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  • Colorado Springs, CO
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That Mountain, Though

Slightly belated race report here! Excuse my tardiness: As if my summer wasn't crazy enough trying to train for a mountain marathon while caring for an infant, I decided to switch jobs a week after the race. It certainly hasn't been boring!I did a couple of easy runs in the week leading up to the marathon -- a jog through Palmer Park with the Attack Pack on Tuesday and a Monument Valley shuffle on Thursday, then took it easy on Friday and Saturday. As I wrote before, my nerves kicked in around…See More
Sep 7
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On doing hard things

My nerves are getting to me today. The Pikes Peak Marathon looms large, and although it's something I've done before, it's a rather big something to be doing on a summer Sunday. My son is 11 months old today. I knew in March that signing up for this marathon was a big reach, especially as I recovered from a c-section. But I used…See More
Aug 18
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Races, planned and unplanned

So in the interest of not dying during the Pikes Peak Marathon coming up in less than two weeks (um, yikes), I decided to put my minimal summer training to the test the past two weekends in a race setting. The original plan was to spend July 29-30 at Barr Camp with my husband and the baby. We'd backpack up Saturday morning, spend the night in our tent, I'd wake up at some ungodly hour on Sunday to summit, and then we'd pack everything up and head down. Sounded like a grand adventure, a good…See More
Aug 7
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Slow Motion

So by now I've learned that keeping up with the blogging is much harder this year than it was last time. Sorry, Tim! Anyway, less than a month to go before we all toe the line to take on The Mountain. (Hoping our trials against it are more successful than those against the Game of Thrones character by the same name.) Since I last checked in, I've raced twice: the Summer Roundup Trail Run, aka the second leg of the Triple Crown, and the Barr Trail Mountain Race, aka the scrappy little brother of…See More
Jul 25
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Training Roundup

No time like the present (and a long holiday weekend) to really get serious about this little jog up and down a mountain, right? Carrie and I formed an ambitious plan to double up longer efforts this weekend with a Rampart Reservoir loop on Sunday and a high-altitude marmot scramble on Monday. She rounded out the weekend with a…See More
Jul 5
Katie Benzel posted a blog post

Anatomy of a Comeback Year

At the 2017 Super Half-MarathonThe Garden of the Gods 10-Mile Run has come and gone. Last time I ran it felt like another lifetime ago, AND it was a…See More
Jun 19
Katie Benzel posted a blog post

Marmots and Motherhood

Dusting off the ol' blog to announce that I am once again an active member of Purple and Gold Nation, the Mighty Marmots, the Triple Crown Runners! It's an honor to serve as your retread for the 2017 season.Where we last left our hero (2012), I was 28 and had a boyfriend and lived in an apartment. Since then I've acquired a…See More
Jun 5
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Moab Red Hot 55k - way late race report

I figured I would dust off the ol' blog to write a little about my first ultramarathon. I ran the Moab Red Hot 55k in Utah on February 14, 2015. I know I've written about them before, but I would be half the runner I am today without the help of the Attack Pack Running Group.…See More
Mar 16, 2015
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Mar 16, 2015
Tim Bergsten commented on Katie Benzel's blog post Oh, hey!
"Love this ... "The Beagle is a winner every day, so he didn't need any additional laurels.""
Oct 12, 2012
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Oh, hey!

Me (3), Carly Keller (2), and Kelly Ping (1) took home the goods for F25-29. With the awards ceremony a few months after the races, we runners had a chance to actually look presentable for the photos.My legs have healed. The Triple Crown of Running is…See More
Oct 12, 2012
Jody Derington commented on Katie Benzel's blog post Pikes Peak Marathon Race Report
"You are a rockstar...better yet, you joined the ranks of your friend Amy as a certified badass!!!"
Aug 23, 2012
Tim Bergsten commented on Katie Benzel's blog post Pikes Peak Marathon Race Report
""What I do know: I'm damn proud of this accomplishment, and that's enough for now." ... LOVE it!"
Aug 23, 2012
Katie Benzel posted a blog post

Pikes Peak Marathon Race Report

Above: Victory soak in Fountain Creek. Photo by Christian Murdock. Below: Don and me, the only Pikes Peak Sports.us Triple Crown Runners who signed up for the marathon! Photo by Phoebe Blessing.…See More
Aug 23, 2012
Sharon Anne Greenbaum commented on Katie Benzel's blog post YES!
"Not even sure you need to write, "Schwing with wings".  This picture is worth a thousand words.  I am so happy for you, and thanks for letting me partially adopt you now that my daughter went to college thousands of miles away.."
Aug 21, 2012
Jon Teisher commented on Katie Benzel's blog post YES!
"Hooray!"
Aug 20, 2012

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That Mountain, Though

Slightly belated race report here! Excuse my tardiness: As if my summer wasn't crazy enough trying to train for a mountain marathon while caring for an infant, I decided to switch jobs a week after the race. It certainly hasn't been boring!

I did a couple of easy runs in the week leading up to the marathon -- a jog through Palmer Park with the Attack Pack on Tuesday and a Monument Valley shuffle on Thursday, then took it easy on Friday and Saturday. As I wrote before, my nerves kicked…

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Posted on September 7, 2017 at 9:30pm

On doing hard things

My nerves are getting to me today. The Pikes Peak Marathon looms large, and although it's something I've done before, it's a rather big something to be doing on a summer Sunday. 

My son is 11 months old today. I knew in March that signing up for this marathon was a big reach, especially as I recovered from a…

Continue

Posted on August 18, 2017 at 8:30pm

Races, planned and unplanned

So in the interest of not dying during the Pikes Peak Marathon coming up in less than two weeks (um, yikes), I decided to put my minimal summer training to the test the past two weekends in a race setting. 

The original plan was to spend July 29-30 at Barr Camp with my husband and the baby. We'd backpack up Saturday morning, spend the night in our tent, I'd wake up at some ungodly hour on Sunday to summit, and then we'd pack everything up and head down. Sounded like a grand adventure,…

Continue

Posted on August 7, 2017 at 4:20pm

Slow Motion

So by now I've learned that keeping up with the blogging is much harder this year than it was last time. Sorry, Tim! 

Anyway, less than a month to go before we all toe the line to take on The Mountain. (Hoping our trials against it are more successful than those against the Game of Thrones character by the same name.) Since I last checked in, I've raced twice: the Summer Roundup Trail Run, aka the second leg of the Triple Crown, and the Barr Trail Mountain Race, aka the scrappy little…

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Posted on July 25, 2017 at 4:00pm

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At 10:05am on May 31, 2012, Bill Beagle said…

it was a great morning to run wasn't it? The Garden is so beautiful in that early morning light. I was definitely in the right group….a good pace and I feel as though my training is paying off…going to run the entire course tomorrow morning and plan to make next Tuesday morning's session. Hope you had a good run as well.

At 9:48pm on May 22, 2012, Jody Derington said…

Congrats on being selected for the Pikes Peak Sports Team!!  :-)

At 5:26pm on April 6, 2010, Katy Booth said…
katie schwing -- we need to hike soon!!!
 
 
 

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