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Member NamePhyllis Karsten
LocationSan Jose, CA
Years Running
Max Distance1/2 marathon 
Fastest Mile13:15 
Current Mile13:15 
Types of RunningRoad Runner
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CommentsBecause I am mainly a Race Walker, it gets pretty lonesome as I see that 10K finish arch without a soul around except for one or two of the Double Race crew. I just have time to grab a banana and head back out for the 5K final. If you look at my times on just plain 5K races, you will see that I really set personal records to come in just under an hour and a half on that 10K lap. But I have finish din both the Double races I've done so far! I expected many more photos of the Pleasanton 2013 race. Where are the award ceremony photos? 
Fitness StatementI am not a runner - I do Power Walking or Racewalking.

am a member of the LLS Team In Training walk team. We are training to do the Nike Womens Half Marathon in San Francisco in October 2013. We train 3 times per week.

I competed in the National Senior Games this year I did the 1500 Meter Race Walk and the 5000 Meter Racewalk.  
Running AchievementsI completed the San Jose Rock & Roll Half Marathon in 3:29:5 - which was tops for my age group.
I took the bronze medal in my age group for the 1500 M Racewalk at the National Senior Games in Cleveland Ohio this year. Later I discovered that my time for the 1500M was enough to land me on the National Senior Games list of all-time winners! 

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NameEventRaceBib#TimePlacePointsPrize MoneyFull Results
Phyllis KarstenSan Jose 8/24/13Double Road Race56102:26:1634220100.00results
PHYLLIS KARSTENSan Juan Bautista 12/16/17Double 8K12101:29:0637100.00results
PHYLLIS KARSTENChristmas 12/17/16Double 8K28701:22:1845100.00results
PHYLLIS KARSTENPacific Grove 9/24/17Double 8K16101:27:2350100.00results
PHYLLIS KARSTENPleasanton 12/20/15Double 8K241501:14:38122100.00results
PHYLLIS KARSTENSan Jose 2/20/165K60648:1255100.00results
PHYLLIS KARSTENSan Jose 2/21/155K102301:07:2668100.00results
PHYLLIS KARSTENSan Jose 8/22/155K103147:0385100.00results
Phyllis KarstenPleasanton 12/22/13Double Road Race38102:27:35514050.00results
Phyllis KarstenSan Jose 2/22/14Double Road Race11802:29:442482360.00results


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Saturday, July 18th, 2015
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5000M Race Walk at National Senior Games - An official Attempt at a World Record.
Although I got the gold in my age division, I didn't quite make the world title. Came in about 23 seconds too short. I'll be looking for other USTF events to keep working on that title!

run Keep speeding along, Phyllis! You are going to get thT record! You are such a great inspiration!
Heide Unger 7/19/15 9:20 pm
Saturday, May 3rd, 2014
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Racewalk on Coyote Creek Trail

Saturday, April 19th, 2014
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Racewalk. Did fartleks on way out. kept a good pace on the fast portions. Took it easy on recovery sections.

Long, gentle uphill on way home - kept an easy pace.

run Way to go Phylllis. You continue to amaze me.
Bob Anderson 4/20/14 7:55 am
Monday, April 14th, 2014
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Neighborhood workout. A recovery day after the 5K Wildflower race.

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
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Workout at gym with Personal Trainer. she is working on building up areas she observed need strengthening as a result of accompanying me on the ST Patrick's Day 5K. Today we worked on strengthening shoulders as well as lower back hip abductors.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
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Experimenting with new VIRB video camera that can be worn on a harness to capture shots while running or walking. Also working to improve my Racewalking technique to be ready for the One Hour Race on Sunday.

Saturday, March 1st, 2014
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Distance: 5.03 mi
Time: 2:01:21
Avg Pace: 24:06 min/mi
Calories: 406 C

A friend and I decided to just do a leisurely walk to give my hip muscles further time to rest up from Sunday's Double. It was pouring rain when we started but it tapered into a rainbow with clouds and sun. On the last mile, we walked against a very strong head wind. Had breakfast at New Leaf Market.

run Great way to tackle a rainy day,Phyllis! I wimped out and went to the gym. Your love for exercise is impressive. I look forward to seeing you at the Pacific Grove Double Road Race.
3/1/14 8:36 pm
run You are such an inspiration.
Bob Anderson 3/3/14 7:46 am
Friday, February 28th, 2014
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Home workout with assigned exercises

run Hi Phyllis It was so wonderful to meet you last weekend at the SJ Double. Hope to see you at another race. Happy workouts and Running. Best Kelly VZM
Kelly Van Zant Maine 2/28/14 5:06 pm
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runnerSorry Bob, I can't join the group in Pacific Grove - love that trail around the ocean too. I plan to join the gang at the next san Jose Double next Aug. In the mean time, I am concentrating on improving my Race Walking technique, and hope to wipe the field again in the age graded results for the upcoming Senior Games at San Mateo Community College on May 10.
Phyllis Karsten 3/24/14 10:54 am
runnerPhyllis we will miss you in PG. Good luck to you at the Senior Games the day before. See you at our August Double in San Jose if not before...
Bob Anderson 3/24/14 11:24 am
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runnerI hope my fav 80 plus runner is going to be joining us Feb 22nd in San Jose for the Double!!!! Glad to see you got your races listed for 2013.
Bob Anderson 1/15/14 10:39 pm
runnerRight now you are 28th place...out of 100. I hope I have your energy when I am your age. Hope you can make our training run this Saturday at Road Runner Sport (Campbell) at 9am....
Bob Anderson 1/15/14 10:41 pm
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runnerCheck out my video on my profile!
Phyllis Karsten 1/15/14 9:43 pm
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runnerPhyllis, good to see you are going to join us at the San Jose Double...at 88 you could be the oldest person to finish a Double ever!!! That is so cool....
Bob Anderson 8/7/13 3:01 pm
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