I'm first and foremost a runner, although two summers ago the manfriend convinced me to buy a road bike. I looove a good road race that is well organized, has aid stations stocked with water and goodies, and has a fun finish line celebration (medals and snacks included). From time to time, I may be persuaded into riding long distances on my bike, but I just don't love it as much as running.
Before running my first 1/2 marathon in 2006, I proclaimed I could NEVER run 26.2 miles. After coming home from the Nashville Country Music 1/2 Marathon, I signed up for the Portland Marathon that was just six months later. There began my obsession with 1/2 and full marathons.
While I do believe the 1/2 marathon is the perfect race because it requires some training, but doesn't control your life schedule, my ultimate goal is to qualify for and run the Boston Marathon. 3:40 is my qualifying time. My PR is 3:49. Someday, I'll get there...
Need a suggestion for a good race? Just ask!
Hagg Lake 25K - February 19, 2012
Eugene Marathon - April 29, 2012
RACES I'VE COMPLETED:
*I've also included a few supported bike rides in this list
EWEB Half Marathon 2012- 1:43:35
Victoria Marathon 2011 - 3:44:27 - PR!
McKenzie River 50K 2011 - 6:23
Cascade Lakes Relay 2011
Peterson Ridge Rumble 2011 - 3:06
Beaver Freezer Triathlon - my first! - 1:12
Portland Marathon 2010 - 3:50
Eugene Women's Half Marthon 2010 - 1:42:40 - PR!
Cycle Challenge 75 mi ride 2010 ~6hrs
Helvetia Half Marathon 2010 - 1:47:41
Spring Creek Duathalon 2010
Shotgun Trail Blast 25K 2010
EWEB Run to Stay Warm 1/2 Marathon 2009
Peach of a Century-75 miler
Hood 2 Coast Relay 2009
Steve's 10K Run 2009
Butte 2 Butte 10K 2009
Whidbey Island Marathon 2009
Run to Stay Warm 1/2 Marathon 2008
Vermont City Marathon 2008
Canyonlands 1/2 Marathon 2008
Hood 2 Coast Relay 2001, 2007, 2009
Cascade 1/2 Marathon 2007
Run Like Hell 1/2 Marathon 2007
Rock n Roll Marathon 2007
Country Music 1/2 Marathon 2007
Portland Marathon 2006
Country Music 1/2 Marathon 2006
RACES I WANT TO RUN:
Cincinnati Flying Pig
California International Marathon
Napa to Sonoma Valley 1/2 Marathon
Nike Women's Marathon
Questions? E-mail me at laurenjpeters at gmail dot com