Archive | June, 2013

End of Season Mile & Weekend Results

30 Jun

Lisa Cary rounded up her track season, with one last short race the Macklind Mile.  Racing neck & neck for the lead through 800, her legs just didn’t have any more zest to kick on for the win, she managed a 4th place finish in the elite field  with 4:54.

Amanda Albrecht ventured into the Crystal City Trail 5k, and claimed the win!

Lisa running the Macklind Mile

Lisa running the Macklind Mile

Runnababez & Runnadudez Fleet Feet XC Camp July 8-11th!

19 Jun

Runnababez is excited to announce the dates for the 2nd annual 2013 Runnababez & Runnadudez XC camp!  Sign up now to reserve your spot!  It’s going to be bigger & better then ever, co -partnered with Fleet Feet!  We will help high-schoolers jump start their summer training in prep for their 2013 Cross-Country season, time to get those miles in!  The fun gets underway,  July 8-11th: 6-8 pm in Chesterfield Valley.

Click here to sign up now!

2013 Runnababez & Runnadudez XC camp

No Train. No Gain!

~ Runnababez

Sunday. Funday.

17 Jun
Amanda, Lisa, & Lauren @GO! All-American 5k

Amanda, Lisa, & Lauren @GO! All-American 5k

The Runnababez had a Sunday. Funday. For sure!  Lisa Cary, Amanda Albrecht, Lauren Hubbard all represented the Runnababez at the highest quality STL 5k field of the year.  Lisa focused on going out at an even split pace, she raced the Race for the Cure the day before in which she won.  Lisa managed to run in a 3rd place finish in 17:31 for her 2nd race within 24 hrs.  Amanda Albrecht finished in the top 10 with a 19:05 a new 5k PR!  The Runnababez rounded out the results with Lauren Hubbard crossing the line in 20:33 with only a 2 months training!  Natural talent? Yes.

But that’s not all…Lisa & Amanda got recruited to help out some fellow runners at a local track meet. Lisa & Amanda left straight from the GO 5k race, and participated in some races they never – ever competed in…Such as 100 meter hurdles, & long jump.  They didn’t blink an eye and filled the fields to give other athletes supported by another local STL elite club,  the “last chance,” opportunity to go for the opportunity of representing the US at the Track & Field Championships.

Amanda also decided to have a little bit of fun, and participate in the high-jump in which she finished 1 inch away from qualifying from the US Olympic Trials just a year ago jumping a PR of 5’11, she needed 6’0.  She jumped 5’8 in rain, after running a 5k, 100 meter hurdles, and long-jumping?! WOW. Sunday. Funday.  Way to go Runnababez!

Amanda high-jumping at US  OZARK Championships

Amanda high-jumping at US OZARK Championships

Lisa Cary wins Race for the Cure 5k!

15 Jun


Lisa Cary lined up for the Komen Race for the Cure in St. Louis, showing her & Runnababez support of breast cancer survivors.  Lisa strided away on the rolling hilly course for the 5k race win!  There was thousands of runners /walkers running and thinking about those who fought a battle with breast cancer, or to those ladies out there who were breast cancer survivors.   Some real tough, determined, positive ladies out there today! Congrats to all the ladies in their fight against breast cancer!    Another congrats also to all the, “NOBO” No Boundaries Fleet Feet runners who completed their first 5k!

Fun. Fast. Fabulous!


See below for Lisa’s post race interview:

Lisa Cary wins Race for the Cure

Race for the Cure – Post Race Article

Runnababez Welcomes Amy Marxkors to the Team!

6 Jun

Runnababez is excited to welcome & announce new team-mate Amy Marxkors!  Amy is a St. Louis native, one of the top marathoners in the St. Louis area, and also Author of the running novel, the “Lola Papers.”  We are excited to train & laugh with Amy on her & (our) running adventures and her soon to be PRS !

Amy Marxkors

Lola Papers         Amy Marxkors

Amy Marxkors is a professional writer, and running “natural.”  Amy is the author of the LOLA PAPERS, a witty running adventures novel.  Amy is also a Fleet Feet columnist favorite among St. Louisan’s and a friend to many in the running community.  Amy comes to running via ice-hockey… Yes, ice hockey.  She played it all through high-school and into college.  It wasn’t until later, she discovered running as a way to increase fitness for hockey, and fell in love with running as her  new pick of passion.  Amy  brings into running her  determination, strength, and zest for life!

Amy has run & placed in the top 10 women at numerous marathons over the past few years across the midwest ,and is currently working on her 2nd novel, a biography about local St. Louisan, Ironman, cancer battle heroine Teri Greige.  Amy can motivate any runner from the beginner to the advanced with her writing, and  even more so by her upbeat and strong character.  Amy  brings depth to the Runnababez team with her marathoning experience, and will be fun. fast. and fabulous,  no matter what distance she chooses to focus on.

  • Hometown:  St. Louis, MO
  • Occupation: Professional Writer

–  7th Place Woman Overall – Christi Clinic Illinois Marathon 2012

–  15th Place Woman Overall – Nashville Half Marathon 2011

–  2nd Place Woman Overall – 10k Gumbo Flats Chesterfield, MO 2012

Must reads by Amy:

Lisa Cary Steeples Season Best Time

2 Jun

Lisa Cary finishes the Music City Distance Carnival Steeplechase race in a season best time of 10:40 in a field of elites chasing the clock,  all towards the US Track Championships qualifying time. Through 2000 meters of the 3000 meter race she was right on the mark,  rallying hard.  With a bit more water pit work she could have a significant improvement.