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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

Field Trip to Boulder Running Company for JQRC

Quinnian’s!

It’s time for a FIELD TRIP to Boulder Running Company (3659 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 phone (719) 278-3535)) this week. Same time as always just at BRC. Remember: NO JQRC credit for being downtown!!!!

Running Quote of the Day:
“If you want it, and the more you keep hearing you can’t have it, you just go and get it.”
– Cardi B

Added by Michael Yowell on July 8, 2018 at 9:33am — No Comments

Easy Logistics on Pikes Peak

Summer is the busiest time for sure in my chosen profession !

That is why having Pikes Peak in my backyard is such a luxury for me since life/work balance is the most challenging this time of year.

Monday, with a rare morning off from work, I made a rather spontaneous choice to ascend the Pikes Peak,arriving at the first shuttle of the day at 6 am (and a nice visit with my friends Daryl and Donna) to start off the Ascent with a trip up the incline steps. 

As I…

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Added by Sharon Anne Greenbaum on July 4, 2018 at 10:47am — No Comments

3D Course Flyover - Summer Roundup Half Marathon

I ran the new course for the Summer Roundup Half Marathon for the first time today, and it sure is a beautiful and challenging course. I think the move to Cheyenne Mountain State Park makes the Triple Crown of Running even better (go…

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Added by John Skolout on June 30, 2018 at 8:53pm — No Comments

This week at JQRC 03 July 2018

Quinnian’s!

Happy 4th of July. Celebrate America’s 242nd birthday and run!!!!

This week at Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub and Restaurant:

- Boulder Running Company

- JQRC Merchandise Table

- Team RWB Eagle Charge Run (Event date: 04 July 9a-11a at Red Leg Brewing 4630 Forge Road Suite B Colorado Springs, CO 80907)

Upcoming Events & Guests @ JQRC through 31 July 2018:

- Boulder Running Company

- JQRC Merchandise Table

Running Quote of the…

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Added by Michael Yowell on June 30, 2018 at 7:44am — No Comments

Mighty Marmot kicks ass in Donkey Derby

I was able to proudly represent the Mighty Marmot race team this weekend at the 87th annual Donkey Derby Days in Cripple Creek. What a way to mix up my Triple Crown…

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Added by John Skolout on June 24, 2018 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Win a FREE entry into the Canada Army Run 2018/Course de l'Armée du Canada 2018 Challenge of your choice

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Added by Michael Yowell on June 24, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

This week at JQRC 26 June 2018

Quinnian’s!

Happy Summer. There’s plenty of daylight so run with us this week and log those miles!!!!!

This week at Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub and Restaurant:
- Boulder Running Company
- JQRC Merchandise Table

Upcoming Events & Guests @ JQRC through 31 July 2018:
- Boulder Running Company
- JQRC Merchandise Table

Running Quote of the Day:
“Everything you need is already inside.”
– Bill Bowerman

Added by Michael Yowell on June 24, 2018 at 8:54am — No Comments

Fathers Day on Pikes Peak

Even though my own father passed away over a year and a half ago, i still like to keep up our tradition of going up Pikes Peak every Fathers day.

This was my first time clear up on Barr Trail since the race last year, as is the case most years. This year…

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Added by Sharon Anne Greenbaum on June 20, 2018 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Lumbering In Leadville With Leaden Lungs

After a weekend biking in the lil flint hills of Kansas and then a weekend biking and running at home in the slightly bigger hills of Colorado Springs, it was finally time for this Marmot to head to the mountains for a full weekend of fun and adventure on foot! Early this year I signed up for my…

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Added by Wendy Stalnaker on June 19, 2018 at 10:17pm — No Comments

My favorite TCR training run

In the Meet the Marmots team page I talked about my favorite run in the Pikes Peak region: a 10-11 mile loop connecting Red Rock Canyon Open Space to Section 16. I've been doing it regularly, especially…

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Added by John Skolout on June 18, 2018 at 9:47pm — No Comments

Slow Return from the Braided Marmot

What happens when you lose your focus and balance for half a second when you are hiking?  You end up sliding down a hill feet first, busting your face open and breaking your shoulder in four places.  What started as a nice hike in December up to a hut outside Leadville with my husband ended up a little different than we had planned.  I lost my balance as I turned around after saying something to Brad and next thing I know I was hauling it down the hill – slam, crash, ouch! Brad slid down the…

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Added by Kimberly Lindsay on June 18, 2018 at 4:47pm — No Comments

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