Ryan Bak had been "retired" from the professional running scene until he popped a 2:14 debut marathon last month. Bak's recent success has come as a bit of a surprise given the fact he is no longer in an elite training group as a full time runner. In the past Bak had trained with OTC in Eugene where a huge focus was the Olympic Trials, a make or break event in terms of your career. Currently Ryan lives in Bend, OR where he trains with Max King, but also works full time for yurbuds. Bak talks about the change in environments and how its effected his running.