Hometown: I grew up in Helena, Montana and after living in several other states relocated back to Montana in 2000 when I settled in my favorite Montana town, Missoula.
When Did You Start Running: I started running in 1979 and have run more or less consistently since then. I have run 9 Marathons and one Ultra (LeGrizz, 1982). My last Marathon was Pikes Peak in 1992; it was the hardest race I have ever run and may be
part of the reason I quit Marathons.
Currently Training For: I am thinking of running a Marathon this year — Madison Marathon and/or Two Bear Marathon. I don’t think my legs would tolerate a road Marathon – I need the cushioning of trails. My favorite run is the Eleven Miles to Paradise. The trail is spectacular and the hills manageable.
Biggest Accomplishment: My biggest accomplishment was running the Billings Marathon in 3H 37min, in 1983 (I think). That is my fastest marathon time.
Words of Wisdom: If I had known 30 years ago that I would be running in my 60’s, I would have run smarter over the years. NEVER give up on running (unless you no longer have fun doing it); I have more fun running now than I did years ago — the pressure is definitely off!
Anything Else You Would Like to Add: The folks at Runners Edge are a gift to Missoula. Their words of wisdom and encouragement never end. Thanks.