I’d like to start my blog by acknowledging a few bloggers from the previous teams. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading about Brandon’s adventures over this past two years. From the monthly Pikes Peak summits, to Incline-athon, Stationary Elliptical Marathon, and most recently on his amazing finish in Fruita despite being “untrained.” Brandon’s blogs keep me motivated to keep getting out there. I’ve also enjoyed reading JT’s blogs, mainly because they make me laugh and remind me not to take…Continue
Even though I took it up relatively late in life, running is part of my identity. My faraway family and friends inquire about my running, and I frequently broach the subject with new friends and colleagues to find kindred spirits. And 50% of the time, people who don’t know my running habits well ask me if I run “that race up that mountain,” referring, ostensibly, to the Pikes Peak Ascent.
Before last month, my response was always the same: “I’m definitely crazy, but I’m not that…Continue
Added by Jeff Gallup on April 26, 2013 at 2:47pm — No Comments
Katie and I were recently given a late wedding gift that was about the most awesome thing ever:
A buddy of mine swiped this off the wall of an Old Colorado City pub some 20+ years ago. The sign hung out collecting dust in his basement until he decided I could give it the proper respect. …Continue
Added by Jon Teisher on April 23, 2013 at 1:35pm — No Comments
Prior to Saturday, my last real running race, was 7 months ago. With some help from Dr. Jeff Matthews, the Achilles had been responding well and allowing me to increase my training provided that I spend just as much effort focused on recovery. With less than 70 days until Western States, my decision was this:
A) Try a 50 mile tune up now, with the risk of being undertrained, but having more time to…Continue
Join the Tarahumara for the first ever Copper Canyon Running Tour Running Camp at Bear Basin Ranch!
May 30-June 2, 2013…Continue
Added by Hardscrabble Mountain Trail Run on April 22, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
Scott, I am so glad you got to do the Boston Marathon this year and that you are ok along with the rest of our local runners that were out there. I was so sad and sickened Monday to hear and watch what happened with this act of terrorism in our sport. I never thought I would ever see anything like this happen in our sport in a prestigous race. But, what we need to do is drive on as normal without fear and continue enjoying our sport!!!! The very purpose of these terrorist acts is to…Continue
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Greenland, CO--Discover who is the fastest trail runner in Colorado on Saturday, May 4. The Greenland Trail 50K has been awarded the designation as Colorado’s State Championship 50K by the Road Runners Club of America. Runners from throughout the state can compete for overall and age group awards. The race will take place at Greenland Open Space Park in southern Douglas County, south of Castle Rock, just off I-25.
The Greenland 50K is currently celebrating its ninth year. In addition…Continue
Ok Tim, so it’s a little late BUT the last time I wrote a blog about a marathon I DNF’d. Naturally I’m a bit reluctant to do that again but a promise is a promise so here goes nothing…
Bound and determined to write something about running that one if not both of my brothers would read I asked each of them to name their three most favorite things. One said girls, hot girls and mayonnaise and the other said good chocolate, good beer, family visiting in Nicalandia, good food and…
"We just passed the 100 days to go mark!" That's what I read when I opened up the most recent runner update email for the Western States Endurance Run. There are actually 89 days and counting now as I write this. Perhaps it's time to start panicking!
A stubborn left Achilles and right hamstring haven't let me train like I'd hoped. Lately, I can't help but wonder how I will be able to survive a 100 mile race. My…Continue
Added by Brandon Stapanowich on April 1, 2013 at 8:55pm — No Comments
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The ROLL Bike Art Exhibit is proud to announce
the 9th Annual Event from Friday, August 2 to Saturday,
September 28th. Deadline for Entries is June…Continue
Added by Amy Seltzer on March 27, 2013 at 5:45pm — No Comments
March 13 is upon us - the big registration day Colorado! Register for the Pikes Peak Marathon (PPM) or the Ascent, whichever form of self torture you prefer. For me, I've got my sight set on the marathon this year. With just one other marathon behind me (the fantastic Big Sur International…Continue
Two of the bucket lists I’m working on as I stumble through life are the 50 states marathon thing and the 49 state highpoints. I realize there are actually 50 state highpoints, but I read too much about folks losing fingers or feet or their life up in Alaska so I’ve decided to skip The Last Frontier. Anywho, a few years ago I read about a race called the Mt.…Continue
Added by Jon Teisher on March 1, 2013 at 10:45am — No Comments
Added by Jeff Gallup on February 22, 2013 at 3:43pm — No Comments
Quirkiness, creativity, and determination are traits that I admire. They are attributes that inspire me and, more often than not, they tend to go hand in hand when it comes to feats of endurance. Of all of the unique endeavors, the Terry Fox story is probably my favorite.
And anyone who has…Continue
Added by Brandon Stapanowich on February 10, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Photos: Start of the…Continue
Added by Jon Teisher on January 20, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
As I MTB or ride my stationary or run almost every day, and while I was on Falcon Trail riding once again, I devised a new way to track my rides other than number of days or exact miles that I have ridden. I decided that I will compare my riding to real world goals... As I ride a single speed MTB, my distances will be far shorter than those capable by any geared bike or by any road bike. Basically, the fastest I can ride on level ground is 21mph, and that is with my feet spinning like they…Continue
Added by Bill Schmeister on January 19, 2013 at 9:48pm — No Comments
"Last year will be tough to beat." That's how last year's resolution blog began, referring to 2011, and the same story rings true for 2012. Aside from the Burro racing thing and missing out on QuadRock due to an ankle sprain, I nailed everything on my list of "want-to-dos" and managed a couple of "never-thought-of-that-but-I'm-glad-I-did-its" as well.
Added by Brandon Stapanowich on January 15, 2013 at 8:37pm — No Comments