Mark Volek

Age: 45

Personal Records:
Mile: 5:00.32
5k: 17:10
10k: 34:58
Marathon: 2:47:45 (HOA)
Ironman: 10:33:06

Weekly Milage: over the last 10 years this is what my averages are: 6,000 yards swimming, 84 miles biking, and 21 miles running

When Did You Start Running? I started running in 1968 to get ready to play football in junior high school

Who Is Your Running Role Model? Who Has Influenced You Most In Running?
Role models: Bill Rodgers because of his Boston Marathon success, and I thought that was the body limit for endurance events. Steve Prefontaine because of his raw genetics and capacity.
Influences: Ben Londeree, Tom LaFontaine, Liz Bulman for all their help and support, plus applications of training methods and planning a training program for a research point of view.

Run in High School: 100 Yds: 10.58; 220: 23.17; 440: 50.08; pole vault: 13-9; long jump: 15-1

What Is Your Favorite Workout? Intervals, with stacking La on a hot, humid, sunny day with a group of people

Favorite Training Route: 3 to 4 people with a run of 1 to 1 1/2 hours in length

Personal Info and Interests: played one year of college football, have not eaten red meat since 5/81, 20 years CTC member