Adam Feerst

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Adam Feerst

“When in doubt, run uphill!”

City: Denver State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Whatever fits Size: 10-ish

Age: 59.8 years old

Marital Status: Married

Family members:
Marion Sills, human, wife
Hannah Julia Sills-Feerst, daughter, born 1/29/08

What I do for work:
Consulting - financial analysis, database development, business process improvement.
Coaching - road/trail/mountain/ultra running.
Race directing.
Race consulting - course design, permitting, finish line, timing.

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Born in L.A.
Moved to the Bay Area when I was 8 and lived in Foster City (9mos), S.F. (4 yrs) and Burlingame (3.5 yrs).
Moved back to L.A. when I was 17.
Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal in 1989-90.
Back to L.A for several months.
Grad school in Connecticut, 91-93
3 long winters in Grand Rapids, MI.
Moved to Denver in 1996.

When I started running and what got me started:
First race in 1971, the Bay-to-Breakers.

What does running mean to me:
Sanity (relative). Relaxation. Exploring new trails. Pushing perceived limits and learning that they are all self-imposed. Meeting new friends.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results

Favorite running trail and why:
Whatever the latest trail I've discovered. It's often lightly used, scenic and challenging.

Best running experience:
Double crossing of Grand Canyon in 2000.
Finishing strongly at the Leadville 100 in 2002. I wanted to drop out at 47.5mi but my crew wouldn't let me. I was 41st at mile 60 and finished 20th.

Worst running experience:
Miles 18-60 at the 2002 Leadville 100.

Neatest thing found on a run:
My soul.

Running pet peeves:
People who wear headphones when running with others. Runners and bikers who don't announce themselves when passing. People with dogs who insist theirs is friendly and have them off leash. Even the sweetest dog in the world can get tangled in your feet. And, even if the dog is the sweetest in the world, the oncoming runner/hiker/biker doesn't know that, and may be afraid of dogs. Gel and bar wrappers on the trail.

Other stuff:
Supra-ventricular Tachycardia, SVT

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