George Zack

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George Zack - PPA 2006
PPA 2006

“if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat”

City: Broomfield State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Brooks Size: 9.5

Age: 51.6 years old

Marital Status: Married

Family members:
Wife - Tracy, Children - Kali and John

What I do for work:
Corporate Weenie

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Connecticut is where I grew up. The only thing lacking in Colorado is a true shoreline - it has everything else I love

When I started running and what got me started:
I started running in third grade (8 years old). I really started running in middle school after many failed attempts at other sports and realizing I could still run anyway.

What does running mean to me:
... if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. (TDR)

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
still doing it and not dead yet ... and still love it.

What I like about trail/mountain running:
The mountain always wins.

Favorite running trail and why:
The Mesa Trail is great because it is close to me and offers, via all its side trails, every option from easy to hard, from long to short, and if you know what you are doing you can probably run clear to the continental divide from it on all dirt. I also like the dirt roads in Park County that hit the high passes.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
The Barr Trail Race is great because Matt does all the little things to make it a extraordinary race (how about a pizza for nearly everyone that shows up in Soda Springs Park?)

Best running experience:
My favorite running experiences are those runs or races with friends where we are enjoying the gift we all have.

Worst running experience:
More than I care to remember. I have gone out too fast in races and suffered, been in races I should not have been (USATF XC Nats 4k in Van Cortland Park) ... but a bad day running is still better than a day without running.

Neatest thing found on a run:
A rope made from sage grass.

Running related bathroom stop story:
Post a Thanksgiving Dinner, I went for a run. In a residential area. Without any port a potties anywhere. I ended up in the back end of a church parking lot ducking behind a sign to relieve myself. The sign said (I am not making this up) NO DUMPING

Running pet peeves:

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I met my wife when I was 16. Even though I asked her out within a week of meeting her, she would not date me for 10 years.

Other hobbies and interests:
Family, guitar, homebrew

Other stuff:
read the Malmo manifesto ...

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