If you consider my speed, slogging is a better term, and 19 years is the answer
Favorite Shoe: (all time) Brooks Hyperion
Current Favorite shoe: Brooks Flow
Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. – John Wooden
Most Cherished PR: 24:30 in the 5K. Slow, but light speed for me in my career
Why I Run: So I hopefully live longer
20 years of serious running, but have been running since I could walk
Favorite Shoe: Brooks Launch
Believe in yourself, know yourself, deny yourself, and be humble. – John Treacy
Most Cherished PR: 28:16 for 5 miles
Why I Run: I just can’t stop
Years Running: 18 years
Favorite Shoe: Brooks Cascadia
Dark, unreasonable fear can twist and grind an individual… It is necessary to dig deep with in oneself to discover that hidden grain of steel called will. – Ryan Shay
Most Cherished PR: 33m/8 hours (50+)
Why I Run: For sanity
Years Running: 35
Favorite Shoe: Asics Kayano
Winners must have 2 things, definite goals and a burning desire to achieve them”
Most Cherished PR: 2:56.20 Harrisburg marathon 1983
Why I Run: Because I like it!
Years Running: 30+
Favorite Shoe: Nike Air Max Moto 5
Do or do not, there is not try. -Yoda
Most Cherished PR: 29:10 – 5 mile at the 1994 Runners World New Year’s Eve Midnight run in Central Park, NYC. (and) 3:23 Philadelphia Marathon 1994. Ran 25 minutes faster after imploding at Marine Corps Marathon 3 weeks earlier.
Why I Run: I run because it is my time for me. No music, no kids, no phone. Just peace and quiet out in nature. It makes me realize how good I have it and what it feels like to be alive.
Years Running: 2 1/2
Favorite Shoe: Brooks Glycerin
Do or do not, there is not try. -Yoda
Most Cherished PR: My 278 bowling game. I don’t run many races.
Why I Run: I run for fun and to stay fit when I am not playing other sports.
Years Running: 25+
Favorite Shoe: Currently the Mizuno Rider (but I mix it up)
Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.-Ben Franklin
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try-Beverly Sills
Most Cherished PR: Boston Marathon ’06 (but I loved all 3)
Why I Run: Why not? The first thing we want to do after we learn to walk is to run – never loose your childhood enthusiasm.
Years Running: I never remember! My mom signed us up for a track league when we were little kids…I started running year round in 8th grade!)
Favorite Shoe: By far the Asics 2100’s
Favorite Quote:Comparing yourself to others can cause you to miss great opportunities – Unknown
Most Cherished PR: Harrisburg Marathon 2012 – 3:56
Why I Run: It clears my head and gives my life structure.
Years Running: 13 years
Favorite Shoe:Saucony Kinvara
If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right. – Henry Ford
Most Cherished PR: 2:57:20 at the Country Music Marathon, 2008. At the time, it was a 15-minute PR and breakthrough race.
Why I Run: Nothing beats a long run when I need to relax.
Favorite Shoe: Any by Brooks or Saucony
If i have to explain why i run, you wouldn’t understand. – Unknown
Most Cherished PR: Seattle 1/2 marathon June 2010 1:47:10
Why I Run: See above (my sanity, mental clarity, and my desk job!)
Years Running: 2 1/2
Favorite Shoe: Asics Nimbus
Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.– Robert Tew
Most Cherished PR: 23:54 Clean Air Dash 5K ~ An 1:16 improvement over my best and 5 weeks after a failed attempt to break the 4 hour mark at my 3rd marathon in 329 days.
Why I Run: It has transformed me in so many ways I never thought possible; physically, mentally, spiritually. It has allowed me to reconnect with the person I really want to be. Introduced to me to a world I did not know existed. Allowed me to meet and befriend some amazing people and as cliché as it sounds, “Running simply makes me happy.”
Years Running: 1992 To Present
Favorite Shoe: Asics Cumulus (Road) / New Balance 910 GTX (Trail) / Hoka One One Bondi (Distance)
“Somebody may beat me but they are going to have to bleed to do it.” – Steve Prefontaine
“Cats and dogs, living together… mass hysteria…” – Bill Murray, Ghostbusters
Most Cherished PR: Trail 50K: 6:37:07
Why I Run: Because I believe in The Blerch…
Years Running: My parents would tell you as long as I have been alive. I will claim 50 years of racing anytime any where.
Favorite Shoe: New balance 1080
If it doesn’t kill you it will make you stronger.– I don’t know if this is actually an attributable quote but I pretty much live by it. More so as I get older and continue to challenge myself.
Most Cherished PR: 2005 Richmond marathon. Not only was I 46 but it was my comeback from a spiral stress fracture of my femur.
Why I Run: It keeps me sane and happy!
Years Running: 11 years
Favorite Shoe: Brooks Adrenaline
Favorite Quote: “The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.” - Juma Ikangaa 1989 NYC Marathon winner
Most Cherished PR: Since it is unlikely I will be competitively preparing/racing for distances under 10k, I am most fond of my 52 second 400m and 17:11 XC 5k times. That being said, I am most proud of my first marathon finish–no time needed..
Why I Run: Because I am inspired by what I may become when I do.
Years Running: 20 years
Favorite Shoe: New Balance 110
Favorite Quote: If you can dream it, you can do it!” – Unknown
Most Cherished PR: My first 100mile race: American National 100 Mile Run Championship Olander Park 19:40:50 & Erie’s 12hr Endurance Race did 70miles in 12 hours 1st overall!…
Years Running: 3
Favorite Shoe: Asics Gel Nimbus 14
Maybe strong is what you have left when you’ve used up all your weak
Most Cherished PR: 4:40:15 for the marathon – over an hour faster than my first!
Why I Run: I’m addicted and just can’t stop. I love the challenge of constantly trying to improve upon my past performances.
Years Running: 2 years
When you cross that finish line, no matter how slow or how fast, your life is changed forever. – Dick Beardsley
Most Cherished PR: My first 5K, Steelers/Gatorade 5K in 2010 – 42:47. It meant I had done something I never thought possible in my life, and now I’m training for my first Ironman triathlon.