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Slow Poke

I have a problem that I’m betting many of you have as well – I’m really, really busy. Besides my day job to pay the mortgage, my days are filled with side jobs, exercise plans, kid activities, volunteer ventures and even meager attempts to socialize with my friends and husband when I can squeeze it in. While my enthusiasm and passion for so many different hobbies and social activities typically leaves me feeling happy, productive and fulfilled, there are those days when I am simply…

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Added by Vanessa Shawver on February 11, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

This week at JQRC 09FEB16

OMAHA OMAHA SUPER BOWL 50 CHAMPIONS!!!

 

Mega thanks to all the JQRC volunteers who crewed the Super Half Marathon and Game Day 5k JQRC aid station….1,390 registered runners (695 in each race),…

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Added by Michael Yowell on February 7, 2016 at 9:43pm — No Comments

This week at JQRC 02FEB2016

Quinnian’s!!!

 

It’s GROUNDHOG DAY…..and no matter if it’s Punxsutawney Phil, Stormy Marmot, Staten Island Chuck, Dunkirk Dave, or any of the other 26 furry weather prognosticators one…

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Added by Michael Yowell on January 31, 2016 at 5:34pm — No Comments

This week at JQRC 26JAN2016

OMAHA OMAHA!!!! Woot woot Denver is Super Bowl 50 bound!!!!!!

 

Calling all volunteers: More than 1,200 runners will race for paydirt in the Fifth Annual Super Half Marathon and Game Day…

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Added by Michael Yowell on January 24, 2016 at 7:45pm — No Comments

The Great Equalizer

Audrey MacDonald, is an energetic, fiery woman with a wide smile, bright eyes, strong opinions and a penchant for the spotlight. Born in 1929, she was raised on a dairy farm in Connecticut, where she tended to buck the stereotype of girls of her age, running alongside the boys and joining the Army against her…

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Added by Vanessa Shawver on January 21, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments

Hit Pause

     2015 ended rather roughly in a "first world problem" sense. After spending some quality time with family in North Carolina and Virginia over the holidays, I found myself emotionally rejuvenated but also filled with nostalgia. Though sentimental, this of course wasn't the bad part. The bad part came during my return trip to Colorado.…

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Added by Brandon Stapanowich on January 20, 2016 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

This week at JQRC 19JAN2016

OMAHA OMAHA!!!! Woot woot Denver going to the AFC championship!!!!!!

Calling all volunteers: More than 1,200 runners will race for paydirt in the Fifth Annual Super Half Marathon and Game Day 5K Super Bowl Sunday (Feb 7th) in downtown Colorado Springs AND Jack Quinn’s Running Club has the “Tail-Gate Party Aid Station”. Drop a note to…

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Added by Michael Yowell on January 17, 2016 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Bootstraps

I spent this last weekend at the Houston Marathon Expo. Although it made for a slightly exhausting 3 days, I really like doing that kind of stuff. It’s so non-stop that suddenly you realize you’ve been there for 12 hours straight and never stopped talking for five minutes. It’d be rough doing that every weekend, but every so often it’s a lot of fun.

While there, I got to see a lot of Colorado folks going for last…

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Added by Shannon Payne on January 17, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Re-Cap of my 2015 Season

Thought I would document and share my highlights and summary of my 2015 racing season :

  • I ran 69 races.
  • I won 6 races in 2015.
  • 2- 2nd place overall.
  • 3- 3rd place overall.
  • I had 7 total Master's championships-- and a 4th place Master at the Garden 10 mile.
  • 3rd…
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Added by Gerald "G Man" Romero on January 14, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Adventures In H.O.O.-Ville

For the record, HOO=Hoka One One, I love a good acronym.

2015 is now 2016, and I wish I had a kickass year of races to recap, but since I don’t, we’ll just go ahead and skip to the now.

A year ago is definitely a world away from now: at no point 365 days ago would I have envisioned myself a couple of states away (although it is Texas, so it may as well be a country away), doing something totally different than anything I’d done the previous several years before that. A…

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Added by Shannon Payne on January 11, 2016 at 11:27am — 1 Comment

This week at JQRC 05JAN2016

Happy New Year Quinnian’s!

