Our destination: Moore, Okla., a green, tree-filled city raked by a killer tornado on May 20.
I pulled a U-Haul trailer full of new and used running shoes,…Continue
The running race season is upon us and many of us are already making plans or registering for races we want…Continue
Join the Tarahumara for the first ever Copper Canyon Running Tour Running Camp at Bear Basin Ranch!
May 30-June 2, 2013…Continue
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My 2013 running schedule was laid out recently when I was (un)lucky enough to have my name pulled in the Hardrock lottery. I’ve been picked five out of six times now and have become the subject of various conspiracy theories on how I continue to beat the ever increasing odds of running that race. I’ll never share those secrets.
But I will share what goes into getting ready for a race like that. It’s a pretty huge undertaking for a mediocre athlete such as myself. Hardrock is a 100…Continue
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
The Pikes Peak Ascent is over and another Triple Crown Series is done! This year was quite special and being chosen for the PikesPeakSports.us Triple Crown Runners team was definitely the icing on the cake!
I am not sure how many people have even been reading the blogs, but in a way it does not…Continue
Jason Delaney felt the joy of victory. He already knew the pain of running the 2012 Pikes Peak Ascent all too well.
The Golden resident won the men’s race up America’s Mountain…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on August 18, 2012 at 2:00pm — 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
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
So I’ve had an idea in mind for a different workout and finally gave it a try on Thursday, July 19. Monument Preserve has long been a favorite place to run. It offers varied terrain, some up and down but certainly not killer hills and scenic trails that weave in aall over U.S. Forest Service land. There is a main parking lot for the preserve, right along Mt. Herman Road but I usually park at a pull-off area another half-mile or less up the road, almost directly across from a Forest Service…Continue
Boulder's Sean Quigley needed to make a fast decision: start out quicker than planned or wait for the early pace-setter to fall back to the pack.
Quigley, 27, and four other runners, including runner-up Sean Brown, 24, of Colorado Springs and third-place finisher Matt Tebo, 23, of Boulder, chose to attack during the Classic 10K and Circle of Hope Run on Saturday morning.
“I was hoping to pick up the pace a little later but one guy went out ahead after one mile,” Quigley said of…Continue
Added by Joe Paisley on July 21, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
I’ve always enjoyed running hills and with one exception I’ve always lived in states where there were ample opportunities to to roll up and down a running course. I seem to recall, many moons ago, reading in some magazine about a runner who said races are won on hills, that hills were the place to exert some effort, to pass and maybe even demoralize your competition. Well, if you’ve been reading any of the previous blogs here you know that I am not really out to win anything but still…Continue
Added by Bill Beagle on July 20, 2012 at 2:28pm — No Comments
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
The Summer Roundup was a lot of fun and great to see the rest of the team again. For six people who just came together by chance, we’re a fun bunch if I do say so. At the end, there was JT, looking dapper in his lucky Schlitz hat. Anyone else remember Schlitz? He had this amazing, Emergency Energy Recovery and Rescue Kit. It resembles a cooler. Ahh, that ice could be so soothing on the knees but it serves a higher purpose of cooling down the even more soothing barley-pops…Continue
Added by Bill Beagle on July 13, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments
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
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