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EDGE May Athlete of the Month - Jeff Cook!

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You are one of our busiest multi-sport athletes! What all do you do sports-wise?

Currently, hockey and running.

How many years have you playing hockey?

Almost two years. I played baseball and softball my whole life and needed a change. I used to rollerblade a lot and played floor hockey on and off so I was not starting from scratch.

How many years have you been running?

Two and a half years.temp-post-image

How did you get started in running?

While I have played sports my whole life, it wasn’t until a season-ending softball injury in 2013 that forced me into finding something to do to stay active. The trainers at On Your Mark talked me into doing a 5K and it took off from there.

What was your first race?

2013 Grant Park Turkey Trot




What is your favorite distance?






How many races did you run in 2015?!

25 5Ks. The goal was 30, but an injury on number 25 ended the season a few months early.



^^Here's Jeff recovering from a 5K in the morning (Left) then recovering again same-day after a hockey game (Right). Now that's Training Smarter!

Least favorite workout?

Anything with planks and burpees

What is the biggest fitness cross over you notice between your sports?

The endurance built up from running, especially on longer runs, definitely has helped my endurance for skating and vice versa.

What's your favorite post-race or post-game meal?

Chicken, broccoli and cheddar omelet from Windy City Café!

Any Mantras?

Robyn Rabicke at OYM always says “stay in the game” during treadmill workouts so I’ve adopted that one.

Do you have a spirit animal?

I don’t, but open to suggestions!





What are your 2016 Goals?

2016 Chicago Marathon. It is something prior to last year that I said I would never even consider let alone sign up for.

Your favorite activity at EDGE:

Going into the hot tub after hitting the 8 minute mark in the ice bath.

Your least favorite activity at EDGE:

Going back into the ice bath after hitting the 8 minute mark in the hot tub.

The Best Part of being an EDGE Athlete:

In addition to access to the best recovery tools, the EDGE community. While everyone trains in different sports and for different races, we all share the common interest of loving to compete. Whether we are talking about our races, food, weekend plans, etc., EDGE has provided the forum to develop these relationships and friendships where everyone is pulling for one another.

One thing that would surprise us about you:

As a hobby, I played in a band for a few years. The coolest moment was getting to play at Double Door once.

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