Lisa Runs on Ramen

— running 26.2 and having foodie adventures too!

Stats and Races

Stats for Lisa:

Personal Records (PRs) as of 12/15/13:

1 mile: 7:04 (Fifth Avenue Mile, road, 8/14/04)

5K: 23:27

4 miles: 32:47 (Fitness Mind, Body, Spirit Games, NYC, 9/11/10)

5 miles: 41:39 (Portugal Day, NYC, 6/19/11)

10K: 49:55 (Get Outside Governor’s Island 10K), June 2013

15K: 1:26:21

Half Marathon (13.1 miles): 1:52:29 (Brooklyn Half, NY, 5/18/13)

Marathon (26.2 miles): 4:05:25 (Wineglass Marathon, NY, 10/2/11)

50 miles: 10:25:32 (Dirty German 50-miler, May 2013), Philadelphia, PA

100 miles: 28:23:48 (Beast of Burden Summer 100, 8/18/12) Lockport, NY

24-hour run: 76.1 miles in 23:00:49, (Stroehmann Back on My Feet Lone Ranger Run, 7/16/11) Philadelphia, PA

Fun Facts:

  • I am sponsored by Team Refuel/Got Chocolate Milk for the 2012 and 2013 seasons!
  • I belong to the Marathon Maniacs club, and I’m Maniac #3276. I’m a four-star level (11 states/provinces/countries in 365 days).
  • I also belong to the 50 States Marathon Club, and as of December 2013 I have completed marathons in 18 states and 5 countries.
  • I started running because I was bad at all other sports as a kid. Seriously. I picked up running at 15 and never looked back.
  • My favorite distance is the half-marathon because I can run and still have energy to sightsee and be on my feet afterwards! However, I love the challenge of an ultramarathon and 50-mile races are starting to become a strength of mine.
  • I have run over 180 road races since 2003 and 40 marathons (includes ultramarathons) since 2005. The longest race I have ever run was the Beast of Burden Summer 100 in August 2012. I’m proud to say I finished on my first try!
  • Weird/unusual races I have done: The NYC Pizza Run 2011, The NYC Cupcake Run 2013, Empire State Building Run-Up, Just a Short Run 30K in Pittsburgh, PA (funny distance and everyone got a pair of Brooks shorts).

My top five favorite marathons are:

1) ING New York City Marathon

2) Tokyo Marathon (Japan)

3) Big Sur Marathon (CA)

4) Barcelona Marathon (Spain)

5) Honolulu Marathon (HI)

Best race schwag: Probably the UnderArmour Baltimore Marathon–love the medal and the UnderArmour tech tee!

Upcoming Races in 2014 (Tentative calendar)

Beast of Burden Winter 50 (Lockport, NY) 1/18/14

Fred Lebow Manhattan Half Marathon 1/26/14

Miami Half Marathon, FL: 2/2/14

North Face Endurance Challenge 50K (Bear Mountain, NY): May 2014

Stroehmann Back on My Feet 24 hour Run (Lone Ranger), Philadelphia, PA: July 2014

Lululemon SeaWheeze Half Marathon (Vancouver, Canada) 8/23/14

Bear 100, Logan, UT: Sept 2014

More races TBA

Races in 2013 (all distances, including obstacle races, trail runs, and stair races):

34 total official races, plus 1 incomplete (DNF at the Bear 100 miler–ran 61 miles)

December 2013: T-Mobile Shoe4Africa 5K (NYC)

November 2013: ING New York City Marathon (26.2), Knickerbocker 60K (NYC)

October 2013: Rock ‘n’ Roll Brooklyn 10K (Brooklyn, NY), Atlantic City Marathon (NJ), NYC Cupcake Run (5k), Rock ‘n’ Roll Halloween Half (Los Angeles, CA)

September: Run 10 Feed 10 (10K, NYC), Bear 100 (Logan, UT)–ran 61 miles and dropped out due to ice, Super Spartan NJ 8.5 miles (Vernon, NJ)

August: none

July: MLB All-Star 5K (Brooklyn, NY), Great Cranberry Island 50K (Maine), 20in24 Back on My Feet Lone Ranger (24 hr race, was cancelled due to extreme heat)

June: Oakley New York Mini 10K, Portugal Day (5 mi, NYC), Front Runners Pride Run (5 mi), paced TGNY 100 (ran 26 miles with friend, unscored pacing), Governor’s Island 10K (NYC), North Face Endurance Challenge DC 50K (Sterling, VA)

May: Japan Day (4 mi), Brooklyn Half (13.1), AHA Start! Wall Street Run (3 mi), Dirty German 50 miler (Philly, PA)

April: Spartan Sprint Citi Field (5k obstacle race), Scotland Run (5 mi, NYC), More/Fitness Women’s Half Marathon (NYC), Virgin London Marathon (Great Britain), Nike Women’s Half DC

March: 13.1 New York, Coogan’s Salsa, Blues and Shamrocks (5K, NYC), Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon (Washington, DC), Red Hook Crit 5K (Brooklyn, NY)

February: NYRR Gridiron Classic (4 miles) , Empire State Building Run-Up (stair climb, 86 stories), Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Half Marathon

January: Joe Kleinerman 10K, Walt Disney World Marathon (Orlando, FL), Manhattan Half Marathon

Races in 2012: 30 races

archive list coming soon

Races in 2011: 38 races

archive list coming soon

Lisa during the Get Outside Governor's Island 10K

Lisa during the Get Outside Governor’s Island 10K


Photo by OhSnapper photography. Lisa during the NYRR 60K in 2013

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