Meet the Athlete: Stacy Shaw

Name: Stacy Shaw

Age: 53

Hometown: Roseland 

Current residence: Elkhorn

Occupation/Degree you are working towards: Teacher @ Saint James Seton 

High School- Roseland

College (major/minor) Hastings College Education major /Masters in Curriculum Instruction at Doane

What is your running background? I ran in high school but then started running again in my early 40s

Favorite distance to run? Undecided

What are your future running goals? To be competitive in my age group

I can’t run without…? I don’t need anything to run

Do you do anything to stay injury free? sleep, core training and listening to my body

Do you have a favorite running book/podcast/movie/athlete? Eat and Run by Scott Jurek

What is your favorite race you have competed in the past? Rocky Raccoon 100 mile & Boston of course.

What is your number one bucket list race you would like to do in the future? Future, future …….Western States

Do you have any advice to other runners? Have fun

What are your PRs? All my PRs are in my mid 40s. 1:26 half 3:03 full ,23 hours and change 100 miles and 5:42 mile 

How long have you been an LRC-Nebraska member? 6 months

What excites you the most about being an LRC-Nebraska athlete? Running with the best athletes in NE and racing on the master’s team

What does a typical training week look like for you?  Walk us through your daily routine (training related and otherwise): I run  5 times a week and lift 2 to 3 times.

We all approach training and racing differently, so tell us what your short-term and long-term goals are with running: short term run a fall marathon and long term run stay healthy!

After a solid race or long run, what is your favorite meal to demolish and replenish those calories?  Please use details and give recommendations! After a race I love a big burger, fries and a cold Pale Ale or IPA

Share a crazy training or racing story, or simply an interesting moment in time: My first 100k (2013) Lunar Run, in Kansas started at 9pm and was an 18 mile loop on gravel roads. I did not wear a headlamp, did not carry anything and had no clue what to expect. Th last loop was a different turn to finish but when I got to that point no one had turned the arrow yet so I started another loop without knowing it. My Garmin was dead but I knew I should have been close to the finish. I started running faster and I was getting thirsty, the sun was bright and hot  on a July morning and finally a van pulled up behind me. The race crew asked how I was doing. I asked them where the finish was. He told me I passed the turn about 5 miles back, he thought I was running extra for run! Then he pointed me in the direction and asked if I wanted a ride. I said “YES”, I had already run over the race distance. He said I was still first place even with the extra distance! Lesson learned!

What book are you currently reading or TV show are you binge watching? I don’t watch much TV and I read nonfiction health related books. I just read “Endure”.

You’re the star of a running movie, and the opening scene is you running on a winding dirt road, with a beautiful sunrise.  What song is playing in the background? “Here comes the sun”

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