Running with Waz
and everything that gets me to the finish-line...

Tim Waz

Just me, Tim Waz

This is me...

I'm Tim Waz and I'm a Father, Husband, VP of Revenue Management, Race Director and owner of Lowcountry Ultras and of course... a runner!!!

My running and racing career began at a very early age 8 and I haven't stopped yet. Running has introduced me to some amazing friends over the years as I ran through High School in Spring Hill, FL, at USC-Upstate, with the Knoxville Track Club, Birmingham, AL, Charlotte, NC, then with our club the Palmetto Pacers which ultimately turned into Lowcountry Ultras.

I began running Ultra Marathons in 2010 and enjoy going longer and longer as the "go fast" just doesn't seem to be there like it once was. I've enjoyed "learning" how to be a better Ultra runner over the years and continue to tweak my training to find the right mix of Distance, Speed, Base and Core work.

Be sure to check back on a regular basis as I will be featuring some amazing new running products, on-line outlets, runner profiles and races... and giving away some FREE SWAG in the process!!!

If you have a runner, race, or even product that you'd like me to consider focusing on, please e-mail me your ideas

See you on the trails...  @timwaz

Don't judge me by my inseam

There is a long standing stereotype in running that has not been addressed, but I cannot stand by and let it continue.

Inseam Flash Judgments or IFJ happen everyday at group runs, every weekend at starting lines and even at running speciality stores. When a guy reaches for a pair of split cut 3 inch running shorts, people immediately begin to pass judgement. They don't even bother looking at your rankings before they immediately start thinking that you're "one of the fast guys". It's not fair and quite honestly... it hurts. Please take a second and think twice before passing IFJ because it may just be the guy standing there in basketball shorts that takes the win. Together we can make IFJ a thing of the past!

One of my favorite things to hear during races is, "what are you doing back here?" and I'm never really sure how to respond to that. I'm pretty consistent with my races 4:30-4:45 50K, 20-21 hour 100s so I typically respond with a "yeah, just cruising..." But "back here" is where I find the balance of pushing myself and still having fun. I like being the "Tall-skinny guy that wears the short-shorts" but my 3 inch inseam doesn't translate to speed, at least for me. Don't forget to have fun guys, we are supposed to enjoy this!

See you on the trail!