Athlete Profile: Rebekah James

2017-02-10T11:49:27+00:00 February 10th, 2017|HRL Athletes|

Tell us a little about yourself…

I am Rebekah. Retired Soldier, Wife, and Mother! I am 39 years young and have lived on Oahu since August 2014. I am originally from Salt Lake City Utah. I have a 15 year old son and a 3 year old son. I am avid reader, art lover, football fan, and love seeking out new foods and countries. I love to travel and be outdoors!

How long have you been running?

I have been running my whole life! However, I didn’t start racing until 2005 and completed my first Marathon in Ediburgh Scotland in 2006.

Please list your favorite races and PR’s

My favorite distance in the 10K and 13.1. I PRd last year at the Hibiscus with a 1:57.

What are your 2017 Racing plans and running goals?

My marathon days are over, but this year I do plan to make 13.1 and 10K my best races ever. I would love to PR on the Hapalua but I will be happy with a finishing time on that course. Last 4 miles are challenging for sure. =)

Any “bucket list” races?

Hmmmmm I would love to run a race on every continent eventually. Perhaps a trip to New Zealand is in my future and maybe even China! Great Wall would be incredible. =)

What is your average weekly mileage?

I average 15-20 on a good week

What is your favorite workout?

As crazy as this sounds I love running up hills. To me, it’s a true test of endurance and strength.  After all, if I can run up a hill I can do anything!

Favorite pre-race/post-race foods

Can I say everything? Kidding. I love bagels with organic natural PB and bananas. I am also a fan of sweet potatoes.

What is the piece of running gear/food/drink that you cannot go without?

My altras hands down my favorite shoe ever

What is your favorite running moment or running quote?

“Running is nothing more than a series of arguments between the part of your brain that wants to stop and the part that wants to keep going.”

— Unknown

Describe your running before HRL and after

My running before HRL was casual and riddled with injury. I had plateaued and had many doctors tell me that I was done running because of my knees. Mike came along and we implemented strength training in to my schedule and I am now running farther and faster than ever.

Why does training with Hawaii Running Lab work for you?

I love the flexibility an availability Coach Mike has. His services are not only affordable, but he is always there to answer questions and motivate you when you have a bad day. And we all have bad days!


Anything else that you would like to add?

I love this organization! Thank you Mike and crew for being so amazing!