Rob Smit

Club Member Since 4/8/2011

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Rob Smit - Never finished first, work hard not to be last.
Never finished first, work hard not to be last.

“Mind Body Spirit”

City: Colorado Springs State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Brooks Size: 10

Age: 49.9 years old

Marital Status: Married

Family members:
Wife - Renee
Daughters - Mackenzie & Cameryn

What I do for work:

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Only called Colorado home.

When I started running and what got me started:
I started running to loose weight in 2004. I lost the weight and officially caught the running bug after I completed the Alex Hoag Race for Sunshine 5k the same year. No matter the race I love the feeling I have before the race starts and the feeling after I cross the finish line.

What does running mean to me:
My answer is simple, it keeps me feeling young. The positive effects of running cover all areas of my life.

Running accomplishments:
I completed my first marathon in 2010 and I am looking forward to taking that experience to next level by completing the 2011 Pikes Peak Marathon. My favorite race today is the Garden of the Gods 10M and I hope to PR this year with a sub 80 minute finish.

What I like about trail/mountain running:
The focus is less on minutes/mile time and more on having fun or just surviving depending on the trail.

Favorite running trail and why:
I love running on the trails in Palmer Park because of how close it is to my house and the variation in terrain and routes.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
I love the fall series of races put on by the PPRR. They are just fun races where you get dirty and can't be to serious about preparation.

Best running experience:
Finishing my first marathon and not just because of the race but because of all the training that went into being ready.

Worst running experience:
All the training that went into being ready for my first marathon.

Neatest thing found on a run:
Nothing yet

Running pet peeves:
I like to acknowledge other runners when we pass by eachother so when someone chooses not to say hello I try not to get annoyed.

Other hobbies and interests:
My other passion would be the martial arts. I love to talk running or about Universal Kempo Karate Schools.

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