Runner: Rich W
Years Running: 18+
Upcoming races: Birch Bay and Yakima River Marathons, and a yet-to-be-determined 100 in 2017.
Current goals: Boston qualifier for 2018; a strong, comfortable finish at another mountain 100; Bryce Canyon traverse, run around Mt Adams, and run commute to work (~20 miles each way) at least once in 2017.
Long-term, big shot goals that you someday hope to achieve with running: BQ (3:10) seems pretty long-term, big shot to me right now.
Tell us about your running accomplishment that you’re most proud of and why: My 2016 Cascade Crest 100 finish. I couldn’t be happier with my time/performance combined with directing the event right up until the start and then going into work-mode about two hours after finishing.
Favorite part about being a runner: Guilt-free donut eating.
Favorite Workout: I’m enjoying the faster interval and tempo workouts lately.
Most Challenging Workout: keeping the easy runs easy, aka following the plan.
Best races: 25:30 Cascade Crest 100 in 2016, 3:22 Seattle Marathon 2001.
Running words of wisdom: nah
Social media links: trying to quit.