Gina Harcrow

Club Member Since 1/13/2003

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Gina Harcrow - Danskin Triathlon 2002
Danskin Triathlon 2002

“Because I Can!!!!”

City: Colorado Springs State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Hoka One One Size: 7.5

Age: 46 years old

Marital Status: married

Family members:
Husband Harry and 4 amazing kids!

What I do for work:
Web-based telecom trainer for Verizon

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Colorado Springs, Ft. Collins (college), Woodland Park and now Larkspur Colorado. Enjoy living in the country.

When I started running and what got me started:
I started running in 2000 when a co-worker convinced me to do the Race for the Cure. I worked out at the gym quite a bit after losing 20 lbs in 1999, but never really ran much. After that race, I just signed up for another and then another and before I knew it, I seemed to be running a lot.

What does running mean to me:
Running has helped me become a more disciplined and committed person. It has made me show up and work harder, even when I had no desire to do so. It has also taught me about setting goals and then working towards them. It also continues to give me a way to connect with others, especially on the long, painful runs.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
In 2004, to date my biggest accomplishment, I finished the Leadville 100. I also finished in 2008 with a 2 year old and an 11 month old, but I was just grateful to have finished it that year.

What I like about trail/mountain running:
The challenge and the beauty it provides. The friendship.

Favorite running trail and why:
I love running through the garden of the gods just because its conveniant to run at lunch and provides alot of vareity of trail runs. I also love doing the 15 mile loop around rampart resevior, it is beautiful.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
I think the best run race is Barr Trail Mountain Race because all of the proceeds go to charity. That is awesome.....

Best running experience:
Leadville 100 2004. It is great to accomplish something after training so hard for so many months to make it reality.

Worst running experience:
Right now it seems like the 2008 running season was my worst running experience. All of my long runs and races seemed to end in vomiting or passing out or going to the hospital. I could just not get it together last year physically. On a good note, even with all that I have never dnf'd a race to date.

Neatest thing found on a run:
When you head out on a long run or race, and get to know a complete stranger who's out there running too.

Running related bathroom stop story:
I have bad eating habits, so we won't go there. I tend to have a bathroom story about once a month.

Running pet peeves:
People in the gym who run on the back rollers of the treadmill so the whole time you hear a loud squeaking.

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I am a recovering alcoholic.

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