Growing up in San Clemente, California, Michelle spent most of her time at the beach or city pool swimming and bodysurfing. She didn't really catch the distance running bug till she was a young adult and competed for one season of cross country at Moorpark College. Long after graduating from UCSB, Michelle relived her youth and ran for one final cross country season at Ventura College for her good friend, Nancy Fredrickson. Now in her 50's, Michelle has hopes of regaining her fast twitch muscles and being competitive in a few local 5Ks, 10Ks or half marathons. In her free time, Michelle loves a good glass of wine, going out to dinner or watching movies with her kids and husband.
Evan ran cross country and track at Earlham College in Indiana, where he did tolerably well. Originally from Ohio, he moved across country after graduating with a degree in English Lit and Creative Writing. Having rebelled against running part-way into the early stages of a post-graduation marathon training program, Evan's back on the roads and paths. Besides running, he's an avid bread baker, makes very passable scones, occasionally reads a book or two, is a crazed netflix subscriber and somehow a hobbyist card magician.
Here are his favorites:
Current Shoe: New Balance 870v2
Favorite Recovery Drink: Nesquik has everything you need
Favorite Food: Fresh bread, and homemade pizza
Favorite Workout: One that's shared
Favorite Race: Earlham College Cross Country course!
Bike you ride: Surly Long Haul Trucker, oh yeah.
Can't live without: Good books, flour, water, salt.
Hometown: Plymouth, Ohio. Look it up. Right Now.
Scott's experience with distance running began with a track season his sophomore year of HS that led to him quitting football and running XC his junior year. Without running he claims he would not have considered attending college. He considers one of his biggest running accomplishments to be a walk-on on the small Division I school of IUPUI. His best event was always the 800m but the mile was his favorite. He's known at Inside Track as a running, shoe, and computer geek. When he's not at the store or studying towards becoming a software engineer he has delusions of a track comeback, enjoys cheering on his Midwest teams (Go Bears! Bulls! Cubs! and Hoosiers!), and besting his girlfriend Amanda in Mario Kart.
Current Shoe: Brooks PureCadence, Brooks Ravenna 5's, and Adidas Adios
Favorite Recovery Drink: Fluid Chocolate
Favorite Food: Fish Tacos, Burritos, Pizza, and In N Out
Favorite Workout: Seb Coe
Favorite Race: 800m or the Mile on a track, New Prairie XC Invite
Bike you ride: Schwinn Hybrid
Can't live without: Food, friends, music, comic book movies
Hometown: Valparaiso, IN
Ruth is retired from the County of Ventura and works part-time at the Inside Track for the camaraderie of fellow runners and to take a break from nagging her husband, Gary Tuttle, Inside Track’s founding owner. Ruth ran track at St. Bonaventure High, and track and cross-country at Ventura College. She has been a successful distance runner over the past 35 years, having completed 17 marathons, including the 1992 US Olympic Trials Marathon. She continues to run daily and still shows up at local races, barely able to beat Michelle in a 5K! Ruth and Gary take running vacations to exotic locales and have sponsored many races for the kids in the Cook Islands, their favorite island nation. Many a shoe company give-away has made its way to the South Pacific!
Katie starting running just out of diapers at age 4 for the Ventura Tigres Track Club. She continued her love for running and competition throughout high school and college where she competed for VC and UCSD. After graduating from UCSD with a degree in Human Development, Katie married her high school crush, Preston Biller, VHS math teacher and XC coach. The happy couple live in Oakview with their dog, Bella and 6 chickens. Katie, in true homebody fashion, loves baking, spending time in the yard gardening, taking care of the chickens and going for walks with her husband and dog. For fun, Katie and Preston love to go camping and taking an occassional trip to SLO just to get away.
Olivia (Livie Loo) Guadiana
Olivia began running her freshman year for the Ventura High School cross country and track and field programs, She then continued her running career at the California State University of Chico where she was part of the
Wildcat cross country and track and field teams. Graduating in May of 2014 she has earned her self a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology. Aside from running she likes adventuring, exploring, trying new things and being crafty.
Current Shoe: Asics GT-2000
Favorite Recovery Drink: Cranberry juice
Favorite Food: She is not picky, pretty much everything
Favorite Workout: Any workout as long as she is in shape
Favorite Race: Mt SAC
Bike you ride: A Fixie
Can’t live without: Family, Friends and cranberry juice
Hometown: Oak View, CA
Emma began running competitively in her freshman year at Ventura High School and continues to compete in cross country and track and field at Wheaton College in Illinois. She will be a junior at Wheaton in the fall and is majoring in Biochemistry. Aside from running, Emma likes to swim, surf, read, bake and play in the great outdoors.
Current shoe: Adidas Boost
Favorite Recovery Drink: Fluid Chocolate mixed with almond milk
Favorite Food: Homemade sourdough bread and peanut butter
Favorite Workout: Long trail run
Favorite Race: St. James Farm 6k Cross Country Course
Bike you ride: an ancient Trek
Can’t live without: Ocean water, family, and her labrador retriever
Hometown: Born in Boulder, CO and raised in Ventura, CA