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CNW Athlete, Meghan Lyle shares her experiences and background as a runner.
Tell us about your running history.
I was a late bloomer, playing soccer through high school and doing track 'on the side' just to stay fit. Later in college I was continuing to run for fitness, and started to develop more speed as I trained for a few half marathons. One random day my senior year, I did a treadmill run, and was running late for an engagement so I picked up the pace. I was able to run about 7:00 mile pace and I thought "Hey l, I wonder how fast you have to run to run to run in college?" I started looking up the Husky women's race times online, and did the calculations. To this day I can't believe I had the gumption to do this, but I contacted the coach to see if I could try out for the team anyway. I also can't believe they took a chance on such an unseasoned runner. They gave me a training schedule for the summer, and I walked on as a 5th year senior. The exposure to D1 training was miraculous for improving my fitness, and I ended up running really well, even making our XC Nationals team, and ultimately running third for the team at XC Nationals.
Thanks SO much for those of you who were there braving Junuary weather on the last day of May at our first meet. Not only was the final tally of entries — 460 — the biggest opener EVER, we could have sold more than the 67 season passes we had ready, and THAT’S a record for an entire season!