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Hi Rhonda - Mountain Running Advice and Races

Tuesday, January 25, 2011      5 comments

On Jan 10th - Rhonda left a comment on my page: Hi Bruce, I would love to do a mountain run sometime. Let me know when something comes up. Rhonda ____________________________
_________ Dear Rhonda, I will certain... Read more

Colorado - BYOX

Wednesday, January 05, 2011      8 comments

I saw a shirt in a local store in here in Colorado that had the following printed on the front: "Colorado BYOX Bring Your Own Oxygen" I just started running again - and I really suck! I am just getting over a bout with Bronchitis. ... Read more

A Whole Lot of Speed

Sunday, October 31, 2010      6 comments

This blog is a collection of incoherent ramblings. I apologize in advance. Part 1: Fast For an Old guy For those of you that are not sports fans, we are in the middle of football season. I officiate high school football. As hard as... Read more

Slow as a Turtle

Thursday, October 21, 2010      12 comments

Wow, it has been a long time since I last blogged! I took a break from SparkPeople. At the beginning of Summer I came down with Giardia. About the time I got over Giardia some Iowa egg farmer gave me Salmonella food poisoning. How lucky can a... Read more

I think I am okay - but I am slow

Monday, August 02, 2010      11 comments

I have not been active on SparkPeople for over a month. Somewhere along the line, my friends nominated me as a motivator. I am humbled to be named as a motivator. I could really use some motivation now! Six weeks ago I came down with Gia... Read more

Bloody, Banged-up and Bruised

Friday, June 18, 2010      13 comments

I need a few days off from running or exercise. I clobbered myself on Monday while running on a steep and rocky trail. I hiked the same trail on Tuesday so I could snap a few photos for my “Ouch” blog. Wednesday I did cardio on my elliptical ... Read more

Ouch - that hurt!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010      8 comments

I need to find a race to run. I have been holding off registering for a race because of a slightly sprained ankle and a hurt Iliotibial band. I read someplace that inadequate warm-up and hill running can cause Iliotibial band injuries. Inadeq... Read more

The High and The Mighty

Thursday, June 10, 2010      8 comments

Preamble: I am in Des Moines, Iowa right now (Wednesday, June 9th). Almost a week ago I started writing a blog about a run in the Rocky Mountains on Kenosha pass. I found it difficult to capture the essence of the experience of running at an... Read more

Too Far - Too Fast - Too Soon

Wednesday, June 02, 2010      6 comments

I took my running clothes and shoes to work yesterday. Near my office is an open-space area that contains many miles of nicely maintained trails. Except for one big hill, the area is relatively flat. The elevation is a piddling 5,700 feet. I... Read more

My New Bike

Monday, May 31, 2010      10 comments

I have had to cut way back on my running. My IT band is still in the process of healing. Here is the rub - the weather here is magnificent. The trees have leaves. The sun is warm and inviting. Birds are singing. Wild flowers are bloomi... Read more

Just Do IT

Sunday, May 23, 2010      8 comments

I have been bad. On May 10th, during a 4 mile training run my left iliotibial band (IT band) decided it had had enough abuse and rebelled. My darn IT band exploded in pain. I was running really well when my IT band gave up the ghost. ... Read more

IT Band Rehab - One More Time

Sunday, May 16, 2010      11 comments

Almost every runner I know has nagging recurring injuries. Some have trouble with feet. My daughter battles plantar fasciitis. Knees give a lot of runners problems. My wife has knees that tend to pop and swell. A guy at my work is a triathl... Read more

Race Report - Lake George 5K

Saturday, May 08, 2010      14 comments

I am really starting to like quirky little mountain trial races. These races are not listed on any web site. Advertisement is largely by word of mouth. The organization is informal and somewhat amateurish. There are no race packs or electron... Read more

Proposed venue for 6 month run-off challenge with ELYMWX

Tuesday, May 04, 2010      8 comments

My good friend ELYMWX and I have embarked on a running challenge. Both of us will train hard for 6 months. In the first week in October we will race to determine who is faster. My fellow athlete is determined to run so fast that he will m... Read more

Next Race - Lake George 5K on May 8th

Tuesday, May 04, 2010      3 comments

I am drawn to high-altitude trail races. I live in the Colorado Rockies on purpose. I have been known to gripe about the lack of oxygen at extreme altitudes. Some of you have heard me curse the wind, cold and snow. I really don't mind winter... Read more


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