Monday, January 24, 2011

Sharla Manuele - 2011 Plans and Goals

2010 was an interesting year for me. I tried a few races that were longer than I had ever raced, specifically two half marathons. My first one was the PINK half marathon which I placed first in. It was a nice course, and then I went to Mesquite where the weather wasn’t so nice. I placed third in this one. After my second one, I had to take a little while off because I got injured, but now I am back running again. I have built my mileage up slowly to 12 miles a day. I am now focusing on track season. My training has been going good. I do two days of speed work a week. I am training with SUU’s team and will be traveling with them to different meets. I will be running indoor track through February and then start outdoor track in March. The main events I will be focusing on this year are the 5000 Meter and 10000 Meter runs, but I will do a few mile races, too. I have never done a 10000 Meter on the track, so it should be interesting. These are some of the big meets I will be competing in:
  • Husky Classic                        Seattle, WA
  • UNM Classic                         Albuquerque, NM
  • Stanford Invitational              Palo Alto, CA
  • Pomona Pitzer Invitational    Pomona, CA
  • Mt. SAC                                 Walnut, CA

I am hoping to get my 5000 Meter time down to 15:45 and my 10000 Meter to around 33:00. After track season, I will be doing some road races in the summer time, but I am not sure yet which ones I will be doing. I am looking forward to this upcoming year and hope others are chasing goals and dreams like me.


  1. That's awesome, Sharla!! Good luck this season!

  2. Wow Sharla!!! Those are some pretty fast times! I hope you hit those! You could get a big time shoe company to sponsor you with those times, and win some big money as a pro! How did you do in Pocatello recently? I recognized the track in the picture above. Say hi to Coach Houle for me! I bet he is so glad to have you training with the team! I'm sure you help them get faster and are a great moral support! I hope you continue to run so well! What is your current 5K time? I can't seem to get the SUU school record page to open for some reason. I'm sure you have lots of school records! If you can figure out how to open it maybe you could let me know! Do I still have the steeple record or did you break it? :) It's ok if you did! :) ha ha! SUU needs fast girls to help their team continue to grow. Glad you ran there. Coach Houle has done a good job building a program there and he deserves to have some quality athletes like you to reward him for all his hard work!

  3. Hey Sharla,
    Great job in the 3000 this past weekend at Washington! 9:28 is flying!! I'm excited to see what you can do over the next few months :)
    ~Stefanie Talley