Runner: Matt P
Years Running: 1
Upcoming races: 12ks of Christmas (5k), Light at the End of the Tunnel (Marathon)
Current goals: Working on speed for shorter races and hoping to land an official 5k P.R. in December.
Long-term, big shot goals that you someday hope to achieve with running: Develop long distance endurance for ultra races in 2018 and Boston qualification.
Tell us about your running accomplishment that you’re most proud of and why:
Portland Marathon finisher (4:22)
Seattle Marathon finisher (3:42)
Favorite part about being a runner:
Development of running skill, endurance and ability is translating directly to other aspects of life. The mental skills required to run hard and endure are highly useful in the workplace, with relationships and time organization.
Running is simultaneously my anti-drug (ex cigarette smoker) and my addiction.
Running words of wisdom: Potential approaches infinity and training converts it to performance.
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