Vitals: 5’10”, 155 lbs
Running Background, Style, and General Preference.
I stepped into the running world during my Sophomore year of high school. By chance.
I joined the cross country team at my small high school late in the season simply because the team needed extra finishers to be able to win our one-team league.
And given that I’d been a soccer player for the majority of my life, I figured I was in good enough shape to make it to the finish line.
After my first race, I was hooked.
From there, I joined the distance track and field team, and juggled playing soccer and running cross country in the same season.
By my senior year, I went on to place 29th in the California State meet for cross country with a 5K personal record of 16:29, and I ran a 1600m personal record in 4:29.
The majority of my training as a high schooler was on the trails in my hometown of Mt. Shasta, CA.
Now that I’m in college and no longer competing in cross country and track, I’ve developed a real taste for trail running, and I often do 8-15 mile “adventure runs” with my friends in the mountains around my hometown.
The trails I run on are mostly rocky with soft dirt, and sometimes our adventure runs require some scrambling.
I am currently training for my first 50k trail race and am in the process of building mileage, so I’m currently running about 40 miles a week. Most of my runs are on trail, but when I’m at school in Portland, OR, the majority of my miles are on the road.
I tend to prefer shoes on the more supportive end of the spectrum, and those with thicker midsoles. I occasionally wear Superfeet running insoles in my shoes to add support. I also tend to prefer shoes with a drop in the 4-9 mm range.
Some Shoes I’ve Clicked With:
Hoka One One Arahi; Hoka One One Torrent; Nike Zoom Structure 20; Hoka One One Speedgoat 2