1) What’s your name, how old you are and what do you do for living.
My name is Ryan Kaufman, I’m 28 years old, I am a Civil engineer and I live in New York City.
When I was young, my dream was to be a doctor but then I realized that in fact I hated chemistry and so I chose engineering, I love math!
2) When and why did you start running?
I started running in 2012, because a girl I liked had invited me to run with her: I could not refuse! Before I played hockey and rugby back in college years.
3) Where, when and how much do you run?
I work long hours, so it’s complicated trap workouts. Often I work late at night, which means, of course, sacrificing many other things. Most of my workouts are in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Central Park, and I always try to do long and though workouts with some friends!
4) Tell us about your Running Crew
A few months ago I founded along with two friends, Daniel Medina (@danielmarinmedina) and Philipp Heer (@philippnyc) the “LSTC” (@LSTCnyc). They are both very talented: we ended the race as the third, sixth and eighth place for our first race as a team to the 5k NYC. Daniel has recently completed the Chicago Marathon while Philipp and I will run the New York Marathon shortly.
The team is still young, but we would like to keep it that way.
5) Three Things on Your Bucket List
– Break down my PB of 2:49 on a Marathon
– Practice “Helicopter Skiing”
– Keep travelling more and more!
6) A book that you recommend, a film that everyone should see, a song on your workout playlist
– I think every runner should read “Marathon Method” by Hanson. There are many simple explanations on the race and on training, basic and uncomplicated.
– EVERYONE should see at least once “Pulp Fiction”, except for children of course!
– Rolling Stones, and Otis Redding profusely but only when I do some stretching at the end of trainings: when running I prefer to focus on my breath and listen to it.