I used to run for BYU, but only after trying out three times and finally walking on, so I was never a star. However, it was wonderful to run with great people and under Coach Shane. When you run with fast people, you can't help to improve! I graduated BYU in 1998, and didn't run a race until 2002, after having my second child. My hiatus and other crazy life commitments have made my competitive running suffer, but the last couple of years I have tried to get back into it the best I can. I have been married since 1996, to Paul Lowry, who is a runner himself. I have three boys (my three rascals), ages 12, 10, and 8.
After a great 2008 season, I was injured and eventually diagnosed and cross-diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, a type of arthritis disease, which precludes running for all but the most stubborn. So I am on medications, trying to stay healthy, and seeing my PT often. And running! Now beating the streets in Hong Kong.
PM: Met Alison, warmed up 5.15k, then 6 x 1k, with 400m rest between. Goal was 87s/lap and perhaps a bit faster, that would be 3:37. Splits were 3:36 (2:28), 3:34 (2:41), 3:36 (2:47), 3:35 (3:00), 3:34 (3:00), 3:32
Met Ali and Roberto. Roberto was doing his own workout and Ali and I were going to do 55 - 60 min tempo at 4 - 4:15 ave pace. I ended up doing 56:25 of tempo, 13.31k at 4:10 ave pace. I did have three short breaks for a drink and one time also hit the toilet.