karen giesler

ambassador Member Since: 2011

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 hometown fort collins, colorado


Do you have a quote that guides, inspires, or embodies your training/racing/life?
 "If one can stick to the training throughout the many long years, then will power is no longer a problem. It's raining? That doesn't matter. I am tired? That's beside the point. It's simply that I just have to." - Emil Zatopek

What is your favorite post-race treat?
Anything with guacamole!

What is your favorite place to run?
There are lots of great places to run in Fort Collins. I love running on the Poudre Trail next to the river and enjoying the majestic views of the mountains. I also like losing myself on the country roads just north of the city. Nothing beats the sight of an old farm houses and barns. 

Why do you run?
I run because it is my “me” time and it provides clarity and a consciousness that I can’t get anywhere else.  Everything is better when I’m running!  I also love the challenges of new workouts and the way my body feels when I know I have given everything.

Where would we find you when you're not running?
If I’m not running, I’m either planning a new lab for my students, weightlifting, scouring the new “Clean Eating” magazine for a quick dinner recipe, reading a new running non-fiction book, or enjoying the company of my amazing family.  

Complete the sentence: If I was stranded in a hotel room with one movie and one book, they would be…
Shawshank Redemption and Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger.

karen's favorites

Race Distance Either 10k of half marathon
Workout The "Broken 10-Miler" 
Pump Up Song Anything with a catchy beat, right now "Till the World Ends (Femme Fatale Remix)