Angela Passanise

Age: 29

10K - 47:53
Half Marathon - 1:49:13
Marathon - 4:15:35 - Columbus
Other Marathons: St. Louis, Chicago
Favorite Team race - River to River

Weekly Mileage: 25-30 miles of running, crosstrain with swimming and weightlifting

When Did You Start Running? I played college soccer, and I have been running since I was 15 to stay in shape for soccer. After college, I began to pick up my mileage and enter races in the spring of 1997.

Who Is Your Running Role Model? Who Has Influenced You Most In Running? My running was first influenced in St. Louis. One of my coworkers and good friends from Sverdrup(my old engineering company) - Roger Ringhausen who had been running for years suggested that I come out for a Saturday morning run. He told that he was heading out for 10 miles with his 72 year old running partner. At first I thought he was crazy, but eventually I decided to join him and take on his challenge. I have been running ever since! The running group in St. Charles was addicting. All my old running buddies and my friends from Fleet Feet from St. Charles are my inspirations.

What Is Your Favorite Workout? My favorite workouts are -
1. Trail running out at Rockbridge
2. The 10 mile Saturday morning course (challenging)
3. Speedwork

Personal Info and Interests: I moved to Columbia from St. Louis in April of 1999 and began work for the City of Columbia as a Utilities Engineer . My boyfriend, Dave Coogan, and I run a lot together. We put together the 10 mile Saturday morning run and are hoping that more runners come out to join us. All abilities are welcome. I also enjoy running with my 90 lb Doberman - she loves to get out and exercise.