The Racing

I'm first and foremost a runner, although I do lift weights and get my yoga on regularly. My favorite road or trail races are well organized, have great views and crowd support, as well as stocked aid stations and a fun finish line celebration. On occasion, 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 long distance running.

My big scary running goal is to qualify for and run the Boston Marathon. I missed it by 33 seconds in 2012.

Upcoming Races
Nothing on the books just yet, but I'm hoping to register for a few 'post-baby' races in the next few months as motivation to train.

Races in the Books
*A few long supported bike rides are also in this list
McKenzie River 50K 2014 - 6:22:48
Peterson Ridge Rumble 20 miler - 3:20:58
Grapes of Half 1/2 marathon 2014- 1:49:21
Chicago Marathon 2013 - 3:38:05
Lucky Clover 10K - 49:57
Truffle Shuffle 2 miler - 14:02
Cascade Half Marathon 2013 - 1:52:35
Great Pumpkin Run 10K - 46:14 - PR and first woman!
Prost8K - 37:40
Hagg Lake 25K - 2:37:45
EWEB Half Marathon 2011 - 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

Bucket list races/runs I want to do: Cincinnati Flying Pigs, Boston, California International Marathon, Grand Canyon (rim to rim and back), anything in Napa, New York Marathon, and Big Sur.

Do you have a favorite race? If so, tell me what it is and why you love it so much!

Questions? E-mail me at laurenjpeters at gmail dot com


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