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
Me (3), Carly Keller (2), and Kelly Ping (1) took home the goods for F25-29. With the awards ceremony a few months after the races, we runners had a chance to actually look presentable for the photos.
My legs have healed. The …Continue
Do I need to do anything different when riding up to 14,110 feet?
For those of you who are taking advantage of the Pikes Peak Highway being open to bikes, you might have some questions about fueling for the trek up the "hill."
If you have run the Ascent or the Pikes Peak Marathon, you may be familiar with these tips, but here we go...
Eat a good breakfast with plenty of carbohydrates. Don't skip this! Get in a good meal 2-4 hours…Continue
Added by Nicole Drummer on September 19, 2012 at 7:14am — No Comments
What would you do if you had the opportunity to cycle 19 miles up a paved 14er. Would you do it? What if you're a semi-active, new-to-cycling mom in her 30's...would you still do it?!
Well, I had that opportunity and took it. I straight took that bull by the horns.
Pikes Peak and the City of Colorado Springs are running a pilot program in the month of September which allows cyclists to pedal up and down the mountain.…Continue
Added by Randi Hitchcock on September 15, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments
Whenever I sign up for new race distances or athletic endeavors, I always envision feeling far more "ready" when race day/week/month actually arrives. The time between signing up and executing stretches on forever, week upon week of…Continue
Me and LB on our way up Mount Bierstadt, July 22
During every training cycle, especially for a new distance, I hit the skids mentally. I'm considering the …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
I feel good about my training from the past weekend. On Saturday, a few Attack Packers and I ran from Soda Springs Park, up the Incline, past No Name Creek a little ways into the Experimental Forest, then back down…Continue
Added by Katie Schwing on June 19, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Oh yeah. Cross training. I feel like I used to be better at it. But when I was training for my last "regular" marathon (the Tobacco Road Marathon in Raleigh, NC, on March 18), I settled into a groove: four runs a week, three yoga classes a week, rest…Continue
This is me on my first trip to Barr camp for the season this past Sunday. (Please excuse the overexposure. With my pack loaded up with avocados for Neil and Teresa, the caretakers of the camp, I had no room for a camera…Continue
Added by Katie Schwing on May 23, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
No, this isn't yet another post regarding the great "Listening to Your iPod While Running" debate. This post is to address a trend I've been noticing out on the trail. I've seen this most commonly on Barr Trail though I've come across it elsewhere as well. I've been…Continue
Ever since I visited Colorado Springs in the late 70's during a cross-country road trip with my family, I've had a deep respect for Pikes Peak. My dad towed our 28-ft. trailer up Pikes Peak Highway in the middle of July, and when we reached the summit, we were greeted with a hail storm and had a snowball…Continue
Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on August 21, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments
They say there are two kinds of people, and when it comes to vacations, that seems to be the truth. Some people pack up the car and hit the road or just fly to a destination and explore it, without any specific plans. Other people plan each part of their vacations, knowing just where they will be and what they will be doing the whole time. I’ve usually been part of the second group—planning things out. I plan where to stay and how long I will drive each day, and I make reservations ahead of…Continue
There are going to be deviations to the theme brought about by the…Continue
Added by Randi Hitchcock on March 31, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments