New Houston Hopeful interview: Tamara Karrh

Tamara embodies a kind of runner that I was just talking about yesterday with Coach Sandra: she is a runner who has moved her status from recreational to elite without losing her love of running in the process. Once you step up training and start having to work it around other life commitments — of which Tamara has many, including four young kids — it’s easy to start to experience training as a grind, a burden. As Tamara says, “A lot of it is just the love of it. I love the training…it’s something that I thoroughly enjoy and look forward to each and every day.”

I should note that Tamara is no longer technically a “hopeful”: she qualified for the Trials with a 2:40:22 last fall. This weekend she’s going for the A standard, a 2:39:00 or better.

For the full interview: Houston Hopefuls > Tamara Karrh

6 Responses

  1. Another good one Julie. She’s pretty low-key about it all. Let us know how she goes this weekend.

  2. Just got my Running Times in the mail today… the Tamara Karrh piece turned out well, congrats! Looking forward to more “hopefuls”…

  3. I looked up her result — 2:44, but on 2:37 pace early.

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