Getting to Know – Tracy Cahee, 8/19/17

Name:  Tracy Cahee
Location:  West Lafayette
Original Hometown:  West Lafayette
Professional Career:  counselor
Favorite Running Shoe:  Asics Gel Nimbus
Favorite Race Distance:  1/2 Marathon
Favorite Personal Record (PR):  Marathon: 3:22
Favorite Food:  Asian
Favorite Singer/Band:  Biggie, Disco, Classic Rock.
Favorite Book or Movie: anything by David Sedaris

Q:  Can you give us a little background on your running history?  What got you first involved in the sport? I was small and uncoordinated in middle school, so running was a good fit. I ran cross country for Harrison and found how much I enjoy competing while running as a part of a group.

Q:  What are your top memories from your competitive career?  The Circular Logic Marathons; winning the DINO trail race series in 2008.

Q:  Who has had the most influence on your athletic career?  My husband. We run together whenever we can.  He coaches me on my form, helps me with training plans, and discusses pacing and strategy with me before races.

Q:  What races are you preparing for and what are your goals for those races?   Any of the Farmers’ Market 5Ks and WRRC Trail Races that I can squeeze in.  I’m running the Hero Half Marathon in Chesterton on 9/1 and the Purdue Half in October.  For the half-marathons, I would hope to come in at under 1:38.

Q:  What are one or two of your favorite workouts that you are looking forward to running this training segment?  I like the simplicity of mile repeats and often use the Circular Logic mile loop route.  I enjoy intense biking on days when I don’t run.

Q:  How has the Wabash River Runners Club helped you towards your running goals?  Even though I grew up here, I was out-of-state until moving back twelve years ago.  My husband and I started running with the club and loved how positive and welcoming the group was. With kids and tighter schedules, I have been so grateful for the ease of the club’s local races and their collective wisdom.  I have only improved with the unfailing encouragement of the members.