Hello fellow Quinnians!
Added by Michael Yowell on March 11, 2014 at 10:50am — No Comments
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Blog post By MtnMama of UpaDowna.org
Ever get that happy-go-lucky, nothing-can-make-me-sad-today feeling? Welcome to your happy place! For me, most of the time, my happy place is in the outdoors. As an athletic woman who enjoys many sports, I was struggling with the "right" kind of happy place. Being an outdoor enthusiast and a co-founder of an outdoor adventure non-profit,…Continue
Added by UpaDowna on March 9, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Some people run away when they hear the term 'lactate threshold,' but you don't have to! Even the recreational endurance athlete should understand the concept so that they can plan their training more effectively. And while the best way to know what your LT is to get tested with a blood lactate test, understanding the concept and the approximate effort levels associated can help you get faster.
I'm going to explain LT in a way that I hope everyone will be able to understand.…Continue
Last month Kaci Licktieg, Team Pearl Izumi ultrarunner and physical therapist, presented some tips for keeping your legs happy throughout the winter. She brings up a good point about how slick, wintry surfaces can place increased demands on our stabilizing muscles. Lack of proximal strength, specifically in the gluteals, has been…Continue
I originally posted this on my coaching blog http://neoendurancesports.com, but thought it would be a good one to put here on Pikes Peak Sports.
Last night I had the wonderful opportunity to speak to a group of women at the Colorado Springs Bicycle Village Ladies Night. As local female coaches, Alison Dunlap and I kicked off the presentations for the evening. Alison had an entertaining slide show…Continue
Added by Nicole Drummer on February 25, 2014 at 4:43pm — No Comments
I will be honest. I am a "middle of the pack" runner. Granted, as I have gotten more consistent, I have improved. However, I don't know that I'll ever win a race and very rarely will I place for my age group (especially while living in Colorado Springs with so many fast runners).
Now, don't get me wrong. I love to win. I'm not super competitive when it comes to sports, but I do like…Continue
Hello fellow Quinnian foot sporters! :-P
Get your beads out for our upcoming Fat Tuesday run and start checking the pleats on your kilt for our St Paddy's Day run (BTW pleats go in the back Black%20Watch%20kilt.jpg )! FYI there are some great items at your local dollar store to supplement your running…Continue
Added by Michael Yowell on February 24, 2014 at 1:23pm — No Comments
Just a quick congrats to my Roost Teamate Dan Vega and my racing buddy CJ Hitz in the Master's 8k at Cross Country Nationals. We all represented very well all three of us in the top 50 !!!!! It was a blast racing with you!!
Hello fellow Quinnian’s!
Hope you were able to get out and enjoy the warmer weather over the weekend! We have some fun events coming up, including our Mardi Gras run and our St Paddy's run! Come on out for a good time and blow off a little steam with a nice run/walk this week!
This week at JQRC:
- Boulder Running Company w/ Track Spikes!!!! It’s that time of the year for HS and college runners to get set for track. Come see what BRC has for your track…Continue
Added by Michael Yowell on February 17, 2014 at 1:07pm — No Comments
Just shooting out a few pics from the course at Flat Irons golf course in Boulder, Coach Spell just got done checking out the course, they removed the snow and it is looking good, there will be one little ravine jump, nothing major, some spots are still wet, no major hills, just some good flat cross country on grass !!!!!!!!
Me and coach Spell will be tearing up the course in the Master's 8K, which will be live streamed on usatf.tv. ---- at 8:50 am tomorrow. THIS IS BIG…Continue
Added by Michael Yowell on February 10, 2014 at 7:58pm — No Comments
This year I decided to run the Winter Series. And in Colorado, you never know what kind of weather you're going to get. Reminds me of this quote from Forrest Gump...
"Life is like a box of chocolates...you never know what you're gonna get." ~Forrest Gump
Therefore, deciding what to wear on race day has been one of my toughest decisions. I don't want to be too hot and yet I don't want to be too cold either. Decisions, decisions!!…Continue
A few months ago I wrote about handling recovering from an injury that needed surgery to repair it. It's been just over 3 months since my surgery (More specifically 14 weeks tomorrow as I write this.)
While the time has gone by quickly, it's definitely not an easy process, but I am making good progress and not missing out on too many activities along the way (except for running.) I've been going to physical therapy (Orthopedic Rehabilitation Associates near Powers/Dublin) religiously…Continue
Added by Nicole Drummer on February 4, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments
The Book of HURT is essentially a welcome guide for the hundred miler on Oahu. In it contains specific mention of wild pigs, leptospirosis infected streams, serpentine roots, shoe stealing mud, and exposed cliffs. The course consists of five 20 mile loops with 24,500 ft of total gain and 24,500 ft of total loss, all between 300 ft and 1,900 ft above sea level. This is the elevation profile:…Continue
I know that core strength is important for me not only for my running but for lower back discomfort and sacroiliac (SI) issues I have. Therefore, I decided to do this 30 day plank challenge. I just finished day 5 and it is getting tougher every day!
I am doing the traditional plank position on my elbows as well as on each side.…Continue
I'm running my first winter series this year and am excited to be running with a team. I decided to join HART (High Altitude Running Team) this year and am running with the girls team for the series. I may currently be the slowest on the team but I have learned that running isn't just about how fast you are but about the camaraderie and fun had by all!
And the fun part for me is that I continue to see my personal…Continue
Added by Shelley Hitz on January 12, 2014 at 2:45pm — No Comments
Hello to all.
I am a former resident of Colorado Springs who did a lot of exploring, hiking, and running (including up Pikes Peak in 1992) in that region, which I loved very much. I am now retired, disabled (TBI), write for therapy, and live in New Mexico.
This morning I read on Amazon a very kind review of my book The Cheyenne Canon and Broadmoor Guidebook and Almanac by one of your members, Jack Busher, whom I wish to thank.
I would like to offer all Pilespeak…Continue
Added by George Peknik on December 31, 2013 at 11:08am — No Comments
Last year’s highly successful inaugural event at Bear Basin Ranch near Westcliffe, Colorado, drew more…Continue
Added by Hardscrabble Mountain Trail Run on December 27, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments