Brandon Smith Age: 26 Location: Resides in Murphysboro, IL. But, he's most likely trying to get lost in the woods right now.
Also known as the Shaman of the Appalachian Trail; Brandon is a living embodiment of the Adventure Geek Spirit. Having raced (and won) with Kristen & Jefferson a few years ago, he was the first to ask how to join when we announced the team. We're excited to be reunited with this season veteran and to add him to our ranks!
Goals: I am training to compete in marathon and ultra distance trail runs and I am going to take a fighting shot at the Chattooga River 50k in June 2012. I feel like I have a solid base of 50ish/week and will continue to build and adjust as I compete in more races because I generally only compete a few times per year. I learned a lot about my body after trekking the AT and enjoy learning how to adjust my hydration/nutrition approach from race to race. I'm trying to find some training partners (having trouble with that in south-central IL, not many avid trail runners I'm aware of) and would love to lend a hand coaching the Adventure Geek Racing team to share what I've learned.
Likes: -being on two wheels (motorized more-so as of late) -cajun spiced eggs (scrambled), bacon and honey on wheat -filling out electronic forms and the cursor automatically goes to the next field when the expected number of digits are entered without me having to hit Tab -OJ poured into water
Dislikes: -water poured into OJ -bad drivers who don't see motorcycles or runners/cyclists -loosing toenails after races -ketchup