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Hamstring Injury Prevention

We all know about the dreaded…

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Added by Michael Phillip on September 29, 2014 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Bear Chase 50k Race Report

While I am temporarily and partially paralyzed following my first 50K race, I might as well use the time to share my race report from the Bear Chase 50K in Morrison, Colorado. First off, I highly recommend this course to those looking for a first ultra-distance race. The course…

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Added by Vanessa Shawver on September 28, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments

Canya Canon 6K _ November 9, 2014

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Added by Mary Baldwin on September 25, 2014 at 2:20pm — No Comments

COS Half Marathon assistance

This Sunday’s inaugural half marathon and 5k will be an outstanding race. JQRC has been asked to help crew an aid station as the original group dropped out. It is easy….everything will be there for you. You would be at aid station number 4 Sunday morning from 6:00-11:00. This aid station is on Cascade across from the Tutt library at Colorado College. We have 4 Rampart High School Cross Country kids with us already. Please share with anyone you know and let me know ASAP if you'd like to…

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Added by Michael Yowell on September 25, 2014 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Catching Up and Athlete On Fire

I haven't posted here in a while... I kept meaning to but life got a bit crazy (once race season starts, I'm a very busy coach!)

Regarding my hip surgeries, I'm mostly recovered and am starting to walk/jog again. Hooray!

To catch up on that and maybe be a little inspired (that's the goal anyway), check out the interview I did with Scott Jones at Athlete On Fire

And once high school cross country season…

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Added by Nicole Drummer on September 24, 2014 at 6:20pm — No Comments

Piriformis Syndrome: A real pain in the butt!

It may be there when you first wake up, after a run, or it can even haunt you as you are sitting at your desk. And whether it is called…

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Added by Michael Phillip on September 22, 2014 at 11:01am — No Comments

Training Through Pain

 

You’re in great physical shape, you’ve been spending the last couple months ramping up your training for the next big race….. and then it happens. It can start off as a small twinge of pain in your knee or as a soreness in your hips which you blow it off and keep running. Then a month goes by and it’s a little more nagging, and your frustration is growing. Now you are even closer to the race and become worried that it will affect your time. What do you do, keep training or…

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Added by Michael Phillip on September 15, 2014 at 11:12am — No Comments

Dedicated to R, Who Made a Difference in My Life

This year, on the day of the Boston Marathon, I went in for chemotherapy. On that day, I was wearing my own Boston marathon shirt in solidarity with the people who were running the race the year after the bombing at the finish line. My shirt happened to spark a conversation with another gentleman who was in for chemotherapy also. I had really not talked with any other patients up to this point, but as fate…

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Added by Tonia Smith on September 13, 2014 at 8:40am — No Comments

Runner's Knee: What it is and how to treat it

What is Runner’s Knee?

If you have been running for a long enough time you are bound to hear the term “runner’s knee.” Hopefully it is another runner complaining they have it rather than hearing it from your doctor’s mouth, but either way you should know what it is and what to do about it. Runner’s knee is medically known as Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, or PFPS. It…

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Added by Michael Phillip on September 10, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Race Report: Tommyknocker Ultras 50/100K, Woodland Park, CO 9/6/14

Human Potential Race Series: Tommyknocker Ultras 50K Race Report







My new favorite t-shirt!  Well,…
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Added by Jeff Gallup on September 9, 2014 at 9:51pm — 2 Comments

Nolan's 14

     It's been over a week and I'm still trying to find a way to put the Nolan's 14 experience into words. What's easier to appreciate is the abundance of gratitude I have for the gobs of good fortune and kindness we encountered along the way. Over the past couple of days, deep fatigue has gradually given way to deeper satisfaction. And while I initially thought that 60 hours in the Sawatch would be a test of stubbornness,…

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Added by Brandon Stapanowich on September 9, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Why Am I Doing This?

