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July 2017-Terry Hinn

Q: Tell me a little bit about yourself. (Where you’re from, what you’re doing now…etc.)

I was born and raised in Rushville, NE moved to Hot Springs, SD 1 ½  years ago.  I own a couple businesses in NE, Hinn’s Homes, Inc., Prairies Edge Pawn, and am in the process of opening  a liquor store in Chadron with my fiancee.  I recently got engaged on the top of mount Elbert, the highest mountain in CO.  

Q: How long have you been running and how did you get started?

I have always ran for sports, but got into distance running as a distraction when I quit chewing tobacco about 15-16 years ago. Had a lot of  friends help me along the way.

Q: Would you rather run with a group or alone?  

Well, I ran alone a lot and for a long time.  Joined runners club to run with others and for the social aspect, There are a few Runner Club members I can run with and talk the whole run!!… I love running with Laura, glad she is also a runner we have some of our best talks on runs. We run almost everyday. It’s OUR time to talk about our days or stuff going on in life..

Q: Do you prefer roads or trails?

I like trails unless they are technical, then I’d rather take a running path.  I LOVE the Mickelson Trail!!!

Q: What is your favorite distance or race?  

Without a doubt the Deadwood ½ (Thanks Emily!! ;).  I prefer 10K’s.  Love the Bolder Boulder, but enjoy a lot of 5K’s also.

Q: What are your goals for the future?

I would like to run ONE marathon (ha ha) a flat track at sea level… just stay in shape. And do some Tri’s

Q: Do you have a pre-race ritual?

Oatmeal with peanut butter, coffee. A Gel or sports beans right before the race.

Q: What do you love most about running? What do you like least?

Oh I love the de-stressing and the scenery. I think a lot while running,  clears the mind, and like I said above it gives Laura and I time to talk about our day or what’s going on in our lives….Last, ask any of my running buddies,  I hated hills!  but now where I live my first mile is one long up hill.. Go figure??  Dislike heavy wind in my face,  I HATE IT!!!

Q: Who inspires you most?  

I have had different people thru the years.. Dick Hoyt comes to mind, Laura’s strong will pushes me.

Q: Do you have any favorite races that you have run?  

Vegas ½ on the strip was fun, I run the Bolder Boulder and Deadwood most years, I love them both.

Q: What advice do you have for new runners?

Don’t worry about time at first just get the miles in everyday…. Good running friends Roger H, Gary M. & Dan B. taught me to run negative splits, I used to be a jack rabbit out of the gates, now my first mile is the slowest and I PR’d at this years Deadwood ½ Proof Positive!. I rarely run over 8-9 miles except on race day. But I try to run most days.