stephanie bruce

Flagstaff, AZ

elite Since: 2014

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born 1/14/1984
hometown phoenix, arizona



Do you have a quote that guides, inspires, or embodies your training/racing/life?
"It ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!" - Rocky

What is your favorite post-race meal?
Burger, san buns, french fries and a Coke.

What is your must-have piece of running gear?
Spandex shorts all the way! Somehow wearing them just makes me feel faster and ready to get to work. Hello Flyte Shorts!

Do you have a training philosophy?
Train at 90%. All runners work really hard and usually think more is better. Showing up to the starting line healthy and a bit undertrained is a far greater accomplishment than running on fumes. Leave some in the tank for race day.

What is your favorite place to run?
New York City! It's the place I was born and holds a special place in my heart.

Why do you run?
I run to find out how far I can push my body, physically and mentally.

What is your favorite activity, when not running?
Watching running, haha I'm a runner nerd. My favorite activity is hanging with my hubby Ben and watching a movie. Although that doesn't happen as much anymore now that we have a baby.

What is your favorite kind of workout?
The tempo run

Complete the sentence: If I was stranded in a hotel room with one movie and one book, they would be…
If I was stranded in a hotel I'd be in heaven. I love hotels so that's not a hard sell. If I had to choose it would be Love Actually or The Holiday and 50 Shades of Grey (yeah I went there!)

personal bests

5k 15:49
10k 31:59.88
15k 50:09
13.1 70:53
26.2 2:29:35
5k road 15:59
10k road 32:55


racing highlights

2016 - Olympic Trials 10k Finisher
2013 - US 15k Championship - 3rd
2013 - US 10k Championship - 2nd
2013 - Boston Marathon - 15th, 3rd American
2013 - NYC Half Marathon - 1st American
2012 - Honolulu Marathon - 3rd 
2012 - US Olympic Trials 10k - 8th
2011 - Houston Marathon - 3rd (2:29:35)
2006 - Big West Conference Athlete of the Year
2005 - Club XC National Championship - 10th
2003 - Big West XC Champion