Club Member Since 12/3/2007
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Triathlon Worlds in previous life
"We plead guilty to all accusations....and the hell with ya" Charlie Wilson, 2008
City: Colorado Springs State: CO
Favorite Shoe: Salomon Trail Size: 6.5
Age: 72.7 years old
Marital Status: Single
I live alone. I've got three great kids; self-supporting and productive!
What I do for work:
Swim Team Coach, Triathlon Coach, Journalist, Small Business Owner
Places Ive called home and why I like where I am now:
Monterey, California (25 yrs), Malibu (10 yrs), Pacific Palisades (hometown). The Rocky Mountains knock my socks off! I adore my xtreme mountain running friends!! Most incredible athletes on the planet!
When I started running and what got me started:
Age 46; restlessness
What does running mean to me:
Physical empowerment,strength, comaraderie and mutual encouragement.Endorphins beat all!
Triathlon, 10K and Half Marathon podium, 95% of the time, since 1992; Lightweight, I know.
What I like about trail/mountain running:
It's new to me; always wanted to train at altitude! Absolutely zero obsession with mileage and distance! Running UP all the time is totally insane, and impresses my Sea Level friends! Now I can say "Sea Level IS for Sissies!!" Altitude and Mountains are the absolute best! Matt, you're a genius!
Favorite running trail and why:
Incline and Barr Trail. Winter Series III reminds me of California; B O R I N G, (but fast). I never dreamed I could run to Barr Camp! The descent of Barr Trail is the most fun I've ever found! Especially in snow with Yaks; nothing beats it!
Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Anything I can brag about to my lowland friends. Humbly of course.
Best running experience:
Triathlon World Championships in Perth, Oz
Worst running experience:
Training my athletes on a horridly hard, small, and banked indoor track (YMCA), racing into a turn while wearing racing flats, spraining my entire foot and fracturing the fibula.
Neatest thing found on a run:
Endorphins, sanity, my life. Also, a jade and diamond necklace on the Monterey Rec Trail. Best are the new, lifelong friends.
Running related bathroom stop story:
Very first duck into the trees at mile 4 of the run at Wildflower Olympic Distance Triathlon; still made good enough time for the podium. At least I didn't dehydrate (like the previous year when I totally bonked, while experimenting with ZONE diet, by eliminating carb sports drink). Don't EVER do that!
Running pet peeves:
Spacy walkers AND off-leash dogs. Try carrying an empty canister and watch them dive for their dogs!! Amusing!
Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I love designer jeans
Other hobbies and interests:
Photography, Gardening in the Rocky Mountains
Aspire to Pikes Peak Ascent, GOG 10 Mile, and BTMR
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