Name: Buffy (Claudia) Weaver
Hometown: Austin, TX
Do you train according to any particular plan/method? I have a coach who sets up my training plan for various running and triathlon events throughout the year.
What 3 words best describe your typical race strategy? Just Finish It!
What’s on your running playlist? Audiobooks! My all-time favorite is the Harry Potter series. I’m also a big fan of Stephen King and of the Critical Failure series on Audible.
What do you do to overcome mental/physical challenges while running? I listen to audiobooks while I run. I try to keep the stories light and/or something I’m familiar with so if my mind wanders or I’m talking to someone it isn’t a big deal if I miss a part of the story. However, when I’m feeling really challenged while running I try to concentrate on the story and get lost in the
words. During races I don’t always listen to audio though, so when the going gets tough then I imagine the finish line and how amazing it is going to be to get there. Also, I remind myself that I don’t quit.
What are your non-running hobbies? Yoga, triathlon, and keeping my kids alive! One of my goals is to try out mountain biking.
What do you like about Lily Trotters compression socks? I used to wear compression only for recovery. I had tried running in compression and found it fairly uncomfortable….until Lily Trotters! I love them for recovery, but I now swear by them during long runs. I wore Lily Trotters for most of my 50 miler training runs and then during my actual race. I definitely believe they gave me a boost that I needed. I love the variety of styles. If you look good, you feel good.