Instructor runs Boston Marathon
When you get Touchstone Concord spin instructor, Lupe Labourdett's cell phone voicemail, she gives you three reasons for why she may not be answering the phone. "I'm either with a patient, or with a client, or running." It's no surprise to hear then, that Lupe just completed her fifth Boston Marathon this spring. The historic, and notoriously grueling, race starts in Hopkinton, MA and ends 26.2 miles later in Boston, MA. Lupe managed to run the distance in an impressive 3 hours and 48 minutes, only 13 minutes slower than her best marathon finish of 3 hours and 35 minutes, which she did in the Napa Marathon
- the race that qualified her for the Boston Marathon
To train for the race, Lupe ran an average of 5-8 miles every weekday and 14-20 miles on the weekend, requiring serious commitment and discipline. "My mornings start at 6am to give me time to run. I eat in my car; I do whatever it takes for me to get in the time for a run," Lupe explains. Don't think that Lupe is done running now the Boston Marathon is over. She's busier than ever training for the 50 K (31.1 miles) Salt Point Trail Run
September 17 in Jenner, CA at an elevation of 4960 feet!
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