Run Long Run Strong | Personalized Endurance Coaching

matt r

Matt R.

Tell us a little about yourself (kids, married, job)?
Committed relationship with an amazing “sort” of runner girl. My Commercial claims manager job allows me to feed my running habit. 

When and why did you start running?
I’m currently 51, I initially started running in my 30’s and then my mid 40’s for fitness.

What keeps you motivated to train?
Hmm good question, mostly I’m scared of coach Faith 🙂 kidding I try and stay focused on my short/ long term goals.

What are your hobbies outside of running?
Outside of running? I enjoy travel and pickleball, however my girlfriend does let me talk her into runcations depending on location. 

What is your favorite race?
Army 10 miler is definitely up there it is a great race, other favorites are Psycho Wyco 50K in Kansas City KS, it was my first Ultra.

What is your bucket list event?
I would love to run Marathon Des Sables or Iditarod Trail Invitational 350  

What is the funniest thing to happen to you during a race?
My first 100 miler I let one of my crew tie my shoes she was like I’m a mom and can do it. She tied it so tight that my instep ended getting bruised by the end. 

What is your proudest race moment?
The firsts, they are the most memorable.

What is the one thing you wish you knew when you first started running?
To enjoy the race, kick back and have fun let yourself enjoy the event. For most of us we aren’t being paid so lets just enjoy.

What is your best piece of advice for new runners?
Bandaids on the nips, anti chafing cream

Scroll to Top