I am a runner and competitive road racer.
Originally from Issaquah, I ran competitively throughout high school and college. As a senior in high school, I broke 11 minutes in 3200m. So far, I have completed 41 half marathons (and counting), 5 marathons (and counting) and countless 5ks, 10ks, and assorted distances.
I am a Greater Seattle Area native with a passion for running and weightlifting. I am a sponsored athlete on Altra Running's Red Team and I do some training with the Cascade Run Club. Some of my favorite training spots are the East Lake Sammamish Trail and the Burke-Gilman Trail, see you out there.
Follow Larissa's training as she prepares for the 2020 Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon
Each race brings news training challenges and experiences, but I will never forget my first marathon, the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon at age 15.
The Seattle Marathon is one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving weekend and it has turned into an event for the entire family (and many of my friends!). I have placed in the Top 3 Females overall the last three times I have run the Seattle Half Marathon.