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Teva Mountain Games in Vail

Hi there! Is anyone else going to the Teva Mtn Games in Vail this weekend? Our Upadowna.com crew will be there so we'd like to get together with any COS peeps for a HUGE UpaDowna and PikesPeakSports.us photo!!!! Plus we'll have lots of pint glasses and shirts for sale!

Just give us a shout if you'll be there! Facebook is the easiest way, just search for UpaDowna on FB. Hope to see you there!

Added by Randi Hitchcock on June 2, 2010 at 10:54pm — No Comments

6 Tips for a Pain-Free Run

Running is probably the easiest sport to train for due to the minimal amount of equipment involved. But is also has a tendency to cause the most injury due to the repeated impacts. Today I have some tips that will help you keep your running injury and pain-free.

1) Buy the right pair of shoes for you. In running, due to the repeated impacts and diversity of our own construction, it's important… Continue

Added by Nicole Odell on June 2, 2010 at 9:48pm — 2 Comments

Hellacious Trail Challenge.

Looking for a trail race? We have the race for you. Hellacious Trail Challenge is a 9 ish mile trail race in Palmer Park June. Great prize and money, yes cold hard cash to the top 3 men and women.


Added by Boulder Running Company on June 2, 2010 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Happy National Running Day!!!

We hope you get out there today and celebrate National Running Day! It's a beautiful day, don't let it go to waste!

Looking for somewhere to run? Join CRC at 6pm tonight for our weekly social run. Free snacks and Trinity brews after the run!

Added by The Colorado Running Company on June 2, 2010 at 11:05am — 1 Comment

Why you see so much purple on race day

In Memory of James Plotnick - Sept 5, 2000 - May 25, 2010

Hi! I am James and I am 9 years old. In August 2004, I was diagnosed with ALL. I finished over 3 years of…

Added by Nicole Odell on June 1, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Cycling for Change: Jason Christensen's stories from the road

From time to time, PikesPeakSports will feature blog posts by Jason Christensen, CEO of Catholic Charities in Colorado Springs. Christensen is riding across the country this summer to help raise awareness about poverty in the U.S.

Read Christensen's full blog here.


Day 33



Added by Tim Bergsten on June 1, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

posted from http://tricarmack.blogspot.com I first met Daniel Gade, a true American Hero in Colorado Springs back in 1999 when our families were attending the same church. A remarkable athlete and m…

posted from http://tricarmack.blogspot.com

I first met Daniel Gade, a true American Hero in Colorado Springs back in 1999 when our families were attending the same church. A remarkable athlete and man of…


Added by Scott Carmack on May 31, 2010 at 5:33pm — 1 Comment

Week 1 Down Along with 4 Pounds

First of all, thank you to those who responded to my blog. I appreciate the suggestions as well as encouragement.

Last week was a great wake up call for me both regarding my dieting habits and physical condition.…


Added by Ralph Clark on May 31, 2010 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Poppy Sports

Who are we and who am I?

We are actually me, Melanie Mitchell, founder of Poppy Sports and avid (slow!) runner, triathlete and general love of being active.

Based in Colorado, we offer apparel for athletic women that we have carefully selected from the fantastic array of companies that make high performance athletic gear for women.

I love sport and I love… Continue

Added by Poppy Sports on May 30, 2010 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Join us for CRC's 10th Anniversary Bash!

10 years and still running strong!

Come join us during the GOG 10 mile race weekend for special vendors, clinics, food and music! Plus pick up your packet for the race on Sunday the 13th!

FRIDAY 6/11's Vendor/clinic/food line-up includes; Garmin, SkirtSports/Handful, The Flow of Mexico Authentic Mexican Cuisine, Moving Comfort, Hammer, Lisa Rainsberger/Tami…


Added by The Colorado Running Company on May 30, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Burn Out Tonight…

I had over 2000 miles in my legs by October of 2009. Maybe not a lot of miles by some standards, but for me it was plenty. I had spent the first 1000 miles getting ready to ride the Kokopelli Trail in April, 2009. I rode Falcon Trail a lot - it’s my lunch time ride. I rode Palmer Park. I rode bike paths to get to Palmer Park. I rode bike paths to get to other bike paths.

