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Training With Athleta Iron Girl
Click here to download a printable PDF file training guide
to start training for the Athleta Iron Girl event with this easy-to-follow training guide for 5K, 10K and half marathon runs along with sprint and intermediate distance triathlons. The program was created in collabration with Athleta. Each training plan features a daily workout schedule, plus we include nutrition recommendations, a packing list, and a heart rate training guide from Polar Heart Rate Monitors.
What are “Pacers”?
A person or team that helps you achieve your running goal by setting a consistent pace during the event. They help you avoid going out too fast, help you maintain a steady pace, then help motivate you to the finish.
- Will there be pacers at IronGirl Santa Rosa? YES. For Pace ranges 2:00 to 3:00 at 15 minute intervals.
- Do I need to sign up in advance with the pacers?
- No, we will be happy to meet you race morning (come find us with the signs) or say hello at the Expo on Saturday.
- Is participation with the pace group free? YES!
- If I have questions or am not sure I need a pacer, can I talk to someone?
- Yes! You can speak with Beth Carter – coordinator (719-322-8719 or email@example.com) or any of the pacers at the contact listed in their Bios.
2:00 Pace Leader
Name: Beth Carter
Current Home: Fairfield , CA
Running Since: I was MUCH younger (25 years!)
Runs Because: It is my first love
Pacer Because: I love to share the love
Proudest Run: Helping my best friend hit her proudest marathon PR
Contact Phone: 719-322-8719
2:15 Pace Leader
Name: Lynn Delgado
Current Home: Sacramento CA
Running Since: Ran 1.5 years in high in 1984/85, stopped and resurged 2009
Runs Because: It's my time
Pacer Because: I enjoy pacing to encourage and support others in reaching personal goals.
Proudest Run: Losing 60+ lbs and qualifying for Boston all within 1.5 years.
Contact Phone: 707-498-8718
2:30 Pace Leader
Name: Mary Beth Kierstead
Current Home: Oakland, CA
Running Since: College- First Marathon NY 1997
Runs Because: Makes me happy:)
Pacer Because: I love sharing my joy of running with others
Proudest Run: First Place two years in a row at Cinderella Trail 1/2 Marathon
2:45 Pace Leader
Name: Sara Kurth
Current Home: Oakland, CA
Running Since: 1998, when I ran the Twin Cities Marathon with my mom as her Mother’s Day present.
Runs Because: I love cupcakes and pizza and those calories won’t burn themselves off.
Pacer Because: I like to help people achieve everything they are capable of
Proudest Run: The Drag-n-Fly trail half marathon. It was really hot and unbelievably hilly and it took everything I had to keep going, but I never gave up.
Contact Phone: 415-828-3950
3:00 Pace Leader
Name: Melissa Ownby
Current Home: Alameda, CA
Running Since: Marathons since 2000, ultras since 2009
Runs Because: It's the best way to tour California!
Pacer Because: I love a captive audience
Proudest Run: Every time I pace a race and I meet someone running their very first.