kyle konczal

Kyle Konczal

I was a little late to the running party in life, picking it up when I was 22 years old. I quickly found the love and serenity that running provided, and loved to challenge myself. in 2015 I found an opportunity to move to Colorado (for the love of the mountains) and I've been chasing peaks and ultra distances since.. with a couple marathons tossed in for good measure!

Hometown:  Lakewood, CO (formally Milwaukee, WI)
Real Job: Procurement Manager (Supply Chain) for Global Food Service Chains

Social: strava  instagram

Favorite Beer:  Any IPA or Cream Ale.. but I have a special place in my heart for Coors Banquet!
Guilty Pleasure:
  Reese's Peanut Butter Blizzard. Always a post race treat!

Other Hobbies: 
When I am not truck camping in the mountains and desert, I love live music!
Tell us about your pets:  I have a hound who is a little reluctant to run with me. He is more interested in chasing rabbits, squirrels and coyotes!

Best thing about VFuel: 
After years of trying all the gels I could find, VFuel was the one that settled well in my stomach and gave me the right levels of nutrition. It's been love since!

Favorite Recovery Meal:  
A hearty Hawaiian pizza! Yes, pineapple is acceptable on pizza!  

Favorite trail running/running memory: 
2018 when I finally checked off Four Pass Loop in Aspen from my to-do list! Such a beautiful and challenging route.

Any advice would you give to a new athlete?  Don't get caught up in the numbers. Lace up, take your camera and make sure you smile and can enjoy your run. Stopping to take pictures along the trail is what makes trail running that much more enjoyable!

Schedule:  2020 schedule was cleared. But eyeing up JFK50 for the Fall. For 2021, the target will be completing the TransRockies Run3 (deferred from 2020). route.

Running Accomplishments

7-time Marathon finisher - 2:44 PR
2016 Boston 2 Big Sur Finisher - 6:11 Combined Time
2016 Fort Ord 50k - 2nd Place