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Planes and Princess 1/2 Marathon

Saturday, September 03, 2011      17 comments

Part 1: September 1st, 2011, 7:35 AM CDT Minneapolis/Saint Paul airport I have been traveling on business this week. Traveling is fattening. Trying to eat well, while traveling with portly colleagues, is a bit more challenging than I woul... Read more

Torn Calf Photos, Bike Ride and Waxberries

Monday, August 29, 2011      27 comments

Part 1: Keep Going Until it Hurts I am slowly starting the long process of rehabbing the injuries I got during the Leadville 10K Trail race on August 14th . My doctor and physical therapist told me I can do low-impact exercise. They warne... Read more

Bad Leg, Bikes and Less Food

Saturday, August 27, 2011      13 comments

Part 1: Short Introduction On August 14th at the start of the Leadville 10K race I seriously injured my right calf when I had to slam on the brakes during the start. I ran the race on a torn calf muscle. I finished the grueling race. Thi... Read more

Torn Calf Rehab - Being Good (Mostly)

Sunday, August 21, 2011      23 comments

Part 1: Background On August 14th at 12:01 PM MDT, at the start of the Leadville 10K Trail Race, I tore my right calf muscle in an effort to avoid a collision when the runner in front of me stopped. A torn calf muscle can occur when a runn... Read more

Leadville 10K Race Report - Torn Calf Muscle

Tuesday, August 16, 2011      36 comments

Part 1: Leadville 10K Trail Run Background Leadville, Colorado, is home to some of the most grueling biking and running races in the World. www.leadville... Read more

Running, Biking and Haunted Hotels

Saturday, August 13, 2011      16 comments

Part 1: Stumpy is Good Stumpy and I went for a nice easy ride Wednesday on a nice easy trail. We did a Forest Service fire road that had just a few ruts - no biggy. Stumpy and I did 8.22 miles in 45:30 minutes. Average speed was 11... Read more

Biking and Running the Colorado Trail - Blood, Dirt and Bent Wheel

Tuesday, August 09, 2011      30 comments

I read a blog posted by PRINCESSRUNNER7 called "Triple Brick = 1,500 calories burned!" www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=4383008 She explained that a Brick was a combination of b... Read more

July Mountain Running Stats - Uphill Both Ways

Saturday, August 06, 2011      10 comments

Inspired by Bill's (ELYMWX) July stats blog: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=4405466 and Jerome's (JMERLAU) July stats blog, , www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Cool Running - Shawnee Mule Trail

Wednesday, August 03, 2011      9 comments

On Saturday, July 30th, I really wanted a nice easy run. I wanted to run while it was warm. I wanted to run at a "low" elevation of 6,000 to 7,000 feet. What I found was a difficult and dangerous trail along Dinosaur Ridge called Zorro.... Read more

Clumsy and Fearless - First Aid Kit Required

Monday, August 01, 2011      17 comments

When I was a kid my mother would not allow me to go near glass displays in a department store. For some reason she thought my close proximity to breakable objects might result in serious injury or at least major expense in terms of broken glass... Read more

When in doubt, run uphill!

Thursday, July 28, 2011      17 comments

There is a small group of crazies that put on the "Run Uphill" trail racing series. This is the eye-catching logo of the "Run Uphill Racing" group. The only issue that ... Read more

Running the Beaver Ranch Trail - No Beaver Anywhere

Saturday, July 23, 2011      18 comments

Mountain runners have a saying: "The closer you get to Heaven the more it feels like Hell!" I am training for the Leadville 10K that is scheduled for August 14th.... Read more

Running on Hot Concrete - Ouch!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011      9 comments

I posted on my status yesterday that I was burning alive because the temperature was 75 degrees. Some of my SparkFriends from warmer climates were amused at my heat wimpiness. I live at 9,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains. The temperature shoul... Read more

Trail Running, Bikes and Squirrels

Tuesday, July 19, 2011      18 comments

As most of you know, I live in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Last Saturday I wanted to go to Mount Evans and run the Chicago Lakes trail. I can see Mount Evans (14,260 feet) from my house. There were serious storm clouds on the peak. Not goo... Read more

I fell off my Bike - So what else is new?

Saturday, July 16, 2011      16 comments

I am pretty banged-up. My wife told me that if I were a horse I would have to put down! My latest adventure was about a week ago. I fell off my bike. I have a Specialized Stumpjumper mountain bike I call "Stumpy". This is a pretty fast bike,... Read more


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