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Sometimes Running

     Sometimes running is just running. It's a task to be checked off on the list of daily "have to's." Maybe it's chronicled and simplified into some combination of numbers on our log. Maybe it isn't.  It's a part of our routine. Nothing more, but certainly nothing less. Something as natural as breathing.

     Sometimes running is a struggle. It's the last thing we want to do. Something we don't have time for. Something we don't have energy for. Something we despise.…

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Added by Brandon Stapanowich on March 24, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Practical Strength Training and Stretching Tips to Help You Prevent Pain and Injury on the Slopes: Part 2

Now that ski season is nearly over, you may be wondering why we’re posting the second part of this blog.  Well, as PTs we figure it’s never too late to teach folks how to avoid pain and injury—and by now you may have discovered that a full day of skiing or boarding is leaving you with some aches and pains as you start your Monday morning.  So, that makes you a particularly captive audience!  Training (before you ski/board) and Recovery (during the day and before you get in your car to drive…

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Added by Synergy Manual Physical Therapy on March 24, 2015 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Ryan Hall and Why I Quit Letsrun and You Should Too Part Two

I thought I had articulated my thoughts on the harsh critics and pessimistic nay-sayers of our sport in the previous post, but after watching LA unfold last week and, namely, the subsequent crucifixion of Ryan Hall for another DNF, I decided that I have more to add to the conversation. Er, more to add to the one-sided conversation.

I should start by saying everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, so all of my friends who I make an example of herein, I still heart you, I just…

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Added by Shannon Payne on March 21, 2015 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Haters Gonna Hate

You know, I was feeling really proud of myself for the last several months. It was a long time coming, this seven months of “sobriety” so to speak, but it finally happened: I had finally reached my personal longstanding goal of not reading Letsrun.com for over HALF A YEAR!

*Virtual fist-bump.*…

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Added by Shannon Payne on March 21, 2015 at 5:13pm — No Comments

PikesPeakSport.us Triple Crown Runners

So you've already registered for the Ascent or Marathon and you're just dying to fill up the rest of your summer race calendar, right? Check out the Triple Crown of Running, which includes the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile and Summer Roundup Trail 12K in addition to the Ascent or Marathon. Not only are the races themselves great training opportunities for the big day on the mountain; when you sign up for the series you also have a chance to apply to run for the PikesPeakSport.us Triple Crown of…

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Added by Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon on March 19, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Running to Beat Pancreatic Cancer

In 2013, I was a healthy 44 year old married mother of two. I ran my first 100 mile race that summer, finishing in 22 hours and 33 minutes. I went on to run a 100K three months later. Seven weeks after that 100K race, I was in the hospital having half of my pancreas, my spleen and several lymph nodes removed. The diagnosis: Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma.

In a heartbeat, I went from being one of the healthiest people I knew to being diagnosed with a highly lethal form of cancer. Pancreatic…

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Added by Tonia Smith on March 19, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Moab Red Hot 55k - way late race report

I figured I would dust off the ol' blog to write a little about my first ultramarathon. I ran the Moab Red Hot 55k in Utah on February 14, 2015. 

I know I've written about them before, but I would be half the runner I am today without the help of the…

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Added by Katie Benzel on March 16, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

March 17- St. Patrick's Day Jack Quinn's Running Club Field Trip to Falcon Physical Therapy

Join us on March 17 for a field trip run to Falcon Physical Therapy (2020 West Colorado Avenue) in Old Colorado City.  We'll have a 5k course and sign-in starting at 5:15 and shirtings at 7 pm.  The pub will be hosting St. Patrick's Day festivities that evening and no runner sign-in will be available at the pub.

Added by Michael Yowell on March 16, 2015 at 11:24am — No Comments

Salida "Run Through Time" Race Report

I loved this race. 

