Runner: Dave Scheibel (sometimes Mark Scheibel in race results… Dave is my middle name), Seattle, WA. Runner. Dad. Husband. World traveler. Running gadget nerd. Artist.
Years Running: High school track and cross-country, then off and on until I got into serious training in my mid to late 30’s
Upcoming races: TNF50, Rocky Raccoon, and hopefully Western States or Hard Rock 100, and if not them, then The High Lonesome 100 or another Fat Dog 120
Current goals: Improve my 100 mile performance
Long-term, big shot goals that you someday hope to achieve with running: Sub 2:40 marathon, Sub 1:15 half marathon, Top 20 at Hard Rock, The Barkley, The Self Transcendence Ultra Marathon.
Tell us about your running accomplishment that you’re most proud of and why: My 2015 Boston Marathon. Given the windy and cold conditions that year I’m really proud of how I executed a great race and got a big, almost 10 minute PR.
Favorite part about being a runner: Where to begin… I love the community, the challenge, times when I’m in the zone and it feels effortless, how it helps me feel healthy, and having it as an outlet for my competitive drive.
Favorite Workout: Tempo
Most Challenging Workout: Hill sprints and intervals… they hurt!
Best races: Lake Sammamish half 2015 1:17 (closest to an even/negative split). 2:46 marathon at Boston in 2015. White River 50 7:59 and 13th place in 2015. Run Rabbit Run 100 and Fat Dog 120 – I finished!
Running words of wisdom: “Struggling and suffering are the essence of a life worth living. If you’re not pushing yourself beyond the comfort zone, if you’re not demanding more from yourself – expanding and learning as you go – you’re choosing a numb existence. You’re denying yourself an extraordinary trip.”