jennifer harpel

ambassador Member Since: 2013

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hometown austin, texas


Do you have a quote that guides, inspires, or embodies your training/racing/life?
"There is no such thing as bad weather, just soft people." - Bill Bowerman

Why do you run?
I love the sense of accomplishment that I get from running. I feel that every time I run whether it's an early morning run before work or a race. I also love running when I travel. It's the best way to see a new place.

What is your favorite place to run?
Locally, I love to run along the Arkansas River trails in Little Rock. Another favorite are the trails around Lady Bird Johnson Lake in Austin, Texas.

Running gear you can't live without?
Brooks Launch Shoes and my Amphipod reflective vest. I run early in the morning and the vest keeps me visible in traffic.

What is your favorite local running store?
The Sporty Runner in Conway.

When you're not running where would we find you?
Probably planning my next running trip! I love to travel whether it's a long weekend or a 2-week trip overseas. My husband and I just got back from Peru!

What is your favorite post-race treat?
Pimiento cheeseburger and truffle fries from The Big Orange in Little Rock!

Complete the sentence: If I was stranded in a hotel room with one movie and one book, they would be…
The movie would be Singles and the book would be Life of Pi.


jennifer's favorites

Race Distance 13.1 or 15k
Workout Progressive run: 20min. easy - 20min. moderate - 20min. tempo.
Pump Up Song Hot Like Sauce - Pretty Lights