Keith Wood

Club Member Since 2/3/2015


City: Sultan State: WA

Favorite Shoe: Nike Mayfly Size: 10

Age: 88.3 years old

Marital Status: Divorced

Family members:
Five Kids. 21 to 36 all born in the USA

What I do for work:
Retired or unemployed, which ever you like. Was an office jonnyl (Aus CPA and Tax)

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Have been to approx 60 countries and travelled worked and sometimes lived like a local. Never you doubt that USA is by far the best country both in scenery and the cost of living. Politics stinks of course, but it stinks everywhere.

When I started running and what got me started:
Courtesy of the so called Seattle family court. Started cycling when 70 and went from stair racing to running.

What does running mean to me:
Something to do and it is better than going to the loggers pub every night. Sultan is an old logging town with about 3000 people. It is on a flood plain bisected by two rivers, is always damp and elevations is 120 ft.
Running also keeps you mentally fit.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
Oldest qualifier in Boston Marathon.

What I like about trail/mountain running:
It is easier on the feet. I have always liked the outdoors and and been a backpacker from an early teenager. (Hiked the whole of the Pacific Crest Trail. Mountain biked the whole of the Continental Divide) plus many more adventures. some almost suicidal.

Favorite running trail and why:
Have not got a favourite. I live at the start of the foothills of the Cascades and there are hundreds of miles of old logging roads, almost at the door.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
The 12 hour race in the Redmond Watershed WA all on dirt. I also like the Vail hill climb.

Best running experience:
Qualifying for Boston when I was in my 70's. I ran the original Seattle marathon which has somewhat long steep hills the last six miles. To this day it is the fastest marathon I have run. The Boston qualifying time then was 3.50.59

Worst running experience:
Without doubt my first marathon. Runners world (Ug) said that you must hydrate. I did all the way from Seattle to Portland. In those days you could pick up your number the morning of the race. Well needless to say it was a mutiple bathroom story.

Neatest thing found on a run:
Many things. Two cameras, sack full of fishing gear and numeroue Hoodys.

Running related bathroom stop story:
SEE ABOVE

Running pet peeves:
Many. Number 1 can't find the results. Number 2 whether the course is certified. Real lousy Hollywood style web sites with little relevant info.

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I was a classical pianist and play Classical Cd's when running on my treadmills. This is quite often because of inclement weather. 15 miles from here over the hills there is a sign that it is one of the wettest spots in the USA. (140 inches a year)

Other hobbies and interests:
Playing around on the computer.

Other stuff:
Eat anything in limited quanities. Remember in 1900 the average age at death in USA was 47, now it is 81. Females born now; one in 3 will live to 100 years of age.

Tran in oversize cushioned shoes stuffed with cheap inserts. My present Treadmill, trails, and track shoe is a $15 Payless shoe.

Never run fast downhills in training.

Page last modified: 2/3/2015


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