Meet Aaron Mendez | Heartbreak's Love Squad

Meet Aaron Mendez | Heartbreak's Love Squad

Aaron Mendez is on the Love Squad! ⁠

Hometown: Kenmore, NY⁠
High school: Kenmore West High school ⁠
College: SUNY Fredonia (Sophomore)⁠
Events: 800, 1500, XC⁠
Notable PRs: 800-2:05, 5k-18:26 on milesplit, 17:20ish in tempos⁠

What motivates you: there are two big things that motivate me. The first is to see how far I can push myself and to see the hard work pay off. The second is the comradery with my teammates and within the running community as a whole.⁠

What makes you happy: When it comes to running it's finishing a good workout, the relief after finishing a race, and celebrating with teammates after a hard day of practice or a race. Outside of running, I like spending time with my friends camping, playing other sports, playing video games, or just going to get food.⁠

What does "run hard, risk heartbreak" mean to you: To me, it means that you shouldn’t be afraid to give it your all during a race, to go out at an ambitious pace shooting for a pr, or trying to win a race knowing that you’re far from being the favorite. Even if you end up failing, which will likely happen more times than not, you can know you ran with guts.⁠

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