Simon Escorcia

"So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience. And if it hurts, you know what? It's probably worth it."

Education
Luther College (Decorah, IA) - St. Ambrose University MBA (Davenport, IA)
Running Accomplishments
Indianapolis Monumental Marathon - 2:43:39, Denver Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon - 1:18:46, Justice Run 10K - 35:55, & Des Moines Marathon 5K - 17:00
Favorite Books
Power of Habit, Moneyball, The Sports Gene, & Where Men Win Glory
Favorite Movies
Pulp Fiction, The Departed, & No Country for Old Men
Favorite Sport Teams
Denver Broncos, St. Louis Cardinals, Colorado Rockies, Denver Nuggets & University of Illinois Football & Basketball.
Favorite Superhero
Batman

Born in the Land of Lincoln, Simon Escorcia was brought up in a family that valued being active and outdoors. At the age of ten, the family moved to Burlington, Iowa along the Mighty Mississippi. Simon’s dad was a runner and cyclist, so he went to races with his dad from a young age and by the age of 13 Simon was competing in road races and duathlons, alongside his father.

Simon attended Notre Dame High School, in Burlington, Iowa and ran track and cross country for the Nikes. After college, Simon went to Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, where he continued his love of running by racing track and cross country for the Norse., while obtaining his B.A. Simon then went on to pursue his M.B.A. from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.

After graduate school, Simon took a break from racing competitively, until one day he glanced at a photo of himself and thought “I need to lose weight and get back into shape.” In 2006, Simon started running again and signed up for the Denver Marathon, even though the farthest he had ever raced before was seven miles. Simon finished his first marathon in 3:28:55 and managed to give himself a stress fracture in the tibia by increasing his mileage to rapidly and not being smart about his training.

After that first marathon, Simon caught the marathon bug that so many runners seem to catch and has since completed 11 marathons, you can find a lot of his results on Athlinks.

Simon is the owner of RunColo, a popular Colorado running website formed in 2008 and Colorado Race Timing, a successful Colorado race timing company that times over 100 races per year. Simons brings an analytical approach to running, constantly looking at and reviewing data to develop a plan of attack. Combine this with Tristan’s excitement and enthusiasm and you have the foundation of RunColo Training.

I have been a client of RunColo Training for about a year now and the difference is night and day. I ran a 10:00 minute pace for a half marathon in the spring and an 8:00 minute pace for a half marathon in the fall. I am currently training for my first full marathon, something I never thought I would do!
Jim Messina