Todd Booth

Todd_Vickys_2009Todd Booth? Isn’t he the guy who showed up at Tuesday track workouts several years ago wearing a bike jersey and listening to a Walkman during the workout? Was he a biker just posing as a runner (or vice versa)?

In fact, Todd Booth has demonstrated that he is not only a biker and a runner, he is a top competitor at both. Last year he finished in the top five in the California State Mountain Bike Racing Series while winning the SBAA Grand Prix title in the 30-34 age group, one of the most competitive. Todd is continuing his two-sport top performances this year. In early May, he had a great run at the Law Day 15K on Saturday, followed by an impressive race at the Firestone Mountain Bike Series on Sunday.

Smart money says Todd will continue to compete and succeed in mountain biking, running and everything else he undertakes. Go Todd!

Basic Information
Age: 32 (2003)

Personal Information – Basic
Employment (Company, title, describe job if not obvious): Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Special Procedures Technician in cardiac catherization lab. Assist in opening blocked vessels in the heart.
Family – who they are; what they do: Rosa – wife – computer trainer at Sansum – SB Medical Foundation Clinic. Runs to keep up with Sky.
Skyler – 2-year old son – constantly on the go.
Other Sports/Interests/Hobbies: Mountain bike racing, surfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding.

Personal Information – Additional
My friends describe me as …: Excessive.
If money were not a consideration, I would love to be a …: Stay at home dad. My son Sky means the world to me. I hope to guide him in the right direction.
Goals – In the next 5 years, I hope to …: Retire.
In the next 10 years …: Retire, J.K. I love my job. I can train at lunch, help people in life threatening circumstances and get paid for it. There’s nothing better.
Accomplishments – I am really proud of the fact that …: Last year I got 5th in Cal. State series mountain bike racing. Won the Grand Prix 30-34 age group while working full time and still spent plenty of time with the family.

Running Highlights

Favorite Distance & PR at same: 5K, P.R. 16:22
It’s short enough to hold my breath.
Best Race and Why: Santa Barbara Half Marathon (1:17)
I’m never able to run more than six miles at a time due to commitments. Thankfully my boss, Kit Robbins, allows us to run at lunch.
Worst Race and Why: Semana Nautica 15K – I always get blisters!
Average Weekly Mileage (last 12 months): 25 miles of running/ 90 miles of cycling.
Favorite Local Race: Pier to Peak ½ Marathon. A true accomplishment to finish.
Running Goals (Realistic) for this year: Break 16:22 at a 5K.
Running Goals (Wildly Optimistic) for this year: To win the Grand Prix 30-34, tough competition this year – Johnny O., Jay, Ludvig …
Running Goals – (Lifetime)-Before I die, I hope to …: To Race the Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon.

Additional Running Information
Why I Run: I started running 3 years ago to keep up my cardio for cycling. We had a baby and time was of the essence … running was the best workout. I’m hooked ever since.
My Local Runner Hero & Why: Gregg Horner and Jim Kornell – age truly doesn’t matter.
Personal Training Tips: Caffeine (Up Time) and weight loss.
I love runners who …: Try hard, no matter what your P.R. is.
I hate runners who …: I haven’t met an uptight runner yet. Well, maybe Johnny O. on a bad day (J.K.).
Suggestions for local races: I love the organization, price and the volunteers. Post results sooner after the race, before most people go home.
Suggestions for SBAA: Cash incentives for the Grand Prix. The P.R.s will start dropping like bowling balls!!
Quote (on running, life, whatever): I truly believe you can accomplish anything you put your mind and energy towards. Just don’t give up!

SBAA Member since 1999


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