FitLabPGH Features #25:19 Dahn Pahrs aka Don Powers

FitLabPGH is a podcast about movement and movement opportunities in the Pittsburgh, PA area.  Once a week we also highlight a FitLabPGH mover…someone who understands that movement is a lifestyle…not just an activity.  The questions are lightly edited to allow for easy readability.  Click FitLabPGH Features for more info if you want to be featured/know someone who should be featured.

This Week: Dahn Pahrs aka Don Powers

Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area?Yes

What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Biking, biking and more biking

Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? Go to Hawaii and climb Haleakala volcano by bike. 35 miles and 10,000 foot climb. Sea level to over 10k in one ride

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? Weekday = Eggs and Bacon. Weekend if I’m doing an endurance race is about 1000 -1500 calories of carbs and sugar

What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Happy hour at Coast & Main in Monroeville

What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? Breck Epic, doing it again in August

What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? My calendar is full of tough races, already did the Cohutta 100 and PMBAR. Got the Breck Epic, Mohican 100, Wilderness 101, Shenandoah 100, Hilly Billy Roubaix, and GRUSK all coming up in the next couple months

Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? Neither. Hate heights and not a fan of being that far under water

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Whiskey or Captain Morgan

What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? The trails systems up at the Laurel Highlands. Forbes State Forest, Linn Run, Roaring Run, 7 Springs

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