Lisa Cary raced her first track meet of 2017, opening up with a 3k at Principia relays this past weekend. She ended up 8th overall, at a time of 10:45 which is off her PR for the distance, but continues to pick up speed week by week.
Lisa Cary continues her comeback building back strength from an illness and anemia that knocked her down for several months earlier this fall, by placing as first female overall and 7th overall including men in her first trail race, the Wildwood Trail Half Marathon. The race was run in her favorite training mecca, known as the Al Foster Trail. The race course winded through the woods and up the long gradual hill known as Zombie road.
Lisa ran a huge negative split race, using this as a progressive long run workout getting faster as the miles went along. She found a new friend in the 2nd place female competitor and the two chatted away for the whole first half of the race. After half way she found herself progressing and taking the lead, running in for the win in 1:34.
“The badger has been released back to the wild!”
Fun. Fast. Fabulous!
This Thanksgiving Jackie was hungry for a 5k Turkey Trot win in St. Charles, running 17:13! Following in her Mom’s running footsteps, was the young 7 year old Samantha Pirtle-Hall who placed 3rd in the girls fun run!
Busy weekend of racing this past week. The Runnababez were all about everywhere racing. The weekend kicked off with Amy Marxkors setting a huge marathon PR at the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon. She busted out a 3:05 on the course!
The next day saw Jackie Pirtle-Hall ready to toe the line in yet another half marathon, the St. Louis Track Club race in Clayton, MO. Her 3rd half marathon in the fall, and her 3rd win! She finished the race consistently in 1:17.
Lisa Cary returned to racing, after being out of training for several months due to health issues. She battled herself back to the racing lines at the Bass Pro 5k, in her former college town Springfield, MO. She was good enough to place 2nd overall.
Runnababez were off-roading this past weekend at the Fleet Feet Quivering Quads 13.1k trail race, that took place at Cuivre River state park. Jackie was excited to enter her first trail race, and brought home the win in an average of 6:45 per mile. She also placed 3rd overall including men. Fellow runnababe Jessica File toed the racing line as well, and finished 3rd in her age-group.
Jackie has been a busy racing runnababe over the last several weeks! Two weeks ago winning her 2nd half marathon in a month, the Rock & Roll St. Louis half marathon in 1:17. Last week she raced in the GO! Halloween 10k, placing 2nd female overall, 1st American in 35:15.
Jackie won the MO Cowbell Half Marathon in a stellar time of 1:16.38, to take home the win in St. Charles, MO last weekend. She placed 6th overall including men. This was only a minute off of her best time ever in the distance. Look for the Runnababez to continue lining up in the upcomgin fall racing scene!