Keith Lonnquist

Club Member Since 2/11/2000

Keith Lonnquist - Too tired to even pretend to be running.....
Too tired to even pretend to be running.....

"Hills: You entered a marathon with hills? You idiot!" (Don Kardong)

City: Monument State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Mizuno Size: 10

Age: 67.5 years old

Marital Status: married, and over 31 years!

Family members:
Wife, Beth
Daughter Eryn, Sons Kenn & Andrew
Our two yellow labs, Abbey & Pearlie

What I do for work:
Engineering & program management for ballistic missile defense

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Much of my life in Sacramento, Calif, plus a great 5 years in Germany. I've been in Colorado since 1996--love it!

When I started running and what got me started:
I started in 1996--the stress of my job going away in Sacramento got me inspired to try running again.

What does running mean to me:
I like the training and love the competition.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
1999 Pueblo River trails marathon--survived (4:24)
1999 Fall series, 1st, 45-49
2000 TCR, 1st, 45-49 (but, "1st" after the 3 masters)
2003 Ft Collins Old Town Marathon, 4:13
PPA: 1999/2001/2004/2007/2008
PPM: 2000/2002/2003/2005/2006

What I like about trail/mountain running:
trees, a soft surface, no cars, no curbs, lots of hills, fast downhills, long runs.... And, running with my "pack"--I'm the guy with 2 yellow labs on Barr Trail on Friday or Saturday mornings. They're friendly!

Favorite running trail and why:
Mt Herman and Limbaugh Canyon areas in Monument--it's my home turf.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
PPM. It's the toughest marathon in the whole country.

Best running experience:
First PPA--what a great feeling to get to the top & accomplish that race! And, get a hug from Eryn!

Worst running experience:
Pueblo Marathon--My first marathon & I was not sufficiently trained for that distance. The entire race was on a hard surface--the last 5-6 miles were less than fun.

Neatest thing found on a run:
In '03 I found a 4 point mule deer antler shed just off UPT. Eryn lashed it to my camelback & I finished the 3hr run with it.

Other hobbies and interests:
Anything outdoors---backpacking, hunting, fishing, camping, icefishing, target shooting, and my 1965 Sunbeam Tiger--it needs a bit of work!

Other stuff:
Movie: The Graduate
Books: author, Peter Hathaway Capstick
Goals: 3:30 PPA & 6:00 PPM.
Training: Always trying to increase my training to something respectable.
Delusions: Do Leadville with Eryn... Or, at least pace for her. Not quite so delusional: Do the Run-Rabbit-Run 50mi in 2010.
Oddities: I don't need no stinkin' tights on Sunday mornings!

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