Patrick Leary

Club Member Since 1/12/2003

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Patrick Leary

City: Colorado Springs State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Asics Gel DS Lyte Size: 9

Age: 57.8 years old

Marital Status: Married

Family members:
Spouse is Sheryl, and my boys are Chris (7) and Jason (5)

What I do for work:
I am a Commander in the U.S. Navy (17 years), and work for the U.S. Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base.

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Anchorage, Alaska; Honolulu, Hawaii; Key West, Florida; Monterey California; Newport, Rhode Island; San Diego, California; London, England.
I like the Springs because of the clean air and friendly people.

When I started running and what got me started:
I started running in primary school for the exercise.

What does running mean to me:
Running is the number one thing I call my hobby, since it is the one thing I spend the most time doing for myself.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
7 Marathons in the last three years: Suzuki Rock & Roll (San Diego), San Diego (Carlsbad), LA, Anchorage, Seattle, Rome and Leadville Trail. 20+ marathons overall.

What I like about trail/mountain running:
I like trail running for the scenery.

Favorite running trail and why:
A circle around the base of Diamond Head in Honolulu at sunset.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Anchorage Midnight Sun Marathon. It is my hometown, and the trail along the Chugach Mountains is very nice.

Best running experience:
Rome Marathon. The scenery past the historic sites was amazing!

Worst running experience:
No bad running experiences, sorry.

Neatest thing found on a run:
Moose and calf on a trail run in Alaska.

Running related bathroom stop story:
When nature calls, nature is always available.

Running pet peeves:
I drink water all the time on all runs, no matter what the distance.

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I am applying to be a NASA Mission Specialist.

Other hobbies and interests:
Sight-seeing in all the places I live.

Other stuff:
I am registered for the 2003 Pikes Peak Marathon, Denver Marathon, and Durango Marathon.

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