Chuck Schwartz

Club Member Since 12/27/2009

City: Colorado Springs State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Nike Air Structure Triax Size: 9.5

Age: 52.8 years old

Marital Status: Married to Charla Schwartz

Family members:
Caleb-4 yrs, Cameron-2 yrs.

What I do for work:
Teacher, Cross Country and Track Coach, Painter (interior, exterior, faux), window cleaning

Places I’ve 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.

Running accomplishments: 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

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