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Posted By MissyFoy

Missy Foy is a long distance runner with Type 1 diabetes.  She was the first diabetic runner ever to qualify for Olympic Marathon Trials; she competed in the 2000 Olympic Trials.  After a decade of road racing, Missy made her ultra-marathon debut in 2005 and garnered a top ten world ranking for 50 miles.  In September 2007, she took second place in the US 50 Mile National Championships.

email contact: MissyFoyRuns at gmail

Twitter: @MissyFoyRuns

Web: www.MissyFoy.com

 

May 24th, 2008

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  1. Justin said,

    Hello – Jim Husk was my high school track coach and first running mentor. Any chance of sending his info onward? Or send him mine: justin@torrento.com.

    Great blog by the way!

    Thanks -

  2. Heather said,

    Hello,
    I discovered your blog because I follow winter running / hiking blogs and all things “winter activity”. Your story is inspiring – focused athletic ability while managing diabetes. I decided to contact you because in your post you mentioned using ice cleats. I am interested in your thoughts about professional runners training with ice cleats – some feedback I have received is that many prefer not to use them because it interrupts their pace. Some actually install screws in the bottom of their shoes.
    I work for a Maine company called 32north – we are the makers of Stabilicers ice cleats. We have 3 different styles depending on the level of activity but our Sports style is designed for runners. Would you be interested in testing them? If so please e-mail me your shoe size and a mailing address where you would like them sent and I will get a pair out to you. Would love your professional feedback. Thanks for your time, I look forward to hearing from you!

  3. MissyFoy said,

    I use yak-trax pretty regularly, but I haven’t tried ice cleats or spikes. The yak-trax work well because I can keep them on as the surface alternates between snowy/icy and clear (even asphalt) – it’s rare that the surface will stay snowy and icy for the entire run. I’ll admit that it does take a little bit of adjustment to running with something like yak-traks on your shoes, but I think it’s fine for normal training runs. I’m not sure that I would want to try a hard/fast workout with them on, but I think with some practice even that would be fine depending on what’s on the road. Sure, I’ll send you an email and try your ice cleats out. I’m always up for trying out a product that might increase my safety or my efficiency running – can’t train at all if I get injured, right? Thanks for getting in touch! Missy

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