Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg - New York City, NY
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Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg - New York City, NY

Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg - New York City, NY

We are both long-time dedicated runners┐so much so, that we planned our honeymoon around running a marathon together: the 1990 Montreal International Marathon. We were married on August 25, 1990, and ate our way through Quebec City and Montreal for 10 days before running the marathon together on the last day of our honeymoon!

In the past few years, Andrew has run two New York City Marathons as well as the 2002 Chicago Marathon (3:23). After giving up running for several years, Karen started up again in March 2002 and is back with a vengeance. She completed a 10K in June 2002, and in 2003 she completed two half-marathons (the Women┐s Half-Marathon in May, and Bronx Half-Marathon in July).

We still run frequently, and are both Benefactor members of the New York Road Runners Club, running a couple of races a month on average.  Our most recent 13.1-miler was the 2007 Manhattan Half-Marathon in Central Park on January 21st.  We also ran three half-marathons in 2006:  the Manhattan Half, the Brooklyn Half, and the inaugural New York City Half-Marathon in August 2006 (the same weekend we celebrated our 16-year wedding anniversary!). 

Karen used to wear Saucony Hurricanes ("provides lots of cushion upon impact; a great style for flat arches"), and Andrew used to wear Brooks Beasts ("incredibly stable, with plenty of room in the toe box, and also great for flat arches"). We've now both switched to Nike Air Equalons, which we love for their cushioning and their arch support.  We both still swear by our Sole Orthotics (custom flatbeds you make yourself after heating them in the oven and letting them mold to your feet), and our speed laces.  (And Karen loves her Brooks underwire running bra!)


Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg are the weekly wine columnists for The Washington Post.  The most recent of their seven books WHAT TO DRINK WITH WHAT YOU EAT won the 2006 Georges Duboeuf "Best Wine Book of the Year" Award.  They live in New York City, and their Web site is www.becomingachef.com.

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