book are you currently reading or TV show are you binge watching? Parks and Rec

You’re the star of a running movie, and the opening scene is you running on a winding dirt road, with a beautiful sunrise.  What song is playing in the background?  Society by Eddie Vedder

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