T. J. SCHMIDT

t.j.%20family_296x222[1]My name is T.J. Schmidt and I am the winner of the 2015 and 2016 HFM Maritime Marathon. I’m a father of two girls Alayna (5) and Lily (9) and married to my wife, Melissa. I’m from Appleton, Wisconsin and work in the IT Department for the Village of Fox Crossing (formerly The Town of Menasha) as a PC/Network Technician. I’m a member of the Run Away Shoes Race team and love repping them at local races. This upcoming Maritime Marathon will be my 25th marathon.

The Final Week

It’s hard to believe marathon week is here. When I started training it was cold, there was snow, and lots of ice. This past weekend I was thinking how hot and muggy it was outside. I’m happy I got a few runs in some heat so that I am prepared if race day...

April Training

The last month went by fast. Training is still going good for me. I finished off April with 298 miles. I’ve been doing some experimenting using my Zero Runner to extend some of my long runs. On April 8th I ran 20 miles outside followed by another 5 miles on my...

March Training Update

I finished off March with 304.7 miles, that’s a record for me. I have been sticking to the 30% of those miles being on my Zero Runner. The dedication and time it takes to keep running this many miles with a full time job and working around family schedules is very...

Let the Marathon Training Begin!

On February 6th, I started my official training for the 2017 HFM Maritime Marathon. I have run this marathon the last 2 years and love the course. What’s great is when you turn around and start running back, you see each mile marker that you passed on the way...

Marathon week has arrived!

Marathon week has arrived! My allergies have been really bothering me these past couple of weeks while doing some tempo runs and speed work. Whenever I’d pick up the pace my head started to hurt to the point that I’d have to slow down and let the headache go away. I’m...

I finished off the month of April with 256.5 miles.

I finished off the month of April with 256.5 miles. My last race was Run Away to the Bay, a 55.6 mile relay race from Oshkosh to Green Bay. I was on 1st place Overall team with an awesome group of 6 runners. I just finished my last 70 mile week and have now moved into...