laura carlyle

Mountain View, CA

haute volée Since: 2014

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born 7/16/1989
hometown kelowna, british columbia



What is your favorite quote that guides, inspires, or embodies your training/racing/life?
“It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting." - Paul Coelho

Favorite post-race meal?
Chocolate Milkshake

What is your must-have piece of running gear?
A tight hair tie and I have fallen in love with the Mac Roga Shorts.

Do you have a training philosophy?
Trust your coach and go all in!

What is your favorite place to run?
Myra Canyon railroad trestle that they converted into soft never ending 600km trail in Kelowna, BC.

Why do you run?
I run because it feels right: it's a lifestyle. It makes me feel natural and free. Even in the middle of a hard workout or tempo, it's a healthy pain that makes me feel alive and in tune with my body. Ultimately I want to see how fast my body can go!

What is your favorite workout?
5 x 1000m on the track.

What is your favorite activity, when not running?
Sleeping and my guilty pleasure is definitely catching up on trashy television shows.

Complete the sentence: If I was stranded in a hotel room with one movie and one book they would be… 
Disney's Frozen and The Alchemist.

personal bests

800m 2:05.89
1500m 4:12.09
5k 16:05.04


racing highlights

2016 - Canadian Track Trials 1500m Competitor
2015 - Canadian Indoor Championship 1500m - 3rd  
2015 - University of Washington Husky Classic Mile - 1st  
2011 - Pac 12 Championship - 1500m - 2nd 

photo credit: Michael Lahner