Dani Bialas: Race Ambassador
New for the 2019 Reebok Boston 10K for Women, we are pleased to introduce you to a group of fun, strong, creative, and powerful women that you should know. They are our Official Race Ambassadors!
Running consistently since 2009, I did my first marathon at the age of 49 (this fall my 7th) and have completed over 30 half marathons. Trying to grow stronger with every run, if not physically, then mentally, to be a fearless runner, driven by the idea that running isn’t a speed, it is a mechanic, and we can all do it.
Where do you live?
What is your favorite distance for a race?
The half marathon, 13.1 miles. The half is a fun distance, a nice pace, not too fast, not to slow. You need to train, but it isn’t as consuming like a full. Half is a great distance to travel to another city, you can still enjoy the city before and after the run. It is a great achievement!
Do you have a special race-day ritual?
Get up, get 2 cups of coffee in. Hopefully bathroom…TMI :), maybe a short warm up run. Food depends on distance. Race clothes are usually put together the night before. Music set. Put my ID band/watch on. Ready to go!
What races are you running in 2019?
NYC Half – March
Boston’s Run to Remember 5 Mile – May
New York Road Race Queens 10K – June
B.A.A. 10K – June
NYRR Manhattan 7 Mile – August
EMARC 5K – September
Bronx 10 Mile – September
B.A.A. Half Marathon – October
Reebok Boston 10K for Women – October
New York City Marathon – November
Gobble Gobble Gobble, Somerville – November
This year I have set my races to focus on my 3rd run at the NYC Marathon. Doing the B.A.A. Half and then the next day doing Reebok Boston 10K for Women. A great combo to do 3/4 weeks out from NYC. Doing them back to back, one of my last big workouts. Gives me great confidence that all my training has gone well.
If you could have dinner with one person, living or dead, who would it be?
Do you belong to a running group or track club?
New York Road Runners