Boston Marathon Runner Profile: Michael Pearson Running For Framingham High School Foundation

Editor’s Note: Framingham Source is profiling runners participating in the 2018 Boston Marathon. If you would like to be profiled, email editor@FraminghamSource.com before April 10. 
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Michael Pearson

Hometown: Westborough

Team Framingham Member: Yes

Is this your first marathon? If not how many? 2nd marathon – ran the Marine Corps Marathon in 2013.

Is this your first Boston Marathon? If not when did you run your first BAA marathon? and how many is this in 2018? This is my first Boston Marathon.

Why run Boston? The Boston Marathon is a historic race and has always been a goal of mine. I have always watched the marathon in person and on television and wanted to experience it for myself.

Which charity are you raising money for? Why?  I am raising money for the Framingham High School Foundation. I chose this charity because it will help support extra-curricular activities for my former students who are now students at FHS.  Their learning shouldn’t stop at the end of the school day!

https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/michael-pearson-framingham-high-school-foundation/michaelpearson10

How did you first get into running? After my daughter was born getting to the gym was rather difficult. My wife and I started running with our daughter to stay active. Eventually the runs around the neighborhood turned into training for a marathon.

Why do you like to run? Running helps me relieve stress. There is something very peaceful about running on an early winter’s morning under the stars.

What is your goal for the 2017 Boston Marathon? My goal for the marathon is to beat my previous time and to have fun while doing it.

Tell me something about your training for the marathon: I have gotten to know a lot of great people when I run with the team. They have helped pass the time!

How do you stay motivated when you don’t want to run? Training is not an option. If it is on the calendar you just have to do it!

What is your favorite pre-running meal? Pasta dinner, salad, and bread.

What shoes will you wear on Marathon day? Mizuno Wave Inspire

Will you wear anything personal or symbolic the day of the 2018 Boston Marathon? I plan to wear a Team Framingham t-shirt because they have enabled me to run the Boston Marathon this year and have encouraged me throughout the training.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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