Events: 5 km road to 50-mile mountain trail races, adventure racing
Weight: 170 lbs.
PRs: 5 km - 16:50; 10 km - 34:47; 5 Mile - 27:32
Current Residence: South Boulder, CO
In their own words...
Running achievement I am most proud of: Winning the 2005 50 km National title was really cool. It was one of the few races where everything clicked and the race seemed relatively effortless. I have heard elite athletes talk of this experience where the full-flow experience is there and PR's are set. This is what happened that day, even though I was not fully recovered from two years of racing ultras and adventure races (which are a form of ultra, but with different sports). I am happy that I am able to do multi-sport racing as it keeps my running mileage lower and helps me to avoid burnout and injury. Few long training runs for me!
Why I run: The love of being outdoors mostly; allows me to sit still for long periods of time afterwards (so I can work or hang out!); I love competition and competing well in running races.
Future Goals: Win more than one national title in a year
Favorite quote: Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know."