20 Questions with Steve Sulkin

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Gophersports.com: Why did you first decide to become a runner? 
Steve Sulkin: My older brother was on the high school team and he said he loved it so I tried it.

GS: What was the biggest adjustment you had to make when moving from high school cross country to running in college? 

SS: The biggest adjustment for me was realizing that it is a long process and you're not always going to get what you want right away.

GS: What is the most difficult course you've ever run? 
SS: Our home course is probably the most difficult. Where I'm from, there aren't any hills so our course seems hard. But that's a good thing because we get to train on it all year.

GS: What is the most unusual or creative workout you've ever run at practice? 

SS: Our circuit workouts are pretty unusual. We will do a two mile loop and stop at different stations to do exercises like jump roping or med ball drills. It seems kind of goofy but its hard work.

 GS: What team or individual performance are you most proud of? 
SS: I'm most proud of the track team winning five straight Big Ten Track titles.


GS: Where is your favorite place to run? 

SS: I like running over the hills on the Griak course.

GS: What is your favorite Minnesota tradition? 

SS: Camp up in Nevis MN. All we do is run and relax. It's great. 


GS: What is the coolest part of being a member of the Minnesota cross country team? 

SS: Knowing that you're representing one the largest educational institutions in the country


GS: What is the hardest part of being on the Minnesota cross country team? 

SS: We have so many talented runners that it gets difficult to make the team. I guess that's a good problem to have.


GS: What advice would you give a new runner?  

SS: Go out and run every single day.

GS: What have you learned from cross country that has helped you in other aspects of your life? 

SS:I learned to be persistent. If something doesn't come easy right away, just keep trying and it'll get easier

GS: Do you have a favorite sports movie?  

SS: Breaking away.

GS: Where is your favorite place to eat on campus? 

SS: It's a tie between Qdoba and Chipotle


GS: What are you listening to on your iPod right now?.

SS: REO Speedwagon. Take it on the Run

 

 

 

GS: Do you have any race-day superstitions? 

SS: I like to eat oatmeal but I do that every day so I guess not.

GS: What are your goals for this season? 

SS: I want to be on the team that gets top ten at nationals

GS: What is your favorite sport outside of cross-country or track and field? 

SS: I love baseball. I'm a big White Sox fan.

GS: What motivates you to run and compete? 

SS: I just love to beat people in races.

GS: What is one talent or skill you have outside of running? 

SS: I am very good at spoons.

GS: If you had the choice to travel either forward or backward in time, which would you choose? Why?
SS: I would go forward because I would not want to risk changing the present for the worse.

niti�"���  are your goals for this season? 

SS: I want to be on the team that gets top ten at nationals

GS: What is your favorite sport outside of cross-country or track and field? 

SS: I love baseball. I'm a big White Sox fan.

GS: What motivates you to run and compete? 

SS: I just love to beat people in races.

GS: What is one talent or skill you have outside of running? 

SS: I am very good at spoons.

GS: If you had the choice to travel either forward or backward in time, which would you choose? Why?

SS: I would go forward because I would not want to risk changing the present for the worse.

Gophersports.com: Why did you first decide to become a runner? 
Steve Sulkin: My older brother was on the high school team and he said he loved it so I tried it.

GS: What was the biggest adjustment you had to make when moving from high school cross country to running in college? 

SS: The biggest adjustment for me was realizing that it is a long process and you're not always going to get what you want right away.

GS: What is the most difficult course you've ever run? 
SS: Our home course is probably the most difficult. Where I'm from, there aren't any hills so our course seems hard. But that's a good thing because we get to train on it all year.

GS: What is the most unusual or creative workout you've ever run at practice? 

SS: Our circuit workouts are pretty unusual. We will do a two mile loop and stop at different stations to do exercises like jump roping or med ball drills. It seems kind of goofy but its hard work.

 GS: What team or individual performance are you most proud of? 
SS: I'm most proud of the track team winning five straight Big Ten Track titles.


GS: Where is your favorite place to run? 

SS: I like running over the hills on the Griak course.

GS: What is your favorite Minnesota tradition? 

SS: Camp up in Nevis MN. All we do is run and relax. It's great. 


GS: What is the coolest part of being a member of the Minnesota cross country team? 

SS: Knowing that you're representing one the largest educational institutions in the country


GS: What is the hardest part of being on the Minnesota cross country team? 

SS: We have so many talented runners that it gets difficult to make the team. I guess that's a good problem to have.


GS: What advice would you give a new runner?  

SS: Go out and run every single day.

GS: What have you learned from cross country that has helped you in other aspects of your life? 

SS:I learned to be persistent. If something doesn't come easy right away, just keep trying and it'll get easier

GS: Do you have a favorite sports movie?  

SS: Breaking away.

GS: Where is your favorite place to eat on campus? 

SS: It's a tie between Qdoba and Chipotle


GS: What are you listening to on your iPod right now?.

SS: REO Speedwagon. Take it on the Run

 

 

 

GS: Do you have any race-day superstitions? 

SS: I like to eat oatmeal but I do that every day so I guess not.

GS: What are your goals for this season? 

SS: I want to be on the team that gets top ten at nationals

GS: What is your favorite sport outside of cross-country or track and field? 

SS: I love baseball. I'm a big White Sox fan.

GS: What motivates you to run and compete? 

SS: I just love to beat people in races.

GS: What is one talent or skill you have outside of running? 

SS: I am very good at spoons.

GS: If you had the choice to travel either forward or backward in time, which would you choose? Why?
SS: I would go forward because I would not want to risk changing the present for the worse.

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