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8/20/14 8:20 A

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Name: AUTUMN

Location: ELLWOOD CITY, PA - ABOUT 40 MILES NORTH OF PITTSBURGH

What is your main running goal for this year: A SUB-2 HALF MARATHON

What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: KNEE PAIN

How long have you been a runner: 5 YEARS

What is the longest distance you have run 13.1

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1/1/14 9:30 A

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My name is Angel, and I live in Central NY.

I cannot say I have consistently been a runner for any length of time, my training has been sporadic and I haven't participated in any "official" events (yet!!).

My longest distance run is 3 1/2 miles, and my biggest issue is with endurance (or lack thereof).

My ultimate goal is to participate in an obstacle run, such as the "Dirty Girl" or "Mudderella" by the end of the year...


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7/30/13 9:54 A

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Name: Peggy

Location: Maryland

What is your main running goal for this year: runninf Muderrella in September

What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: not having a running career. LOL

How long have you been a runner: newbie

What is the longest distance you have run: n/a

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7/20/13 1:48 A

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Name: Jom (nickname)

Location: SoCal

What is your main running goal for this year: To run a 7 minute mile and under 25 minutes for a 5K.

What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: Getting back up after a hard day.

How long have you been a runner: About 4 years.

What is the longest distance you have run: 5 miles

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6/17/13 10:39 A

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Name: Pippa

Location: Birmingham UK

What is your main running goal for this year: To complete the Spartan Super in September. If I do that without dying, I may go for the Beast in November.

What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: My own self doubt!

How long have you been a runner: Four years.

What is the longest distance you have run:


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4/14/13 9:04 P

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Name: Brandi
Location: Iowa

Main running goal this year: run the Quad Cities Marathon again in September without the glitches - see below :) Would like to do it under 5 hrs

Biggest obstacle in running so far: stress fracture in shin from overtraining. Learned that you can't squeeze four months of training into 2 1/2 months!

How long have you been a runner: 8 yrs

Longest distance run: 28 miles. So on my first marathon, I actually took a wrong turn and ran part of the course twice - miles 10 and 11. That combined with a 10 min wait for a bathroom along the course resulted in a time far longer than I had planned!



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4/14/13 2:43 P

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NAME: Jen (Lovemouse, team leader)
LOCATION: Texas

MAIN RUNNING GOAL THIS YEAR: Increase my 5K speed! MAYBE do a 10K *whoop whoop!*

BIGGEST OBSTACLE YOU HAVE ENCOUNTERED IN RUNNING SO FAR: Started off with the wrong running shoes and ended up with achilles bursitis - my arches were not high enough and my ankle was overcompensating. Fixed the problem right away with Asics GT 2000 awesome running shoes!

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A RUNNER: Since February 1 2013

LONGEST DISTANCE YOU HAVE RUN: 3.45 miles in 33 minutes

"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it." Michelangelo


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4/19/10 2:11 P

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Name: Kristi

Location: Fort Worth Texas

What is your main running goal for this year: Complete a marathon in February of 2011. This is a 2010 goal because I'll be building my mileage/training all year for it!

What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: my knees hurt sometimes

How long have you been a runner: a little over a year (off and on)

What is the longest distance you have run: 2.3 miles


Ready to lose the weight!!

Braden Joseph - 2/1/2010 - my love and inspiration.

Goals:
Cowtown Marathon - Feb 2011


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3/20/10 10:16 P

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Name: Natalie

Location: Queen Creek, AZ

What is your main running goal for this year: Keep running at least 50 miles a month

What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: Besides getting over being self conscious, I'd say the ridiculously hot summers here.

How long have you been a runner: Off and on for about 10 years.

What is the longest distance you have run: 7-8 miles



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2/26/10 12:09 P

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Name: Elsa

Location: Milwaukee, WI

What is your main running goal for this year: Run a half marathon in August

What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: motivation and self doubt

How long have you been a runner: 13 years but ran 1st 5k 10 yrs ago and have done many off an on over the years

What is the longest distance you have run: 5.1 miles


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2/15/10 3:42 P

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Name: Cindy

Location: Monee, Ill (Chicago 'burb)

What is your main running goal for this year: Finish a half marathon, and run a 5k in under 24 minutes.

What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: My hubby being a naysayer. "You're too old" "You'll get hurt" "You need to gain weight"

How long have you been a runner: Since April 2009

What is the longest distance you have run: 7 miles



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6-6-2009 Running with the Horses 5k 31:09
9-13-2009 Monee-in-Motion 5k 24:15
9-19-2009 Goodenow Grove Fall Fest 5k 25:24
9-27-2009 PAWS Chicago Run for the Lives 8k 40:31


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2/5/10 10:50 A

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What is your main running goal for this year: To run a 1/2 marathon.

