LVL Profile: David Bedoya

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We profile an athlete every Tuesday. This week we look at a profile of David Bedoya from our May/June 2012 issue.

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Bedoya in 2012 at Amherst. Bedoya has switched singlets and now runs for the BAA. Photo by Krissy Kozlosky.

Name: David Bedoya
Age: 35
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 151 lbs.
Nickname: The Spaniard
Residence: Somerville, MA
Occupation: Civil Engineer at MWH and Adjunct Faculty at Northeastern University since 2009
High School: IEBA (Andorra)
College: Universitat de Lleida 1999 & 2002 (MS) and Northeastern (2008, PhD)
Club: GBTC
Avg Miles per Week: 80-85

Notable PR’s:
Marathon – 2:21.54
Half – 68:23
5k – 14:49
3k – 8:38

Boston and Philly Marathons
Amherst 10 Miler

10-12 mile marathon pace tempo
5-6 x mile at 10k pace w/ 1-2 min rest
2-3 x 3 mile or 3-4 x 2 mile at HMP

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Bedoya in 2014 at the Boston Marathon. Photo by Scott Mason.

Places to Run:
Trails in general (Fellsway, Blue Hills)
Charles River
Boston marathon course
Emerald Necklace
Cape Elizabeth (Maine)

Running shoe: Trainers - ASICS GT-2160, Flats - Adidas Adios
Workout Songs: No music while running
Book: Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer and La Fiesta del Chivo by Mario Vargas Llosa
Hobbies: Hiking, biking, outdoors in general

Running Intangibles
Training Philosophy: Do not train more than what your day to day allows you to recover from. If you cross that threshold you are done.
Prerace Ritual: None, just make myself mentally ready for the pain that’s about to come.
Career High/Lowlights: Philly 2011; summer 2010 (see Proudest Moment for explanation)
Goals: Try to get a PR in Boston 2012 which will be very difficult. I would love to run sub 2:20 for the marathon.
Proudest Moment: Running a 2:23:37 in Philly 2010 after a summer when I could barely handle 6:00 pace for more than 4 miles due to allergy-induced asthma.
Miscellaneous: I used to be a competitive road cyclist back in Spain for more than 8 years. I think this is why now I am much better at longer distances compared to shorter races.


If you would like to read more from the May/June 2012 issue, click here.  If you know of an athlete that is worthy of an LVL Profile, contact us.

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