: Phil Rosenstein
: Jun 25, 1970
: Silver Spring
: Years running: I ran Cross Country in high school and then nothing for 15 years. Started again in 2004 while training for my first Ironman
Years Running Ultras: Two and a half. Completed Races since 2004: 4 Ironman triathlons, 5 marathons, 2 50 Kilometers, 3 50 Milers, 19 100 Milers, and 3 races of 150 miles or longer.
Hardest Races: McNaughton 150 Mile Trail Run and Coast to Kosciuszko 264km
Favorite Time of Day to Run: Any time, any day. Not really an answer, is it?
Favorite Place to Run: Any where there is no traffic. I prefer trails in woods of the beaten path, but really anywhere quiet.
Favorite Crew or Pacer: Anyone kind enough to help me is deeply appreciated.
Chronic Injuries: None to speak of, though I'm just getting past a couple of stress fractures. I've been fortunate.
Favorite Drink/Foods: Water, Perpetuem, Ensure/Boost. Mashed Potatoes, Oatmeal, Bananas.
Favorite Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline.
Very few ultrarunners have done as many races in such a short period as I have. Despite such a heavy race schedule, I've finished every ultramarathon I've entered. And I have managed to have a few really good races in there as well:
* Heartland 100 = 22 hours, 46 minutes; 11th place out of 65 runners
* Across the Years 48 Hours = 151 miles; 5th place out of 32 runners
* McNaughton 150 = 46 hours 50 minutes; 7th place out of 47 runners (only 10 finished)
I'm also very active in the ultrarunning community. I have paced 3 runners to their first finish of a 100 mile races and 1 other runner at Badwater (135 mile running race through Death Valley in July - it's known as "The World's Toughest Footrace"). I've also coached 6 people through to finish their first 100 mile attempt this year and have two more people who are shooting for Spring 2008. I enjoy these activities almost as much as running!
: Not really clear. Maybe curiosity. Maybe masochism.
: Short Term Goal: Badwater Ultramarathon July 14, 2008 (www.badwater.com).
Long Term Goal: Finish the cross country run on time and healthy. That's as long term as you'll get out of me.
: Brooks (www.brooksrunning.com) and Hammer Nutrition (www.hammernutrition.com)
: Favorite Holiday: July 4th - picnic, sun, fireworks, warm weather, family, friends. What's not to like?
Favorite Music / Movie
: Favorite TV shows: I don't really watch a lot of television, but I never miss a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game; Mystery Science Theater 3000; Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
Favorite Book / Magazines
: Favorite Authors: Isaac Asimov, Douglas Adams, Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Mike Nelson
Favorite Books: "The Book of Virtues"
Favorite Sports / Teams
: Pittsburgh Penguins
: "You're better than you think you are and you can do more than you think you can!" - Ken Chlouber at Leadville