I had some good news this week. First, my chemo port is officially scheduled to come out October 7th. I am looking forward to getting this foreign object removed from my chest. I am grateful that I had it, because it saved my veins, but it really is time for it to go. I also discovered that my hair is starting to fill back in where it had thinned out during treatment. My receding hairline will hopefully blend in with the rest of my hair in a few months.…

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Added by Tonia Smith on September 8, 2014 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Leadville #507 Race Report

The following is my account of the events that transpired during my running of the Leadville 100 on August 16 and 17, 2014.

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4am, Saturday morning, August 16th.  Hands clasped together and eyes tightly shut, I think to myself- I’m going to do this.  This…

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Added by Keeler North on September 1, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Living with Intention

Living Consciously

Here is what I learned this week: I am much better able to handle being the patient than the worried wife. We had a scare with my husband this week that forced him to take only his second sick day in the 12+ years we have been together. I do not want to go into details because that is…
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Added by Tonia Smith on August 31, 2014 at 6:29am — No Comments

Jack Quinn's Running Club info 26AUG14

Quinnian's!!!!

 

JQRC needs YOUR help for the American Discovery Trail Marathon/Marathon Relay/Half-Marathon (Sep 1). Contact Michael Yowell for more…

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Added by Michael Yowell on August 26, 2014 at 1:29pm — No Comments

How Do I Make Us Whole Again?

My week was marked by two big occasions. First, the kids started back to school. I now have a Junior and a sixth grader. Honestly, I was not ready for my kids to go back to school because I felt like I missed out on half of the summer while recovering from my final treatments. By the time I felt good and ready to really enjoy time off with the kids, we only had half of the summer left. So I was a little sad that it was time for school to…

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Added by Tonia Smith on August 25, 2014 at 9:20am — No Comments

Letters

Chris Cunningham and I reluctantly went outside on his mom's command to "enjoy the fresh air" that day.  We were twelve.  Lacking any other appealing options, we decided to head out to his driveway and play catch with a football.  A real football, too...not one of those fluorescent, sticky Nerf ones that were only awesome until chunks came out of it.  For no real reason, I intentionally overthrew Chris once.  Not by a foot or two, but by maybe ten or twenty.  Enough to land it straight into…

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Added by Sean O'Day on August 25, 2014 at 6:27am — No Comments

Pikes Peak Ascent Sub - 4 Foiled Again

This year marks the 6th time I've run/crawled/hiked up Pikes Peak for fun. The infamous 4 hour wall was missed by a little over a minute. It seems like the times I've been close (4:01:08 this year, 4:01:18  two years ago), it was partially a result of really bad leg cramps. I went out pretty fast as I got bogged down in the W's last year while attempting to hold back and save some for the top which I didn't think worked for me. This year my splits to top of W's, No-name and Barr Camp were…

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Added by Brianne Pierson on August 18, 2014 at 9:29pm — 3 Comments

To My Teammates, some of the most dedicated Marmots on the Mountain

Thanks to my fellow wearers of Purple and Gold for blazing the trails with me this summer.  We may not be the very fastest Marmots on the Mountain, but we may well be having the most fun. 

Thanks to Brianne “Tough as Nails” Pierson for the saying: “If the bone ain’t showin’ just keep goin’” This girl is determination incarnate, who else even thinks of doing the Incline after racing a 10-Miler? Or running the Crags after the Ascent?

Thanks to Beagle for a one of…

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Added by Mary Baldwin on August 18, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Post-Pike's

I'd say august 16th and 17th are arguably two of the most highly anticipated pair of days for the MUT runners of our state. You've got the famous Leadville 100, TransRockies, and our own local yet internationally renowned Pikes Peak Marathon and Ascent.

I've run a bunch of races and I've had a lot of super cool and memorable experiences throughout high school, in college, and now post-collegiately, and this one undoubtedly makes my top 3. First and foremost, it was my first race in as…

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Added by Shannon Payne on August 18, 2014 at 8:21pm — 1 Comment

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