Alex Nichols

Club Member Since 4/27/2009

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City: Colorado Springs State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Adidas Mana Size: 8

Age: 32.1 years old

Marital Status: Single

What I do for work:
Colorado Running Company shoe slinger. Colorado Sky Sox Baseball Technical Director and graphics.

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Minneapolis MN, 1984 VW Vanagon(mostly Colorado Springs).

When I started running and what got me started:
Started running in 1998 to keep busy after school.

What does running mean to me:
Pain and the hope of another taper.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
In Order:

1. Accidentally Winning the Summer round up as Noah Zark
2. Knowing Tony Krupicka
3. Colorado College All American/School Record holder

What I like about trail/mountain running:
The smells

Favorite running trail and why:
Seven Bridges. Because it was the first trail that had ever made me walk.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Leadville Trail Marathon. I have run the course but not the race. It has to be one of the best/most difficult course out there.

Best running experience:
The first time I realized a two hour run wasn't a long run.

Worst running experience:
2008 Teva mountain 10k. Going off course, walking, and almost dropping out.

Neatest thing found on a run:
A deer head with no body in sight.

Running related bathroom stop story:
The neighborhood on the way to the Garden of the Gods from CC does not have a lot of shelter. Especially someone's front lawn as they pull up into the driveway.

Running pet peeves:
People who feel the need to honk and yell from their cars? Is a runner really that exciting?

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
1997 MN state champion in the parallel Bars and still rings.

Other hobbies and interests:
Homebrewing

Page last modified: 4/27/2009


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