Monday, March 15, 2010

2010 Team: Eric Schotz

Eric Schotz

Brief Biography

I was born in 1972 in north central Wisconsin. I have been married for 11 years to a very supportive non-running wife and have two children : Fiona, 6 and Elliott (2 yrs). I am the Co-Race Director of  Delano Park 12 Hour Run ( President of River City Runners ( e have 3 cats and 1 dog (chocolate lab). In high school, I was an 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.  I have now completed 19 marathons and 16 ultramarathons. In July of 2009, I ran across alabama in 4 days to raise money and awareness for Tay Sachs research, a disease which afflicts my son.

Short Term Goals

Run strong at the Strolling Jim 40 and regain the course record at the Hot-To-Trot 8hr Run in Atlanta.

Long Term Goals

Be competitive in a 24 hour run and a hundred miler. Stay fit, stay healthy, and have fun and adventure along the way.

Personal Records
  • 1 Mi - 0:05:36 at Brooke Hill on 08/01/07 at age 35
  • 2 Mi - 0:11:31 at Winter Winds on 02/01/09 at age 37
  • 5 km - 0:18:12 at Frosty Freeze on 12/01/08 at age 36
  • 4 Mi - 0:23:58 at Winter Winds on 02/01/09 at age 37
  • 10 km - 0:37:26 at Silver Comet on 03/01/06 at age 34
  • 15 km - 0:59:59 at Monte Sano on 10/01/08 at age 36
  • 13.1 Mi - 1:26:13 at HSV Half on 11/01/05 at age 33
  • 26.2 Mi - 2:54:19 at Rocket City on 12/01/08 at age 36
  • 50 km - 4:11:40 at Bartlett Park on 08/01/09 at age 37

Honest and respected in the Decatur running community. I am competitive is most races I compete in. Believe Fleet Feet is the best running store I've ever visited so referring people and promotion comes easy. Am humble and am more comfortable speaking positively about Fleet Feet and the team as opposed to myself.