Hello there fellow Quinnians!
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Added by Michael Yowell on March 31, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments
This past Monday I had my 9th chemo infusion. I am getting a total of 18, so that means I am now half way finished with treatments! I am on a 3 week on and one week off chemo schedule, so I have completed 11 of 24 weeks. My husband and I continued with our pre chemo tradition of running 10 miles in the morning before heading to the cancer center. I was nervous going in on Monday. I do not normally get particularly nervous, but I had…Continue
Added by Tonia Smith on March 30, 2014 at 5:58pm — No Comments
For the first time since moving to the Springs - and beginning my trail running education in ernest - I think I might actually be making progress. On Thursday I put in 10 miles, cross-trained yesterday, and then did (almost) 7 this morning bringing the week's mileage to somewhere around the 40 mile mark. That's low for me, but these have been hard won, high-quality miles. None of those flat-as-a-pancake-and-boring-as-heck-road-miles. The hills may not be the highlight of my run, but they…Continue
10 mile trail run yesterday, hot yoga this morning. Can you guess which one I considered miserable? Like many dedicated runners, I ended up loving the sport because I'm not coordinated enough to do much else. Plunk a very klutzy me into a 105 degree room and it's a recipe for dread. While the sheer volume of sweat produced while doing this particular sort of yoga is astonishing and the heat is almost sickening, I left feeling like a million bucks. While unfamiliar and somewhat unpleasant…Continue
Added by Mary Baldwin on March 28, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments
I completed my first trail run since having our son, Rowan. I pushed as hard as I could for as long as I could (no pun intended) and covered 4.4 miles. I felt really strong. But when I returned to the car and checked my new Garmin, I saw that my average mile was 13:41. I had two thoughts:
#1, Seriously? Fail.
#2, Seriously? Get over it. It's only been 6 weeks.
I'm running a lot slower than I did before having Rowan, and I guess I thought I would bounce back a lot…Continue
Being a transplant from the great, flat, expanse of the Northern Midwest I am no stranger to lonely runs. That doesn't mean I enjoy them. Moving to the Springs feels like I've found my tribe. There's some sort of social running group meeting almost every night of the week. Last night, because I didn't want to go it alone in the wind/occasional rain, I joined the Colorado Running Company's social running group. It was fun - I met people who are training for a variety of different events…Continue
Added by Mary Baldwin on March 27, 2014 at 2:19pm — No Comments
My luck finally ran out at the Hardrock lottery this year. Despite being in the old timer’s category and thus being a near shoe-in, I now sit far enough back on the wait list that I won’t get into the race. Instead of moping around feeling sorry for myself I decided to try a new challenge: Leadman.
If you don’t know, the Leadman is a series of races that all start and finish in Leadville. The…Continue
Last weekend's Salida Run Through Time Marathon marks my first year of longer trail races. Within this year I ran my first 50 miler, ran a gruesome 50 k, and trained a lot of mileage (last year). I was excited for the marathon this year, since I felt these experiences would help me improve my time from my first Salida.…Continue
Sunny and 50's for Tuesday so brush the snow off of your shoes and come on out!
"Success is not final. failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston…Continue
Added by Michael Yowell on March 24, 2014 at 2:24pm — No Comments
I've succeeded in that! I ran a different combination of trails in Red Rocks today than any I've done before and it was among the most peaceful hours of my running life. The bright red earth with fresh snow, the cool, still, morning, and the view of the park through the fog were otherworldly. Really, where else in the world can you stand in one place and see snow covered cactuses, mountains, lakes, and colorful canyons. It was just me and the dog and the views for a good three miles…Continue
Added by Mary Baldwin on March 23, 2014 at 8:04pm — No Comments
you check the weather very few minutes to see if it's gotten any warmer. So far we're up to 23 degree, already better than what we braved yesterday morning (19 degrees with wind). By noon it should be near 50, so I'll practice patience for a few more hours.
Added by Mary Baldwin on March 23, 2014 at 9:38am — No Comments
Cliche as it may be, dogs make awesome companions. When you hit the trails with a dog you have someone to talk to, when the hills get long you're not actually going it alone, and dogs don't have a training plan of their own so the run has one purpose - fun. I'm dog-sitting for my boss at the moment and this particular dog is a blast to run with. While she's more than capable of out-running me, she's doesn't seem to be interested in pushing the pace or running off like a maniac. She just…Continue
Added by Mary Baldwin on March 21, 2014 at 8:57pm — No Comments
Yesterday marked the first day of Spring and the weather was magnificent: 65 degrees and sunny made for a perfect Red Rocks run. Since I'm a trail newbie without any sense of direction to speak of, I never seem to be able to find the same trail twice. I started off on a trail that I was sure I recognized, needless to say I was wrong. The loop started with a climb up to Ring the Peak trail (with some hill repeats added in just for kicks :). By the time I reached 3.5 miles I felt like I…Continue
Hello hello fellow Quinnians! We hope this week is off to a great start for you! We have some great visitors with us this week so come on out, get in your run, and check out what they have to offer! See you on the trail!
This week at JQRC:
- Boulder Running Company…
Added by Michael Yowell on March 18, 2014 at 11:04am — No Comments
Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and get back on the trail. That's my mentality in gearing up for the Triple Crown and other summer races. I was surprisingly "unsore" this morning, despite the miles and ridiculous hills (...or, more accurately, mountains) that I put in yesterday. As the day wore on though, I began to feel like I would have fit in well with a group of geriatrics around a bridge table! It's not the uphill that killed my legs; my quads are screaming about the downhill…Continue
Added by Mary Baldwin on March 17, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments
I had a goal to run the St. Patrick's Day 5K this past weekend. It was exactly 4 weeks after the birth of our second child, and I thought this would be my first race, getting back to normal. But, running has been tough this time. Maybe it's my older body or my 10 lb. 10 oz. baby, but more likely, it is my love of soaking up every little bit of baby time I can get. Because, this is it. This is our last little baby.
I'm not disappointed that I didn't run the race. I am a bit…Continue
Added by Duane and Jaclyn Roberson on March 17, 2014 at 3:51pm — No Comments
Get your tickets and mark your calendars folks! On April 9th, Matt Trappe's documentary "Running the Edge: The Colorado Trail" will be arriving in Colorado Springs. The film, which follows Scott Jaime's record trek from Durango to Denver, made it's premier recently in Denver and sold out on consecutive nights. It's now coming to…Continue
Added by Brandon Stapanowich on March 16, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments
I did the incline today! In my mind, that means I've officially joined the world of trail runners. A friend and I started our run with that infamous beast and then continued up Barr Trail to about 10,000 feet. That's where my lungs (and pretty much every other system vital to human existence) decided to call it quits. So, we turned around and ran back down Barr Trail, which was a blast. That downhill is a hard-earned reward! We had planned to get a bit further up the trail than we did,…Continue