Sean Kute

Club Member Since 11/25/2002

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Sean Kute - That snow sure is pretty... pretty hard to run in!
That snow sure is pretty... pretty hard to run in!

"Comfort and pleasure are directly balanced by pain and inconvenience" - Paul Schurke

City: Colorado Springs State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Anything old and worn in Size: 9

Age: 47.9 years old

Marital Status: Married

Family members:
Mother and Father in North Carolina. Brother in town here. Sister in Washington, DC.

What I do for work:
Project Manager - Construction

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Louisville, KY ; Winston-Salem, NC ; Orlando, FL ; Charleston, SC ; Norfolk, VA ; Boone, NC ; Cimarron, NM ; San Diego, CA ; Portland, OR ; Deckers, CO
Colorado Springs has great trails for mountain biking, and the weather's all right.

When I started running and what got me started:
When I was 19 and in the Navy. I was disgusted that I could barely run the semi-annual physical readiness test (1.5 miles on flat surface) without puking. So I started running just a little at first and built from there. It really hurt a lot in the beginning (or maybe my pain tolerance wasn't so high).

What does running mean to me:
Staying in shape and staying lean.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
2010 Leadman (Leadville-100 run, 100-bike, 10k, 50-bike, marathon), 2010 Jemez-50, 2010 Collegiate Peaks-50, 2010 Desert RATS-50, 2010 Rocky Raccoon-50, 2008 MAS-50 mile run, 2008 Ironman Louisville, 2009 Mt. Evans Ascent, Pikes Peak Ascent multiple times, Denver Marathon multiple times, 2008 Carlsbad CA Marathon, 2007 Redman Ironman OKC, 2007 Durango-100 Mt. Bike

What I like about trail/mountain running:
Better scenery than a treadmill and no car exhaust.

Favorite running trail and why:
Intemann Trail from sec. 16 to Crystal Park.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
2010 Rocky Raccoon 50-mile Trail Run because I finally made a 50 under 9 hours.

Best running experience:
2010 Rocky Raccoon 50-mile Trail Run

Worst running experience:
MAS-50 in Moab (first ultra-distance run)

Neatest thing found on a run:
I didn't really find this, but it found me... 3 girls flashed me once while I was running.

Running pet peeves:
Cold hands.

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I've thru-hiked two of America's National Scenic Trails
1999 -Pacific Crest Trail - Mexico to Canada - 2668 miles - 4.25 months.
2001 -Colorado Trail - Denver to Durango - 470 miles - 1.5 months

Other hobbies and interests:
MOUNTAIN BIKING & MOUNTAIN BIKE RACING, snowboarding, telemark skiing & backcountry, triathlon, mountaineering, swimming, surfing, reading, video games (unfortunately)

Other stuff:
Last race was Leadville 100 - I survived - I think I am done with racing for a while :)

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