Wow! There’s a word that’s almost as overused as awesome. However it succinctly sums up all of my feelings in one, tidy, three-letter word. The Ascent was the exclamation point on one of the best experiences I’ve ever had, i.e. participating in all three Triple Crown runs. I…Continue
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
This is where I was when the Waldo Canyon fire started. Eight miles of hiking and a four-hour drive away from home. Miles and miles away from cell phone signal. Utterly alone except for the one person I hiked in with. LB and I both had hectic weeks, so it was nice to get out in the woods and breathe.
Added by Katie Schwing on July 5, 2012 at 10:33pm — 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
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
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
Coach Nicole Drummer of NEO Endurance Sports & Fitness will be leading a Triathlon Training Group specifically for the HITS Triathlon Series races in Fort Collins, CO, July 28-29, 2012.
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Are you a bicycle or running event planner, coordinator? Do you already have an event planned for 2012 or are you or your organization considering putting one on?
Come out to join the Pikes Peak Region Race, Run & Ride Coordinators Expo, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Mr. Biggs, 5825 Mark Dabbling Blvd., to engage in an evening of networking, best-practice sharing and to hear experts in the field of event promotion and execution detail out some of the things you need to know and…Continue
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Team photo by Christian Murdock. Other photos by Katie Schwing.
This adventure started with a conversation with a coworker. She had found this event, the Colorado Relay, and was putting a team together. I volunteered, mostly because I…Continue
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Losing weight is easy. Keeping it off is the hard part.
I’m a compulsive overeater and food addict. And a stress eater … and a boredom eater … and hey, while we’re at it, let’s throw emotional eater and “just-because-it’s-there” eater in there, too. I tipped the scales at 237 in 2001, and at only 5’1”, that’s fat! Over the past two decades, I have been on and off diets, losing anywhere from 30 to 80 lbs. No matter how many successful starts I’ve had, something—a family…Continue
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While packing my gear for tomorrow's Tri the Creek Sprint, I thought I would share a great tool that has become a critical part of my pre-race activity and preparation. It is a customizable Race Day Checklist and can be found here: http://triathlon.racechecklist.com. I have also linked to it on my training blog here: http://tricarmack.blogspot.com/. I hope you find it as valuable as I…Continue