Age and Hometown: 52 Traverse City
Current Resident of: Traverse City
Family: Wife Karen of 29 years, 3 daughters, 1 son and 4 grand kids
Years Running: 39
Why do you run: Health benefits, Feel better when in shape, hang out with great people
Running Accomplishments: Ran 13 marathons, helped coach my kids in Jr./High school, helped train 2 daughters for marathons.
Favorite Race(s): Bayshore 10K, Cherry Festival 5K
Favorite Running Race Distance: 5K
Favorite Pre-race meal: Smoothie
Any Goals for 2018: Stay healthy, 18:50 5K, 39:30 10K (Flat legit courses)
Favorite Running Quote: "The hardest step is the one out the door"
Best running advice given to me: You can’t win a race in the first 1/2 mile, but you can lose it by going out too hard.
Dumbest running moment: In High School, fasted for 24 hours, then ran 16 miles to hit the wall on the Tuesday before a Saturday marathon. Then carbo loaded for 4 days. That was my mentors advice, and what we thought was best in 1983. Taper…whats that! :)
What other interests do you have outside of running? Real Estate Investing, boating/fishing, jet skiing, watching sporting events-mainly High School and College, spending time with family.
How do you feel about and how do you plan to represent the Traverse City Track Club as a Race Team member?
Excited to be part of the team. Positive reinforcement with other running members…run on Wednesdays as much as possible, and with the Saturday morning group. Volunteer more.