Mile Posts is a running blog by Dorothy Beal. From how to train for your first 5K to funny memes on how to laugh your way through marathon training. Mile Posts is your go to place for all things running!
Favorite race distance and why: The marathon. I love everything about it. I love my long runs during training. Sometimes I’ll just get lost in the moment, and the next thing I know I’ve ran 10 miles without even realizing. I love the discipline it takes to train. I love that it not only challenges you physically, but even more so mentally. I love the feeling of crossing the finish line, and already thinking about what my next race is going to be.
How many marathons have you run: 4
Where you started to where you are now:
5K: 20:17 (Texas Round Up – March 2011) 18:50 (Livestrong 5k, Austin TX – October 2011)
10k: 45:26 (capital 10k, Austin TX – March 2011) 44:15 (Twin Cities Marathon October 2011 Split)
10 Mile: 1:08:02 (Run for the Water, Austin TX – November 2011)
1/2 Marathon: 1:42:32 (Austin Half Marathon – February 2011) 1:34:01 (Twin Cities Marathon October 2011 Split)
What is your favorite running shoe:Saucony Kinvara
If you had to pick one running apparel item as your favorite what would it be: Saucony AMP Pro 2 Shorts
How did you get into running: I’ve been an athlete in some field, since I was about 7 years of age. Ranging from swimming competitively, to playing basketball for my country (England) and Great Britain in the European Youth Olympic Games. Running became my passion about 5 years ago when I realized I needed to be doing something to keep me in shape during college. I started small, 2 to 3 mile runs, and built up to more like 5 or 6 miles. I suddenly realized how much I enjoyed running, and decided that I was going to sign up for the Madison Wisconsin marathon. I finished that marathon in 3:51:58…….from that moment on I was hooked!
What accomplishment are you most proud of: Qualifying for the Boston Marathon.
Favorite Quote: “Running is something that no one can do for you. You own it and can make it what you want”
Favorite Race: Has to be the Boston Marathon. The feeling I got when I qualified, the atmosphere, the course, the people. Everything about it was just amazing.