What’s the longest distance you’ve completed?
Laurel Highlands Ultra 50K
What do you think about when you’re running?
Life. Problems. Sometimes nothing. The trees and how different they look at every race or trail. Sometimes I wonder if I’m going to see a bear or rattlesnake. Sometimes I pray, or think about writing.
Running the Big Savage Mountain for an FKT (Fastest Known Time) record with 203 downed trees and poor trail markings.
Running in freezing-cold temps and a foot of snow on a training run on the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail. I got disoriented. My hands were freezing. It was so cold my water bottle froze. I was really scared, and finally found the place where my husband was waiting to pick me up.
Last book I read
Running with the Kenyans: Discovering the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth by Adharanand Finn.
Last movie I watched
Jumanji (the original) and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Favorite running snack
Favorite running drink
Carborocket and Beet Juice
Your pre-race rituals
Yoga and a pre-race dinner of rice, chicken and broccoli.
Advice to keep going
Find something outside of yourself to help you keep going. Make it personal.
Laurel Highalnds Ultra 70-miler
Running is like brushing your teeth
Tara Morris: “Brynn latched onto something that worked for her,” says Brynn’s twin sister Tara. “To me, it's such a normal part of her existence that I'm like, ‘Oh, Brynn's running another race like she's waking up and brushing her teeth.’ It's just a normal part of her routine. She makes it happen with consistency and hard work.”
What makes Brynn a great runner?
Coach Joe Everhart: “Brynn has that rare combination of pure talent and unwavering determination. There is nothing that can stop Brynn from succeeding- not just in sports but in life.