August Runner of the Month: Gabby Tofig

Earlier this summer, Gabby Tofig ran Grandma’s Marathon for the first time—and crushed it in 2 hours and 58 minutes. “I’m super lucky to have had so many people cheering me on back home!” she says. “I couldn’t have done it without their help.”

Gabby joined NBR this January after training for the NYC Marathon. “I joined because of my friend, Meaghan Fitzpatrick—she said that I'd get faster by running with a team,” she says. Although Gabby lives across two rivers over in Jersey City, for her, the commute is worth it for the camaraderie and boost to her speed.

Today, she is a new member recruitment chair for NBR’s Local Competitive team, along with Alex Hoyt, NBR’s other August Runner of the Month.

Orchard Street Runners’ Midnight Half is one of Gabby’s favorite running memories

Orchard Street Runners’ Midnight Half is one of Gabby’s favorite running memories

Her running backstory: “My dad was a big marathon runner, so I grew up with running being a big part of my family life.”

What she does when she’s not running: “A lot of hiking and backpacking, pretty much anything outdoors.”

Most hated race distance: “Anything that’s a 10k or under. Far too fast for far too long.”

Favorite running route in NYC: “Loops of prospect park—mainly because I can guarantee I won’t get lost.”

Favorite post-race food: “Beer!”

Favorite running song: “AC/DC’s Shoot to Thrill”

Current running goal: “I’m running the NYC marathon this year, so I’m excited about that. We’ll see how that goes!”

Speed work at the McCarren track with Becca Ades

Speed work at the McCarren track with Becca Ades