Ted Bidwell

Club Member Since 11/19/2003

Ted Bidwell

“You have to lose yourself to indeed find yourself, and perhaps nowhere is this more true than endurance sports”

City: Colorado Springs State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Montrail Vitesse/Masai Size: 10 1/2

Age: 71.8 years old

Marital Status: Divorced

What I do for work:
I am a web merchandizing manager at HP.

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Michigan - 5 years,
So. California - 30 years,
Houston - 15 years,
Springs - 6 years.
I like the Springs because we have a great climate, good people and fantastic running trails.

When I started running and what got me started:
1987, I was 40 pounds overweight and looking for some camaraderie after a divorce. A buddy of mine suggested the Houston Hash House Harriers. I entered my first 10K (Conoco Rodeo Run) and was hooked.

What does running mean to me:
Personal challenge to do my best. Relaxing way to relieve daily stress and meet good people and make new friends.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
Running ultras without any serious injuries.

What I like about trail/mountain running:
Recovery is quicker and the scenery is fantastic.

Favorite running trail and why:
Rampart Reservoir. Views, single track and quite.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
San Juan Soltice 50 Miler is a great race.

Best running experience:
The finish line

Worst running experience:
The finish line

Neatest thing found on a run:
New friends

Running pet peeves:
Dog poop on the trail

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
In high school I played varsity football with this scrawny body.

Other hobbies and interests:
Spectator sports. Reading. Home projects.

Other stuff:
I have found that running through injuries only causes other injuries. Take time off to heal, rest and recover.

Page last modified: 11/18/2005

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