During that year I rode a lot with a buddy who rode a single speed 29er.…


Added by Jon Zanone on May 28, 2010 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Sea To Shining Sea: Honoring our Vets

A team of exceptional athletes, many of whom are injured Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, have departed from the Golden Gate Bridge on World T.E.A.M. Sports’ longest bike trek across America - Sea to Shining Sea. The mission of the ride is to honor the courage of our service men and women, the strength of the American spirit, and challenge perceptions of how we view…


Added by Scott Carmack on May 28, 2010 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Learning to Fuel on the Bike

Being able to comfortably eat and drink on the bike is important for triathlon, and also for cyclists. In triathlon, your hydration/fueling on the bike can make or break your run, especially in the longer races, so it is critical… Continue

Added by Nicole Odell on May 26, 2010 at 9:50pm — 1 Comment

Runner's World article on making the switch to an organic diet

By Kelly Bastone, Runner's World

Head to the grocery store these days, and almost everything on your shopping list has an organic equivalent. And not just strawberries and

spinach. You can buy organic cereal, soup, chicken, string cheese, and

yes, even organic hot dogs. Since 2002, when farmers and manufacturers

were expected to fully comply with the organic standards set by the U.S.

Department of Agriculture, the availability of organic products… Continue

Added by Pikes Peak Sports on May 26, 2010 at 8:04am — No Comments

I Can No Longer Weight

Ok, it is no secret that I am fat. As a matter of fact, I have become more man than my wife originally married. I didn't realize that the ring around my finger would eventually be joined by the ring around my waist. I went from a sub 20-minute 5k runner before marriage to a sub 20-minute miler 20 years later.

Let's face it. I am too chubby to boogie. I'd like to boogie but I am much too fat. I am tired of saying excuse me, large belly…


Added by Ralph Clark on May 25, 2010 at 12:09pm — 8 Comments

Run EVERY day of the week this summer!

via The Colorado Springs Independent:

Around 6 on Tuesday nights, friends and family know where to find you: downtown, breezing through a 5K with the Jack Quinn's Running Club (jackquinnsrunners.com) and

then downing a discounted Odell pint up against Quinn's bar as sweat

drips down your back.

We're certainly not telling you to stop this ritual, but did you know you can run (and drink) almost every day of the week?…


Added by Randi Hitchcock on May 21, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

5 Tips for a Smoother Ride

In triathlon, most of us will spend the highest percentage of time on the bike during a race. This means we need to spend a substantial amount of time training on the bike. But if your ride isn't smooth, you won't likely get that saddle time that you need. Here are some tips geared towards the beginner cyclist to help you be more comfortable on the bike.

1) Make sure the bike fits you. If you are new to… Continue

Added by Nicole Odell on May 19, 2010 at 10:15pm — No Comments

That WAS fun...

There. I made it. Three days to ride the Kokopelli Trail. On a singlespeed, mind you. It was hard, but not as hard as the first time. Or the second, really. The first, I was out of shape, and out of my element. On the second trip, I was definitely in shape physically. Mentally, I think the trail still had me. It didn't help my friend got knocked out on the first morning - we'd trained together for 5 months for this. I was a little…


Added by Jon Zanone on May 18, 2010 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Ride Leaders for USA Cycling Junior MTB Camp in June

If you are interested in working with USA Cycling during a junior MTB camp this June (13-18) and know the trails in the Colorado Springs area very well, send me a message. We are looking for 1-2 ride leaders to help with this week-long development camp with about 23 athletes. For more information on the camp, see the web site at: http://sites.google.com/site/usacrmproject/

It's a really fun week and a great way to spend some… Continue

Added by Ryan Kohler on May 18, 2010 at 7:10pm — No Comments

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