Tammy Jacobson

Club Member Since 11/24/2020

“It's never too late to be what you might have been.”

City: Colorado Springs State: CO Country: Uni

Favorite Shoe: A variety of Inov-8's Size: 10

Age: 48.1 years old

Marital Status: Married to Will Snyder

What I do for work:
I am a dyslexia therapist and the owner of the READ Center.

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
North Dakota, Stuttgart and Ramstein Germany, Rhode Island, Virginia, back to North Dakota, and finally Colorado Springs. I love it here because of the mountains, the trails, and the running community.

When I started running and what got me started:
I started running in my mid-30s because I thought I was getting old (yeh, I laugh at that now) and needed to take care of myself. My first run was only a 10th of a mile long...but I got hooked fast!

What does running mean to me:
Running reminds me of my power while bringing me peace.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
I occasionally place in my age group but for me, my biggest accomplishment is that I'm still running and challenging myself.

What I like about trail/mountain running:
When I'm running on the trails, every run seems different even if it's a trail I've done a hundred times before.

Best running experience:
Greenland Trail Race 2016. This was my first trail race and my first 25K, so it was already going to be a challenge for me. Then in blew a raging snowstorm, it was cold and windy and the trail was continuously being buried. I was a fairweather runner previous to this race, but with the training I put in I wasn't going to DNS. It completely changed how I looked at racing and my own ability to face challenges.

Other stuff:
2019 was my first (only) Ascent. I felt fairly confident in my training but made a rookie fueling mistake (drank a bunch of Gatorade, something I didn't train with) at Barr Camp that really cost me big. I am still proud that I finished but my goal is to take on the Ascent again using the lessons I learned from the first go round.

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