Athlete Bio: Sarah Anne Swiss

Brooks Name: Sarah Anne Swiss

Age: 29

Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Years Running: 14

Favorite race distance: Marathon (road) or 10 mile (trail)

PRs: 3:20 (Marathon)

How did you get into running? I have very little hand eye coordination and I wanted to play a sport in high school so I joined the cross country team my freshman year and fell in love. I wanted to continue the sport beyond the fall so I worked with the Athletic Director and helped start the schools winter indoor track team and continued on after graduation to coach the team for 4 years.

How many marathons have you run? 10

Do you cross train or lift weights: I do yoga and core work

How do you find/make time to train: I run with a group a lot of days to help have a commitment to people to have to show up for the run. On days I am running alone I put a scheduled time in my calendar to make sure I do it.

Favorite place to run: Single track trails along water

Favorite/most memorable race:  Hardest/most beautiful and most memorable was (14.2 miles with about 4500 feet of climbing over two mountains starting in Stinson Beach, CA runs over to Mill Valley, CA at which point you turnaround and return to Stinson Beach, CA)


Favorite pre-race meal: Peanut butter and banana and honey sandwich

Favorite post-race food:  Waffles and beer

Favorite quote: “This is 10% luck, 20% skill, 15% concentrated power of will, 5% pleasure, 50% pain and a 100% reason to remember the name!”

Favorite running shoe: Brooks Launch, Brooks Ghost

Best running advice: Don’t over think it and don’t over do it

Running accomplishment I’m most proud of: Completing the Double Dispsea Race

What races are you currently training for? Training for just everyday fitness and health




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  1. I LOVE her quote becasue that is one of my ‘POWER” songs for my running and CrossFit WODs!!
    I enjoy reading the athlete bios because I always get such inspiration!!


  2. Love Sarah’s running advice. So, so true!

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