Jack Swedlund

Club Member Since 11/29/2003

City: Vail State: Co

Favorite Shoe: Brooks Beast Size: 12

Age: 61.8 years old

Marital Status: Married

Family members:
Three daughters

What I do for work:
Building maintenance

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Always been Colorado,I live in the mountains and there are so many trails here! I feel very lucky to be where I am

When I started running and what got me started:
Started on Jan 1st 1982 as a newyears resolution to get in shape,been hooked ever since

What does running mean to me:

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
Well not as much here as other runners,but still get as much enjoyment from what I've done, Four marathons, 50-60 1/2 marathons, and just being able to stay after it for almost 22 years

What I like about trail/mountain running:
Oh my God! Everything! The smells, the scenery, the wildlife,the water crossings and the look on peoples faces when they see ya running up a mountain! But most of all is standing at the top , looking down and thinking Wow! I just ran from there!

Favorite running trail and why:
Grouse mountain, Steep , tough, lot of water crossings, thick forest,wildlife, just a beautiful trail to run on!

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Golden Leaf 1/2 marathon, It's held mid september when the aspens are changing, single track trail most of the way. This run is very beautiful!

Best running experience:
Finishing my first Marathon

Worst running experience:
Being chased by a dog. was not fun

Neatest thing found on a run:

Running related bathroom stop story:
This one is almost as bad as being chased by the dog, it was an all out sprint to where I knew there was crapper! talk about oxygen debt!!!

Running pet peeves:
Runners who do not line up according to their ability in a race

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

Other hobbies and interests:
Hiking ,fishing,camping,biking

Other stuff:
Goal ,to run Two Elk trail end to end this coming summer

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