Name: Mike Thaler
Nickname: Mr. T
What’s your running story?
I started running to change my type 2 diabetes medication problems. I went from 260# + to under 190 # no longer needed medication to control my sugar levels.
What is your favorite post race food/drink?
What is your most embarrassing running story?
After my first riverbank 25k when I realized I couldn't walk down the stairs, I had to watch how other runners got down them.
What’s your favorite running distance?
10k - 15k
What is your favorite city to run in?
What is your best running memory?
Toss up -
Dayton Air Force Marathon
Mackinaw bridge run
5k - 24:43
Half Marathon - 1:57:40
Did you run before joining Run Muskegon?
Yes, I ran my first race at the Wings of Mercy 5k at Muskegon Co. Airport , as it was just up the road from my house. I met so many runners there and they were so friendly & helpful, it hooked me.
Why did you join Run Muskegon?
Eric Hinderleider and I ran together for years and we were looking for new challenges. So when we heard about a group of runners meeting at the YMCA lot on Wednesdays we stopped by, met a group of like minded runners and were welcomed to the group.
If you had to nominate a runner for us to feature next week, who should we talk to?
What would you say to anyone looking to run with Run Muskegon?
Run Muskegon is a great group very supportive, lots of paces a nd compassionate . On a side note they all supported me when I had a brain tumor removed in January 2016 and had to learn to talk ,walk then run all over again. Then in February of this year I suffered a cardiac death and they all supported me again . THANKS !! to all of you.