Meet the Athlete: Kyle Clouston

Name: Kyle Clouston

Age: 33

Hometown: Lincoln, NE

Current residence: Lincoln, NE

Occupation/Degree you are working towards: Customer Service/Account Manager  

High School: Lincoln East

College (major/minor) Bellevue University – Business Administration

What is your running background? Started with Lincoln Track Club races at the age of 7 or 8. In high school, I ran cross country, I haven’t ever ran track. After high school, took about a five year “break” until training for the 2009 Lincoln Marathon.

Favorite distance to run?  Changes every season, right now it’s 26.2

What are your future running goals? Sub 2:40 and/or Top 10 at the Lincoln Marathon this year

Sub 24 at Western States

Finish the Badwater 135 I can’t run without…? Good question, probably have to say a hat.

Do you do anything to stay injury free? R8 roller at my desk and Adam Gentzler at Spine & Sport in Lincoln keeps me running.

Do you have a favorite running book/podcast/movie/athlete? Born to Run  

What is your favorite race you have competed in the past? Western States or Boston. Favorite local race besides the Lincoln Marathon is Bohemian Alps.

What is your number one bucket list race you would like to do in the future? Badwater 135

Do you have any advice to other runners? run your slow days slower

What are your PRs?

5k – 16:34 (first 5k at 2018 Club XC – Spokane Adjusted..)  

Marathon 2:43:51

100 miles – 19:20

How long have you been an LRC-Nebraska member? Almost two years

What excites you the most about being an LRC-Nebraska athlete? So far it’s been the excitement around coming together as one team. I think it’s also allowed everybody to re-evaluate and re-focus on what we can collectively to maximize our impact as a team.

What does a typical training week look like for you?  Walk us through your daily routine (training related and otherwise):

Daily – work, run between 4:30-5 on the mopac, headed east out of Lincoln.

Week – this spring, I’ll shoot to run 70-90 miles a week with three easy runs, two recovery runs, one workout and a long run.

We all approach training and racing differently, so tell us what your short-term and long-term goals are with running: Outside of specific numbers, in the short term my focus is to be consistent and to get out of every day leading up to May 5th. Long term, my goal is to figure out how to be a better 100 miler while maintaining some life-running balance.  

Where are your 3 favorite places to do long runs at the moment?

Walton Mopac trail head – out & backs on 112th street

Good Life Fitness – out and & back to Pioneers Park, run Buffalo & XC course, back to GLF, out and back at Wilderness Park

Platte River State Park

After a solid race or long run, what is your favorite meal to demolish and replenish those calories?  Please use details and give recommendations!

Easiest question on here, Wendy’s double cheeseburger, fries and a frosty

Share a crazy training or racing story, or simply an interesting moment in time: Ha this is a trap. For now I’ll just say the entire Spokane trip for Club XC.

What book are you currently reading or TV show are you binge watching? We started Jack Ryan this weekend, decent stuff so far.

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? The Joker – Steve Miller Band

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