michelle gochis

Where I Run: Michelle Gochis

Where I Run: Michelle Gochis

I will run anywhere I can, but I am fortunate to have the Isle Du Bois trails and Lake Ray Roberts practically in my back yard.  To get there, I only have to run down a few country roads, alongside beautiful horse and cattle ranches in Pilot Point, Tx.   There are so many great routes to choose on each run.  Sand sprints at the beach, hill repeats overlooking the lake, to technical or soft sandy trails.  Every run out here is spirit refreshing, and I am so grateful to live and run in such a beautiful area.

Where I Run: Michelle Gochis

Posted by Trail Racing Over Texas on Monday, March 28, 2016

Meet Michelle Gochis our Team TROT Ambassador

Michelle Gochis

Michelle Gochis

 

1.)   What goals do you have, (personal or running related), going into 2016?  I want to run as many 100 milers as possible, each faster and stronger. I plan to run the Stagecoach 100 Ultra in September, from Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon. I plan to train hard for that, and each race between now and then will be a training run for it. 

2.)   How long have you been running and how did you get into the sport? I ran track in 5th grade and never stopped running. My mom ran a lot when I was a kid, and she would take me with her on my bike, and then running alongside her when I was old enough to keep up. I started training for my first marathon about 6 years ago, when my kids were old enough for me to take the time to train. I ran 2 marathons, two weeks apart, then started running ultras.

3.) Most recent race/achievement that you are proud of? My biggest race achievement would be the 100 miles I just completed at Snowdrop 2015.

4.) What other outdoor pursuits or cross training endeavors do you participate in? I love going to Crossfit. It helps a lot with running.

5.) Other than running and being an amazing human being, whats your day job or what keeps you busy during the day to day? I work at the high school my kids attend.  I love being able to see my kids all day. It helps keep us connected with life as busy as ours is. I run for the love of running, races are just fun. I will always be a runner, and I hope to inspire others to get out and love it too.