Lisa Buohler – Duathlete
Lisa Buohler born in Emsworth, England, in July of 1969.
I was always active growing up, either biking or running somewhere, but not competitively, until 2006.
I tried a number of different sports growing up, from judo to horse riding.
I have lived in Sweden and Germany for a short time, but after settling in Southwest Florida in the United States in 1991, this is where I feel at home.
I am married to a German, and have two children a boy of 16 years and a girl of 11 years.
I am a professional certified fitness trainer and a certified Specialist in Sports Performance Nutrition. I believe in practicing what I preach, and that nutrition is a key to performance along with a good training plan.
Before running competitively I had been strength training three days a week for two years with a trainer, I had decided to lean up a little more by running.
My first competitive race was a 4 mile road race, where I placed first in my age group with a time of 30.27, this was the beginning, I enjoyed the competition and challenges of training and improving. So, I raced again, and again, and again, from 5K’s to half marathons, and then came the Duathlons. Wow! this is fun, I thought. The determination to get to the bike from the run, then the determination again to get off the bike and run again.
I have been placing Overall female consecutively in most races and first Age Group in some.
My personal bests so far are as follows:
5K time: 18.44
4 mile: 27.01
8K time: 30.30
10K time: 40.10
20K time: 1.28
Half Marathon time: 1.27.12
Sprint Duathlon: 49.22
(1m run 10m bike 3.1m run)
Recently I have had the pleasure to run with some very talented runners, such as Olympian marathoner Gabriela Trana, Sonja Friend Uhl, and the gifted Christa Benton, and was able to meet pioneer marathon women Kathrin Switzer. I love the competition and challenge’s that I get to face through competing.
Big goals for 2010, one of them, to run a full marathon, the Classic Athens marathon in Greece, for the 2500th anniversary.
I am registered to compete in the USAT Duathlon Nationals in Virginia in the spring of 2010, and with the coaching and support from Alex Saputo-Evolution Multisport, I feel like I have great chance of placing, with improvement on my bike performance, being the focus.
I also am contemplating running a USATF Masters race this coming year.
In my spare time, if there is any, I like to Scuba dive with my son, trail ride with my husband, or run with my children and our two dogs through the park trails. I love to travel and hike and spend time with friends.
I am also registered to become certified in 2010 as a run coach with the Road Runners of America.
Three of my training days are with a group called the Speedsters, all ages and levels.