After a competitive high school career on the track and trails, Zach became an occasional jogger in college, watching his 5K times slip through his 20’s. His wife decided to train for a 10K, which he regarded as “crazy.” However, not to be outdone, he bumped his miles and began a journey back toward being a competitor. Before long, he’d been roped into training for a marathon and became a Boston qualifier in his debut at the 2009 Chicago Marathon.
Since that time, Zach has become a fixture on the local race scene as well as a respected member of his running community, maintaining and developing training plans used by hundreds of participants in community training programs. He’s a student of the sport who is constantly gathering new information on the science of running, keeping abreast of the latest research and training theories while balancing them with the tried-and-true.
Outside of the running world, Zach has a career in the medical device industry, as well as a growing family. He’s addicted to weather blogs (meteorology is another hobby) and delicious food.