Runner Profile: Veronica Byers

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Veronica Byers

Lake Placid's Veronica Byers

Name: Veronica Byers
Age: 32
Residence: Lake Placid, NY
Number of FRW races: 2
2009 result: 25:41
Best result: 25:39

I’ve been running for 2 years. Before taking up running in 2007, my only other “sport” was martial arts. (I hold black belts in Tae Kwon Do and Shorin Ryu Karate.)

My goal for next year is to break 6:30 in the mile and 22:45 in the 5K. (Current PRs are 6:37 and 22:56.)

I’m just coming off an injury, so my weekly mileage right now is only 10 or so. My normal volume is 25.

I train in the mid-morning after my 8:30 meeting. It’s early enough that I can’t get too busy or tired to go and late enough for the temperature to have warmed up from the cold Adirondack nights.

I like running’s simplicity. I’ve started triathlon training, and now that I bike and swim, I appreciate just lacing up my shoes and getting out there.

Why do I run? Easy: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream.

Veronica blogs at Adirondack Athlete. If you’d like to be featured in our Runner Profile series, or if you know of someone who might, drop us a line!


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