Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Emmy (who's a "runner" as opposed to "someone who runs" like me) tagged me with answering these 5 questions:

1. How would you describe your running 10 years ago?
10 years ago I wasn't running at all. I typically spent my free time jetskiing.

2. What is your worst/best race experience?
Worst: My first marathon, which was the 2003 Marine Corp Marathon. I completely underestimated how hard it would be to do a marathon. I was in great cycling shape and figured a marathon couldn't be too bad. I was wrong. It was bad. Very bad. It hurt. A lot.
Best: The 2008 Miami Marathon. I felt great, everything clicked and I qualified for Boston.

3. Why do you run?
I have to have some sort of outdoor activity to expend energy. Many sporting activities have clock/calender limitations and logistical constraints. For example, golf requires a prescheduled t-time during daylight hours at only a few locations in a limited part of the year here in the Northeast. Running can be done anywhere, year round and at all hours of the day. I can adapt it to my family life better. I can get up at 3 AM and run a marathon and be home before my kids even get up!

4. What is the best and worst advice you've been given about running?
Best: When my running partner Mark said "We should try an ultra."
Worst: When my running partner Mark said "We should try an ultra."

5. Tell us something about yourself that not many people know.
Hmmm... I'm pretty good at badminton and squash.

I'll tag Steve.


Lauren said...


Marcy said...

Ummmmm you really get up at 3am?!? Now that is insane ;-)

Nitmos said...

People still play squash, eh? Do you also do the Rumba?

Carilyn said...

Hey Scott! Great to hear from you! I ran the 2003 Marine Corps Marathon and was HATING it! Turns out I had a stress fracture in my foot, but I was a nitwit and kept going. That course about killed me :) I remember getting to the end and realizing that I had to go up the last hill to the finish and I almost stopped and sat down right there - yikes! Tough race but a wonderful vacation. Do you remember the tanks and snipers out on the course? My boys thought that was awesome but it gave me the heebs :)

Love the pics of Alex's birthday. Summer birthdays are a blast. My twins are June babies, so they love to have swim parties too!


P.S. We just set up the badmitton set my kids got for their birthday. The birdy (?) is spending more time up in the trees than in play.

Bob Gentile said...

I will kick ur ass in Badmiton, just name the place and time !! Oh ya & we play with beer in one hand racket in other so I hope ur thirsty :-)

Good interview Bro & woo hoo VT100 is coming up & a bunch of fast pissed off Western State peeps will be there so BE Ready :-) GAME ON!!

CTmarathoner said...

Scott -thanks for answering the TAG!!
You'll be playing badminton with your kids soon enough, and they'll probably beat you when they get taller! It takes a bad marathon to realize that runners have good and bad days and whatever doesn't kill us, makes us stronger (e.g. ultras)-hope you ready for VT!!!!!