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Unforgetable year at 2018 Pikes Peak Ascent

     The third and final leg of the 2018 Triple Crown of running is in the record books now, the Pikes Peak Ascent.

     It’s old news by now, but due to the inclement weather forecast, the race was shortened to end at Barr Camp.  The day before the race large hail pummeled Manitou Springs, damaging vehicles and frightening race participants, reminding race directors, volunteers, and race veterans all too much of the blizzard of 2008 that hit on Ascent day that year.

    I…

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Added by Sharon Anne Greenbaum on August 19, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Are You Going To Race, They Ask The Marmot...

The party is almost here! The weekend when all of the runners I know are gathering in Manitou Springs to show off their training. To volunteer and support their friends and family. To earn their finisher's shirts or jackets. To celebrate completing a huge challenge, whether it's their…

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Added by Wendy Stalnaker on August 16, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Well, It's Here

This morning I went on my last run before the Pikes Peak Ascent on Saturday. I kept it short (3.5 miles) and somewhat hilly but not technical. My legs are feeling pretty good, and I'm trying to get as much rest as I can and drink lots of water. 

Training the last few weeks has mostly consisted of consistent hilly runs, anywhere from 4 to 9 miles. I also hiked the Devil's Playground trail a few weeks ago, not quite a summit but close. That's a laughable amount of time at altitude…

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Added by Sarah Roueche on August 16, 2018 at 11:43am — No Comments

Marmot taking stock before the Pikes Peak Ascent

With only a few days until the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon (and the final leg of this year's Triple Crown of Running), I'm…

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Added by John Skolout on August 15, 2018 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Marmot On Cloud 9

It’s been just over a week since I finished my huge goal of 2018, the one that pushed me out of bed at 4:15am so I could be on the trails 2 hours before work.  The one that scared me into chasing my friends in the Sunrise Striders training group up steep hill repeats, gasping for breath but…

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Added by Wendy Stalnaker on August 13, 2018 at 7:52pm — No Comments

This week at JQRC 14 Aug 2018

Quinnian’s!

This year Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon have put together a special thank you for volunteers and they still need volunteers just a week before this amazing event!

You will earn a transferrable discount on the 2019 Garden of the Gods 10 mile/10K or the Summer Roundup races.

1. Volunteers who accumulate 10+ hours will receive 50% off of registration for either the 2019 Garden of the Gods 10 mile/10K or the Summer Roundup races. This is a transferrable coupon.

2.…

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Added by Michael Yowell on August 12, 2018 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon Needs Volunteers

This year Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon have put together a special thank you for volunteers and they still need volunteers just a week before this amazing event!

You will earn a transferrable discount on the 2019 Garden of the Gods 10 mile/10K or the Summer Roundup races.

1. Volunteers who accumulate 10+ hours will receive 50% off of registration for either the 2019 Garden of the Gods 10 mile/10K or the Summer Roundup races. This is a transferrable coupon.

2.…

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Added by Michael Yowell on August 12, 2018 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Countdown to Pikes Peak Ascent

Onlt 6 days away from the final leg of the Triple Crown, the Pikes Peak Ascent!

Though this year I sort of ended up doing this in a whim, I have no regrets after entering the Ascent one night after that extra glass of wine I indulged myself with…

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Added by Sharon Anne Greenbaum on August 12, 2018 at 1:08pm — No Comments

2018 RACING LOG AND BLOG

2018 RACE LOG

1.   MONDAY- JANUARY 1ST--  RESCUE RUN 10K

* 1ST PLACE 45-49-- 5TH…

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Added by Gerald "G Man" Romero on August 9, 2018 at 12:07am — 1 Comment

This week at JQRC 07 AUG 2018

Quinnian's!

This week at Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub:

- Boulder Running Company

- JQRC Merchandise Table

- High Altitude Events

Upcoming Events & Guests @ JQRC through 25 September 2018:

- Boulder Running Company

- JQRC Merchandise Table

- 14AUG: Pikes Peak Road Runners

- 14AUG: National Mill Dog Rescue

- 14/21/28AUG//04/11SEP: High Altitude Events

- 28AUG/09OCT: Waldo Waldo (Event date 20 October 2018…

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Added by Michael Yowell on August 4, 2018 at 6:49pm — No Comments

50-year Olympic Marathon Celebration in Alamosa

The last weekend of July, my husband and I took a weekend road trip south(last time it was north) to Alamosa, Colorado and to then Taos New Mexico, one night at each venue.

