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10 Mile Hill Run

Monday, March 21, 2011      9 comments

I have found there is nothing more motivating than registering for a race that is way above your head - literally! On June 18th I hope to be on the starting line at Echo Lake (10,600 feet) and making it to the top of the big hill 14.5 miles aw... Read more

Running High - No Joke

Thursday, March 17, 2011      7 comments

I had gotten complacent in my training. I got comfortable running odd ball mountain races. I like running on dirt much better than running on pavement. I like shorter races much better than longer distance races. I was not training very har... Read more

Dirty Running Shoes

Tuesday, March 15, 2011      5 comments

Chapter 1: Dirty Shoes My wife decided my running shoes needed to be washed. My shoes have been over many dirt trails and had never been washed. I am not convinced that washing running shoes is a good idea. She told me that the shoes we... Read more

Running Scared

Monday, March 14, 2011      9 comments

Mountain racing season is starting in Colorado. I have started to plan my race schedule. Part 1 – Have I Lost My Mind? I have just registered for a race that really scares me. The race is called the “Mount Evans Ascent” and is the h... Read more

Running on a New Trail

Friday, March 11, 2011      6 comments

I make no secret that I like running on dirt. I live in the Colorado Rockies so running on dirt pretty easy to do. Pavement is actually in short supply. I get bored running the same old places. I have two races coming up: the Long Scraggy R... Read more

The Inner Athlete - Was That Really Me?

Saturday, March 05, 2011      8 comments

My favorite type of blog is when a fellow Sparker finds their "inner athlete". These people have a story about feeling physically inadequate most of their lives. Usually these feelings stem from bad experiences in gym class while in school. ... Read more

Is she really going to run?

Tuesday, March 01, 2011      7 comments

Nice Easy Pace I went for a run today and put on the wrong shoes. I grabbed an old pair of Nike Pegasus +26 so I could go to the car and get my good shoes. I had left my good shoes in my gym bag in the car. It was getting cold and dark s... Read more

Trail Runner's Guide

Tuesday, March 01, 2011      6 comments

I went down to a nearby used bookstore called, oddly enough, Mountain Books. My wife was trying to find the last few Louis L'Amour books for her collection. This is a cool store with books piled into shelves, on top of tables, and general disa... Read more

Long Scraggy - First Race of the Season

Sunday, February 27, 2011      5 comments

I have decided to run the Long Scraggy race, which is scheduled for April 30th. My friend John is the race organizer. He called me to clue me in about the race . The Long Scraggy starts off with a 20% grade for 1.4 miles and then it gets hard... Read more

Sweet Run Alabama – Bad Run Colorado

Saturday, February 26, 2011      5 comments

Sweet Run Alabama – Bad Run Colorado Saturday, February 19, 2010 As I write this blog I am flying through the inky blackness on my way home from Alabama. My backside is killing me! I have been sitting all day long. I ran really hard... Read more

Power Running and Alabama

Tuesday, February 15, 2011      8 comments

Saturday, February 12th 2011 – Power Runner Last Saturday I stopped by Keep in Touch Hairstyling and Message here in Bailey, Colorado, to buy my wife a one hour massage for Valentine’s Day. There was woman sitting in the waiting area wear... Read more

Running Slow in Snow

Saturday, February 05, 2011      7 comments

Winter is messing with me! I finally get healthy and healed and the weather takes a huge turn for the worst. I know that old man winter has been beating-up a lot of folks here in the good old USA. Since I purposely live in the Colorado mount... Read more

Long May You Run

Sunday, January 30, 2011      8 comments

I subscribe to Runner's World magazine largely to pick-up hints and tips but, invariably, the magazine ends-up give me a mild identity crisis. Each month the cover of the magazine features an incredibly fit elite runner. For example the ... Read more

Random Thoughts- I am almost fast again!

Thursday, January 27, 2011      7 comments

I have been struggling lately. I have not been able to run in months. As I started running again I found it to be a chore. I was not happy. Once upon a time, I really enjoyed running. Today the temperature hit 22 degrees. Anything ab... Read more

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


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