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
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
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
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
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
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
Here are a few…Continue
Added by Katie Schwing on June 5, 2012 at 4:00pm — 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
The Ascent looks even farther away from here, atop Spruce Mountain just north of Palmer Lake. As mentioned before, this is one of my favorite places to run (5.3 mile loop) and this is just one of the great views this trail provides. This vantage spot is called Windy Point, with Mt.…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.
Added by Nicole Drummer on March 13, 2012 at 1:17pm — No Comments
We are several weeks into the New Year and you have been going to the gym faithfully every day. You started out gung ho and now you are getting bored with your routine. You dropped a couple pounds and you are not noticing anymore coming off. What is going on? There are a few things you can do make your workout more effective and see results longer than a couple weeks.
Here are some tips:
Added by Wanda McCormick on January 30, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
For some of us, that means jumping on the treadmill or elliptical, sweating for an hour and calling it a day. Why don’t we see the results we expect? Possibly because the workout routine may be missing one key ingredient and that is muscle development.
Do you think you could take your workout to another level just by combining that cardio component with some strength training exercises? Absolutely!
We live in a fast paced world and it’s often difficult to…Continue
I've taken ten or so long breaks from exercise since I have known you and you've taken maybe one day off. How the heck do you stay so motivated!?
Instead of writing…
Added by Nicole Drummer on December 28, 2011 at 7:47am — No Comments