While my Pikes Peak Sports team mate Cameron has been on a roll, winning almost everything in sight, it was different end to season for me. I also raced at 24 Colorado Springs this year - my first time for this race. Last year, Nick raced solo single speed and I ran his pit. This year, we stuck…Continue
Added by Tracy Thelen on October 2, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
I had been excited about 24 hour Nationals for months. Ever since I made the commitment to race back in the late Spring all of my riding had been with the aim to go as fast as I could around and round the 13 mile lap in Palmer Park. Of course I was motivated to try and win the title on home turf…Continue
Added by Cameron Chambers on October 1, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
So my training last weekend consisted of a hike up Mount of the Holy Cross, as I hadn’t yet climbed this 14’er (barely making it into the category at 14,005). The roundtrip was 11.5 miles with 5,600 feet of elevation gain (3,700 net) so it was a good workout. I did not run any portion of it. The 1.6 miles of talus at the end of the ascent and conversely, the beginning of the return trip, makes the 16 Golden Stair on Pikes look like a Legos playground. To a person, everyone who has…Continue
It has been an eventful few weeks. I've got to get back in the rhythm of writing here; since the fire, the words don't flow like they used to. It put things in perspective. Nature doesn't care about human life. (Actually, anyone who has hiked the upper…
Added by Katie Schwing on July 18, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Since every successful running team needs someone to run the anchor leg, I am officially declaring myself the…Continue
This is the only shot any of the photographers (in this case, Tim) managed to catch of me during the Garden of the Gods 10-Mile Race, as far as I can tell. As you can see, I appear to be having a one-woman party about half a mile into the race…Continue
I just read Jon's (PikesPeakSports.us Triple Crown Team member) most recent post. This last part really stuck out: "Anyhow, looking forward to the Garden. I just ended a 30 day period which saw me cover two marathons, two 14ers, a 50K, and two 50 milers, so it will be nice to have a short distance weekend. I think I have a decent shot at a sub 70.".......... I think I can officially say I am incredibly intimidated by the other runners I'm going to encounter tomorrow. I just ended a 30 day…Continue
Ran the entire GOG 10 mile course on Friday, June 1 for the third and final time. A good, former long-distance running friend said “You know you should start tapering two weeks before any race.” Oops, I’m kinda inside that timeframe aren’t I. I’ve taken a couple of runs, just under 5 miles, with the great group of people who meet in the Garden every Tuesday and Thursday morning. For me, that means getting up at 5 a.m. but boy is it worth it to watch the creeping sunrise gradually paint…Continue
Added by Bill Beagle on June 6, 2012 at 3:04pm — No Comments
The CC class of 2014 (my class) adopted the class motto "Damn, those fourteeners are high!" this year, and though the intended implication doesn't really resonate with me, it did help to inspire a new goal of mine for this summer. I turn 20 in just under a month, and have decided that I want to have climbed 20 of the Colorado fourteeners before then. I'm a little ashamed to say that, in all my years living here, I've only done 10 of them. This summer is fast becoming the most ambitious of my…Continue
After reading my fellow Pikes Peak Sports Triple Crown team member, Jon Teisher's post about Salida, I feel compelled to write about my favorite mountain town - Telluride. Up until last August I had never been, but after a week-long visit I was hooked. Now I commit myself to that six-hour drive every chance I get, and made the trek last Wednesday for another week. I was there for Mountainfilm (an amazing and awe-inspring film festival), and spent more time in theaters watching…Continue
Colorado Springs City Councilman Tim Leigh has thrown his support behind the proposed Tour of Colorado Springs. Event organizer David Whitaker asked the city of Colorado Springs for $68,000 in in-kind support last week. Leigh is determined to raise private funds to make the event happen.
Here is an e-mail…Continue
Added by Tim Bergsten on February 17, 2012 at 10:02am — No Comments
(note: this piece was first posted on ProVéloPassion)
Most people need a fantastic prize to entice them to enter something like this.
But not Steven Thompson, Ian Sheppard, Todd Shaffer, and Andy Dukes. They took turns riding a 13.5 mile loop all day and night in Palmer Park under the amateur…Continue
Added by Mary Topping on October 27, 2011 at 10:53am — No Comments
By Jen Shotwell
PikesPeakSports.us Triple Crown Runners race team
My hubby and I have different approaches for preparing for the Triple Crown of Running race events.
Added by Tim Bergsten on July 30, 2011 at 6:44am — No Comments
In yoga class, lying on my back on the mat, eyes closed, concentrating on breathing and letting go of the stresses of…Continue
Added by Tim Bergsten on June 14, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments
With the beginning of the Triple Crown Series only nine days away, I was torn between working through lunch or working out at lunch. I chose working out mostly because my wife told me to work - I like to push her buttons.
The Garden of the Gods 10 Mile is June 12th (7 a.m.). Are you signed up? You should be. It's one of the best races in the country according to Runners…Continue
You've heard the call - the Spanish accented sports announcer screams, "GOOOOAAAALLLLLL!!!"
That's how I felt Saturday when I jogged into Memorial Park in Manitou Springs with Chris Bittinger looking at his watch saying, "Guys, Aaron just finished in 1:27!"
The High Altitude Running Team invited me along for a training run on the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile course. This was my first chance to see the whole course - start to finish. It was a chance to size up my goal of…Continue
Last night while jogging on a kitchen pass from my loving wife, I got to thinking...
In my view, there's a distinct difference between being someone who runs and being a RUNNER. As I've gotten connected with the Colorado Springs community of RUNNERS, I realize that I'm probably just someone who runs (at least at this point).
My observations are that RUNNERS:
1. Get up so early they pass people coming home from the bars on their way out to their morning…Continue
Added by Aaron Atwood on May 24, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments