Blue70 Racing

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04/17/2023 Boston Marathon

Past Races

10/09/2022 Chicago Marathon
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06/25/2022 Minocqua Island Swim
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DNS
04/30/2022 OhioHealth Capital City Half
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03/20/2022 United Airlines NYC Half
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03/13/2022 Shamrock Run
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11/07/2021 New York City Marathon
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10th in AG; 10197 of 24,947 overall
04/30/2021 Revel Wasatch Half Marathon
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1st in AG; 32 female; 52 overall
04/24/2021 Eugene virtual half marathon
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1st in AG; 81st Female overall
11/01/2020 NYC Marathon postponed
06/06/2020 Lilac Run (virtual) 48:56
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Diane Peterson

Corbett, Oregon | none

Primary Discipline(s) Masters Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Road Running, Aquathon
Bucket List RaceSwimRun - either Orcas Island, Michigan, or Austin - or all 3?
Post-Race DrinkChocolate milk or Carnation Instant Breakfast (chocolate) made with half chocolate milk/half 1% milk
Off-Day ActivityWhat's an "off-day?" I have a run streak that will hit 5 years in November, 2022.

Despite being almost 69 years old, I am still a competitive runner (5K - half marathon), usually finishing at the top of my age group. I also love to swim and will participate in open water events and aquathons. I really hope to find a partner for a SwimRun someday or I will probably compete solo at some point.

I am not terribly interested in triathlons (I have done sprint ones years ago) since I would need to buy a bike and spend even more time away from home/family training on the bike. I also do not like to ride on the roads - for safety reasons.

I ran my first marathon in my mid-40s and thought, "Why would anyone do more than one?" But, at age 65, friends talked me into doing the Revel Mount Hood with a shared goal of qualifying for Boston. Well, that did not work for me as the wheels came off around mile 18 and I walked the final mile. But I was able to enter the 2020 NYCM using a half marathon time. Of course 2020 was cancelled, but I did run the 50th in 2021.

Despite a severe hamstring cramp about 1.25 miles from the finish, I managed to run 4:17. That was fast enough (by a healthy 18 minutes) to submit my entry for the 2023 Boston Marathon. Meanwhile, I'll be running the Chicago Marathon this October (2022).

Now I am seriously considering completing the World Majors. I will need to run Tokyo, London, and Berlin to reach that goal. And, I will be in my early 70s when I do so!

In the past several years, swimming has become a similar obsession, although not a daily thing. I try to swim at least three days a week, wither pool or open water, or both.

I lost my husband of 38+ years in late June. It was a terrible month since he had been hospitalized for almost the entire month before he died. Running & swimming and the friends I’ve made through both have been a HUGE benefit to my sanity and the best stress-relievers anyone could have. The movement and the friends have truly helped me survive and continue to push on - both physically and mentally.