Over the next few months, we will be featuring Q & As with our sponsored RRAC (Running Room Athletic Club) athletes. Today, meet Geoff Martinson!
Name: Geoff Martinson
Years of competing: 20
When did you start running: Elementary School
Biggest accomplishments to date:
Track & Field World Championship 1500m semi-finalist
Occupation: Clinical Hospital Pharmacist
Do you have a favourite race?
St. Patrick’s Day 5k in Vancouver
What are your favourite meals around an event?
Pre-race: ramen; Post-race: brunch (eggs benny)
What is your favourite way to rest and recover?
Tell us something not many people know about you.
I started my career (in elementary school) as a 100m sprinter
What advice would you give to someone considering taking up elite running?
Enjoy the journey
Who in the sport today do you look up to?
Favourite season to train in and why?
Spring – that magical time when the fitness is coming together and the big races are finally near
If you could have anything running-related named after you, what would it be?
I’d be happy with some limited edition G-Mart racing flats
Could you recommend a running-related movie that you have found influential?
Race morning routine?
Wake up 3-4hrs before start time, oatmeal, protein shake, caffeine, and a bit of dynamic stretching
Do you ever take on an alter ego persona during a race/close to the finish when you need a boost of motivation?
No, but maybe I should be if it would make me run faster!