Lynne Fonda

Club Member Since 12/3/2007

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Lynne Fonda - Triathlon World Championship, Lausanne, Switzerland
Triathlon World Championship, Lausanne, Switzerland








"We plead guilty to all accusations....and the hell with ya" Charlie Wilson, 2008


City: Colorado Springs State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Salomon Trail Size: 6.5

Age: 74.5 years old

Marital Status: Single

Family members:
I live alone. I've got three great kids; self-supporting and productive!

What I do for work:
Swim Team Coach, Triathlon Coach, Journalist, Small Business Owner

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Monterey, California (25 yrs), Malibu (10 yrs), Pacific Palisades (hometown). The Rocky Mountains knock my socks off!

When I started running and what got me started:
Age 46; restlessness.

What does running mean to me:
Physical empowerment,strength, comaraderie and mutual encouragement.

Running accomplishments:
Triathlon, 10K and Half Marathon podium, 95% of the time, since 1992; Lightweight.

What I like about trail/mountain running:
It's new to me; always wanted to train at altitude! Absolutely zero obsession with mileage and distance! Running UP all the time is totally insane, and impresses my Sea Level friends! Altitude and Mountains are the absolute best!

Favorite running trail and why:
Incline and Barr Trail. I never dreamed I could run to Barr Camp! The descent of Barr Trail is the most fun I've ever found! Especially in snow with Microspikes!

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Winter Trail Series. Love the practicality of racing three races for best in division.

Best running experience:
Triathlon World Championships in Perth, Oz

Worst running experience:
Training my athletes on a horridly hard, small, and banked indoor track (YMCA), racing into a turn while wearing racing flats, spraining my entire foot and fracturing the fibula.

Neatest thing found on a run:
Endorphins, sanity, my life. Best are the new, lifelong friends.

Running related bathroom stop story:
Very first duck into the trees at mile 4 of the run at Wildflower Olympic Distance Triathlon; still made good enough time for the podium. At least I didn't dehydrate (like the previous year when I totally bonked, while experimenting with ZONE diet, by eliminating carb sports drink). Don't EVER do that!

Running pet peeves:
Spacy walkers AND off-leash dogs. Try carrying an empty canister and watch them dive for their dogs!! Amusing!

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I met JFK.

Other hobbies and interests:
Photography, Gardening in the Rocky Mountains

Other stuff:
Aspire to Pikes Peak Ascent, GOG 10 Mile, and BTMR

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