Birth Place: Farmington, MN
Personal strengths: I can be pretty competitive. Which helps drive me to keep doing better - for the most part!
Personal weaknesses: Getting all the mileage in each week. I am known to skip out on the easy runs! Also - I'm a huge procrastinator.
Reason for joining Northstar: I was looking for other running enthusiasts. No one in my circle of friends are runners.
Favorite running shoes: Brooks Ghost, but just went back to Asics Nimbus and I am really liking them.
Favorite place to run: Right now it is the MN River Bottoms. But, I do miss the River Roads in Philly and Esplanade in Portland.
- Short-term: sub-4 hour marathon and faster times at each race distance
- Long-term: BQ at age 40.
Proudest Running Achievement: Dropping my pace time considerably since joining Northstar!
Typical training week, a month or two before a major race: Nothing is typical for me, yet. I go by how I feel or how much time I have when I get up! Ideally, I'd like to do a long run, a solid interval workout, some cross-training or HIIT and a strength/core session.
Running idol: Northstar Runners - I have learned so much in this last year from everyone. Lots of tips, recommendations and routes to enjoy! For pros - I always liked following Ryan Hall, Meb Keflezighi and Carrie Tollefson. Most recently I have enjoyed Desiree Linden's fire.
- Marathon PR: 4:16:08 in 2013
- Half-Marathon PR: 1:54:23 - but ran faster on a training run last weekend!
- 25K PR: NA
- 10 Mile PR: 1:17:43
- 10K PR: 46:37
- 5K PR: I don't know. I would be interested to find out.
- 1 Mile PR: I don't know. It'd be interesting.
Non-running Hobbies: Waterskiing, Tennis, Hiking, Camping - anything outdoors with the kids.