Wednesday, April 6, 2011

2011 Team: Eric Fritz

Eric Fritz
Age: 43
Huntsville, AL

Brief Biography
I grew up in Rockville, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC and moved to Huntsville right out of college in 1989. Having never run competitively before, I started running when I was 35 to get more fit and try to increase my stamina for volleyball tournaments. Within 5 years I decided to quit playing volleyball to focus on my running and now have run almost 100 races of all distances from 5K to 100 miles. I have two wonderful daughters that keep me quite busy and a very supportive wife who lets me get a way with much more than I should.  I love the outdoors and feel most at home in the woods.

Short Term Goals
For the near term, I will continue to work towards volunteering as much as possible. My real goal for the year however, is to break 40 minutes in a 10k race. That's a significant increase over my current PR but I'm optimistic that I can pull it off with the right training.

Long Term Goals
My long term goals include being fit enough to run the Hardrock 100 mile race as well as finding the time to run "significant distance" on the Appalachian Trail. And, as with every runner I know, the only true long term goal is to have the ability to continue to run for many years to come.

Personal Records
  • 5 km at Rudolph Run 19:28
  • 8 km at Scholarship Fund Run 34:32
  • 10 km at UAH Road Race 40:26
  • 15 km at Monte Sano 1:08:12
  • 13.1 Mi at Huntsville Half 1:45:31
  • 26.2 Mi at Rocket City 3:20:52
  • 50 km at Dizzy Fifties 4:58:15
  • 50 Mi at Mountain Masochist 9:30:50
  • 100 Mi at Lean Horse 20:36:42
Recent Race Results
  • River City Run 5 km 20:12 1st OA
  • Rudolph Run 5 km 19:28 11th OA, 1st AG
  • Rocket City 26.2 Mi 3:20:52 142nd OA, 16th AG
  • Lean Horse 100 Mi 20:36:42 8th OA, 1st AG
  • Mountain Mist 50 km 5:15:35 30th OA, 9th AG
2011 Calendar
  • Delano 12hr Other 3/12/2011 70+ miles
  • Strolling Jim 40 mile Other 5/7/2011 Under 6:00
  • Old Dominion 100 Mi 6/4/2011 Under 24:00
  • Monte Sano 10 km 9/3/2011 Under 40:00
  • Huntsville Half 13.1 Mi 11/12/2011 Under 1:30