 

Hope your holidays were merry and bright and you started off 2016 with a BANG.  A huge shout-out to all the Quinnian’s at the Rescue Run…nearly 1000 runners…

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Added by Michael Yowell on January 4, 2016 at 2:50pm — No Comments

2016 Inaugural Brewers' Cup

For 2016, I had this crazy idea to start something called the Brewers’ Cup. The premise was simply to find other folks who loved beer and running as much as I do and make it a little competition. I had an inkling that there were a good number of people who might want to play along, but I had no idea that that number would explode to 19 teams of 15 runners each, with a waiting list that expands every day since we’ve started the competition two days ago.

I didn’t do very well in high…

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Added by Vanessa Shawver on January 3, 2016 at 6:03am — No Comments

JQRC Christmas Party

Quinnian’s!!!!!

Our annual Jack Quinn's Christmas Party is coming up at 5 p.m., Dec. 15 at Colorado Springs City Auditorium 221 E Kiowa St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. And we definitely need to get the word out to make this year even BETTER than last year. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE share with everyone…

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Added by Michael Yowell on December 10, 2015 at 7:07pm — No Comments

*** JQRC FIELD TRIP to Boulder Running Company this week 08DEC ***

Quinnian’s!

 

Time to raid the closets and dig out your best (???) Ugly Sweater for this week’s run at Boulder Running Company. Who will earn this year’s worst three????

 

CONGRATS to Kerry Page who will become the FIRST EVER JQRC 400-run runner this week with Dean Whitman right on her…

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Added by Michael Yowell on December 6, 2015 at 12:43pm — No Comments

This week at JQRC 01DEC15

Quinnian’s!!!!

 

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed the long weekend!…

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Added by Michael Yowell on November 29, 2015 at 5:28pm — No Comments

JQRC FIELD TRIP this week (17NOV) to Orangetheory Fitness, 5990 Stetson Hills Blvd

Quinnains!!!! We're having a Field Trip this week and we WILL NOT be downtown....OrangeTheory has a great course and they'll have hundreds of glow lights for everyone to wear during the run. Holy Cow is a partner with them this week too…

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Added by Michael Yowell on November 14, 2015 at 2:11pm — No Comments

This week at JQRC 10NOV15

Happy Veteran’s Day to everyone who has worn the uniform….

Remember to RUN WITH HEADLAMPS and reflective gear…..be lit, don’t get hit!!!

 *** FIELD TRIP next week (17NOV) to Orangetheory Fitness, 5990 Stetson Hills Blvd. ***

This week at JQRC:

- Boulder…

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Added by Michael Yowell on November 9, 2015 at 6:07pm — No Comments

This Is (Not Quite) Sparta!

     It's 7:00 in the morning and I'm standing at the footsteps of the Acropolis, tethered to another person, a friend, Jason Romero and we're surrounded by a crowd of 400 others. Jason is double fisting a couple bottles of Ensure and I'm tinkering with a GoPro camera with a dead battery. Reality is sinking in. We wonder aloud how we're going to run 153 miles from Athens to Sparta in under 36 hours. But the answer doesn't matter…

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Added by Brandon Stapanowich on November 8, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Adventures In Biomechanics-Land

Since I've retired from BRC and am currently in limbo between jobs, I've had loads of time to do everything I've put off for ages (hence 2 blog posts in a week!). I could get used to this...but not gonna happen. But in the meantime I'll just talk about myself.

Anyway, one project I'd been meaning to knock out for several weeks was getting to the bottom of a year-plus long plantar fascia injury, because I'd decided I had enough of treating symptoms.…

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Added by Shannon Payne on November 6, 2015 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Crossroads

The last couple of months have seen a pretty huge change in direction. Anyone who knows me, knows I don't really like change. I love routine: I would do the exact same things at the exact same time everyday, like a little drone, if it were an option. Which more or less sums up the majority of my day to day life. I know I know, I really live life on the edge.

There aren't a ton of inevitable things in life, but there are a couple: a good…

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Added by Shannon Payne on November 6, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

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