Name:  Tracy Daugherty

Board Responsibilities:  Memberships and other volunteer activities.

When/Why did you start running?  Sophmore year of high school cross country.  I only joined the team since two of my best friends were on the team.  Also, since my younger brother (who was a freshman also joined the team) and my Dad said if I joined that I could drive to school.  At the time, it was a huge motivator.  After high school, I did not do another race until 2011 (and from there I was hooked).

What race distances have you completed? 2-2.75 mile (for high school cross country races), 5K, 8K, 10K, 7 mile, 10 miles, Half-Marathon.  (My goal for the marathon is targeted for 2015).

Favorite race distance: Half-Marathon

Favorite Capital Striders race: Capital Pursuit

Favorite Non-CS race: Des Moines Marathon (probably since it is my favorite distance), but I enjoy various races and distances, so it was hard to pick.

Dogs or Cats: Dogs

Favorite post race indulgence: Ice Cream or Chocolate Milk

Pasta, rice or "other" carb source for carb loading:  Pasta

One pre-race ritual:  Always stick to the common bananna and bagel with peanut butter.  I am afraid to change it up!

Favorite piece of gear: Garmin, although I have an old version and it is time for an upgrade!

Craziest/funniest thing you've seen during a race or run: Probably the slip and slides at the Bix. . . or the beer bongs (that local residents along the course allow runners to indulge in).  It is fairly entertaining!