William Mitchell

Will Mitchell
Currently live in: Boulder, CO

Previously from: Denton, NC-Davidson, NC-Penn State

Personal Motto/Inspiration: My approach to life: Surround yourself with people whom you respect and trust; find your passion and chase it like your life depends on it. because it does. and never, ever take anything for granted.

How long have you been a runner? I have run competitively since Junior year of high school as an outlet for frustration over a career ending injury in soccer. I never thought I’d run again after injury/burnout in college but a trail Marathon and a few close friends changed my life and my perspective about running.

Happiest running moment: As of today I still hold the davidson Men’s naked 400 record at 54.74.

Proudest running accomplishment: I finished call of the wilds. My first marathon, after bonking hard at 22 and crawling over 1000ft climb I stumbled down a decent to the finish. Everything fell apart and I broke but I still walked across the line.

Favorite local running route: Lobo out and back is my go-to stale shakeout. I really like rollinsville road for long efforts. I enjoy south mesa->shadow canyon->bear for a short technical and harder Effort fun day. Davidson Mesa is my 5k interval/ 10k tempo spot and finally I just really enjoy hogback ridge/eagle trail for a longer easy.

Favorite distance: All of them. I love racing the 400m but the mile was my best distance in college. I’ve never gone over 28point but I want to and hope to soon.

Favorite race: Watching the JFK 50 was spectacular.

If you could lace up your shoes and go for a run anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? I ask myself this on all my runs and the answer is always the same: this place, (usually boulder) right now, with these crazy people.

Goals: I dream of impossible things every night and each day I pursue making those dreams my reality.

When I’m not running I’m… Thinking its probably time to do some core, drink some wine and listen to Music. Or apply to grad school.

Uphills or Downhills? I’ve never seen a trail I didn’t want to run.

Favorite post-run beer: Any that I can have with good company.

Sponsored by: Anyone want to pick me up? I’m lookin.

I am a Rocky Mountain Runner because… They are on my level.

Anything else you’d like to share? Always believe in yourself and the things you do.


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