There was something wrong with our statistics: during April, there were 31 FKTs ... just from Connecticut! What's up with that? Turns out 7 were from ONE person? Did Sarah Connor call the Terminator for help?
"There are a lot of people out there doing more impressive things right now; I'm just doing a lot of smallish ones. It's been fun!"
This is inspirational: you can be 100m runner and long jumper in high school, work at Starbucks in the morning, and set an FKT in the afternoon. After your nap. During a pandemic.
"The cool part about FKTs is they bring to these trails you might not otherwise have tried out. I've tried a few trails I didn't even know existed. There's times when I didn't see anyone for 2 hours."
I was getting worried about our situation, but after speaking with Sarah, I feel hopeful about our future!
- City: New Haven, CT
- Work/Occupation: I work at Starbucks, and I've coached running and rock climbing in the past few years.
- Running Background: I was a sprinter and long jumper and primarily a basketball player. (I wouldn't run the 200m because it was too long, only the 100m.) Discussions with trail runners intimidated me, even after I started doing well in Ultras, because they always talk about "running" super long distances on super technical trails... but now I understand that we ALWAYS mean "run-jog-hike-snack-stretch, take a picture of our beautiful surroundings, repeat".
- Are you related to the Terminator?: I run to avoid the Terminator, until he is reprogrammed by my son in the future.
- Social -‘Gram: @sjunebug