Caryn Anson

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Name:  Caryn Anson

Where were you born and raised?  I was born in Tulsa, OK.  I was raised in Tempe, AZ.

When did you begin running?  I began running when I was 15.  It was my junior year in high school and I joined the cross-country team.  I ran cross-country my senior year as well.  I’ve been running ever since.

How did you get started running?  I used to go to my high school track and try to run a few laps at night.  Before long I was running four or five miles in my neighborhood with a friend.

Favorite distance to run:  My favorite distance to run is the half marathon.  It is a challenge, but not so much work that I have to change my lifestyle to train for it.

Favorite race:  It is really hard to choose my favorite race.  They all have their own unique qualities.  I definitely prefer smaller races.  I loved the Long Beach Marathon.  You can’t beat running next to the beach with a view of the Queen Mary.  The fans along the streets were so friendly and encouraging.  I also really liked the Pemberton 50K.  I love trail running and I accomplished a goal of running the farthest I ever have in my life.

Favorite Track N Trail event this year:  AZ TnT has so many great events.  I would have to say the Grand Canyon crossing was my favorite event this year.

Favorite place to run:  My favorite place to run is South Mountain, but my knees might say otherwise.

Favorite Quote:  “Go the extra mile.  It’s never crowded.”

If you could run anywhere in the world where would it be?  I’ve always wanted to run in Central Park.

Other Hobbies:  My other hobbies are hiking, swimming, cooking and anything to do with dogs.

Advice for new runners:  I would tell new runners to find a great group of people to run with, like AZ TnT.  Running with friends and encouraging each other to set and accomplish goals is a great feeling.

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