What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: motivation to run in bad weather and finding a running buddy that is close to my pace.

How long have you been a runner: almost two years

What is the longest distance you have run: 7 miles



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2/5/10 8:00 A

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What is your main running goal for this year: Run a 5K!

What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: motivation, I signed up for my first 5K, now I have something to work for.

How long have you been a runner: about 2 months

What is the longest distance you have run: 2.5 miles

5k Races for 2010:
May 5th (My first 5K) Cinco De Mayo 5K at Qtown YMCA,
Results: 31.08 minutes, 81st out of 128
Jun 23rd Tex Mex 5K for Open Space at Tex Mex Restaurant in North Wales, Results: 878 out of 1241, 33.06 mins, hotter than hell!
Aug 29th 5K at Lehigh Valley Zoo/Trexler Game Preserve, Proceeds benefit Lehigh Valley Zoo
Sept 25th, "Bruiser" Memorial 5K run, Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, PA
Proceeds benefit Canine Cancer Research.


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2/4/10 11:22 A

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Name: Mackenzie

Location: Orange County, CA

What is your main running goal for this year: Run a marathon! (doing a half in may)

What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: Loss of motivation

How long have you been a runner: A year or less..

What is the longest distance you have run: 6.5 miles

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2/1/10 5:00 A

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Name: Ryan

Location: Chicago

What is your main running goal for this year: 1000+ total miles jogged.

What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: Foot and leg injuries.

How long have you been a runner: ~2.5 years intermittingly. It all began with walking.

What is the longest distance you have run: ~7 miles.

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Longest run: 14.9 mi


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1/27/10 4:46 P

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Name: Jessica

Location: Colorado

What is your main running goal for this year: Complete my first half marathon
UPDATE: Goal met 4/18

What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: Darkness. it is so hard for me to find motivation to run when it is dark outside.

How long have you been a runner: ? I've played soccer my whole life.... but I really started focusing on the running about a year ago.

What is the longest distance you have run: my longest race is a 10k. My longest run is about 8 miles.

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1/24/10 1:10 P

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Name: Lyssa
Location: San Jose, Ca
What is your main running goal for this year: To run a 10 K in the middle of March.
What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: last February I broke (yes broke) my knee, I had to stay off of it comepletely for 3 months, and then couldn't start running until 3 months after that. I didn't start really running until about 3 weeks ago. My weight is now so high, that it makes me hurt.
How long have you been a runner: my whole life, it has always been a sort of release for me.
What is the longest distance you have run? 8 miles (a year and a half ago)


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1/24/10 10:40 A

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Name: Cindy

Location: Niagara Falls

What is your main running goal for this year: Niagara Falls International Marathon (the only marathon that starts in one country and ends in another)

What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: actually signing up for a run

How long have you been a runner: 3 months, I got up to a 5 k, then I got pregnant and didn't run for 10 months, so now I am back

What is the longest distance you have run: 5 k. But never actually joined a race. I was too shy to. This year however, I have 5 races I plan on participating in.

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Name: Jackie
Location: Eastbourne & London, England emoticon
What is your main running goal for this year: To get my 5k time down to under 30 minutes
What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: weak knees and lack of self belief
How long have you been a runner: since last summer
What is the longest distance you have run? 6k so far!





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1/24/10 2:59 A

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Name: Blaize

Location: southern cali

What is your main running goal for this year: May 2 OC Half and Dec 5 Las Vegas Rock N Roll Marathon

What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: pushing through the hard parts!

How long have you been a runner: hmmmm.....only a few months..I ran my first 5k December 13...prior to that I trained for about 6 weeks

What is the longest distance you have run: 3.1


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Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos- the trees, the clouds, everything.- Thich Nhat Hanh



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1/20/10 12:25 P

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Name: Kristin
Location: LaVale, MD
What is your main running goal for this year: To get faster!
What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: finding time for long runs
How long have you been a runner: since May 2007
What is the longest distance you have run? 26.2!!!

1/10/10 Walt Disney World Marathon


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1/19/10 12:58 P

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Name: Tracy

Location: Fairborn, OH

What is your main running goal for this year: To get my 10K time under 70 minutes. (USAF 10K in '09 was 75 minutes)

What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: Smoking

How long have you been a runner: Beginning of '08

What is the longest distance you have run: 6.2

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1/16/10 8:07 P

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Name: Crystal

Location: Warwick, RI

What is your main running goal for this year: To run in a half marathon

What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: Either too cold of weather or scorching hot weather

How long have you been a runner: since October of 2008


What is the longest distance you have run: 10

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1/16/10 9:43 A

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Name: Jovan

Location: Dayton, OH

What is your main running goal for this year: To get faster and get one more marathon under my belt.

