Luke Goodman

lukegoodmanNickname: LG or sometimes B1
Workplace: Geomatic Technologies
PB’s: In the spirit of livingin the present:  My 45+ PBs are: 1500m 4:34, 3000m 9:47 Tan 12:50, 5k 16:59.7, 10k 35:19, Half Marathon 78:01, Marathon 2:50:25
Best Running Experience: Tokyo Marathon for overall experience. Did not have the best race but great to experience one of the Big Marathons on the world circuit.
Closely followed by breaking 3 hr in Marathon for the first time.
Worst Running Experience: Running seasons worst for at the AV Sandown 10km when it was a short course and every once else ran a PB.
Closely followed by running in the 12 Under 12 Tan race and having to stop for an unscheduled toilet stop. Got awarded both “Dud of the Round” and “Dump of the Round”!!
Racing Shoes: ASICS DS Racers or Adidas Adios Boost
Years Running: A long time.. started in Little Athletics Under 8 with a few sabbaticals along the way.
Why Do You Run: Because I must.
Favourite Training Session: 400m intervals on the track. There is something about the exactness of the track that appeals.
Most Needed Training Session: Hill Sprints
Hobbies: Clearly Running – and apparently transporting children to activities.
Most Important Thing To Me: Family and good health.
Biggest Dislike: Bullies and corporate psychopaths…… Queuing
Favourite Movie: Monty Python and The Holly Grail
Favourite Music: Anything that revs me up before a race.
Favourite Food: Steak
Favourite Drink: Little Creatures Pale Ale
Favourite Event: parkrun – I am in an anti AV mood lately.
Dream Occupation: Being independently wealthy.
Most admired athlete: I want to say Shane Watson to annoy Smurf but it would also annoy me.. so I will settle for Haile Gebrselassie
Little known fact(s) about me:
– I have a brother that is more closely related to Selim (Dusty) than me.
– I have to use a purple tooth brush.
– I have to match peg colours with clothes colours when hanging out the washing.
– I fell asleep at the cinema when watching sky fall.
Life Highlight: Birth of Children
Life low-point: Death of Parents
Three Things You Want To Do Before You Die: More than three things.. but would rather die happy and relatively healthy than linger on in pain.
Favourite Quote: I am a big Steve Prefontaine fan so …
“The best pace is suicide pace, and today looks like a good day to die”
“You have to wonder at times what you’re doing out there. Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.”