Paul McMullen

LOCATION
Grand Haven, Michigan

2018 RACES

  • F3 Lake Half-Marathon in Chicago
  • Boston Marathon
  • Traverse City, Michigan 50km Trail Race
  • Skyrace Ultra Madrid
  • Spain 100km Trail Race
  • Idaho Marquette Trail 50
  • Idaho Mountain 100 mile Ultra

WHY I TAKE ALTRED
I take AltRed because it improves my recovery and diminishes the pain when I run hard. By increasing the blood flow to parts of my body that are absorbing the impact of running I am staying healthy and enjoying the sport more.

MY WEEKLY TRAINING
My training is governed my recovery and my primary duties as a provider and father. I sneak in what I can when I can when and this is a good thing for someone who is guilty of over training in the past. AltRed has made that recovery more rapid and complete and thus I am enjoying training like I did when I was young.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS I’M MOST PROUD OF
Competing in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics in the 1500 meter run after winning the US Olympic Trials and coming back from a lawnmower injury that took two toes to run faster and win the 1998 US Indoor Mile Title in 3:55.80.

MY PERFECT DAY
Wake up before dawn, drink a strong cup of coffee, lace up my shoes and let the wind dictate my direction. If it is calm I will paddle board on Lake Michigan, if it breezy I run right in the wind and feel the tail wind home. If it is snowing I will cross-country ski, if it is hot I go for a mountain bike ride. Any combination of these activities depending on the weather creates my perfect day and as they say in Michigan wait 20 minutes and the weather will change, thus I never find myself in a training rut.