Krysta Gunvalson

IMG_7115.jpegHometown: New York City

Current city/town: Portland, OR

Favorite event: The Marathon and 10 Mile

5K – 20:11, 2017 Clark County Turkey Trot
15K – 1:07:31, 2017 Shamrock Run
Half Marathon – 1:29:39, 2018 Cascade Half
Marathon – 3:24:04, 2016 California International

Proudest running moments: Shaving an hour off of my marathon time, PRing in the marathon twice in one year, and qualifying for (and running) the Boston Marathon.

Favorite quote: Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. – Haruki Murakami

Favorite place to run: The Fairmount Loop in the SW hills of Portland. Call me crazy, but I love a good, repetitious loop on quiet roads (the view is pretty great on a clear day, too!)

Best running advice you’ve ever received: Never let one mile/workout/race get you too high or too low.

Favorite post-race meal: A pile of pancakes, eggs, hashbrowns, and bacon and a huge bloody mary garnished with lots of olives and pickles.

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