Andreas Petterson

Name : Andreas Pettersson

Location: Mölndal

Age: 48

instagram: @andypajken

How did you start running?

Have considered running as my sport since I was young but started running training continuously 16-17 years ago. First because I felt a strong need to actively move and get some breath. This developed when I started training towards goals and different races such as the Gothenburg lap. In 2012 I read Born to run and discovered trail running and ultra running. In 2013 I ran my first ultra and since then I've been hooked.

Do you have a special ritual before a race?

No direct rituals, but an old stiff body always needs to be softened.

What are your best recovery tips after a race?

Lots of food and movement. I'm careful with running depending on what kind of race I've run, but walking and some light stretches are good.

On the days you don't feel like working out, what motivates you to do it anyway?

I am never unmotivated to exercise. I always try to be grateful that I can train considering that I am sometimes injured.

Which shoe from Topo is your favorite and why?

The Ultraventure 2 is my favorite shoe even though it is an old model. It is cushioned just right, works on most surfaces and is light.

However, also like Ultraventure 3 and MTN racer 3 .