Yesterday I completed the Salida "Run Through Time" half marathon with several members of the Attack Pack running group. A trail race in March in Salida has the ingredients for a potential disaster, but this year it was a blast.  Due to my recent injuries that caused me to drop out of the LA Marathon, I was hesitant to sign up for a race. ESPECIALLY since I had been training for flat and fast, not rolling…

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Added by Alicia Pino on March 15, 2015 at 12:00pm — 14 Comments

First time running for a charity

I am married and a mother of a 12 year old boy and a 5 year old girl.  I am in the Air Force currently as a Defense Paralegal. I started running just about a little over 2 years ago.  My story starts with my friend asking me to do the Rock Canyon Half Marathon in Pueblo. I was very skeptical about having to run that far.  I was deployed in 2006-2007 and during that time I did do some short/long distance running.  If that makes any sense.  I never knew how far I was running, but just did it. …

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Added by Olivia Zebrowski on March 14, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

“QPR can still survive in the Premier League,” says midfielder Sandro

Despite two defeats in a week, one against Arsenal and another against Tottenham Hotspur, Queens Park Rangers (QPR) midfielder, Sandro Raniere still believes that they can avoid the drop. Rangers suffered 1-2 loss against Arsenal on Wednesday, March 5, 2015 and 1-2 loss against Tottenham on Saturday, March 7, 2015. QPR boss, Chris Ramsey's men produced a valiant performance against Arsenal and Tottenham, but still suffered a 2-1 defeat against both teams. This has kept QPR in the bottom…

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Added by Tim Scott on March 12, 2015 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Jack Quinn's Running Club 10MAR15

Hello Quinnian's!



Next week
(March 17th) we're having our first FIELD TRIP of 2015 to Falcon…

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Added by Michael Yowell on March 9, 2015 at 1:06pm — No Comments

What's New for 2015?

With registration just 10 short days away we are excited to share more information about changes we are making to better the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon this year.  For a quick look at how the starting procedure will be revamped, check out this video with Tim Bergsten, of Pikes Peak Sports, and Ron Ilgen, Race Director.…

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Added by Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon on March 9, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Drowning Out Ego

Of all of the voices inside my head, the hardest one for me to drown out is ego. Ego is a nasty bugger (read that as if I said it in a British accent). Typically, long distance runners are used to ignoring a lot of things that our body is asking of us or writing the script for what we think it wants to hear.

“Well yeah, my legs might literally fall off but I’m fine. Really, I’m fine.”

“It’s okay if I eat this entire bag of malt vinegar chips, my body…

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Added by Alicia Pino on February 28, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

#RunPikesPeak

The Pikes Peak Marathon may be turning 60, but that doesn't mean we're technological dinosaurs!  Join in the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with #RunPikesPeak! When you chat with us, we'll do our best to return the favor and talk back.

Added by Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon on February 26, 2015 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Colorado Running Company Garden Ten Mile Team Begins!

It’s that time of year when various running groups assemble in anticipation of all the great spring and summer races in…

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Added by Vanessa Shawver on February 25, 2015 at 8:13pm — No Comments

This week at Jack Quinn's Running Club 24FEB15

Happy snowy Sunday fellow Quinnian's!

 

I hope you had a great time last week for Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras….Next month we will NOT be at Jack Quinn’s on St Paddy’s Day (Tuesday 17 March).…

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Added by Michael Yowell on February 22, 2015 at 3:49pm — No Comments

It's All About the Benjamins

Whoever said running is a cheap sport never:

a.)    Participated in many races

b.)    Ran year round in seasonal weather

c.)     Ran long distances

d.)    Had an affinity for Lulu Lemon running crops

e.)    All of the above

The correct answer is all of the above.

Sure, you could throw on a pair of ol “sneaks” and hit the road for a mile or three. Running is easy, running is cheap, just throw on what you have and walk out your door, no…

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Added by Alicia Pino on February 22, 2015 at 12:04pm — 2 Comments

We've Run this Town for 60 Years

This August we - the runners of Colorado Springs - will celebrate the 60th running of the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon.  Really, we are celebrating the awe-inspiring history of running in the Pikes Peak region and you, the thousands of runners that make our community unique.  Over these 60 years, we have played host to the first ever female marathoner, Arlene Piper, who will join us again this summer.  We have hosted the WMRA Long Distance Challenge, the Sky Runner World Series, and…

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Added by Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon on February 18, 2015 at 9:33am — No Comments

Practical Self-Care Tips to Help You Prevent Pain and Injury on the Slopes: Part 1

Everyone knows that squats and lunges are great exercises to help you handle the steep and deep.  But did you know that preventing injury on the slopes starts in your bedroom?  Keep reading to find out the three things I teach my patients to prevent pain on the slopes—or even while doing yard work—these tips will help you prevent pain before it begins.

1. Preventing pain on the slopes starts…in the bedroom

The things you do to…

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Added by Synergy Manual Physical Therapy on February 17, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

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