Brad Patterson

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I am married and am blessed to be the father of 3 wonderful kids, ages 11, 9, & 8. They keep me very busy, but I am able to get some good running time in by doing the majority of my runs before the sun rises. I have only been running for 4-1/2 years, but I have grown to really love it. Back in my yoooot, I used to mountain bike a fair amount, so I REALLY enjoy getting out in nature and running the trails. Due to the area I currently live, though, I do most of my daily runs on the road, even though I like to consider myself a "trail runner at heart."

It's funny for me to think that when I first started running, I was training for my first 5K; and now just a few years later, I am targeting my first ultramarathon - the 50K North Face in Wisconsin in Sept of 2014. I have run a few trail half marathons (the 2012 & 2013 North Country Run and the 2013 Yankee Springs Trail Run) and just this summer completed my first official trail full marathon at the 2014 Yankee Springs trail run. After that, it's keep pressing on towards the goal for this year, which is the 50K in Wisconsin!

Being a fairly inexperienced trail runner, and also a bit of a gear junky; I like to read lots and lots of running blogs and gear reviews. So if I run with you some time, don't be surprised if I ask you lots of questions and pick your brain on your gear, your shoes, your training, or whatever!

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