KEVIN COF­FEY

Canadian Running - - EXOTIC DESTINATION -

why the marathon?

“To be hon­est, it’s the train­ing that I like the most – the long runs, the long work­outs, the time that you get to spend with other peo­ple and with your own thoughts. Marathon train­ing gives you the sat­is­fac­tion of hav­ing pushed your­self, me­thod­i­cally, to your lim­its. There are a lot of men­tal bar­ri­ers that have to be bro­ken down along the way.”

on mo­ti­va­tion

“So much of marathon train­ing is about de­vel­op­ing rou­tines, daily ones, weekly ones and train­ing cy­cle rou­tines. The night be­fore races, I take com­fort in those rou­tines and use them to stay calm. For ex­am­ple, I set up my clothes for the next day in the or­der that I’m go­ing to put them on – socks on top, shorts and shirt, it looks like a lit­tle man­nequin.”

AGE 31 HOME­TOWN KINGSTON, ONT. (LIVES IN B.C.) MARATHONS 9 PB 2:21 : 40 Kevin Cof­fey at the Oa­sis Zoo Run

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