Meet the Athlete: Paul Lovell

Name: Paul Lovell

Age: 23

Hometown: Munroe Falls, Ohio

Current residence: Ralston, NE

Occupation/Degree you are working towards: PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences

High School: Stow-Munroe Falls, 2013

College (major/minor): Syracuse University, 2017(Biotechnology/ Forensic Science)

What is your running background? Competed in high school cross country and distance track before switching to 400/800 senior year; competed in mid distance at Syracuse University

Favorite distance to run? 800 meters and half/ full marathons

What are your future running goals? Breaking 1:47 in the 800, qualify for the Boston Marathon

I can’t run without…? My watch

Do you do anything to stay injury free? Stretching

Do you have a favorite running book/podcast/movie/athlete? Nick Symmonds

What is your favorite race you have competed in the past? ACC 800

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

Do you have any advice to other runners? Never give up on your goals

What are your PRs? 400- 48.5, 800- 1:50.2, half marathon: 1:20, marathon- 3:05:45

How long have you been an LRC-Nebraska member? 1 year

What excites you the most about being an LRC-Nebraska athlete? Teammates to run and compete with, opportunities to achieve my running goals

What does a typical training week look like for you?  Walk us through your daily routine (training related and otherwise): Steady days on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; Workouts on Tuesday and Friday; Long run on Saturday; Easy or off on Sunday. Changes to no long run and one workout during race weekWe all approach training and racing differently, so tell us what your short-term and long-term goals are with running:

Where are your 3 favorite places to do long runs at the moment? Wabash Trace, Chalco lake rec area,

After a solid race or long run, what is your favorite meal to demolish and replenish those calories?  Please use details and give recommendations! Depends on the race but pancakes are the way to go

Share a crazy training or racing story, or simply an interesting moment in time: Racing the 800 at the ACC outdoor meet my junior year, coming to the last 200 meters I was in 6th. I managed to have the best finish up to that point by just barely missing finals by .1 by taking 3rd but my first time in the 1:50s for the 800.

What book are you currently reading or TV show are you binge watching? NCIS

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? Flatliner by Cole Swindell

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