HOMETOWN: Sonoma County Native -Ridgefield Adult!!
FAVORITE RUNNING DISTANCE: Love the Half Marathon!
FAVORITE SHOE: Currently love the Altra Superior for Trail and the Saucony Freedom for road.
FAVORITE MEAL TO EAT BEFORE A RUN: The night before any big race I eat salmon, rice, and asparagus.
BIO: My love of running came when I was a new mom and needed a quick exercise. That has now morphed into an essential, non-negotiablepart of my life. It may not be fast, it may not always feel good but running continues to settle my day and organize my life.
HOMETOWN: Trumbull, Connecticut
FAVORITE RUNNING DISTANCE: Marathon
FAVORITE SHOE: Hoka Elevon
FAVORITE MEAL TO EAT BEFORE A RUN: Gnocchi with pesto sauce (but if its the night before a race I change it to red sauce cause the garlic is too much!) and a good old peanut butter and jelly on white is my "go to" for a race morning.
BIO: I started running in 2010 when I agreed do a Ragnar Relay with a group of women that I barely knew. I had never run more than a mile or two in my life, I had a new baby at the time and a marriage that was sadly destined for failure. Training for that Ragnar saved me in so many ways! It made me mentally strong enough to get through all the things that were coming around the corner for me; raising a daughter, divorce, re-entering life again as a single working mom and so much more! My passion for running grew and I began running half marathons then marathons and was hooked! Running is a daily part of my mental and physical health and well being and always will be :)
HOMETOWN: Ridgefield Resident for 10 years
FAVORITE RUNNING DISTANCE: Love 6 to 8 mile runs
FAVORITE SHOE: Hoka Clifton and Altra Torin
FAVORITE MEAL TO EAT BEFORE A RUN: Simple protein and vegetable filled meal! For a simple run a banana and peanut butter are my go to!
BIO: In my adult life, I started running about 7 years ago via the Run Like A Mother training program! I have since run 5ks, two half marathons, and am planning to settle into a 10k race soon!!
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HOMETOWN: Zanesville, Ohio
FAVORITE RUNNING DISTANCE: Half Marathon
FAVORITE SHOE: Hoka Clifton for road and Altra Lone Peak for trail.
FAVORITE MEAL TO EAT BEFORE A RUN: The night before a race I like pasta with one meatball. Before a short run, I will eat nothing or half a banana.
BIO: I fell in love with running the moment I placed (and beat a boy) in the 800m middle school track and field meet. Running was a part of my life on and off but finally stuck in my late 30's when my kids were out of diapers and I needed a stress outlet. I've run dozens of 5ks, 10ks, half-marathons, 5 full marathons. and a half-iron distance triathlon. In my"other life" I moonlight as an Elementary Math Instructional Coach. I love helping anyone find their Best Running Life.
HOMETOWN: Dublin, Ireland
FAVORITE RUNNING DISTANCE: Half Marathon
FAVORITE SHOE: Asics GT 2000 and Brooks Adrenaline
FAVORITE MEAL TO EAT BEFORE A RUN: Banana and a protein smoothie
BIO: I started running at 41, a friend asked if I would run with her, I had never run before and couldn't even run a mile!! Took me a long time to get into it but once I went to a running store and got fitted for a decent shoes, that was it, I was hooked!!
HOMETOWN: Darien, CT
FAVORITE RUNNING DISTANCE: Half Marathon but marathon is definitely inching its way in there!
FAVORITE SHOE: Brooks Ghost and Hoka Mach
FAVORITE MEAL TO EAT BEFORE A RUN: Right before a run I like Shalane Flanagan's superhero muffin and a banana!
BIO: I started running before high school and ran competitively all through college but I really started loving everything about it (including races!!) in these last few years. My love for long-distance running has definitely grown, and I am excited to continue running marathons and half marathons! :)
HOMETOWN: Cross River, New York
FAVORITE RUNNING DISTANCE: 50 miles
FAVORITE SHOE:Altra Lone Peak for trail and Altra Escalante for road.
FAVORITE MEAL TO EAT BEFORE A RUN: Cherry juice, unsweetened chocolate with prune, and COFFEE!
BIO: I started running when I was in the throes of new motherhood and I saw a sign for the Ridgefield Half Marathon. I registered, ran it, and fell in love with running. Soon thereafter, I discovered the wonderful, weird world of trail and ultrarunning and have been immersed in it ever since!
HOMETOWN: I'd like to think I'm a mid-west girl having grown up outside Chicago but I've lived in Wilton since I was nineteen.
FAVORITE RUNNING DISTANCE: I love twelve miles
FAVORITE SHOE: Brooks Glycerin
FAVORITE MEAL TO EAT BEFORE A RUN: Rice cake and eggs
BIO: I love running and everything about it. I even love running in crazy weather conditions - actually its my favorite. I got more consistent with running four years ago and also got into doing races. I love setting new goals and meeting incredible people and hearing about their journeys through running.
HOMETOWN: Mostly Topanga, California
FAVORITE RUNNING DISTANCE: I'm loving the way I feel after 5 miles so I try to do that at least twice a week!
FAVORITE SHOE: I've run my last two races in my Brooks Adrenaline and loved them!
FAVORITE MEAL TO EAT BEFORE A RUN: I've been eating my son's veggie muffins out of the toaster oven!
BIO: Not only do I run but I also LOVE to play tennis! In my 30's I have discovered a competitive side to my personality I didn't think existed. I'm loving to run more and more and I especially love when I feel my "autopilot" take over and I feel like I can run forever...even if it is slow :) I have a huge love of film, music, fashion, and travel as well.
HOMETOWN: Brewster, New York
FAVORITE RUNNING DISTANCE: 10k/Cross Country (any distance)
FAVORITE SHOE:Hoka Clifton
FAVORITE MEAL TO EAT BEFORE A RUN: Toast with honey
BIO: I grew up in a running family, always competing with my brothers and watching my dad race. I have been a competitive runner through my high school and college career. I love to race, the challenge within yourself and the battle with others.