MARIE SCHAPER-ZANDERSON

Hometown: Simi Valley, CA

Background: UCSD cross country and track teams

Racing Competitively Since: 2002

PRs: 

800 m: 2:16.12 (track)

1500 m: 4:39.23 (track)

Half Marathon: 1:19

Marathon: 2:45

 

The Fun Questions:

Favorite Race: Any NOT around Mission Bay... Destination races extended into a vacation.

Favorite Workout: Cut-own workouts, and any that conclude with donuts + coffee

Words to Live By: "Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things."

Why I Choose to Run for PRT: Great group of people and devoted athletes. Can always find someone to jog easy with, or push you past your 'limit,' and sometimes run/ race to complete exhaustion. And then when the 'work' is done and fist-bumps exchanged, you sip a drink together, laugh so hard it becomes an ab workout, and even respect each other in non-running attire.

Favorite PRT Memory: Bend, OR Cross Country Nationals - Epic.

What I Like to Do Besides Running: Eat, sleep, read, travel... Chase my rabbit around the house. Sip margaritas or coffee besid the beach...  Love being outdoors and doing different activities.