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PAULA PRIDGEN

CHARLOTTE, NC

PERSONAL BESTS

ROAD 5K

ROAD 10K

13.1

MARATHON

17:00

35:58

1:18:49

2:40:04

RACING HIGHLIGHTS

2019 - BOSTON MARATHON, 30TH PL, 2:41:36
2019 - NYC MARATHON, 9TH AMERICAN 2:40:04 (PR)

Q & A

What is your favorite quote that guides, inspires, or embodies your training/racing/life?

"Competitive athletes must be 'psychotically' optimistic. It's the mark of a champion." - Jim Afremow, Ph.D

What was your favorite sport in middle school?
Horseback riding. I’ve always loved animals and being outdoors. I was also competitive and enjoyed showing my horse in local and state horse shows.

Can you share your first sports bra experience?
I remember being given a white, hand-me-down sports bra in middle school. There was nothing pretty about it.

What is your absolute favorite piece of #flystyle and why?
The Mac Roga Shorts are how I became a fan of Oiselle several years ago when I bought my first pair. They are super cute, fit well, and have pockets!

If you could give one piece of advice to a 12 year old girl, what would it be?
As a melanoma survivor, I’d have to say, “Wear your sunscreen!”

Tell us about your favorite place you have ever traveled to:
The Scottish Highlands. It is beautiful country and I love the mountain vibe.

What alternative career do you fantasize about?
Other than being a professional runner, I’d like to restore and flip houses Nicole Curtis-style.

What is your superpower?  
I excel at napping.