1. Best run ever: The first time I ever ran 26.2 miles in December 2009. I had been running for just over 3 months and was working up to the distance ‘just to see if I could’. With the wind-chill, it was 15 degrees from start to finish and I had my wife Michelle at my side on her bike the entire way as my cheering section of 1. I finished in 4:20 that day and felt like I had someone pushing me to the finish. Since that day, I have had faster runs but this was my best run ever because it taught me that if you set a goal and work hard you truly can accomplish great things.
2. Three words that describe my running: relaxing, meditative, energizing
|My BQ finish line photo STG|
3. My go-to running outfit: When I did road races it was blue Nike shorts with a red Team CFC shirt. Since I started running ultras I always like to finish with my orange Don’t Mess with the Fat Kid t-shirt.
4. Quirky habit while running: I like to train to my heart rate and run at heart rate zones. I think this helps me improve over time without stressing about what my pace is. Ironically, on race day I rarely pay attention to either one and just run.
5. Morning/midday/evening: I am an early morning runner out of necessity since I am married and have 4 kids. There isn’t time in the evening and I love getting up and getting the blood flowing first thing in the morning. It leaves me feeling like I can take on the world by 7am!
|5 degrees and snowing...|
6. I won't run outside when it's: I don’t understand this question? If you want something bad enough, nothing will get in your way.
|Post Boston sight seeing trip with Michelle and my parents|
|Mile 99.9 at the Bear 100|
|Gettin pumped for the Frenzy last year|
Between now and then I will be pacing a half marathon on September 30th and pacing my friend Amy at the IMTUF 100 on October 6th.
Antelope Island Buffalo Run and actually feel good at the end. I have proven I can do it, except the feeling good at the end part. That is a function of good training and proper pacing which I have a lot of room to improve on.