“Hello, I’m Lloyd. I’m looking forward to the pain that I have been subjecting everyone else to.”
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Lloyd Schmidt is the founder of Run Waterloo and ENDURrun.
ENDURrun: What is your runner profile?
Lloyd I have been running for over 40 years. I try to combine a variety of road and trail, hills and flats, long and short, time trials, point to point courses, multi-loop courses.
What are your ENDURrun 2018 motivations?
You know those days when you feel like crap and your legs are heavy and you slog through every step of the run? And you know those days when everything feels perfect and easy and it feels like you can run forever? That’s my motivation and goal.
What advice have you been collecting? What are your sources?
Normally I provide the advice, so I would say that my source is me.
What exposure did you have to previous ENDURruns?
Been involved since inception to varying degrees.
What are you most looking forward to about ENDURrun 2018?
To see if I get bib 79 to match the bib in my profile picture from 1979.
What are you nervous about, if anything?
I’m nervous about being chased by a bear, but that’s a different story.
After so many years, why have you decided to compete this year?
I’m in it to win it. Based on skill alone, I wouldn’t stand a chance. But I think this year is my best opportunity to win. Since I’m still recovering from cancer surgery, I think everyone will feel sorry for me and let me win.
What is your advice to other participants?
If you let me win, don’t make it look too obvious.
What is your biggest advantage to win The ENDURrun?
I designed all the courses so I know all the shortcuts.
What else would you like to share?
I like to share my vegetables, mostly because I don’t like vegetables.
Look for us to follow up with Lloyd about what the Habs have been doing in the offseason to improve over last year’s disaster.