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Lisa Wins Half Marathon!

12 May

Lisa won a half marathon in Maryville, IL this past weekend!  She led from the gun, and ran it in 1:30 on a rainy morning, as a workout, in a time that also happened to be a course record for  women. Lisa dropped 7 minutes off her half marathon time, from just a month ago.  She ran the race with some of Coach Cary’s athletes, who in the men’s division placed 3 in the top 5 for men.  Lisa placed 7th including men!




Lisa Competes in Half Marathon

8 Apr

Congrats to Lisa Cary for finishing her first half marathon postpartum!  She ran the Go! St. Louis half marathon this past weekend. It was a very hilly course, and the day was a  humid and unseasonable warm morning for a long race! She managed to place 22nd overall, and 2nd in her age-group out of several thousand racers.

Lisa’s sister, Monica Lewis competed in the Go! 10k, her first race back from a long break due to an injury.  Monica finished 8th in her age-group, almost setting a PR in the process!



Lisa @ Go! Half Marathon

Lisa Tj

Lisa & TJ post race


Lisa & Monica Go! Race


Lisa Wins 5k

27 Mar

This past weekend Lisa race the Alton 5k which was a part of the Alton Half Marathon race weekend.  She used this as part of training, ran very even splits, in 20:12 placing second overall including men.

Runnababez Weekend Recap

20 Mar

Runnababez raced a few races this past weekend.  Lisa started the weekend off running a 5k in Miami, on the track at the University of Miami Hurricanes Invitational.  Traffic was a bit crazy, a supposed 2 hr drive took twice as long…getting her there a little rushed before the race 30 minutes before.  She started off fast and faded to a 19:40 finish time, which placed her 15th out of 45 D1 runners. Her fastest 5k in several years regardless.

Jackie & Jessica ran in the local Cottleville, St. Patrick’s Day 7k.  Jackie took home the win in a time of 25:20!  Jessica File ran 30:17 good enough to place her 4th woman overall in what would be her first race in several years, and her first race 8 months postpartum!



Jackie Wins Princess Half Marathon!

4 Mar

Congrats to Jackie Pirtle-Hall who won the Disney Princess Half Marathon a week ago in Florida!  It was a breezy overcast day, in which Jackie took control of the race from the gun!  She not only won first place female overall, but beat all the boys as well!!  She ran a time of 1:18.30, beating the first place man by 2 minutes who ran 1:20.

Jackie ran this race as part of a ladies trip with her sister, mom, and Grandma cheering!

Fun. Fast. Fabulous!…


See article featured in Florida newspaper regarding Jackie & the Race:

Jackie Win’s Disney Half


Lisa Wins Track Race!

2 Feb

Lisa continues to work on her speed! She started the day with running a track mile in 5:35, which dropped 2 seconds from last week’s time she raced, finishing 4th overall in a race to the line.  Less than 90 minutes later she lined up again to race the 1000 meters, she decided to blaze, not quite sure how quick her legs could go… she led from the gun to the finish in first place overall, 3:16!  Which was only 2.5 seconds off the stadium record time!

Lisa Places 4th in Track Mile

28 Jan

Lisa competed in her first track meet in 2 years this past weekend at the Principia Relays.  She ran a conservative race, right off the leaders not knowing how much gas she would have in the tank, as she is in the base building miles phase of training.  Lisa ended up feeling good, and was closing strong on the lead group the last lap placing 4th by a few seconds, in a time of 5:37.  The winner running 5:32.

Lisa enjoyed getting back on the track and busting off the rust!