Erin Menefee

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Background:  I started running in high school when I went out for cross-country, where I developed my love for racing.  In college, I ran cross-country and track at the University of Arizona. 

Racing competitively since: If high school counts as competitively, I have been racing since 2006 and never plan on stopping!

PRs:

Half Marathon- 1:18:48; San Diego Holiday Half Marathon 2015

10k- 36:32; Cardiff Kook 2016

5k Road- 17:05; Vista Strawberry 2016

5k track- 17:07; Oxy Invitational 2016

3k steeple- 10:42; Stanford Invitational 2012

3k- 9:40; Mt. Pacific Conference Indoor Meet

1600m- 4:49; High School CIF Finals 2010

800m- 2:17; High School 2010

Favorite race: USATF XC Club Nationals in San Francisco was an amazing experience, it felt like racing in college again!  It was so great to be a part of PRT being so competitive in a National level race.

Favorite workout: Anything I get to do around the UCSD track and IM field during sunrise on Wednesday mornings; especially workouts with fast finishes!

Words to live by: “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – You’re right” –Henry Ford

Why you chose to run for PRT:  After finishing my collegiate running career, I tried to keep training on my own for a year, but the day after day loneliness on runs slowly sucked the joy out of running.  Joining PRT made me realize one of the main reasons I love running so much is having teammates beside me!

What I do besides running:  Being a full time student in Physical Therapy school and running doesn’t leave too much time for anything else.  But in the occasional free moments I enjoy playing beach volleyball, reading, quilting, and hanging out with friends!