A Quarter Mile with Prospect Park Track Club

Prospect Park Track Club member Lillian Park

Each week, A Quarter Mile with will feature a club captain/runner as NYRR spotlights our club runners. In the run up to this year's Popular® Brooklyn Half, we're focusing on Prospect Park Track Club for this installment. 

Name: Lillian Park.

Club: Prospect Park Track Club.

Fartlek or Tempo? Tempo.

Favorite NYRR Race?
Popular® Brooklyn Half and NYRR Al Gordon Brooklyn 4M.

Favorite Race Distance? Half-Marathon.

Favorite Distance to Run? Six miles.

Running Hero?
Tirunesh Dibaba, aka the baby-faced destroyer.

Post-Race Meal?
Burger, fries, and ice-cold Coca-Cola.

Cold-Weather Running or Warm-Weather Running?
Cold-weather running.

Treadmills: Yay or Nay?

Where’s the Most Exotic Place You’ve Run?
Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia.

Race-Day Inspiration Quote:
"Every race is a question, and I never know until the last yards what the answer will be. That's the lure of racing."—Joe Henderson

Toughest Race Course, in your opinion?
The Barkley Marathons.

Song that Makes You Want to Go Faster?
Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer."

You Can Run Alongside ANY Three People in the World: Who Are They?
Leo Manzano, Ali Wong, and my husband.

What’s the best account you follow on Instagram (...other than NYRR, obviously)?

Describe your club in five words or less?
Positive party and training club.

Check out last week's A Quarter Mile with North Brooklyn Runners. 

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