is a web site designed for the seasoned woman runner.
may be competitive, racing several times a year. Or she
may be past the competition, but still runs for the power
it instills in her, and the feelings that it invokes from
no longer cares about how many calories her workouts burn,
or how she can tone up her arms as well, unless these
things relate specifically to improving her as a runner.
enjoys the companionship of other runners, and likes to
follow their progress. Since she races frequently, she
would welcome friends in different areas of the country
where she might stay during a race weekend, reciprocating
the favor when they come to her city.
is willing to try new products which may enhance the running
is interested in the science behind running; she enjoys
reading about research in the running field, knowing that
it may serve to improve her performance.
she is a serious competitor, she may be interested in
how to promote herself as an athlete, and would like to
know about agents, race directors, sponsorship and other
womenrunners may range in age, ability, strength and experience,
but they have one thing in common; they all possess a
love for running.
would welcome all submissions. Please forward
them to me for consideration.
the web site progresses, you may have ideas for future
columns. These ideas are also welcome. Visit this site
often, and hopefully you will find it to be useful, informative
Mary Burns Prine is a veteran runner, having completed
well over 100 marathons in her 35 years of running. She has
qualified for 3 U.S. Olympic Trials, all in the marathon
(1984, 1996 and 2000).
holds a BS in Physical Education and a MA in Exercise
Physiology. She also recently completed a MA in Educational Technology. She is a frequent contributor to the SD Union,
and has spoken at various running seminars. She has been
published in Runner's World, and has been a guest speaker
on the BBC. She is an Associate Professor at the San Diego
Community College District. She
and her husband, Chris,have one child, Bobby, aged