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Summer Roundup Trail Run - 11 days and counting!

I just registered for the 2nd leg of the Triple Crown Series! The Summer Roundup Trail Run will be on July 9th! 

I truly love the challenge of Bear Creek Trails. The views are spectacular and the entire race is on trails. There are some good hills that keep runners honest. If you run smart, you also get some good opportunities to gain ground on the long downhills!

The 3-loop course will weed out the runners that have been doing the work from those that have not. I may be in the…

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Added by Christina Miner on June 28, 2017 at 9:53am — No Comments

JQRC 27 June 2017

What an OUTSTANDING field trip last week. Thank you Boulder Running Company…we can’t wait till the next one!!!!!! 

 

We are back downtown and joining us this week at Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub and Restaurant:

- Boulder Running…

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Added by Michael Yowell on June 25, 2017 at 10:07am — No Comments

Grey Muzzled Marmot in Dangerous Spot Yet Again

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Added by Donald F. Sanborn on June 23, 2017 at 9:38am — No Comments

Long Term goals still in sight, even through the haze of loss

Over the last few years, I have experienced the loss of many people close to me. From family members to former students. The saddest part is that in my life time I have attended more funerals for young people taken too early. The hardest losses have been the losses of my two grandmas, my grandpa, and my mother-in-law.

My Grandma Cherry passed away almost 3 years ago, at the age of 93. She lived with my family through most of my childhood. She helped my parents care for us, came to all…

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Added by Christina Miner on June 22, 2017 at 8:19pm — No Comments

2017 RACING LOG COMPETITION CONTINUED - PART 2

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Added by Gerald "G Man" Romero on June 22, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Anatomy of a Comeback Year

At the 2017 Super Half-Marathon

The Garden of the Gods 10-Mile Run has come and gone.…

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Added by Katie Benzel on June 19, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

With a Little Help From My Friends

As many of you all know, Colorado Springs has an amazing running community. While I don't have anything to compare it to, I can not imagine it could be better anywhere else. 

This year my training, racing, and life in general has been significantly improved by that community. I don't believe I would be as fit as I am or as far into my "comeback year" as I am if it weren't for the community, especially my "neighborhood." The past two weekends have really brought that into…

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Added by Carrie Renaud on June 18, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

JQRC FIELD TRIP 20 JUN

Everybody loves a FIELD TRIP and we’re having one to Boulder Running Company (3659 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 (719) 278-3535) this week.  NO CREDIT for being downtown. 

 

Come run on the longest day of the year (Summer Solstice 1023 pm…

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Added by Michael Yowell on June 18, 2017 at 8:42am — No Comments

Lions Runners and Bears Oh My

No lions on the course this year for the Garden of the Gods 10 mile and 10k, but there were plenty of runners and one bear.  I did not witness the bear on the course but Don Sanborn snapped some pictures and those pictures went viral.  Thank you to the bear that wondered out on…

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Added by Robby Comstock on June 14, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

2017 RACING BLOG

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Added by Gerald "G Man" Romero on June 14, 2017 at 3:55pm — No Comments

First Leg Complete!

The first leg of the Triple Crown of Running, is complete. The Garden of the Gods 10 Miler and 10k were ran yesterday. I competed in the 10 Miler. My goals for the race were:

My Goals, My REALITY for tomorrow:

1. Have fun!

2.…

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Added by Christina Miner on June 12, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Garden of the Gods!! A Few Fun Ramblings for the Day After

Greetings all!

Tthe first part of the Triple Crown of Running is now complete. Before I get in to my ramblings, I feel I have to give a shout out to everyone who made Garden of the Gods 10 Miler possible. So, thank you to Tim Bergsten, Race Director extraordinaire, and the race staff: Ron Ilgen, Micky Simpson, Susan Gyunn, and Alicia Pino. Also a big thank you to those who did the timing, and as always, HUGE SHOUT out to the volunteers! What a great group of people. I was a…

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Added by Shana Biese on June 12, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Garden of Gods 10 mile

What a day this turned out to be! I woke up at 0430 to get ready for the first leg of the triple crown series, Garden of the Gods 10 miler. I have been running this race since 2011, but I was nervous. This year was a new course; I was also a Mighty Marmot. I didn't want to fail being a part of this team. I knew from previous years, I could finish this race within the time requirement for the Peak. I was still nervous as I could be. My husband, Gerald, was nervous too. We didn't know what to…

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Added by Kari Taylor-Romero on June 11, 2017 at 10:36pm — No Comments

Grey Muzzled Marmot Spotted in the Garden of the Gods



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Added by Donald F. Sanborn on June 11, 2017 at 1:39pm — No Comments

JQRC 13 June 2017

Great seeing so many of you last week as we celebrated 11 years running.

 

Happy Father’s Day……take dad out for a run this week!

 

Everybody loves a FIELD TRIP and we’re having one to Boulder Running Company (3659 Austin Bluffs…

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Added by Michael Yowell on June 11, 2017 at 8:21am — No Comments

Garden of the Gods 10 miler TOMORROW!!!!

How many of you are running this amazing race, in one of the most beautiful parks in the United States of America?

I am, I am! This is one of my favorite running events. I only run my favorite races more than once. The challenge and beauty of the Garden of the Gods 10 miler always brings me back. I ran GOG several times through high school and 3 times after I had my two children. Below are my times, after being a mom. 

2010 - 1:29.59

2013 - 1:13.56

2015 -…

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Added by Christina Miner on June 10, 2017 at 9:57pm — No Comments

Grey Muzzled Marmot Blog Post #1

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Added by Donald F. Sanborn on June 8, 2017 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Happy National Running Day!

What did you do to celebrate National Running Day?

I celebrated the day by going on a run. It was a beautiful morning and I was lucky to enjoy it on a nice, peaceful EASY 3 miles! My daughter has swim practice near Palmer Park, so I ran from her practice into Palmer Park.

My blogs will continue with the theme of "Finding Balance", and I will share my struggles, my triumphs and people that have helped me along the…

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Added by Christina Miner on June 7, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

I'm a Marmot!?!

Woo! I'm excited (see photo)!

So, what does that mean? Why was I chosen to be a Marmot? What do I have to write about? What do I have to offer you all?? I have been told by many (and have even said it myself) that I have a "good story." But, it feels weird to say that…

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Added by Carrie Renaud on June 6, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Running for Rainbows and Unicorns

I'm nervous..... Holy (insert colorful metaphor here) I am nervous. First, I have never been a blogger. I don't really read blogs, and I'm not sure about the "blogging rules."  I'm definitely a wordy person, I love to write, and I have volumes and volumes of personal diaries dating back to when I was…

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Added by Shana Biese on June 6, 2017 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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