About

 

 Caroline competes in distances from the marathon to 100 miles. She ran the fastest women’s 50-mile trail time ever recorded at the Brazos Bend 50 miler in December 2016, setting the overall course record in the process in a time of 5:48. Caroline was the 2017 USATF 100k and IAU Americas Champion and 2016 USATF 50k National Road Champion. She is a two-time American Record holder (40-44) in 50k and 50 mile, and was voted 2017 USATF Masters Ultra Trail Runner of the Year. In 2016, Caroline represented Team USA at the 50k Road World Championships.

Caroline was 6th American at the 2016 Houston Marathon (2:44), won the 2015 Santa Rosa Marathon and qualified for the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials.

A resident of California, Caroline is a relative newcomer to running, training consistently since 2012. She is a wine industry attorney, youth track coach, business owner of Hill Haven Provisions, wife and mother of two young boys.

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Sponsors:  Altra RunningVFuel, Victory Sportdesign, Nathan

Citizenship:  Dual US and British

Education:  JD Berkeley Law, MPhil Cambridge University, BA summa cum laude, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 

10 thoughts on “About

    • Awesome Greg! Look forward to checking out your blog and reading about your running journey. We’ll undoubtedly cross paths at local races somewhere down the line and I look forward to meeting you in person. I love meeting other local ultrarunners!

  1. Hi Caroline,

    This is the first time I’ve come across your blog, and it’s very inspiring! i am also a Boaltie and going to start work in a large law firm next year. I love running and want to keep pushing my limits. I’ve been an avid runner since middle school, ran cross country in high school, and have recently gotten into marathons and PA racing. I want to keep getting better even with the job – I was wondering if you had any tips for balancing the billable hour and running! I don’t want to give up on my favorite hobby because of law firm life 🙂

    • Awesome! Thanks for the comment. I’m not going to lie and say being a big law young associate, running and having any semblance of a social life would be easy. But it can be done!

      My story is that I came to law school at 29, got married in the middle and we started a family soon after law school. I love the law, but I’ve certainly taken a non-traditional path. After my first son was born, I sought out part time opportunities that would still be fulfilling. Since I focus on an uncommon area of law (wine business), I’ve been able to find work that allows for the kind of balance required to juggle everything. Running evolved as an outlet for me, and as with anything, you have to want it. By treating it as one of several essential priorities in my life, I always found the time. My advice to you is to be creative. If traditional big law is your path (I don’t know that it is, but let’s assume the most challenging scenario), try to run in the morning. If you can’t, take your running clothes to work with you. Don’t be afraid to run on a treadmill at a nearby gym if you need to. Consider run-commuting.

      Ultimately, make it a non-negotiable, essential part of your day. View it as your outlet, your one totally self-indulgent activity, rather than one more thing for the to-do list. You will find a way!

      • Thanks for the awesome advice! Running has always been non-negotiable for me, and I will continue to make it so 🙂

  2. In my humble opinion, your ability to walk the line between the hubris needed to exceed the boundaries of contemporary athletic achievement, and the humility needed to tell a relatable story, is the true accomplishment of this blog. The meme of inspirational clatter that permeates typical race reports does nothing for me, but the nuanced narrative you spin sparks something inside me. As a 35-year-old guy who is on the cusp of throwing in the towel on athletic endeavor, your narrative, in the context of family and career, is…..I’ll reluctantly admit, quite inspiring. Keep up the effort and I’ll keep cheering for you to break more records. Cheers.

    • Ah thanks Christoph. I feel like throwing in the towel myself from time to time. But I don’t, because I know what I get out of it is infinitely more than what I put in. Even if it doesn’t always feel that way. Keep at it Christoph!

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