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6 Tips for a More Confident Open Water Swim

Six Tips for a more confident open water swim without open water.



While preparing for a race that includes open water swimming, it is highly recommended to practice in open water first. But sometimes it's not possible to swim in open water before your race. Perhaps you live in a colder climate and don't have access until Memorial Day, or it's just not practical to get to a body of open water, here are some tips… Continue

Added by Nicole Odell on May 12, 2010 at 9:58pm — 3 Comments

Training on treadmills

by Dr. Romanov-

No matter how much I dislike talking about tips, I have to do it now because there is no time to write a manual for treadmill running. I'll do it later as a separate chapter for one of the planned books. For now I would like to pretend that it is a short version of it. We prepared a video clip with Severin for our Wednesday's Video presentation, which, together with this article, will give you some insight into treadmill running.







To read…

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Added by Theresa Hazelton on May 11, 2010 at 7:57pm — No Comments

A ride to remember cyclists who have been injured or killed on public roadways

On Wednesday, May 19, cyclists from across Colorado Springs will gather at Old Town Bike Shop, 426 S. Tejon, to ride in honor of those who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways.

The Ride of Silence begins at 6:30 p.m. The local ride will be part of a world-wide effort to raise awareness about bicycling safety and the rights of cyclists to use our roads.…

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Added by Pikes Peak Sports on May 11, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

RMAC Outdoor T&F Champs online Free

Watch the best D2 track athletes free.

http://b2tv.com/upcoming_events.asp?q=v&value=rmac

Enjoy

Added by Boulder Running Company on May 10, 2010 at 4:19pm — No Comments

5 Tips for A Successful Race

Welcome to the first of a weekly series of endurance sports tips from Coach Nicole at NEO Endurance Sports & Fitness! We hope you find these tips helpful!



Now that race season has begun, here are some tips to make sure your next race is a successful one.





1) Know the course. Most races will not only have a map online, but you can usually find… Continue

Added by Nicole Odell on May 5, 2010 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

I Am a Triathlete

I found this on a fellow blogger's website, Tri-Diesel, and had to share!

I am a Triathlete

I do not waste time at the gym. I am in their to work
I do not smile while I am training. I grit, grunt, and curse.

I do not sweat, this is my body crying


I am a Triathlete…
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Added by Christi Keiser on May 5, 2010 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Splash and Dash?

Are you interested in participating in the Splash and Dash Series this summer? If so please comment at the bottom of this blog so we can gauge interest!

Thanks,

Lisa, Cami via Christi

Splash and Dash Athletes,

Good evening! As you know, Lisa Rainsberger and I (Cami Stock) very much enjoyed bringing the Splash and Dash to Prospect Lake last year, and it is our hope to continue…

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Added by Christi Keiser on May 4, 2010 at 8:08am — 6 Comments

Miles To Go

Here is a recent blog post that Tera Moody did for the NY Times,

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/02/miles-to-go/

Added by Boulder Running Company on May 3, 2010 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Help Me, Help My Friend!

Have you ever had a bad workout? One where you think why the hell am I still doing this? Why do I put myself through this pain willingly? What makes me think I can do all these crazy races? I have these ideas run through my head more often than I would like to admit but the key is to push those thoughts out of your mind and move on.



One way that I do this is to remember one person. This person happens to be a great friend of mine and…

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Added by Christi Keiser on May 3, 2010 at 8:48am — No Comments

From October to May

Apparently, I've come a long way since October 3rd, 2009. I've decided

to break down my results from the Falcon Groundspeed triathlons and see

exactly how I improved 17:59 over 7 months.



Overall Time: October: 2:10:10, May: 1:52:11

I finished 121st out of 207 yesterday, which put me in the 58th

percentile. In October, I finished 102 out of 132, so in the 77th

percentile.





