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Kara Goucher is a World Championship silver medallist, two-time Boston third-place finisher, and an American distance running legend. After an illustrious track career, Goucher moved to the roads. Now she’s making a second move from the roads to the trail, running her debut trail marathon at Leadville.
Goucher announced on Monday that she will be trying something new this June. She said in a race preview, “I started running when I was six and I loved it right away.
I loved being outside, being in the woods and having my heart feel like it was going to beat out of my chest. Now that the days of trying to make Olympic teams are past me, I kind of want to go back to what got me into running in the first place.”
Goucher ran the Houston Marathon in January and had a tough time. After a much anticipated return to the roads, the Olympian didn’t finish the race as a result of an old injury flare up.
After heartbreak in Houston, the runner is excited to get back to her running roots and try out the trail. The Leadville Trail Marathon runs June 15, 2019.(03/12/2019) ⚡AMP
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Emily Sisson’s focus for Sunday’s Aramco Houston Half-Marathon is all about running a fast time. The Team New Balance athlete admitted, however that she’s feeling a little out of her comfort zone.
“I’m used to racing New York Half where I’m, like, really focused on all the competition. I’m still really focused on that here, but I’ve never run on a really fast course before, so that was never on my mind, really. It’s a good opportunity to run fast, so I’d like to break sixty-eight minutes. I think that’s a realistic goal.”
The American record for the half-marathon is 1:07:25, a mark which Molly Huddle set on a chilly day here one year ago. Only Huddle, Deena Kastor (1:07:34), and Jordan Hasay (1:07:55) have broken 1:08-flat on a record-quality course (Kara Goucher ran 1:06:57 on the slightly-aided Great North Run course in England in 2007). Sisson, 27, has the road racing chops to challenge Huddle’s mark, and said that her recent training in Arizona has her in very good form.
“I feel much more fit than I was two years ago when I ran my PR in New York,” Sisson observed. “I know Molly made a comment about (my breaking) her record. She wouldn’t say something like that, just say something like that. So, I’m going to take that as a compliment that she thinks I’m fit and ready to run fast.”
At the NYC Half, women run separately from the men and typically start the race cautiously. The weather is usually cold, the course is hilly, and the athletes like to warm into their pace. Here, Sisson will have to get on her goal pace quickly, despite the fact that it will also be cold (just above freezing at the start). She’s a little worried about that, especially with so many sub-elite men running near her and the other top women.
“It’s so different than New York,” Sisson explained. “In New York I feel you have a little bit of a warm-up period. We start in the park, then go over the Manhattan Bridge. So, you’re like jogging the first 5-K. It will be different going straight from the gun this time. You start with the guys, so it will be hard to hold back a little bit.”(01/19/2019) ⚡AMP
Kara Goucher suffered several years of running injuries, and thought she might never run a marathon again. But in her post this morning, she said this morning that she’s got the urge to run again. “I have no racing requirements in my four sponsorship/partnership contacts, I no longer feel like I need to prove anything to anyone, this is just for me. For my joy of running, training hard and running the marathon.”
She will run the Houston Marathon on January 20th, seven years after making her second Olympic team there. Goucher is an World Championship silver medallist in the 10,000m and has a personal best time of 2:25:53 in the marathon. She represented the USA at both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games.(01/08/2019) ⚡AMP