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Meet your HBS

Compiled by Dan Shanoff (OA) Brendan Biggins (OE)
Besides training for the marathon, I like to: …spend every other waking moment preparing the numbers for my cases.
Personal ideal running conditions: Quiet morning. Sun slowly rising. Cool 60 degrees. No one around…just me and the road.
Favorite Carbohydrate-laden food: Little Debbie Nutty Bars.
Favorite song on running mix tape: J.J. Fad, “Supersonic”
On that subject, if you had to pick one, would you rather run to NSync or the Backstreet Boys: When I first heard N’Sync’s “Tearing up my Heart”, it changed my life. I listened to it for a second time…and it changed it back! Those boys are genius! They remind me a lot of early Iggy Pop.
Alicia Keys, Nelly Furtado or India.Arie: Whoa Nelly! In seventh grade parlance, “she’s a fox!”
What brand of shoes will you be running in: New Balance
Where can I be spied doing my daily training: Mornings along the Charles river.

Place along Boston Marathon route to see me at my best: Heartbreak hill.
Most motivational phrase you could yell at me from sideline: Go Biggins! You don’t suck!

Who/what could be chasing me to make me run even faster: Brian Davis in drag.

Which character on “Friends” would make the best running partner: Monica. I’ve had a crush on that saucy brunette ever since Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark” video circa 1985.

If my running style could be described as a first-year case protagonist, it would be who (and why): By “style”, I assume you mean fashion. And as many people know, my running fashion is most similar to Charlotte Beers at Olgilvy & Mather. I’m big, big, big into scarves!
Best reason to support me and my marathon teammates: In all sincerity, the kids. It’s all about the kids at the West End House Boys and Girls Club.

Farthest distance run ever: 26.2 miles (last year’s Boston Marathon, my first)

Base Case Projected Marathon Completion Time: slightly under 4 hours

Best Case Projected Marathon Completion Time: see above. see above.

Bertrand Bodson (OH)
Besides training for the marathon, I like to: Play tennis, sing and eat
Personal ideal running conditions: Sunny but not too warm
Favorite Carbohydrate-laden food: Belgian chocolate
Favorite song on running mix tape: What’s that?
On that subject, if you had to pick one, would you rather run to NSync or the Backstreet Boys: Backstreet Boys
Alicia Keys, Nelly Furtado or India.Arie: Alicia Keys
What brand of shoes will you be running in: Brand new Mizuno (they still hurt!)

Where can I be spied doing my daily training: Shad track or along theCharles

Place along Boston Marathon route to see me at my best: Before the starting line, maybe when entering Boston
Most motivational phrase you could yell at me from sideline: Run Forrest, run.

Who/what could be chasing me to make me run even faster: A Texas dust storm, isn’t it Jamie?

Which character on “Friends” would make the best running partner: Monica

If my running style could be described as a first-year case protagonist, it would be who (and why): Currently Eric Peterson, but hopefully TPS in a few weeks…

Best reason to support me and my marathon teammates: The West End House kids

Farthest distance run ever: 15 miles

Base Case Projected Marathon Completion Time: 3h40

Best Case Projected Marathon Completion Time: 3h25

Arielle Loeb (A Lo.) (OF)
Besides training for the marathon, I like to: slam people in the boards playing hockey

Personal ideal running conditions: a continual stream of hottie potaties running at me in the opposite direction

Favorite Carbohydrate-laden food: Newcastle brown ale

Favorite song on running mix tape: “Hey, Baby” by No Doubt

On that subject, if you had to pick one, would you rather run to NSync or the Backstreet Boys: neither, 98 degrees is my boy band of choice
Alicia Keys, Nelly Furtado or India.Arie: no question-India.Arie-I like her name

What brand of shoes will you be running in: Adidas (I’m still waiting for them to sponsor me)

Where can I be spied doing my daily training: training, who needs training?

Place along Boston Marathon route to see me at my best: the start
Who/what could be chasing me to make me run even faster: myself in my last marathon

Which character on “Friends” would make the best running partner: Rachel’s cute assistant from the beginning of the season

If my running style could be described as a first-year case protagonist, it

would be who (and why): Tony Sarto

Best reason to support me and my marathon teammates: the kids-the

boys and girls club is a refuge for these kids and the money is very much needed and will impact the club significantly; they are amazing and have a passion for life that would serve us all well.

Farthest distance run ever: 26.1

Base Case Projected Marathon Completion Time: 4 hours

Best Case Projected Marathon Completion Time: 3 hours

Jamie Herbstman (OD)
Besides training for the marathon, I like to: Sit around eating Bon Bons

Personal ideal running conditions: 85 degrees, no clouds, NO wind, SUN

Favorite Carbohydrate-laden food: Mac N Cheese

Favorite song on running mix tape: It’s My Life- Go Bon Jovi

On that subject, if you had to pick one, would you rather run to NSync or the Backstreet Boys: Are you kidding? BSB is already on my running tape.

Alicia Keys, Nelly Furtado or India.Arie: Nelly Furtado-also on there.

What brand of shoes will you be running in: Asics-Gel Kayano

Where can I be spied doing my daily training: Most days along the Charles

Place along Boston Marathon route to see me at my best: The finish!

Most motivational phrase you could yell at me from sideline: Go Herbie!

Who/what could be chasing me to make me run even faster: A Pit Bull

Which character on “Friends” would make the best running partner:
Phoebie, she’d be the most entertaining

If my running style could be described as a first-year case protagonist, it would be who (and why): Jay Walker, Priceline. “Name your own Pace,

I mean Price” -Please Donate!

Best reason to support me and my marathon teammates: Because
Foxwoods Trek and the Energy Party are two of the best HBS events and…26 miles is a long way to run.

Farthest distance run ever: 26.2

Base Case Projected Marathon Completion Time: 4:10

Best Case Projected Marathon Completion Time: 3:50

Brian Davis (OD)
Besides training for the marathon, I like to: Drink Heavily
Personal ideal running conditions: 60 degrees and behind the Harvard running team

Favorite Carbohydrate-laden food: Jack Daniels and Coke

Favorite song on running mix tape: The Devil went Down to Georgia, of
course

On that subject, if you had to pick one, would you rather run to NSync or

the Backstreet Boys: N’Sync

Alicia Keys, Nelly Furtado or India.Arie?: Nelly all the way

What brand of shoes will you be running in: Nike

Where can I be spied doing my daily training: The river and Shad

Place along Boston Marathon route to see me at my best: The starting line

Most motivational phrase you could yell at me from sideline: Move your fat ass!

Who/what could be chasing me to make me run even faster: Anybody discussing CFM.

Which character on “Friends” would make the best running partner:

Chandler…he is a fat, so he would run slow.

If my running style could be described as a first-year case protagonist, it would be who (and why): That was a while ago and I did not read a lot of those cases…lets just say I am a lot like the cranberry case in TOM, I have a big dumper and my legs are the bottleneck!

Best reason to support me and my marathon teammates: If I can
do this…anybody can!

Farthest distance run ever: 13 miles

Base Case Projected Marathon Completion Time: April 16th (The marathon is the 15th)

Best Case Projected Marathon Completion Time: See my last answer.

March 11, 2002
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