Michael Genauer

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Currently live in: Boulder, CO

Previously from: Born & Raised in New Jersey. I have been in Colorado since 2009 and spent my first 2 1/2 years in Telluride, CO taking advantage of the small mountain town lifestyle. Before Boulder I did a brief stint in Denver.

Personal Motto/Inspiration: Push aside yesterday, push aside tomorrow. The only time is now. What we got is today

How long have you been a runner? 12 Years. I have been running since High School Cross Country/Track. I didn’t become more involved and realize my true love for running until college when I was recruited to XC & Track team. Initially there was a love for the road but since moving to Colorado I realized my true passion is rooted in the trails.

Happiest running moment: The last time I ran. So, Yesterday or this morning!

Proudest running accomplishment: To date I am most proud of my four successful Imogene Pass Runs with my best time of 2:50:18. I am also please with my top 3 AG placement in the Vail Series (7 total races) sponsored by La Sportiva.

Favorite local running route: hmmm…My go to for a quickie is Mt. Sanitas.

Favorite distance: I like to run any distance but I rather enjoy 1/2 marathons.

Favorite race: ahhh! There are so many good ones. I think Imogene Pass Run has been my favorite so far. It is the most painful and fun at the same time. I would recommend it to anyone to try at least once.

If you could lace up your shoes and go for a run anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? New Zealand, Dolomites or the Swiss Alps.

Goals: My current goal is to run two marathons this summer. One road (Estes Marathon) and one trail (Silverton Marathon). Once I accomplish that I will set my eyes on longer distances. Baby steps for me.

When I’m not running I’m… Feeding my fast metabolism with food & beer.

Uphills or Downhills? Love Downhill running…I don’t even consider it mileage.

Favorite post-run beer: Anything will do as long as the beer name is not followed with “IPA”.

Sponsored by: La Sportiva NA

I am a Rocky Mountain Runner because… I love to run, drink beer, socialize and most importantly: eat french fries.


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