I have been a runner since I first hit the track as a freshman in high school. I ran a few races in my 20s, but mainly I was the 3-ml. a day guy for almost 25 years. One day after I turned 40, I decided to run six miles. Then I realized I really missed competing. I joined the local running club and started entering local races. 10 Ks at first, then some 8 Ks, 12Ks, 10 miles, half marathons. Then I ran my first marathon and quickly moved to ultramarathons. An easy 10-miler today is a distance I never even thought of doing a few years ago.
It wasn’t long before I decided to buy a competition road bike, and I was hooked on triathlon. I found a swim coach at the local pool, and just like that I was not just a runner anymore.
My name is Lynn Astalos. I’m married with two kids. We live in Morgan Hill, California. There’s an Olypmic size pool just a half-mile from my front door, the bike shop two blocks from my home has free spinning classes, and I’m surrounded by some of the most pristine trail running anywhere. I have no excuse for not training.
I’m always looking for the next adventure. My list of events and races keeps growing. If you have an event on your must-do list, please let me know about it.