Ryan Johnson

Club Member Since 12/18/2014


“The mountains are not stadiums in which to satisfy ambition, but cathedrals in which I practice my religion. -A. Boukreev”

City: Colorado Springs State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Merrell Trail Glove Size: 10.5

Age: 35.7 years old

Family members:
Fiona Johnson

What I do for work:
High school chemistry teacher

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Montana, Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Mississippi, Florida, Colorado

When I started running and what got me started:
Fell in love with triathlons in college, and never looked back...then did the 2013 TCR and realized that I loved running, but was REALLY bad at it. So here I am to improve myself!

What does running mean to me:
Mental and spiritual clarity.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
2013 Triple Crown

What I like about trail/mountain running:
Serenity, quiet, the smell of crisp, mountain air.

Favorite running trail and why:
Four Pass Loop, the views!!!

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
PPA...for the entire time I've lived in the Springs, I've taken Pikes Peak's grandeur and beauty for granted until I had to run up it! Now I hold the Peak in a whole new respect.

Best running experience:
PPA

Worst running experience:
Fat Tire Tri...ran up and mountain, puking the whole way, after having been kicked in the nose during the swim, and crashing into a cactus during the bike.

Neatest thing found on a run:
Mountain lion encounter

Running related bathroom stop story:
Just go, man.

Running pet peeves:
When people move to the left when I yell "on your left!"...maybe I should yell "down the middle?"

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
Teach piano

Other hobbies and interests:
Triathlons, rock climbing, science, my daughter Fiona, mountaineering

Other stuff:
I hope to race the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon someday, and want to do the Boulder 70.3 this year, as well as sub-3:45 on the PPA this year.

Page last modified: 12/19/2014


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