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Trying to Get Fast Uphill

Sunday, April 10, 2011      5 comments

I have been training for the Mount Evans Ascent by running up hills - lots and lot of hills. I am getting better at hills. But I need to get way better! Read more

Three Sisters and Gilligan's Island

Saturday, April 09, 2011      11 comments

I am really trying hard to find new and interesting places to run. I had read about the Three Sisters in my Trail Runners Guide to Colorado. On Thursday I had an appointment with my chiropractor. On a lark, I decided to undo any good my chiropr... Read more

Strollers, Costumes, Mountains and Bandages

Wednesday, April 06, 2011      7 comments

I really enjoy reading the blogs of Spark runners that have done things I haven't done. I try to imagine what it would be like to run with 30,000 other runners. I think that running a race along an ocean would be fun. I like to hear about race... Read more


Sunday, April 03, 2011      9 comments

I found a good place to train for the Mount Evans Ascent - Mount Evans! I decided to scope out where the race will start. The race starts at Echo lake on Squaw Pass. Squaw Pass is plowed and I could easily drive to Echo Lake. The Mount Evan... Read more

I know how to pick 'em

Monday, March 28, 2011      5 comments

I got to Grand Junction on Saturday early enough to go running. I was going to head down to a paved trail along the Colorado River. I ran this trail in the Fall. The trail had some rolling hills but nothing really steep. The elevati0n would... Read more

The Battle With The Big Hill and Myself

Saturday, March 26, 2011      9 comments

I live in the Rocky Mountains. I run hills. I have no choice. Sometimes I wistfully think I would like to run where it is flat. I also would like to run where there is air. I am just feeling sorry for myself. I didn't go running tod... Read more

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

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