Trevor Meding is fast, fearless and relentless when it comes to ultra-marathon running. But, did you know that he rarely ran before the age of 35? After some serious introspection, Trevor decided it was time to change his sedentary lifestyle and he registered for the Red Deer Half Marathon. With only 5 weeks of training and his trusty Nike+ phone app, Trevor achieved his goal of a sub-2 hour finish time and was well on his way to becoming a kick ass ultra runner. Trevor won his first 100 mile race at River Valley Revenge in June 2017 and followed up with a sub-21 hour finish at BB100 last December. Trevor has now set his sights on the San Felipe Shootout and the BB100k races as his next big challenges for the spring race season. Don’t forget to wave at Trevor when he passes you on the trail!
10 Questions with Trevor:
What’s the most useless talent you have?
I can wiggle my ears.
What is the dumbest way you have been injured?
Diving into the corner of a coffee table when I was young and stupid.
Running wise I have yet to be injured (minus the battering of toes in ultras).
What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this week?
More running articles and writeups on social media leading up to the Barkely Marathons. I’ve been clicking on all those links and stories getting ready for this year’s event to follow.
What is the most distant place you’ve visited?
Australia, Egypt, & Abu Dhabi all for work. Not sure which is the furthest away, but they were all interesting to see and work with different people and cultures.
Favorite running shoes
Ever since I discovered Altra I have not looked back. #embracethespace
Favorite time of day to run
Usually after work to relieve some stress. But honestly I just run when I can due to work and busy family life.
Favorite song on your playlist
Hadouken – Levitate
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Going from off the couch to running, completing, and winning my first 100mi race only 14 months after starting the journey.
Favorite ice cream flavor
Mint Chocolate Chip
What trait do you like most about yourself?
Grit. Ability to be able to grind through anything.