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The Interview

Who is Mike Wright?

So let’s start with some background info on me.  I was born on a snowy day in November, 29.5 years ago…maybe that’s too much.  Blogs are a learning process, so stick with me, we’ll figure it out.  For real, I’m 29 and have lived in Guilford County for almost all of my life.  I went to Northwest Guilford, then undergrad at Greensboro College, then DPT school at Elon University.  I have been miraculously married to my Sally since 2009 and we have a 5 month old son named Camden.  We also have two dogs, Kinzie and Tessie, which you may see along the way.  I grew up playing baseball and continued into college prior to retirement due to a back injury.  In an effort to fill my new found free time and quench my competition desire, I then took up running and triathlons.  To this point, I have completed several marathons, other various running races, and a half Ironman Triathlon with various levels of success.

Why are you blogging about this one?

One may ask, what makes this marathon so special that you want to write about it to people on the interwebs?  I agree, good question.  For starters, I haven’t done a marathon since 2013 so I am pretty much having to start at the beginning.  More importantly, I have done all my previous training alone with moderate success.  Not many people will randomly go run 3 hours with you just to spend some quality time.  This time, I will be using Thad McLaurin from RunnerDude’s Fitness for training development, as well as using the community of runners associated with RunnerDude’s Fitness for group runs and more.  I also will have my friend Kenny along for the run, as we both will be doing the Rock ‘n Roll Savannah Marathon in Nov (his first marathon ever!).  Lastly, I get asked by patients, friends, etc about how training is going – boom – a blog is born!  Stay tuned and we’ll go on this run together (figuratively, unless you want to join the fun!)

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Kenny and I after a RunnerDude’s Fitness RunTheBoro Run – 6/3/2017

What’s this for?

Hi everyone.  My name is Dr. Mike Wright PT, DPT, ATC and I work as an outpatient physical therapist at Greensboro Physical Therapy in Greensboro, NC.  I am excited to have been given the opportunity to give you an insight in the world of marathon training.  As a part of the process of this blog, I will be detailing a variety of things such as training runs, pertinent physical therapy related information, home life and much more.  The premise of the blog is multi – faceted: I want it to be informative regarding health and exercise, insightful into what marathon training actually entails, encouraging to those who have dreams/goals regarding fitness, helpful for those who have injury, and, at the bare minimum, comical and entertaining.  I hope to provide an interesting read for you, and encourage you to share with those you know that might find it interesting.  I look forward to what lies ahead.

-Mike W.