Recent News about Serena Burla
by Serena Burla May 9, 2013
Several years ago I was struggling through a track workout when a good friend of mine, Tim, started saying things to me during the workout that were kind of out of character for him. I remember feeling sorry for myself for an interval, getting really mad on another, and eventually finishing on a much better note. As we talked while I stretched he told me he saw me losing the workout and used the stages of grief to try and push me through. He said his thought process was, the faster I got to acceptance stage the more successful my workout would become. I bring t...
by Serena Burla March 27, 2013
I find myself running the wrong way from the starting line when the gun goes off. I am frantically trotting with one foot in my Mizuno Wave Ronins and the other in my Nirvanas. I am not even sure if they are tied. Somehow I catch up to the field only to find myself running through a stairwell. My legs get so tired that I have to pull myself up with a rope, andseveral times I stop to talk to people I have never seen before. Even though I am going up stairs I eventually find myself on a grassy field. Huh? I open my eyes briefly, shake it off, and realize it was a...
by Ron Wayne March 19, 2013
Mizuno Racing Team Member, Serena Burla, placed 13, 4th place US Woman, in the New York City Half Marathon this past Sunday. In cold and windy conditions. Serena's time was 1:11.24. This was Serena's first race in 2013 and was a good tune up for the Boston Marathon next month. Also, competing for the first time this year, was Clara Grandt, who placed 5th in Shamrock 8K (4.97 miles) in Virginia Beach on Saturday. Clara's time was 28:03 (5:39 per mile). Next up for Clara is the USATF Women's Cherry Blossom 10 mile Championship in Washington DC on ...
by Serena Burla February 26, 2013
I like to think that I’m in the heart of my marathon training build up for Boston right now. I’m at the point where volume and intensity collide, where recovery in all aspects is critical. Nutrition, hydration, sleep, stretching, ice, massage, communication with my coach, and conserving mental energy have never been more important. I admit that the number of times per day I give thanks for my health and pray for continued health has increased. My grocery bills have doubled due to increased need to refuel and I think my favorite baker gave me that, &...
by Ron Wayne February 6, 2013
Part of a runner's responsibility is to familiarize oneself with the race course. For Boston, many runners take a video preview by going on line. Most elite runners do practice runs on the course or take a driving tour. This past weekend Serena Burla, along with Coach Isaya Okwiya, flew up to Boston so Serena could drive on parts of the course and run on some of the more critical segments, such as the hills in Newton ("Heartbreak Hill"). Prior to the trip, Mizuno Territory Manager, Tina Danforth, provided Isaya with weather and course condit...
|Birthdate:||September 27, 1982|
|Birthplace:||Falls Church, VA|
Half Marathon: 1:10.08
Besides being a world-class runner, Serena Burla is a wife, mother, and cancer survivor. With strong performances at major events like the 2008-2010 USA Half Marathon Championships and the ING New York City Marathon, Burla continues to raise her standing amongst the running elite.
|2012 3rd Place Seoul International Marathon|
|2011 2nd Place USATF National Half Marathon Championships|
|2010 2nd Place USATF National Half Marathon Championships|
|2009 17th Place World Half Marathon Championships|