What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: Knee pain

How long have you been a runner: I've ran for exercise for 10 years. Been running races for a little over 2 years.

What is the longest distance you have run: Marathon (26.2 miles) - My goal is to become an ultramarathoner someday.


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1/14/10 12:15 P

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Name: Amanda

Location: Los Angeles, CA

What is your main running goal for this year: To run at least 5 miles every week.

What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: Asthma slows me down. I can't run outside as well, which is a bummer because it's more fun to run with scenery.

How long have you been a runner: Since spring of last year.

What is the longest distance you have run: I did a 5K (3.1 miles) last year. I'd love to do the Disney half marathon someday.

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Energy and persistence conquer all things.

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1/14/10 9:16 A

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Name: Melanie

Location: Fort Mill, SC

What is your main running goal for this year: To complete a 10K in less than an hour.

What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: I get running induced asthma when I run, so it is a challenge trying to overcome that.

How long have you been a runner: I officially got serious about running, and have been running regularly, since September 2009. So I am a newbie. :)

What is the longest distance you have run: 3.25 miles without stopping. I've got a ways to go before my first 10K, which is at the end of March 2010.


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1/14/10 8:57 A

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What is your main running goal for this year: To start running again and train for the Labor Day 10k in Cadillac MI

What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: I'm lazy. I am my biggest obstacle. I have not run now since early December, so I will be starting over....again.

How long have you been a runner: Only a year, but if I have to restart, then you could say I am new.

What is the longest distance you have run: 6.4 miles.


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1/14/10 7:12 A

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Name: Jessica

Location: Iowa

What is your main running goal for this year: To run a half marathon

What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: my weight and my mental hurdles!

How long have you been a runner: Summer of 08

What is the longest distance you have run: 6 miles

I don't win races, but I always cross the finish line. I'm not fast, but I try my best to become faster. I don't have sports endorsements or earn a paycheck, but that doesn't stop me from running. My pace does not define me. Just because "professional" does not precede "athlete" in describing me doesn't make my running any less valuable. I am an everyday athlete; leading a normal life, but with big goals and dreams.
I am an athlete. I am a runner. (runzoerun.com)

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1/13/10 9:46 P

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Name: Whitney

Location: Logan, UT

What is your main running goal for this year: Run a spring and fall half. Maintain a small mileage base and be consistent.

What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: Motivation after meeting a big goal, weight gain.

How long have you been a runner: 6 years

What is the longest distance you have run: 26.2

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1/13/10 12:52 P

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Name: Tanya

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

What is your main running goal for this year: Run a 10k in May

What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: I hurt my foot last weekend and am frustrated that I've missed 2 runs. Also, the cold! It was -20 C (-4 F) here, so I've been doing most of my training on the treadmill. I'm running a 5k in March to need to condition myself to running in the cold.

How long have you been a runner: 3 months (just getting started!)

What is the longest distance you have run: 5 km (last Saturday, perhaps why my foot hurts now)

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Name: Katie Carter

Location: Alexandria, Minnesota

What is your main running goal for this year: to run a 5K under 30 minutes

What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: staying motivated since my marathon

How long have you been a runner: About 3 years

What is the longest distance you have run: 26.2 miles (Disney Marathon 2009)

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Name: Jose Luis

Location: Monterrey, Mexico

What is your main running goal for this year: To run the 10K under 60 minutes (my best time in 2009: 75 minutes)

What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: Cold and rainy weather

How long have you been a runner: About one year

What is the longest distance you have run: 7 miles

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Name: Rose

Location: Suburban Detroit

What is your main running goal for this year: To be able to run 10Ks regularly and comfortably, and to complete a half marathon by the end of 2010.

What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: My weight. My running and cardiovascular endurance have both steadily improved as my weight has gone down. Still about 20lbs away from my goal, so I'm hoping to have lost that in the next several months and hope to see an even bigger improvement in my running with it.

How long have you been a runner: since April 2009


What is the longest distance you have run: 8 miles - and it was a huge challenge.



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Name: Anthony

Location: Boston

What is your main running goal for this year: Two marathons and breaking 5 hours in one of them. Lose some weight and get faster, better endurance!

What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: Probably just weight. Had some aches and pains, but nothing that lasted long

How long have you been a runner: since late 2006


What is the longest distance you have run: 26.2


This above all: to thine ownself be true.
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1/13/10 11:51 A

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Name: Mary

Location: Tampa Bay Area Florida

What is your main running goal for this year: Just to get back to running after surgery on my foot next week.

What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered during your running career: It would either be this torn tendon issue or breaking that double digit barrier.

How long have you been a runner: I have been running mostly off, but sometimes on since 1999. Last year, I made the commitment to myself to become a life long runner.

What is the longest distance you have run: I believe it was about 10.7 miles


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