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Changing things up

  So as I mentioned in my last blog post I went home for a few days, got some much needed rest and relaxation, and visited with friends and family.

 While I was home I did not run on the beach as I previously had mentioned. But I did get to go surfing, which is one of my favorite things to do, and one of things I really miss about home during the summertime.…

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Added by Alison Mastrangelo on July 1, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Finding Consistency

Over the past 5 or so years of running I have learned a few things. Unfortunately, it seems like I need continuous reminders of those lessons. Lately I've been coming back to consistency. This has been on my mind because like most of us, I am forced to work a regular job and have other distractions. I also know from experience that the next month and a half leading up to The Ascent are…

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Added by Mark Zandarski on June 30, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Summer (Turna) Roundup

As June fades away and July is upon us, the Summer Round Up looms on my calendar in giant red letters -  my easy, at-a-glance method for identifying upcoming races. This race, the second of the Triple Crown series, is always tough because the course has never been the same for me and this year is no exception. It's hard to prepare for what seems to be the grab bag of races, but I suppose the mystery of the course can either relieve…

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Added by Vanessa Shawver on June 30, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Brand-spanking new to Trail Running

I am obsessed...already.

Hubby, canine and equine children just moved to the beautiful state of Colorado. We have been utterly enjoying the hikes and trails Colorado has to offer.

I have always liked running, but get easily bored with the environment. Recently, I began doing intervals up Mt. Cutler - still feverishly trying to get adjusted to the altitude...or at least, that is my current excuse. Surely, I will have to come up with something else shortly. I was curious about…

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Added by Kirsten Swenson on June 29, 2015 at 5:40pm — 3 Comments

This week @ JQRC 30 June

GREAT Field Trip last week to Boulder Running Company with nearly 600 runners and a lot of vendors….THANKS BRC!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

This week at Jack Quinn's

- Boulder Running Company with Ice Breaker (High Performance New Zealand merino wool) (…

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Added by Michael Yowell on June 28, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Holy Hot Hills and Foam Rolling Your Face Off!

Oops, here is a long overdue race report from the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile:

It was HOT! I was pleased that I went out at a sustainable pace rather than the insane pace I usually start out with and then end up scaling back, way back just a few miles in. I have run in the Garden plenty of times, but never this race. It was gorgeous, but man those hills kicked my butt. I didn’t quite make my goal time (sub…

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Added by Sheva Willoughby on June 23, 2015 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Lighting the Griswold Christmas House

It’s no secret that the last few years of my little running hobby have been fairly lackluster and ordinary. At times, I’ve actually had short bursts of enthusiasm lasting a couple of hours, or even a day or two but mostly I’d slump back into mediocrity, satisfied with my life on the sofa or at the brewery instead of out on the trails challenging or improving myself like I had in years past. For those that know me, I tend to be a bit…

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Added by Vanessa Shawver on June 23, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

This week at JQRC **** FIELD TRIP TO BRC ****

Happy Father’s Day AND Summer Solstice Quinnian’s!!!!

 

FIELD TRIP TO BOULDER RUNNING COMPANY (3659 Austin Bluffs Parkway COS 80918)!!!!!!!!!!!!!…

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Added by Michael Yowell on June 22, 2015 at 9:04pm — No Comments

Two outta three ain't bad...

Aw, shucks. There I was (and so was everyone else in the 6:15 start) all dressed up with nowhere to race. The bluebird skies had vanished behind some very angry clouds and just was we (Nick and I) were heading out the door to ride over to Bear Creek for the race, the rain started. So we waited for a few minutes. I texted Amber, who I knew would be on site and have all the info, asking if the race was still…

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Added by Tracy Thelen on June 21, 2015 at 7:28am — No Comments

One race down, two more to go

I can’t believe my first race, as Mighty Marmot is complete. The Garden of the Gods 10-Mile Run was hard, hot, and beautiful all at the same time. The hills and pavement left me sore for a few days, but I wore my somewhat limp as a badge of honor because it gave me a reason to mention why I had a limp. Which of course was because I completed the Garden of the Gods run under my estimated time of 1:45. I ran a 1:38!

