Club Member Since 12/27/2009
City: Colorado Springs State: CO
Favorite Shoe: Nike Air Structure Triax Size: 9.5
Age: 52.2 years old
Marital Status: Married to Charla Schwartz
Caleb-4 yrs, Cameron-2 yrs.
What I do for work:
Teacher, Cross Country and Track Coach, Painter (interior, exterior, faux), window cleaning
Places Ive called home and why I like where I am now:
I went to high school in Sheridan, Arkansas. I attended Adams State College in Alamosa, CO and lived there until 1994. I have lived in Colorado Springs since 1994.
When I started running and what got me started:
I started running in high school-early 80's- because I had a talent for it and continued through college up to the present day.
What does running mean to me:
It is a huge part of my life personally and professionally. It is my favorite thing to do and many of my friendships and relationships have come through the sport.
View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
1988 NAIA 3000M Steeplechase-National Champion (Adams State College)
Cross Country All-American (Adams State College)
What I like about trail/mountain running:
I love running in the mountains and I like the pain associated with long bouts of uphill. It seems that mountain running is easier on my body than roads-yet it makes me just as fit.
Favorite running trail and why:
Mt. Blanca-San Luis Valley. Good memories and very steep, rough terrain!
Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Pikes Peak Ascent. Because its the only Mountain race I have ever run.
Best running experience:
A 4 hour evening run in the San Juan Wilderness with Chuck Smead back in 1992.
Worst running experience:
1987 Reebok Rocky Mountain Shootout- I finished 8th from last.
Neatest thing found on a run:
An arrowhead at the Alamosa Wildlife Refuge.
Running pet peeves:
Tons of expensive gear.
Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I like to surf- but Im not very good.
Other hobbies and interests:
Rock Climbing, reading, history
Page last modified: 12/27/2009