Rich Muzzy

Date of Birth: July 11

Place of Birth: Redwood City, California.

Job: Environmental Program Planner.

Marital Status: Married.

Children: Yes.

Pets: dog (Calvin), cat (Aspen), gecko and guinea pigs.

Favorite non-running magazine: Economist

Favorite movie: Good Will Hunting.

Favorite television show: The Amazing Race.

Favorite musical performer: Jackson Browne, U2, Pogues, Levellers.

Favorite Keith comment: “Toughen up Creampuff”

Hobbies: Skiing and rock climbing.

Favorite non-running sport: Kayaking.

Least Favorite non-running sport: Golf.

Favorite famous quote: “Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”   - Theodore Roosevelt.

Short-term running goal: Recover from my plantar issues and start running again.

Long-term running goal: Run an ultra.

Ultra Pet Peeves: People throwing cigarette butts out the window, on the sidewalk or on the trail.

Years running ultras: 9

Number of ultra finishes: 2 - 100, and 8 - 50's.

Most memorable ultra performance and why: North Fork 50k because it is the first time that I felt really good running in heat (it helped that they had ice at the aid stations).

Favorite food/drink during an ultra: Peanut butter and jelly, fig newtons and chicken noodle soup.

Favorite training trail: Elk Park trail.

Favorite Race: San Juan Solstice.

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