Friday, May 1, 2009

2009 Team: Eric Schotz

Eric Schotz Email: Website/Blog: Personal Records: * 18:13 5K at Frosty Freeze in Decatur, AL on Dec 2008 * 37:26 10K at Silver Comet in Mableton, GA on March 2006 * 2:54:19 Marathon at Rocket City in Huntsville, AL on Dec 2008 * 51.34 miles: 8 Hour timed ultra Hot to Trot in Decatur, GA on Aug 2008 Brief Bio: In high school, I was a slightly overweight, badly asthmatic J.V. cross country runner. I enjoyed being part of the team but never excelled. The summer after my freshman year in college I decided to run a marathon; 6 weeks later, I ran a 3:11 at Grandma's Marathon in Duluth (1991) and I was hooked on long distance running where my asthma wasn't as much of a factor. So far, I've done 18 marathons and 18 ultras. Short Term Goals: Run across Alabama in 4 days to raise awareness for Tay Sachs, which my son Elliott Schotz suffers from. Long Term Goals: In 4-5 years when I have a little more time to train, I'd like to be competitive in 100 mile ultras and 24 hour races. My dream goal is to achieve the qualifying standard for the U.S. National 24 Hour team – 135 miles. Community Involvement: * President of River City Runners in Decatur, AL. * Co-Race director of Delano Park 12 Hour and Spirit of America 5 miler.