Anthony Surage

Club Member Since 12/1/2002

Anthony Surage

City: Manitou Springs State: CO

Favorite Shoe: my orange flats.... Size: 9

Age: 59.8 years old

Marital Status: Married

Family members:
I have two daughters

What I do for work:
school counselor

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
New Jersey

When I started running and what got me started:
I started running when I was 14 years old at the Jersey shore in order to train for wrestling.

What does running mean to me:
It is a type of meditation......

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
At age 41, I ran a 5-30 pace for a 5 mile race in New Jersey.

I also once beat a really good wrestler and after the match successfully ran away to tell about it!

What I like about trail/mountain running:
Not being in control of the elements ....

Favorite running trail and why:
I am still attached to the Meadow trails through the Garden of the Gods..... I have spent so much time there.

Best running experience:
A couple of springs ago I went back to sea level to run a 5 mile race. I could not get over how easy it was to breathe.... I ran a 5-30 pace for the course.... and it felt quite easy in the "high octane air".

Worst running experience:
airforce academy half marathon (last fall)..... I had over trained the weekend before.... and I had nothing right from the start.

Neatest thing found on a run:
Leather craft pocket knife.....

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
That I think far too much and too deep about most things... and I am far too serious. I think I like racing due to the fact that in some sense it is simple.

Other hobbies and interests:
I am a fly fishing guide.... I love fishing. I also like to tellemark ski and bouldering.

Other stuff:
I still think Chariots of Fire was one of the best films in that it dealt with the motivation and meaning behind running and competing.... I often think of that classic line "When I run I feel God's pleasure".

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