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Shelley Hitz commented on Mary Baldwin's blog post Tales from Injuryland
"Aw, bummer!  So sorry to hear this, Mary!  Rest up and give your body some time to heal.  "
Nov 16, 2014
Bill Beagle commented on Shelley Hitz's blog post It's Time to Celebrate!
"GREAT blog Shelley. A spot on depiction of what this event is like. Anyone reading this will come away knowing exactly what the entire journey is like. I'm glad I'm not the only one who was talking to themselves out there!"
Aug 17, 2014
CJ Hitz commented on Shelley Hitz's blog post It's Time to Celebrate!
"So proud of you Sweets!"
Aug 17, 2014
Shelley Hitz posted a blog post

It's Time to Celebrate!

What an amazing day! Yesterday I attempted one of the most difficult things I've ever physically done before....The Pikes Peak Ascent (a half marathon to the top of Pikes Peak, ending at an elevation of 14,114 with 7,815 ft. vertical gain). I've been training for this race for the past year. Literally.  And I was chosen to represent PikesPeakSports.us as part of their purple and gold team!  That gave me additional motivation to train hard and do well.A BIG Day!August 16, 2014 was not only a big…See More
Aug 17, 2014
Shelley Hitz posted a blog post

More High Altitude Training...

As the Ascent is now just a week away, CJ and I decided to get some more high altitude training in before the big day.CJ heard the Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp offered an A-frame you could rent near the Crags.  He booked us a night there last night.  It was…See More
Aug 9, 2014
Shelley Hitz posted a blog post

Unexpected Obstacles and Setbacks

It feels like I have been training for the Pikes Peak Ascent since last Fall.  Oh...it's because I have. :)First, I had to qualify by running a half marathon.  I trained last fall and ran the Denver Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon last October.  From there, I have had my eyes fixed on one main goal....finishing the Pikes Peak Ascent August 16, 2014.  I can't believe race day is just a week from tomorrow!  Wow!When training for a big race, many obstacles can come up.  For me, I decided last minute…See More
Aug 8, 2014
Shelley Hitz commented on Shelley Hitz's blog post Keeping my eyes on the goal...
"Thanks Mary!  Wish you could have joined us!"
Jul 22, 2014
Mary Baldwin commented on Shelley Hitz's blog post Keeping my eyes on the goal...
"Awesome pictures! Nice work out there today!"
Jul 22, 2014
Shelley Hitz commented on Shelley Hitz's blog post Keeping my eyes on the goal...
"Thanks, Jill!  And yes, toned legs are another benefit of all this training ;)"
Jul 22, 2014
Jill Gaebler commented on Shelley Hitz's blog post Keeping my eyes on the goal...
"Beautiful photos. Yay for toned legs!"
Jul 22, 2014
Shelley Hitz posted a blog post

Keeping my eyes on the goal...

The Ascent is less than a month away.  After my training run to Barr Camp last week, I now have more confidence I can finish the race in the cutoff time.I usually set three goals for big races:  one I should be able to meet, one that would stretch me a little, and one that is my BIG goal.  Here are my goals for the Ascent:Finish the race before the cutoff times (Barr Camp - 3 hrs, A Frame 4:15, Finish 6:30)Finish in 5:30Finish in under 5 hrs It was interesting to see the statistics on…See More
Jul 22, 2014
Shelley Hitz commented on Shelley Hitz's blog post I made it to Barr Camp...FINALLY!!
"Oh wow...that's pretty amazing.  But, yes, it helps me mentally to know what I'm up against!  And good reminder :)"
Jul 18, 2014
Sean O'Day commented on Shelley Hitz's blog post I made it to Barr Camp...FINALLY!!
"In 2005, Ryan Hafer won the Ascent without setting foot on Pikes in the preceding months.  However, knowing what you're up against sure can calm oneself down, can't it?   Make sure you smile when you pass through BC on the 16th.…"
Jul 18, 2014
Shelley Hitz posted a blog post

I made it to Barr Camp...FINALLY!!

I've heard about going up to Barr Camp for years now.  It's a very common training route for those getting ready for Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon.But, until today, I had not done the full route from base of mountain to Barr Camp.  I did take the cog once last year to Mountain View, stopped by Barr Camp en route to the Peak.I've run to the top of the W's several times.  I've done a workout at the top of the Peak to treeline (top 3 miles).  But, I hadn't been to Barr Camp.And last weekend, I…See More
Jul 17, 2014
Shelley Hitz posted a blog post

My biggest fear...

With the Ascent less than 6 weeks away, I have to admit I'm starting to get a little nervous.My biggest fear?Not finishing in the cutoff time and therefore not officially finishing the Ascent.  Although I am NOT fast, I am in pretty good shape right now.  Even with power hiking most of the course, I think I should have no problem finishing in the cutoff.However, there are a few things that could happen.  1)  WeatherThe weather on the top of the Peak is unpredictable.  If it gets really bad,…See More
Jul 10, 2014
Shelley Hitz commented on Shelley Hitz's blog post Pikes Peak Ascent Race Strategy 101
"Thanks Sean and Brianne!  The main advice I keep hearing is to be careful about going out too fast on the W's.  So although I will still try to get position early on, I personally will watch my pace and be careful not to burn all my…"
Jul 6, 2014

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It's Time to Celebrate!

What an amazing day! Yesterday I attempted one of the most difficult things I've ever physically done before....The Pikes Peak Ascent (a half marathon to the top of Pikes Peak, ending at an elevation of 14,114 with 7,815 ft. vertical gain). 

I've been training for this race for the past year. Literally.  

And I was chosen to represent PikesPeakSports.us as part of their purple…

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Posted on August 17, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

More High Altitude Training...

As the Ascent is now just a week away, CJ and I decided to get some more high altitude training in before the big day.

CJ heard the Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp offered an A-frame you could rent near the Crags.  He booked us a…

Continue

Posted on August 9, 2014 at 4:00pm

Unexpected Obstacles and Setbacks

It feels like I have been training for the Pikes Peak Ascent since last Fall.  

Oh...it's because I have. :)

First, I had to qualify by running a half marathon.  I trained last fall and ran the Denver Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon last October.  

From there, I have had my eyes fixed on one main goal....finishing the Pikes Peak Ascent August 16, 2014.  I can't believe race day is just a week from tomorrow!  Wow!

When training for a big…

Continue

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:30am

Keeping my eyes on the goal...

The Ascent is less than a month away.  After my training run to Barr Camp last week, I now have more confidence I can finish the race in the cutoff time.

I usually set three goals for big races:  one I should be able to meet, one that would stretch me a little, and one that is my BIG goal.  Here are my goals for the Ascent:

  1. Finish the race before the cutoff times (Barr Camp - 3 hrs, A Frame 4:15, Finish 6:30)
  2. Finish in 5:30
  3. Finish in…
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Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

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At 1:36pm on April 24, 2014, Gerald "G Man" Romero said…

HI Shelley   !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 4:03pm on January 2, 2014, Gerald "G Man" Romero said…

Thank you Shelley for the awesome finish photos !!!!!!!!!!   happy new year !!!!

At 3:55pm on July 27, 2013, Downhill Dan Angeles said…

I got it bc on training runs, I can pull away from the group on steeper downhills.  It is my strong point in running.  Kinda like CJs stregnth is uphills, lol

At 9:36am on July 25, 2013, Gerald "G Man" Romero said…

Hi Shelley !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 1:32pm on July 24, 2013, Downhill Dan Angeles said…

hi Shelley!

 
 
 

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