We started our sight seeing by visiting Fort Garland Museum with friends Donna…

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Added by Sharon Anne Greenbaum on August 1, 2018 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Cycling: Colorado Road Race Championships at USAFA - Volunteers Needed!

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    On 12 August 2018, COS Racing is hosting the Darkblade Systems Thunderbird Road Race - Colorado's annual State (Cycling) Road Race Championship - at the US Air Force Academy - sponsored by Darkblade Systems. This is the second time our great city has had the privilege of hosting the State Championships.  This year, we expect more than 400 riders to compete in this US Cycling-sanctioned event, to include a sizeable men's and women's professional field and a large number of the…

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Added by J. Erik Hartel on July 30, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments

JQRC 31 July 2018

Quinnian’s!

It’s the last running day of July BUT August 1st is Colorado Day….happy 142nd to the Centennial State!

This week at Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub:

- Boulder Running Company

- JQRC Merchandise Table

Upcoming Events & Guests @ JQRC through 28 August 2018:

- Boulder Running Company

- JQRC Merchandise Table

-14AUG: Pikes Peak Road Runners

- 28AUG/09OCT: Waldo Waldo (Event date 20 October 2018…

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Added by Michael Yowell on July 29, 2018 at 8:46pm — No Comments

Deep Thoughts from the Braided Marmot

Deep thoughts from the braided - back of the pack marmot. To sacrifice your race or not, that is the question.

I knew going into…

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Added by Kimberly Lindsay on July 27, 2018 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Trails to hike and run in Blackhawk, Colorado

My recently retired husband and I enjoyed a 2 night midweek escape in Blackhawk, Colorado this past week, which gave me a chance to start focusing on some altitude training for the third and final leg of the Tiple Crown of Running.

In addition to…

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Added by Sharon Anne Greenbaum on July 21, 2018 at 7:49pm — No Comments

Marmot race reports: Summer Roundup Half Marathon & Barr Trail Mountain Race

I've had two great weekends, with two great but challenging races. Last weekend, I ran in part 2 of the Triple Crown of Running - the Summer Roundup Half Marathon, now located in the stupendous Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Today, I ran in the Barr Trail Mountain Race, the…

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Added by John Skolout on July 15, 2018 at 4:45pm — No Comments

This week at JQRC 17 July

Quinnian’s!

What a GREAT FIELD TRIP to Boulder Running Company last week and running along Palmer Park. Thanks BRC!!!!!

This week at Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub:

- Boulder Running Company

- JQRC Merchandise Table

Upcoming Events & Guests @ JQRC through 28 August 2018:

- Boulder Running Company

- JQRC Merchandise Table

- 28AUG/09OCT: Waldo Waldo (Event date 20 October 2018…

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Added by Michael Yowell on July 15, 2018 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Bruised But Not Broken, Often Gasping Marmot

Last we caught up a few weeks ago, I was whining about the smoke messing up my PR attempt at Leadville Marathon… What has this marmot been up to since then? Well the mountains kept calling to me, so the weekend after Leadville I headed a bit further south for the race with the most eye-candy-per- mile, the San Juan Solstice. 50miles up and down some mountains, playing along the Continental Divide for hours, what more could I ask for?!…

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Added by Wendy Stalnaker on July 11, 2018 at 9:33pm — No Comments

New Summer Roundup Race Adventures

 The second leg of the Triple Crown of Running was the inaugural running of the Summer  Roundup Half Marathon in Cheyenne State Park.

In the past, the second leg has always been the shortest race of the three, and the only one that varies, but lengthening this race to a half marathon on rugged terrain , despite my inner whining , made sense on many levels. Many runners where in pursuit of the 3:30:00 cutoff to prove their…

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Added by Sharon Anne Greenbaum on July 11, 2018 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Summer Roundup!

I'd like to be able to write an inspiring blog post about being super disciplined about training, despite life throwing out everything it has at me to keep me from my runs. I'd like to brag about how lack of sleep, physical exhaustion, and lack of time simply made me even more determined to get out there and get it done. I'd like to tell you that nothing is more important to me than sticking to my training plan and nothing comes between me and my running!

Sadly, I am not that person,…

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Added by Sarah Roueche on July 8, 2018 at 5:48pm — 1 Comment

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