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Robert Ronas - The look of determination... or is it pain?
The look of determination... or is it pain?








“Schneller, Schneller!”


City: Divide State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Mizuno Wave Inspire Size: BIG

Age: 53.2 years old

Marital Status: Happily Married

Family members:
Wife - Linda
Kids - Brandon & Lauren
Dogs - Male Rhodesian Ridgeback, Kai

What I do for work:
IT Analyst

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Born in Germany, went to Georgia briefly, back to Germany for a couple of years and came to Colorado Springs in 1970.
Why do I like it here? Look around. The weather, mountains, atmosphere, people, etc.
If I won the lotto, I'd still live here and just do some traveling.

When I started running and what got me started:
1993. Working out at Ballys. Went on the track one night and just started. 22 laps per mile - holy cow, talk about learning your pace! I found out that I actually liked it (no, I didn't say I was good at it) and when I took it outdoors in 1994, it just got better.

What does running mean to me:
It's a great way to spend time outdoors enjoying the weather, whatever it may be. It's something individual that you have to do yourself, yet can be done with others.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
Obviously, you haven't seen my race times!

What I like about trail/mountain running:
The variety, the scenery and the peacefulness. Even a bad day on trails is not a bad day.

Favorite running trail and why:
Barr - it's enchanting and intimidating all in one!

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
The Ascent. Getting to the top of the mountain is fantastic.

Best running experience:
1994 Ascent. The race went better than any of my training runs and I felt fantastic afterwards. I felt so good, I started mentioning the 'Leadville' word. Luckily, reality set in a couple of days later and I haven't mentioned that word again!

Worst running experience:
Running home from work one day. It was breezy at the start and it turned downright windy and cold. Did the death march up Flying W. It sucked!

Neatest thing found on a run:
I don't think I've ever 'found' anything neat on a run (probably because I'm always sucking wind!) but, I've met many people whose running inspires me to continue - Glen Ash, Fred Wright, etc.

Running related bathroom stop story:
90 degrees to 10 degrees - I've done it. No details needed and none supplied.

Running pet peeves:
When people are zooming up the hills and don't offer me a rope.

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I suck at taking aspirin. One at a time and with a mouthful of water.

Other hobbies and interests:
Playing games with the family, playing golf, working around the house.

Other stuff:
You know what they say about guys with big feet....

They need big shoes.

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