Jeff Turner

Club Member Since 7/8/2011

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City: Colorado Springs State: CO

Favorite Shoe: North Face Size: 12

Age: 37.9 years old

Marital Status: Married

Family members:
Julie my wife
Lily my daughter

What I do for work:
I am a Chiropractor specializing in sports medicine. I love helping athletes get a little more out of their bodies!

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Should I really list them? Oakland, Ca; Vancouver, WA; Rexburg, ID; Beaverton, OR; El Paso, TX; Las Cruces, NM; Tucson, AZ; Charlotte, NC; Davenport, IA; and finally Colorado Springs. And I haven't ever been in the military!
My wife and I have finally settled down here in Colorado and we love it! We love the mountains, weird weather, the people, the countless parks and trails to explore.

When I started running and what got me started:
I ran cross country in high school to stay in shape for soccer. Years later I started running again to get back into shape and got hooked. I love the feeling after you have just destroyed your legs and lungs and are ready to puke. I look back at the mountain and think, "That was awesome, I want to do it again!"

What does running mean to me:
Running is a means for me to isolate myself from the everyday stress of life and to refocus on what matters most to me. I can go forever without realizing that I don't have headphones on. The personal challenge of getting better also draws me in.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
Simply staying injury free is a pretty big accomplishment in itself!

What I like about trail/mountain running:
As mentioned above, the solitude and isolation above the city really brings my thoughts together.

Favorite running trail and why:
Stanley Canyon. Once you get past the first mile or so you can go on forever out in the mountains in solitude.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
The Pikes Peak Ascent is the only trail/mountain race I have done. It was the best worst experience I have had. I loved the challenge of gasping for air while my legs were zapped of energy and experiencing a neverending burn! Can't describe how it felt to make it to the top, look down towards Manitou, and be a finisher.

Best running experience:
Every time that I get to the top of a mountain the feeling I get is euphoric.

Worst running experience:
Being surrounded by three large dogs in Stanley Canyon with no owner in site. Finally the owner comes around a corner further down the trail laughing it off saying, "Oh don't worry, they're friendly dogs." Yeah right, that's why they were snapping at me!

Neatest thing found on a run:
A fearless mountain goat at the top of a peak, no scared of me at all.

Running related bathroom stop story:
It might be too graphic to share...

Running pet peeves:
People on trails with earphones in who don't hear you try to get their attention and then stay in the middle of the trail. Unleashed dogs.

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I love to play table shuffle board.

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