About

Hi, I’m Jane! Welcome to Jane Runs Wild!

I am a 30-something from Boston, MA and I love to run, travel, and be out in the wild! I am a RRCA (Road Runners Club of America) certified running coach and a member of the 50 states marathon club, slowly checking off those states! Follow my blog for a glimpse into all of those things. Also, check out my posts on the Run Farther and Faster blog for more running-related material!

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The History:

I started running with my high school track team and continued with shorter distances into college. I built up the courage to try longer distances post-college and I signed up for my first half marathon on May 2010. My first 13.1 miler was full of highs and lows, but as soon as I crossed the finish line I wanted to tackle my next big goal: the full marathon.

In 2011, my sister and I agreed to run our first marathon together. We trained by following Hal Higdon’s Marathon: Novice 1 . On race day, I had no idea what to expect, but once I crossed the finish line I knew that this would not be my last marathon.  Since then I’ve run many marathons, and each one was its own unique experience! One of my big goals was to qualify for the Boston Marathon. I have twice met the official qualifying time, but both times ended up missing the final cut because of the number of registrants! 

But then in early January 2016, I got notice from Clif Bar that I was selected to run Boston Marathon in April with them! Check out the recap here! Life is certainly unpredictable, and I know that this is cliché, but I do think that everything happens for a reason. I didn’t win the race, but was so incredibly honored and happy to have run this hometown marathon, reaching one of my life’s goals at last!

The Blog:

Not making the cut initially to run Boston sparked my interest in finally working on this blog, which I have loved! It also pushed me to establish other goals, including attempting to run marathons in all 50 states, as well as focus on other interests such as exploring the great outdoors (and attempting to climb the 48 peaks in NH that are higher than 4,000 feet), and travel. 

I would love to connect with you on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

You can also email me at janerunswild@gmail.com.

xoxo Jane

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35 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Jane, I am glad I found your blog. Now that my first marathon is done, I was wanting to do one overseas and was thinking of Paris. Hope you enjoy your run and all the other wonderful things Paris has to offer. Happy Running ! – Tania

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have a neat blog here. Good luck with your upcoming races, and enjoy our neighbors in the big sky state. I’m hoping for Fargo around the same time. Missoula is a little too far to travel for us at this point.

    All the best.

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    1. Thank you so much! I am eyeing Fargo as well, but might be tough to fit it in with my other summer plans. I have heard great things about the marathon- flat, fast, and well-organized. Looking forward to hearing how it goes for you– good luck and have fun!

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      1. Flat, Fast and well-organized, indeed. One thing to prepare for is WIND! I missed it this year due to things on the home front, but we are eyeing it for next year and possibly an annual event. I do have a blog about my misadventure in 2014.

        See ya on the trails.

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  3. Looks like lots of good experience to learn from here. I’m on the trails myself and though I have never officially run a marathon I’ve finished a few ultras that have of course included them.

    Looking forward to lots of idea exchange.

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  4. I think it is wonderful that you combine races with traveling, like going to Paris! Amazing! I just started running, never really being much of an athlete before and so far I’ve only signed up for races near where I live, but I love the idea of seeing other places!

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  5. Nice blog. You have a lot of good content and I look forward to reading more of it. I just finished my first half marathon and in the back of my mind I am contemplating a full marathon, just seems like too crazy of a thing right now. Feel free to check out my blog, https://fat2fit81.wordpress.com, where I discuss similar items as you: running, fitness, health, my journey to live a healthier life.

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  6. Thanks for visiting my blog. Qualified for Boston in 1982 when the woman’s qualifying time was 3:20…I ran 3:13 and won that small NH race. In those days, you got in with any qualifying time! It was an Epic Boston with withering heat…the pavement someone said was 110 degrees. Dickie Beardsley and Alberto Salazar ran neck and neck just about the whole race with Salazar winning by an inch! Amazing they could race like that in the heat! I wilted and ran 3:30, but finished with many others falling around me! People were giving out ice cubes to put under our hats. I have since thrown out many, many T-shirts, but that’s one I saved! I now am a walker after many injured years of running…but that is one race I am grateful to have run. xo

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