Mike Dorr Avon, CO - PATH projects KREW
I am personal trainer and amateur athlete living in Vail, CO via Iowa. My mother loved to run so she got me running when I was 6. I loved it and ran thru high school in track and XC. After high school I gave it up, got heavy and had too much fun. In 2009, weighing 215 lbs I decided I needed to change my lifestyle to a more positive note. I quit drinking and decided to eat better, lift weights and start running again. Living in mountains opened my eyes to the trail running. I loved being out there, in the trees, altitude, mountains and dirt. It was my outdoor sacred place. The trail running got me into mountain biking also. Then started racing in both trail runs and mountain biking which in turn got me into off road triathlons. The Vail Valley community has a huge trail running atmosphere and many events.
Running accomplishment(s) you are proud of
My first trail marathon, never had I ran more than a half before. I ended up winning even though the last 6 miles I was on struggle bus but managed to pull thru. Ceder City 50k, I took a wrong turn while I was in 2nd place. I ended up having to backtrack and running 60k. I really wanted to quit after I noticed I went the wrong way. I was glad I didn't quit and pushed thru.
Any races or adventures on your horizon and / or bucket list?
Xterra Off Road Triathlon World Championships in Maui Dec 21' Any new trail or mountain I can run is always great.
Your favorite PATH projects gear?
Graves PX 7in, just a perfect piece for a host of activities, run, lifting or hanging out.
What do you enjoy about running?
It is my meditation away from the stresses of life and I always enjoy the beauty of being on the trail by myself or with friends.
Advice for runners looking to improve?
Without failure there can be no success. Enjoy your running, run because you want to. Not because you too.
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Anything else you’d like to share to the PATH projects community?
I love the gear, I love the vibe, and humbled and honored to be a part of Path Projects Krew
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