trisha drobeck

Missoula, MT

haute volée Since: 2015

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born 6/3/1980
hometown missoula, montana




What is your favorite quote that guides, inspires, or embodies your training/racing/life?
"It's not whether you get knocked down: it's whether you get up." - Vince Lombardi

Favorite post-race meal? 
Cheeseburger and a good IPA!
What is your must-have piece of running gear?
A good sports bra. My favorites: the New Lesko and Tracktion.

What is your favorite workout?
I actually really like hill repeats, which is strange because I wouldn't consider myself a good hill runner. I always feel really satisfied after something like 5 x 2 minutes or 16 x 30 seconds at a very hard effort anywhere from 3-15% grade depending on what hill I'm on.

What is your favorite place to run?
I love running in Missoula! We have such a variety of everything less than a mile from my house. Paved riverfront trails, beautiful historic university district and epic trails that go for miles. 
Why do you run?
So, so many reasons I run. One is to clear my head. I have a stressful job in sales and running is my time to decompress. Health and fitness: running makes me feel good. And lastly, I'm competitive. Since my family won't play board games with me anymore, I have to release my competitiveness somewhere!

What is your favorite activity, when not running?
My husband is a professional triathlete and I love spectating at his races. An Ironman is an all-day affair, so it's time consuming, but I love the drama as the day unfolds. And I don't just cheer for my man, I love cheering for all the participants. I'm also a book worm, especially when it comes to fiction. And lastly I have four adorable cats that keep me entertained: Steve, Wylie, Beaver & Harley.

Complete the sentence: If I was stranded in a hotel room with one movie and one book they would be…
Tommyboy and whatever series I'm currently obsessed with. Right now, it's The Cormoran Strike Novels by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling).

trisha's personal records

10miles 59:36
13.1 1:18:21
26.2 2:44:56


racing highlights

4 Time Missoula Marathon Champion (2010, 2012, 2015, 2016)
2016 - Olympic Trials Marathon Finisher
2015 - Missoula Marathon - 1st/Course Record (2:46:52) 
2015 - MT Cup XC Champion
2015 - USATF Montana Half Marathon Championship - 1st/Course Record
2014 - Boston Marathon Elite Start
2012 - PF Chang's Rock-n-Roll Marathon - 1st


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