Brace yourselves, Colorado Springs runners, there's a new race on the docket for this fall, and it's gonna be big!The Colorado Springs Half Marathon and 5k, sponsored by Penrose St. Francis…Continue
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Shannon Payne has not received any gifts yet
I like to write things. That fact is likely made clear by the existence of my nonsensical rambling via this blog.
For one thing, writing things down is extremely cathartic. Any positive feelings or negative feelings or really just anything at all that needs to be “dumped,” if you will, out of my brain is quickly purged out by writing them down. Dumping these thoughts out of my head often provides a strange sense of closure for things that I processed and overanalyzed to death and…Continue
Posted on March 24, 2017 at 10:30am
So around Christmas time, I had the very excited revelation that my Demons had “come out of hibernation,” so to speak, and that I was thus hopping back into the saddle to gallop forth into the glorious sunset to set PR’s, run better than ever before, and CRUSH all races (but only uphill ones, and only at certain grades, and preferably nothing technical. I’m a bit persnickety…Continue
Posted on February 26, 2017 at 9:30pm
“So, what do you think is the most important mental quality someone needs to have—that can’t be coached—to be a successful athlete?”
My long-time friend Corey Kubatzky posed this question to me as we conversed on an especially slow Sunday afternoon at the running shop we worked at a couple of years ago. Corey was about to take over as the head women’s cross country coach at CU-Colorado Springs, where he had formerly been the Graduate Assistant during my senior season there several…Continue
Posted on December 18, 2016 at 7:30pm
After I finished the last run of my 30th trip around the sun a couple of weeks back—which happened to be a hill workout (my favorite) on one of my favorite big hills (High Drive. Happy birthday to me, let's go repeatedly run uphill)—I was…Continue
Posted on November 17, 2016 at 9:00pm