Craig Curley Doubles Diligently

Brandon January 7th, 2012 by

Craig Curley loves to double and do yard work. It sounds like Curley is a work horse. We expect him to turn a few heads in Houston. Curley talks about getting to know the people in his community and the support he receives from them. He also chats about his food preferences the night before the race and which shoe he will be sporting on the start line.

Runners Feed: Take us through a typical day of your life

Craig Curley: A typical day involves a whole lot of running! I have a funky schedule most days because I work part time and I pick up any extra hours when my job requires some extra help. I schedule workouts early in the morning or when my coach, Greg Wenneborg is free to hold a stopwatch for me. My running template of my day tends to be splitting my running into one run in the morning and one run in the evening. Guilty! I’m absolutely a “doubles” kind of guy. I do this mostly because I like running on different surfaces outside. Two a days enables me to cover as much ground on various trails, roads and sometimes the track, and Southern Arizona offers some amazing trails. There are days where I break out of habit and run a “singles” run. I also put in time at the gym for core strength and strength training. I use free weights or the medicine ball and concentrate on fixing any muscle imbalances. This type of cross training acts as a precautionary excercise to keep injuries at bay. Other than that I pepper in all other hobbies on my downtime, which consists of watching a rerun episode of Rifleman or Man VS Wild and doing yard work because it relaxes me. (I know the parody)

RF: Do you work full or part-time while training? If so, what do you do? If not, what has kept you afloat while you pursue your dream?

CC: I’ve been able to stay afloat while training by working part-time at Performance Footwear in Tucson. I help people get fitted for running shoes and my coworkers are very supportive of my training. I appreciate having a job where I can get to know my community. The moral support I receive is very special. In addition to working I get support from: Nideiltihi Native Elite Runners, which helps with the cost of travel to races, lodging and gym access. More significantly this organization is geared toward helping the youth on the Navajo Reservation. NNER is one way I keep in touch with the my hometown and reach out to the community with my running.

RF: When the going gets tough on the 14th what will keep you gunning for the finish line?

CC: What will keep me gunning for the finish line on the 14th is that getting to this day has been hard won and I’m doing what I love.

Rapid Fire

RF: What will you eat the night before?

CC: I’ll eat steak or pasta and possibly both.

RF: Race day shoes?

CC: Most likely I’ll be racing in the Nike Zoom Streaks 3, but all will depend on the weather.

Related posts:


Add your comment

E-mail (will not be displayed):
Website (optional):

Other articlesgo to homepage

The Man Behind The 408K: J.T. Service

The Man Behind The 408K: J.T. Service(1)

Remember J.T. Service from the Olympic Trials Marathon 5 years ago? If not, watch this video. Service has gone from putting himself on the start line in great shape to putting 5,000+ people on the start line. As the founder and president of Soul Focus, Service can be found behind the scenes of The Giant Race,

Meet Tom Spadafora of The Fox River Trail Runners

Meet Tom Spadafora of The Fox River Trail Runners(0)

Spadafora is energetic and passionate about his community. “Ever want to try something different with your running or need to push yourself harder to reach a goal? Our events provide the opportunities and tools to make that happen” says Spadafora. Check out this Q&A to get to know the man behind some of these fascinating

Sarah Wismer Set To Represent Canada

Sarah Wismer Set To Represent Canada(2)

Sarah Wismer is a 16 year old Guelph native with a dream to represent her country in a sport that she loves.  As a member of the Speed River Track and Field Club in Guelph, she has been around Canadian Champions and Olympians for the last four and a half years.  Now she has the chance to

Zelinka Tells All

Zelinka Tells All(5)

In an excellent interview by Christopher Kelsall of Athletics Illustrated, Jessica Zelinka spills the beans. She touches on everything from funding to family to relocating and what the next four years will hold. Related posts:Dylan Wykes looking for The Sun Run WinSolinsky Still Has Eyes Set On A Medal in LondonAbigail Swift’s Olympic Dream is

Sarah Clay Set To Run The Honolulu Marathon

Sarah Clay Set To Run The Honolulu Marathon(1)

One of the world’s greatest athletes of all-time will be on The Honolulu Marathon course on December 9th. Bryan Clay, a native of Hawaii and a graduate of Castle High School will be cheering on his wife, Sarah Clay, as she tackles the stunning 26.2 miles on the south shores of Oahu. Sarah has devoted

read more


How do you find out about races in your area?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
Error, no Ad ID set! Check your syntax!

Latest Videos

RF On Location

Contacts and information

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the site, advertising, or events.

Happy Running!

Social networks

Most popular categories

Join The RF TeamPrivacy PolicyRock The Road 10K About Us
Copyright © 2015 Runners Feed Ltd. - All Rights Reserved.