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!