James Bishop

Club Member Since 8/12/2015


"It is attention without tension, loosening-up without slackness" -T.K.V. Desikachar

City: Colorado Springs State: Co

Favorite Shoe: Altra Lone Peak Size: 10

Age: 35.3 years old

Marital Status: married

Family members:
Wife Suzanne, daughter River

What I do for work:
Consulting electrical engineer for buildings

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Ames, IA; Fort Collins, CO. Love the Springs outdoor scene!

When I started running and what got me started:
Spring 2015, signed up for the Triple Crown.

What does running mean to me:
Running is a metaphor for my life, personal and professional. I want to make continuous gradual improvement and be a little better tomorrow than today.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
Consistency is my greatest accomplishment, figuring out how to run every day and stay healthy and happy.

What I like about trail/mountain running:
Feels like flying!

Favorite running trail and why:
Section 16, what a gem.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Ask me in a year. For upcoming races, I've got a good feeling about the Fall Series race in Palmer Park.

Best running experience:
Discovering the trails in North Cheyenne Canyon and beyond, there are so many great trails!

Worst running experience:
Zirkel circle 11 mile loop in Steamboat. Great run, rad views, but tripped and fell on the descent, hurt my toe and shoulder.

Running pet peeves:
Headphones

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
Was a music DJ in college.

Other hobbies and interests:
Reading, sport climbing, camping with the fam.

Other stuff:
Running websites that have helped me:
www.strengthrunning.com
www.runnersconnect.net

Books that have helped me:
80/20 Running by Matt Fitzgerald

Page last modified: 8/12/2015


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