Friday, September 12, 2008

Next race: Boney Mountain trail run (Oct. 25)

I have officially signed up for my next race! I am running the XTERRA Boney Mountain trail run with college buddy of mine Arnie Camp. It is a 21k trail race that looks pretty challenging on the elevation chart. says that it is a half marathon. Either way, it is over 13 miles. The race is on October 25th, 2008. That gives me a 6 week build up for the race, and I have already been doing hills and trail running over the last month. I am excited.

I also found out recently that the only US women's finisher in the Olympic marathon, Blake Russell, is a physical therapist! How cool is that? She got her Master's degree at Elon University in North Carolina. Read some articles about Blake here, here, and here.
I will post a picture that I took of Blake at the US Women's Olympic Trials when I get home.
Here it is:Other elite runners that are also physical therapists include ultrarunner, and two-time Badwater champ, Scott Jurek. He got is Master's degree at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN.

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