Lindsay is a friend and neighbor who might be the most accomplished runner I know. She enjoys a good karaoke song (or two), baking and indulging in pistachio ice cream from The Comfy Cow.
How long have you been running?
I would say a solid 6 or 7 years. I only dabbled a year or two before that.
On average, how many miles do you put in each week?
It depends on if I am training for anything – for instance, since Big Sur training has kicked into full swing I usually get in 35-40 miles per week. When there isn’t a race on the horizon I still like to get in around 25.
You run fast. Really fast. What’s your PR for a 5K? Marathon?
Speed is really subjective – and always changes depending on the race I am running/training for (besides, there are loads of people out there that are faster than me)! My theory is that I just go out there, have a good race, enjoy the day and have a strong finish, no matter what the time; but I guess deep down it is always exciting to set a PR! I was pretty proud of my PR for the 2010 Chicago marathon at 4:17:50.
You’re an avid trail runner. Don’t you ever worry about zombies in the woods? They tend to hang out there.
You know, I’ve often thought about it. That is why I wear my Road ID just in case I can’t outrun them or trip on a tree root.
Do you participate in any other sports or sporting activities?
I am proud to say that I was a member of the Schweaty Balls Kickball team for a couple of seasons. Go Schweaties!
I also LOVE trail running, but I guess that is still considered running.
What’s your favorite running/race memory?
There are so many that it is really hard to choose. BUT, I could narrow it down to these two:
- The 2010 Chicago Marathon – I ran the race with my friend Cindy (who got me into all this marathon nonsense), had a PR and a strong finish. Not to mention the crowds are ahhh-mazing. Streets lined almost the entire way!
- The Dances with Dirt Trail half marathon in Gnaw Bone, Indiana. Craziest race I have ever run. In. My. Life. You ran through all sorts of woods, the Brown County State Park campground, shin-deep water…it was definitely fun and an exciting experience. Looking forward to doing it again soon.
Any upcoming races you’re looking forward to?
Yes! I am super-duper pumped about the Big Sur Marathon at the end of April in Monterey, California, that I will be running with Kim Kennell, a co-worker and newly found running buddy. Not to mention the recovery wine trolley tour the next day.
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