Name: Seth Swanson
Hometown: Neenah, WI. But I’ve been a bit of a transient Montanan since 1997. Well lets just say I’ve moved around quite a bit and my family and I found our way back to Missoula a few years back.
What Age Did You Start Running: 30? Though I was on my seventh grade cross country team and was quite possibly the slowest kid out there. I started to enjoy and appreciate this whole running thing quite a bit later in life.
Miles Run Per Week: ~10-100. Right now I’m on the left hand side of that spectrum.
Currently Training For: I’m currently making a dedicated effort not to run and let my body and mind recover and rejuvenate from some summer shenanigans. Soon I’ll see if I can get enough speed to run in the MT Cup.
Favorite Race or Run: Right out my back door. But the Swans are pretty darn amazing.
Favorite Thing To Do Besides Running: We have two cool little girls so I love to just be with them and my wife. Lots of time swinging, reading books, riding coaster bikes, walk/hikes, and the occasional (frequent) dress up party. I’m looking forward to getting the whole crew out on skis in just a few months.
Words of Wisdom: I’m still figuring things out, but my ears are always open for friendly advice.
Favorite Quote: “If you discover you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount.” I’m not sure who came up with this, but it has stuck with me since I first heard it. If things aren’t working out, sometimes the best thing to do is to abandon that process/idea and try something different in order to keep moving forward.
Anything Else You’d Like to Add: Thanks Runners Edge for being such a cornerstone piece in a great running community. I am continuously taken back by how welcoming, supportive, and really just flat out cool Missoula is as running community. Pretty lucky to live here.