About fishflyruns100

As a husband, a father of one, and a 18,000+ hour full-time floatplane pilot, I have had the great good fortune to travel to, work and live in some of the  great places of the world. These include, but are not limited to: Minnesota, Alaska, St Croix in the US Virgin Islands, the Maldives, Thailand, Bali and the Philippines. The common factor in all of these is floatplane flying.

After years of starts and stops, I am back to trying to achieve my goal of running 100 miles. I grew up playing hockey in Northern Minnesota and didn’t really do any structured running.

About 10 years ago, I trained for and completed the St. Croix 70.3 Ironman. I found a love for road biking and didn’t develop any  real running skills since I spent as much free time as I could riding my bike. My group runs there were a great introduction to the running world. Thank you to my St. Croix friends.

When I moved to Bali, Indonesia, I began concentrating on running. The bike riding there is not suited for road bikes. Running became my main form of fitness exercise. In 2012 I completed two marathons. The Bali Marathon and the Voyager Trail Marathon. Those 2 marathons opened up a new world for me. I realized that I could and can complete long distance races, but that I prefer Trail runs and races.

Getting older has made me realize I will never be a fast runner, so I am focusing my energies on longer distances. 100 miles is a natural progression in distance running, right? It should be an interesting journey. I could never attempt to train for a 100 mile race without the support of my wife.

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4 thoughts on “About fishflyruns100

  1. Great to meet you on the plane, I would have stopped after I got off for a chat but had to rush to my connecting flight to Queenstown. Great write-up on Tarawera (except for the spelling of Tarawera).

    Well done on the run, I did the 60km last year finishing at the Falls in just over 8 hours and will do another Ultra … my next venture is here http://www.52in52.org.nz

    Make sure you keep in touch and I wioll try to do the same, regards, Mike

    • Great to meet you too, Mike.
      I understand about the connection. It takes a bit to get over to the other terminal.
      Oh, Tarawera. 🙂
      I had to go through and fix posts from the last month or so.
      That’s going to be a great challenge to do 52 in 52. Let me know if you need to run in Bali or Thailand to make it all work out.
      Can certainly put you up for the Bali Marathon….

      Thanks for the pictures.
      Mike

  2. Just found your site. Wow, what an adventure your life is. Best of luck with your training.

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