Swim:… Continue

Added by Cory Morlock on May 2, 2010 at 11:52am — 1 Comment

AFA Falcon Groundspeed Triathlon - Post Race

Having done this triathlon last October, I pretty much knew what to expect coming into this morning. I ran through my race plan the night before and was pretty sure I had everything ready. I went to bed early and wasn't nervous at all, so I slept amazing. Apparently, I didn't set my alarm, but still managed to wake up around 6:10, so I still had plenty of time. I made a strawberry shake and brought an orange with for pre-race fuel.



I got to the Academy and setup my transition spot.… Continue

Added by Cory Morlock on May 1, 2010 at 5:12pm — 2 Comments

The British Invasion all over again

Snooping around on the Internet on the eve before the Take 5 in the Garden road race.

For those of you who are into times and distances (I obsess about them) here are the records for the Take 5 race, according to the Pikes Peak Road Runners.

The Brits hold both the men's 5-mile and 5K records.

Kevin Sheppard, 26, of Abington, set the 5-mile…

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Added by Tim Bergsten on April 30, 2010 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Local Cyclists asking for help!

via Robert Mitchell, UpaDowna Blogger



Wednesday August 6 2008, Edgar Juarez (better known as E.J.) and Jayson Kilroy were doing what they loved to do best, riding their bikes, when there lives were tragically cut short.

While driving her truck with a restricted license, under the influence of prescription drugs, and without her corrective lenses required for…

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Added by Randi Hitchcock on April 29, 2010 at 2:40pm — 1 Comment

Thursday is UpaDowna Incline Happy Hour!

Via Robert Mitchell (Bunny), UpaDowna Blogger



It’s Thursday, do you know what that means? If you answered “UpaDowna Incline Happy Hour”, you’re a winner! To claim your prize meet Yeti, Redfern, or Bunny at the top of the Incline this evening.

Start time is 5 p.m.

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Even if you’re new, don’t be intimidated! This is self-paced,…

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Added by Randi Hitchcock on April 29, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Women's Mountain Bike Association of Colorado Springs makes our day! Thanks ladies!

The guys at PikesPeakSports.us are extremely proud and very fortunate to have been included in the Women's Mountain Bike Association of Colorado Springs' e-newsletter for the month of May.

Thanks ladies! Here is to many great years of working together to build and support our outdoor community.

Learn more about the Women's Mountain Bike Association of Colorado Springs.

Here is the story about…

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Added by Tim Bergsten on April 29, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

South Slope watershed plan includes key connector trail between lakes; money, volunteers needed

Colorado Springs Utilities released its final plan for the South Slope Watershed. Click here to read the plan..

When will it open? Funding needs to be secured and construction completed. We'll do our best to keep you posted. If anyone has new info to share, please post it on our site or comment below.

The following is a list of activities that will - and won't - be…

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Added by Pikes Peak Sports on April 28, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Walking the beat on Colorado's 14ers

Awesome opportunity for folks who love - and who want to help protect - our beautiful mountains.

This comes from the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative Web site.

The activity of the Peak Stewards in 2009 was tremendous! Volunteer Peak Stewards performed almost 140 days, the most days per season to date!!! Check out the…

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Added by Tim Bergsten on April 28, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Part-time Colorado Springs resident may be world's most athletic 79-year-old

(Thanks to PikesPeakSports.us member Christi Keiser for alerting us to this link)

By Lynn DeBruin, Sports Media Exchange

Forget 60 being the new 40. Lyle Langlois makes 80 look like the new 40.

Truth is, the soon-to-be octogenarian has been running circles around men less than half his age for years.

The retired computer professor…
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Added by Tim Bergsten on April 27, 2010 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Cycling for Change - Register now for the Freedom From Poverty Bike Ride

Information provided by Cycling For Change

Cycling for Change – The Ultimate Ride to Change America

One in eight Americans lives below the poverty line and the number is increasing. Cycling for Change is a nationwide endeavor to reduce poverty in the United States. Teams of inspired cyclists and community volunteers led by Fr. Matt Ruhl, SJ, pastor of a vibrant urban Kansas City parish, and…

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Added by Tim Bergsten on April 26, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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