Introducing Run Grouper of the Week. A series of regular profiles to spotlight some of our most endorphin-addicted friends and expand everyone’s pace group. Don’t be shy – if Lauren sounds like your speed, say hi and make a new running buddy tonight!
Hometown: Pittsford, NY (suburb of Rochester, NY)
High School: Rush-Henrietta
College: University of Rochester
Did you compete in college? Yes
Typical Run Group distance: 5-7 miles
Typical Run Group pace: 8:00-8:30 pace
How long have you been running? 12 years
Why do you run? When was the moment that you identified as a runner?
I run because it is my release after very long and busy days at work. It makes me happier and more productive as a person, and I feel like my day isn’t complete without it. I first identified as a runner after my first cross country season as a sophomore in high school.
When was your first run group? What keeps you coming back?
My first run group was in May 2010 when you first met at the Peristyle in City Park and before LRC officially opened. The wonderful personalities and camaraderie keep me coming back to run group. I also seem to have a penchant for winning free shoes…
What is your favorite local race?
I love the Zulu Run to Ride 5k for its unique awards and the Tipitina’s 5k for the bands on the flat, fast course
What is your current running goal?
Training for a fall half-marathon and winter marathon
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