Sgt. Christina Steiner, The Real McCoy Contributor
Fort McCoy Army Ten-Miler Team placed second in its division, Reserve
Mixed, during the Army Ten-Miler competition Oct. 5 in Washington,
David Donze (left to right),
Leslie Guttenberg, Scott Trost and Misty Brown display the
trophy they won for finishing second in the Army Reserve Mixed
Division at the Army Ten-Miler race. (Contributed
Brown led with a time of one hour, nine minutes and 39 seconds
(1:09:39), followed by Scott Trost, 1:10:13; David Donze, 1:11:32; and
Leslie Guttenberg, 1:11:48. The teamís combined time of 4:43:10 was
a little more than four minutes behind the 4:39:06 posted by the
winning team, the Pacific Warriors.
order to qualify for the team, interested candidates had to try out on
post in an actual 10-mile race. Tryouts were held in April, and times
had to be competitive on the national level.
other words, even if only four candidates tried out; four wouldnít
have necessarily made the team unless their times were fast enough.
you qualified for a team, traveling expenses to Washington, D.C. were
paid by local sponsors. All other Soldiers participating in the Army
Ten-Miler race must pay their own way, though they may take a pass or
permissive TDY for the event.
four runners on the Fort McCoy team have been running for years, at
least since high school. Some have competed in marathons and
triathlons; but all have competed in dozens of 5- and 10-kilometer (K)
races over the years.
Misty Brown (left) and Leslie
Guttenberg work out near the Fort McCoy Rumpel Fitness Center in
preparation for the Army Ten-Miler competition in Washington,
(Photo by Master Sgt. Christina Steiner)
has been high mileage," Guttenberg said. "Master Sgt. Brown
and I put in a lot of miles from the start. We talk a lot so the
distance is coming easy. I did four half marathons this year and one
triathlon, and did a bunch of 5K and 10Ks for speed."
commented: "Back in high school I figured out as long as I ran I
could eat anything I wanted. Ever since I have been hooked. Due to the
team being all over, Leslie (Guttenberg) and I have been training
together. We registered in one or two races around the area to set
short-term goals and to keep us focused. This year we started a lot
earlier and have put in tons of miles."
said her personal goal was to make 70 minutes, which she did. This
averages to a seven-minute mile for 10 miles.
a mobilized Soldier at Fort McCoy, works a sporadic schedule; however,
he manages to get running in when he can. "Training is pretty
sporadic," he said. "Iím working unusual hours sometimes
and overcoming some minor leg injuries makes training a bit
I had an APFT (Army Physical Fitness Test) right after the (10-mile
race), my training was geared more toward the APFT rather than just
running long distances, mostly two 4.5 miles (runs)," Donze said.
I ran in three half marathons Ö ran countless 5K and many 10K
is a financial adviser with the Army Reserve Pay Center at Fort McCoy.
She is assigned to the U.S. Army Reserve Command; Guttenberg is a unit
administrator for the 2nd Battalion, 411th Regiment, 181st Infantry
Brigade. Trost and Donze are mobilized and work with Regional Training
Center-North. All are based at Fort McCoy.
Oct. 5 race was the 24th annual Army Ten-Miler. It is the largest race
of its kind in the United States and the second largest in the world,
attracting civilian and military runners worldwide.
thousand runners participated in the race, which is produced by the
Military District of Washington and co-sponsored by the Association of
the United States Army, and KBR, a global engineering, construction
and services company. Major sponsors included: GEICO Insurance, New
Balance, Cannon, Motorola, and others. Local Fort McCoy team sponsors
included: CASE Remanufacturing, Logistics Health, EconoLodge,
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Logo Wear.
is a member of the 2nd Battalion, 339th Regiment, 1st Brigade, 70th
Training Division, 84th Training Command (Leader Readiness)).