Roger Send

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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.