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This week we are going old school with one of the ORIGINAL TROT Ambassadors Marc Henn. A self-proclaimed trail running expert and general “know-it-all”, Marc is a familiar presence at trail running events all over the state of Texas. As an Altra Team Red member and an Orange Mud Ambassador, Marc spends most of his time discussing his favorite trail running gear with anyone (and everyone) who will listen! Marc’s next race is the Last Call 50 miler in Fair Play, CO and then he starts training for the Arkansas Traveler 100 and The Franklin's 200k!!

10 Questions with Marc:

What’s the most useless talent you have?
Being able to apply very obscure movie/TV show quotes to most situations. I laugh and the other
people have no idea what I’m talking about.

What is the dumbest way you have been injured?
I was an 80s kid…every injury I had as a kid was dumber than the next. One of the more dramatic was when I first was learning to skate board and went down a long steep hill…got the speed wobbles and face planted. I still have a scare above my lip from that one. Good times!

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this week?
***Editor’s note – Marc doesn’t like to read very much…

What is the most distant place you’ve visited?

Favorite running shoes
I’m a huge fan of Altra Running shoes….zero drop and foot shaped toe box makes my feet very happy and has spoiled me from all other running shoes. Right now the Altra Timps for trail and Altra Duo for fast road running are my two favorite models but you’ll see me in almost every model they make

Favorite time of day to run
Whenever but in the summers I tend to favor mornings and in the winters evenings. Seems most of my trail running is mornings.

Favorite song on your playlist
My earbuds broke over a year ago and I have not listened to music while running since. I don’t miss it.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Running related I’ve been lucky to get some top finishes in some smaller races but to me the place I finish in the field is of lesser importance. I’m the proudest of various moments I’ve had when I knew in my heart I gave a maximum effort and left it all out on the trail. Those are the moments that make me proud.

Favorite ice cream flavor                                                                                                                        I like vanilla but use it to make a milk shake or coke float.

What trait do you like most about yourself?
I seem to be able to make friends with people pretty fast.  Of course, it's really easy when you are sharing miles with people on the trails.  

What trait do you like most about yourself?
I seem to be able to make friends with people pretty