Thursday, October 28, 2010

Dean Karnazes at Fleet Feet Menlo Park. Event date: 10/27/10.

I wasn't sure if I was going to make it to this one, but I did.

I made it down to Fleet Feet Menlo Park to hear Ultra marathoner, Dean Karnazes, speak.
Fleet Feet Menlo Park
Dean spoke about ultra running and fielded questions from those in the audience before signing books and posing for pics.
Dean Karnazes
Questions ranged from what keeps him going; how does he handle carrying fluids on his long runs; nutrition and injuries.

The rumors about him ordering pizza and having it delivered to some side of the road during his runs are true.

I came across him several times before.  Most recently before today, he was at the Chicago Marathon Expo.

Today, I asked him, "How did you do in Chicago?" because it got incredibly hot; it was 89 F at its hottest that day.

He said he never seen that much carnage (at an event), but he said actually likes the heat.

He seems like a very nice guy and an incredibly amazing athlete.  If I tried to do a fraction of what he does, I think I would land on the injured list in no time flat.

1 comment:

  1. Hahaha I had read about the pizza delivery thing!
    They must know him or wouldn't really deliver to the side of the road. He must also carry around money...