Vitals: 6’1” 143 lbs
Running Background, style, and general preferences
I grew up hiking and running around in Monument CO, a then small town north of Colorado Springs. As a Colorado local, my childhood was defined by the mountains but I was never a particularly sports-oriented kid. I did run cross country in middle school and high school and was exposed to the world of trail running during the summer of 2016, my junior year. I fell in love with the simplicity and grit of trail running and have pursued it ever since.
As of 2020, I am finishing up my second year at Western Colorado University and am a member of the Mountain Sports Trail Running Team. I run anywhere between 60-85 miles a week, almost entirely on the trails in the Gunnison Valley and Crested Butte. I enjoy getting out into the high country whenever I can and love taking advantage of the mountainous terrain of Gunnison county.
I have a lower-volume foot with a medium-height arch. I prefer a shoe with a wider forefoot and a lower heel-to-toe drop (0-5 mm). My idea of an ideal shoe is a moderately efficient shoe that feels agile in technical terrain but that can also hold up to the wear and tear of longer mountain days.
Some Shoes I’ve Clicked With