Q&A with Fall Trophy Series Leaders - Page 5
Larie Hall, 44, Bellefonte, PA
4 races, 67.2 miles, 253.3 points
Currently in first place for Female Non-Ultra 40-49 Age Group
How long have you been trail running?
I have been trail running for a year and a half. I had no previous road running experience either. My brother was an avid trail runner, and his love and excitement for the sport stirred my interest.
How many miles a week do you typically run?
I have a very busy life, so I don't actually run very many training miles. It also depends on how many events I have. So typically, I suppose I run 15-20 miles a week. I offset my running with core training. I also like to bike ride if time allows.
What do you do when you’re not running?
I am a fire extinguisher technician at Penn State. I work 10-hour days. I also do housecleaning three days a month. I have two horses and a 2 1/2 year old grandson that are my passion along with trail running. Two of my days off work are typically devoted to my grandson, so training time is scarce in my life. I juggle it all the best I can.
What’s your favorite pre-race meal? Aid station food? Post-run snack?
I don't really have a favorite pre-race meal, as I am still trying to figure out what works best for me. I do like pizza post race. At the aid stations, I tend to rely on the bananas.
What’s been your favorite Trophy Series race this year, and why?
Wow, that's a tough one! I think I have to say Rothrock. It is just an amazing course. Lot's of good running, and also extremely technical! And the heat this year for the Rothrock was unbelievable!
What running-related goals do you have?
My running goals are simple. I want to continue to balance all of the things in my life. I want devote as much time and energy as possible to my running and training while still maintaining an extremely busy work life, horseback riding, and most importantly being a role model for my grandson. He already tells me "when I get too bigger I'm gonna run too Gee"! (He calls me Gee) I am running the Megatransect on Sept. 28. I plan on doing a just a few races to finish out this year. My goal this year was to do at least one event a month, and I have far exceeded that. This month alone I will have completed four events after the Mega! I plan on the same for next year, and also hope to add some trail events that I haven't done yet. And my goal is always to be the best I can be. Give all that I have on each event. I am competing only with myself, and my goal in an event that I had done previously is always to better my time. I want to be a hard competitor, but also stay healthy and have fun!