1) Primary sport(s): Ultramarathons, trail racing.
2) Team member since: 2011.
3) City/state of residence: New Haven, Connecticut.
4) Occupation: Graduate student of Philosophical Theology/Philosophy of Religion at Yale University.
5) Goals for 2011: Set new Personal Records in the 100-mile and the 24-hour events. Laugh a lot. Make new friends. Race more boldly. Take [calculated] pacing risks to stetch myself as an athlete.
6) Notable achievements/memories/PR’s in your sport: 137.82 miles in the 24-hour. 15 hours, 30 minutes for 100-mile split. 4 hours, 8 minutes mountain 50K.
Memory: I used to run home from school a lot in high school, and my principal would always pretend he was going to strike me with his car. That’s pretty nostalgic.
7) Favorite inov-8 gear: F-Lite 311s, Road X-233s.
8) List one thing others may not know about you: I race people to class a lot and win because they don’t know we’re racing . . .
9) Favorite energy drink/food:
Hands down, my least favorite aspect of ultramarathoning is the eating part because you lose the propriety of it all. No silverwear or such things. Nobody says grace. I enjoy dried fruit and wheat-free fig newtons while I’m racing.
10) Your favorite race/event and why? Grindstone 100. It is very difficult.
11) Advice to other athletes: There is no dignity in running through an injury. It’s okay to back off and to set aside rest days.