ER: Speaking of inspirational moments, in the RW article, the author describes you running 7:30 pace on the treadmill while reading. He indicates that this raises several eyebrows at the gym. How on earth do you do that, and what kind of reading do you get done? (Note to readers: when you run a marathon at 5:50 pace, 7:30 pace is that easy!)
TM: It’s funny because some people actually can’t believe I run that “slow.” I love the treadmill. I feel like I can run forever on one and a lot of times I’ll actually have to talk myself into stopping. I think it’s great for recovery because it’s a little softer surface and I love that I can run super early in the morning and not worry about the weather. I also really enjoy reading while I run. I get a lot of weird looks. Usually I read magazines or books that I hold open with office clips. I’ll even read the paper. It took me awhile to get the page flip down but now I don’t even think about it.