Monday, March 15, 2010

2010 Team: Rick Maehlmann

Frederick "Rick" Maehlmann

Brief Biography

I've enjoyed being active all my life. My dad and I did a lot of long distance bike riding when I was younger. I ran some track in high school, but I focused more on running after graduating from college. I was drawn in by the track club and the running culture in this town. It also helps to have a wife who is supportive and has running as a hobby. I especially enjoy running on the mountain and would do this every day if I could.

Short Term Goals

Complete Mountain Mist in under 6 hours. Complete St. Louis Marathon in under 4 hours. PR at 15K to 1/2 Marathon distance.

Long Term Goals

Complete a marathon in all 50 states. Complete 10 Mountain Mists. Stay competitive and enjoy running while maintaining a balance with work and family

Personal Records
  • 2 Mi - 0:11:57 at Winter Winds on 02/08/04 at age 27
  • 5 km - 0:18:39 at Carey Woods Bash N Dash on 04/11/03 at age 26
  • 4 Mi - 0:25:57 at Winter Winds on 02/09/03 at age 26
  • 8 km - 0:31:32 at Scholarship Fund Run on 04/05/03 at age 26
  • 5 Mi - 0:31:44 at River City Run 5 Mile on 06/29/02 at age 25
  • 10 km - 0:39:20 at Cotton Row Run on 05/26/03 at age 26
  • 15 km - 1:04:40 at Monte Sano 15K on 10/09/04 at age 28
  • 13.1 Mi - 1:28:40 at Rocket City Half Marathon on 11/08/03 at age 27
  • 26.2 Mi - 3:16:28 at Suzuki Rock N Roll Marathon on 06/01/03 at age 26
  • 50 km - 5:12:30 at Trail Run from the Ranger on 12/23/09 at age 33
  • Other - 1:07:23 at Rocket Run 10 Miler on 03/19/05 at age 28

I believe I am a good ambassador of Fleet Feet because I’m down to earth as a runner. I encourage runners at all levels. I try to set a good example for other runners and encourage them. I aspire to improve as a runner as my running times have recently improved after slowing around additions to our family and two injuries. I believe I would be a good ambassador because our family is consistently competing or volunteering at races and setting a good pattern for other runners.