Matthew Beals

Club Member Since 2/25/2009

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“The best pace is a suicide pace, and today is a good day to die.”

City: Broomfield State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Sucony tangent Size: 13

Age: 35.8 years old

Marital Status: Married

Family members:
Laura (wife)
Isabella (3 mo old daughter)

What I do for work:
Michigan Tech Grad student visiting NCAR
I play with lasers and make holograms of snowflakes

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Denver, CO
Noblesville, IN
W Lafayette, IN
Rapid City, SD
Carmel, IN
Broomfield, CO

I like snow, altitude and inclines. Nuff said

When I started running and what got me started:
Started in 2005
When I started masters work in Rapid City, several other students were runners. We had a department picnic planned at the base of Harney Peak that weekend, which is the highest point in SD. A couple people started talking and decided to run to the top and back (6 miles total). Peer pressure got the best of me and I've been running ever since.

What does running mean to me:
It's my drug.

What I like about trail/mountain running:
The challenge of the hills, the feel of the dirt, the fantastic views that distract you from how much pain you are actually in.

Best running experience:
Mickelson Trail Marathon - Deadwood, SD
First marathon. It ruined me forever...I can no longer tolerate road races.

Worst running experience:
Bonking 5 miles downhill from the car with no food or water.

Running pet peeves:
I-Pods..especially in group runs

Page last modified: 2/25/2009


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