Andy Wilson

Club Member Since 6/13/2014


City: Colorado Springs State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Inov8 Size: 9

Age: 39.7 years old

Marital Status: married

Family members:
Trina, Sarah, Natalie, Charlotte

What I do for work:
Nurse

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
New York, Idaho, Florida, Washington, Colorado. I love the sun and all the opportunities for outdoor recreation in Colorado Springs.

When I started running and what got me started:
I started running naked down the street when I was about 2. Since then, I have had great coaches who helped develop my passion for running.

What does running mean to me:
Stress/pain relief, friendship, good health, self-discipline

Running accomplishments:
8 full marathons (2 in Iraq) with a PR of 3:17. A few half marathons. 2 triathlons.

What I like about trail/mountain running:
I like the variety and beauty of nature on the trail. I also like the challenge of conquering the mountain.

Favorite running trail and why:
I just moved to the Springs and am still exploring the trails. Barr Trail is at the top of the list right now.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
I haven't participated in any trail/mountain races, but I'm looking forward to doing so in the near future.

Best running experience:
Completing my first marathon in San Antonio, Texas.

Worst running experience:
Being injured and not able to run for months. Or mortar attacks on a morning run in Iraq.

Running related bathroom stop story:
I have allergies and was forced to wipe with leaves that made me itch for days.

Running pet peeves:
Trail running with music in your ears. Not only do you miss out on the sounds of nature, but you can't hear runners trying to pass you on the trail.

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I volunteer as a Scout Master for a local Boy Scout troop.

Other hobbies and interests:
Any Sport, golf, shooting, weight training, camping, hiking. I am pretty much up for anything.

Other stuff:
My goal is to qualify for Boston this year. I need a 3:09. I like to watch Gone With the Wind with my wife because I can

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