JOE MENDYGRAL

Club Member Since 10/25/2003

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City: Woodland Park State: Co

Age: 55.5 years old

Marital Status: Yep

Family members:
Felicia - Likes to run but it makes her cry.

What I do for work:
Talk on the phone and check my email.

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Chicago, Florida, Massachusetts, London, Berlin, Green Mountain Falls. GMF has spoiled every other place in the world for me. I will die here.

When I started running and what got me started:
14. I sucked as a footballer so the coach sent me to track and cross country. I found I was mediocre and that was good enough for me.

What does running mean to me:
Freedom and sanity. Can't live without it. Used to love road running but after a few years of mountain trails I can't go back.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
Ascent and the Berlin marathon.

What I like about trail/mountain running:
I can run for an hour on a trail and think it was 15 minutes.

Favorite running trail and why:
Thats my secret.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Don't think I've found it yet.

Best running experience:
When I was 19 I trained for a marathon. Real serious. Ran too fast on a hot day. Ended up in an ambulance and hospital. 21 years later I ran the same marathon and finished, my first marathon.

Worst running experience:
See best running experience.

Neatest thing found on a run:
Carcass of two dead dear that were killed by a mountain lion. Realize that I was in the same spot waiting to be dinner.

Running related bathroom stop story:
Chicago, Cicero Ave near Midway airport. A long bridge (3/4 miles) running over some train tracks. Couldn't wait, hung my butt over the edge much to the chagrin of the passing motorists.

Running pet peeves:
People with excessive gas running in front of me.

Page last modified: 11/17/2008


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