Joined in December 2015
Marathon: 3:02 (in 2013), The Comrades: 8:30
Running second to David Walters at NYCM in 2015
Long-Term Running Goals:
Sneak up on Dave
The Comrades in South Africa - arguably the second most famous road race in the world (behind Boston) with 18,000 people lined up to begin a 56 mile race up 5 Big Hills is very impressive. It is more organic that one of the Major Marathons, but it is the pride of South Africa. I also love NYCM - it is always so well organized - and the people of NYC are always so welcoming - I've run it several times.
Most Memorable Run:
I got lost at night on a run in Zimbabwe. I didn't realize how late it was when I started out from camp. Wrapped up in the beauty around me, I ran out too far. When the sun sets in Zim, you can hear it hit and darkness is immediate. On the return to find the camp, I accidentally took a side jeep trail and actually ran further and further away. The camp depleted its diesel so the generator had gone out - so did all signs and sounds of human life. Running with giraffes, zebras, monkey, kudu and war hogs is fun when you can seem them - not so much fun in the dark when all you know is that things are running in the bush next to you. End of story: I found camp by, at times, getting on my hands and knees to feel for the right dirt road. It was a beautiful adventure made all the more memorable by fear and wonder.
Reward for a Good Race:
A hug from my wife and a waggle from my dog, Apolo, are the two best things when they are available. If not, then beer seems like a good idea.
Favorite Part of Being a DWRunner:
Getting to know new folks and getting a different perspective on my training. I'm expecting to learn all sorts of new ways to feel the glorious pain.
Mountains or Ocean?:
Tea or Coffee?:
Early Bird or Night Owl?:
Running makes me an early bird but I'm naturally more of a night owl
Chocolate or Vanilla?:
Bolded PRs are PRs run while training with DWRunning.