kara foster

State College, PA

elite Member Since: 2012

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born 3/20/1990
college Penn State University



Do you have a quote that guides, inspires, or embodies your training/racing/life?
“Nothing can stop the man (or woman) with the right mental attitude from achieving his/her goal; nothing on earth can help the man (or woman) with the wrong mental attitude. - Thomas Jefferson

What is your favorite post-race meal?
Pizza or chocolate - After races, I just get what's easy...and delicious.

What is your must-have piece of running gear?
My watch, of course!

Do you have a training philosophy?
Listen to my coach. If it works, I shouldn't need to develop a philosophy of my own.

What is your favorite place to run?
Pennsylvania state game lands. They're right across from my house and there are lot's of soft trails.

Why do you run?
I run because fitness is really important to me and I like competing and being competitive.

What animal do you most resemble?
Dragon. Dragons are scary and awesome...not sure how it applies to racing, but I'd like to be a scary and awesome racer.

What is your favorite activity, when not running?
Sleeping. My bed is my favorite place in the world!

Complete the sentence: If I was stranded in a hotel room with one movie and one book, they would be...
Finding Nemo and The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss. They've been my favorites for a really long time.

personal bests

1500m 4:23.54
3000m 9:17.48
5k 15:48:82
10k 32:37:19
13.1 1:13:06





racing highlights

2015 US Half Marathon Championship - 14th place
2014 Big Sur Half Marathon - 2nd/1st American
2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championship - 18th place
2013 Penn Relays 5,000m Champion
2012 Mt. Sac Relays 10,000m Champion
2012, 2011 Big Ten Champion Outdoors 10k
2012 Big Ten Champion Indoors 5k
2011 NCAA Outdoors 10k 19th place, All American