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Added by Alison Mastrangelo on June 18, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Comfort Zones

We all have them - that point where we are happiest, relaxed and just comfortable. It doesn't matter if it's in life or on the bike, we settle into those comfort zones and stay there - either not realizing that we are there or unwilling to make a change. And sometimes, that's okay. There's not always a reason to push the limits or make drastic changes. Until there is. Until there is something that makes us realize that there is a…

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Added by Tracy Thelen on June 16, 2015 at 8:11pm — No Comments

Mt. Evans Ascent

In the many moons since I last dramatized my running adventures, I've been doing the hard work that makes for entertaining blogs.  So, here's a rundown of the most recent adventure.  

December through May really weren't anything to write home - or a blog- about; mostly just a lot of low mileage weeks and cross training and crossing my finger that I'd still be healthy once the weather warmed up. With some help from the great-mountain-running-guru/PT, Simon, I made it to the Mt. Evans…

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Added by Mary Baldwin on June 15, 2015 at 3:47pm — 1 Comment

Running in Reel Time

Some running and fishing thoughts by Phil Goulding

The first of the Triple Crown of Running races is coming up this weekend and as I was working on my taper by fishing on the Taylor River this morning I got thinking about the similarities between running and fishing. The…

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Added by Tim Bergsten on June 13, 2015 at 8:27am — No Comments

SUP in the Springs! WIN a new Stand Up Paddleboard!

Whatsup? No, not the head nod, how ya doin’ version of 'sup…but the stand-up on a paddle board version! “SUP” is a term that has recently become popular in the outdoor adventure sport world. According to SUP World Magazine, the activity has been around for thousands of years. In the 1940’s, surf instructors in Hawaii would use paddles and stand on their boards to get a better view of the surfers. It…

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Added by UpaDowna on June 12, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Bring on the Garden of the Gods 10 mile race

 

So the Garden of the Gods 10 mile race is a few days away. When it comes to race day, I always like to think I am prepared, I have been running, doing some cross training and even ran parts of the Garden of the Gods course a few times, but I never truly know if…

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Added by Alison Mastrangelo on June 11, 2015 at 11:20am — 3 Comments

The Garden of the Gods Testpiece (10 Miler)

The Garden of the Gods has always been…

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Added by Mark Zandarski on June 10, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Finding My Kittens

In theory, as per my "plan" from six or seven months ago, I would've run like about 20 races by this point in the year, but instead I haven't run a single one.



Backtracking to the end of last November-ish when I got back to being able to run a whopping 30 (slow) kinda-pain-free-if-I-worked-really-hard-to-convince-myself minutes a day, I gleefully conjured up an exciting (I'd say epic, but that's currently the most overused word in the English language, so I will settle for exciting.… Continue

Added by Shannon Payne on June 10, 2015 at 8:23pm — 6 Comments

What Day Is It?!

Whew!! The last few weeks have been quite the whirl-wind for me! I was in Moab and Lake Powell with my sisters, then out with some friends, then two shows at Red Rocks, and then Snowmass with my Ragnar team! I think I have been home 3 of the last 18 days! BUT, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I love this crazy storm I call my life! Sometimes it seems like there is no real middle ground for me though...I either plan every…

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Added by Sheva Willoughby on June 9, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Thelma & Louise LIVE!

Encouraged by my friend, Jaclyn, I registered for the Thelma & Louise Half-Marathon a few months back mostly because I loved the movie, it sounded like a fun race and I’ve never been to Moab, so why not? Somewhere between registering and the actual race, I got a wild idea of trying to qualify for Boston at…

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Added by Vanessa Shawver on June 9, 2015 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Garden of The Gods 10 Mile Run-Why are you running and what are your goals?

I love to know what makes people willingly get out for this brutal 10 miler. It’s not going to feel good.  We know that. It’s not going to give you a 10 mile PR with it’s tough terrain. It’s not going to be an “easy” day for those that plan on showing up for “just” a training day. That being said, why on earth are you running it? I’d love to hear some of your reasons. Others stories inspire me and keep me close to the…

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Added by Neal Oseland on June 8, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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