Ultra Trail Runner
Favorite Beer: Porters & Stouts.
Best thing about VFuel: I’ve eaten thousands and I still like them. They have never make me sick, the flavor is awesome, and I always look forward to eating them. I can’t say that about any other gel.
Running… I love the mountains, the thin air, the feeling you get after countless hours on the trail, standing on peaks and even “the bonk”.
I graduated from college in 2010 with a degree in exercise science. After 10+ years of competitive running in the northeast and an unrelenting desire to breathe thin mountain air, I packed a bag, hopped on a plane, and ended up in the high mountains of Colorado where I dove head first into trail & ultra running. Since then I’ve collected a few buckles, most notably a 2nd place at the 2012 Cascade Crest 100 (my 100 mile debut) and a fourth place at the 2013 Run Rabbit Run 100 against some stiff competition. I also got my first “w” at the 2013 Quad Rock 50, and have won, podiumed, and even set records at other smaller ultras and trail marathons.
Hometown: Lowville, NY (Currently lives in Boulder CO)
Real Job: Athlete, Coach, VFuel Rep
Guilty Pleasure: Chocolate pop tarts
Other Hobbies: Random adventures, camping, trying to play my guitar, and cooking.
Best recovery meal: A large glass of chocolate almond milk and peanut butter toast.
Favorite trail running memory: Somewhere around mile 85 of my first 100 (2012 Cascade Crest 100). It was probably 3 AM, I had been running for 17+ hrs and my pacer Andy & I were hooting and hollering in the woods and jumping over logs and closing in on second place. I remember thinking at that particular moment “this is fun”.
2015 Race Schedule:
May 9, 2015: Transvulcania 75k – Canary Islands, Spain
June 27, 2015: Mont Blanc 80k – Chamonix, France
July 19, 2015: Power of Four 50k – Aspen, CO
September 6, 2015: The Rut 50k – Big Sky, MT
October 15, 2015: Flagstaff Sky 55k – Flagstaff, AZ
November 15, 2015: Big Sur Half Marathon – Monterey, CA
December 5, 2015: California International Marathon – Sacramento, CA
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December 5, 2015: The North Face 50 – San Francisco, CA