Monthly Archives: March 2009

WELCOME MIKE EHREDT!

We are so pleased that Mike Ehredt has joined Dreamchasers!

 

Mike Ehredt brings over 34 years of experience in training and competition to Dreamchasers.  Those 34 years have taken him down numerous paths and sports. 

 

Discovering cycling in his 20s he competed on the road for 12 years as a Category 2 cyclist in Florida and Illinois, qualifying for the National Time Trial Championships twice.  In 1996 he rode 474 miles in 24 hours raising over $12,000 for Muscular Dystrophy.  This in turn led him to a mountain biking stint and he would twice win the Illinois Championships for Veterans.

 

The desire to further expand his skills took him to Adventure Racing where he would compete in two Eco Challenges (Borneo and Fiji), finish New Zealand’s famed Southern Traverse and in 2004 finish Primal Quest in California.

 

Mike became a Race Director in the Midwest for 6 years, conducting the Great Mississippi River Adventure Series in Northern Illinois and sharing his knowledge with new racers through numerous one-day clinics.

 

The draw of water led him to downriver canoe racing and he would win a National Championship in Canoe Orienteering.

 

Throughout the years running played a fundamental part in his fitness and life.

From competing as a young soldier in Germany, winning the Army Cross Country Championships to years later discovering the joys of high mountain trail running in Colorado and Idaho, he has experienced many highs.  His legs have carried him to personal bests of 33:54 in the 10k to a 2:52 marathon and 7:24 for 50 miles.

 

In 2006 he completed a 250 mile Trans-Himalayan run in Nepal.  Twice he has finished in the top 150 at the Marathon des Sables and in 2008 he became one of only 34 people to ever finish the Rocky Mountain Slam which consists of Bighorn, Hardrock, Wasatch and the Bear 100 mile races.

 

In 2010 Mike will be running solo and unsupported across the States in honor of our fallen troops, a distance of over 4300 miles. (www.projectamericarun.com)

 

Mike is a certified personal trainer constantly seeking to gain more knowledge as he aspires to help others find their true potential through functional, realistic training methods and goals with truly achievable results.  He delivers a quiet, soothing approach and inspires others to dream big.

 

NEW BOOK RELEASED ABOUT THE MARATHON DES SABLES

If you have run, hope to run or are intrigued by the Marathon des Sables footrace (150+ miles through the Moroccan Sahara), you should consider reading this recently released book: Carved by God, Cursed by the Devil by Ted Archer, a coaching student of Lisa’s.   

 

 

Ted, the author, is someone Lisa met two years ago when he attended one of our running camps.  He was a naturally gifted runner with a great sense of humor.  A relative newcomer to the sport of running, he knew little about pacing, nutrition and gear.  He went from a relative rookie to finishing 16th (the top American!) in a field of 802 runners at one of the world’s toughest footraces, the Marathon des Sables.   One of the great things about this book is that it’s a story, not a journal.  It’s a fun read, and it’s inspiring to learn about someone else’s journey.  You’ll also get to know many other runners (of varying abilities) who struggled along with Ted through 125-degree heat, sand dunes, salt flats, and rock gardens.

 

 

Please visit www.tedarcher.com to download an excerpt from the book, see photos of the event and watch a short video aired by ABC News, who followed the 2008 race.  –and you’ll need to find out how it ends.  

You will quickly see that it’s an amazing story and you will most likely wish to find out how it ends. 

 

 

 

Also, look for an interview with Ted Archer on Endurance Planet during the week of March 23: www.enduranceplanet.com.

Sasquatch Snowshoe Series - Full Moon Howl

The Full Moon Howl race of the Sasquatch Snowshoe Series, presented by Targhee Hill Estates, is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11 at 6pm.  There is a 5K and 10K option, with the 10K races running the course twice.  The loop course will bring the ’shoers over groomed trails, single track and packed terrain in and around Rick’s Basin, with the start/finish line at the base of the Dreamcatcher Chairlift.  Registration will open at 5pm, under the ”Green Tent” on the main plaza at Targhee.  http://www.dreamchaserevents.com/doac/race_gtrSnowshoeSeries.htm

Sponsored by: Targhee Hill Estates, Windermere Real Estate-Teton Valley, Nathan Human Propulsion Labaratories, Crescent Moon Snowshoes, Silverstar Communications and Grand Targhee Resort.

WELCOME!

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