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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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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

Skinny Colorado and Bicycles

Sunday, July 10, 2011      7 comments

Part 1: We Are Getting Fatter I recently read that Colorado has the lowest obesity rate all the states at 19.8%. Mississippi has the highest obesity rate at 34.4%. The study defined "obesity" as a BMI over 30. The bad news is that Colo... Read more

C25K Rehab - W3D1 - A bit of Speed

Tuesday, July 05, 2011      5 comments

I want to RUN! I want to really turn loose and a fly. I want to have miles melt behind me and feel free! I want the exhilaration of taking on high mountain trails where angels fear to tread! But I can't. I am hurt. I am working ... Read more

C25K - W2D1 - What??

Sunday, June 26, 2011      13 comments

In March I signed up to run The Mount Evans Ascent, which is one of the meanest and nastiest road races in the world. This race starts at 10,600 feet of elevation and ends at 14,260 feet. The race is 14.5 miles and is all uphill. Read more

How is the knee?

Sunday, May 29, 2011      11 comments

Since I ran the Lake George 5K I have not taken a single running step, nada not a one! I have been trying to heal my left ACL. My knee was unstable during the race and hurt really badly. I think I can start slowly working the knee. I am... Read more

Oh that hurt - Flatlander 5K Race Report

Sunday, May 08, 2011      18 comments

At 7:00AM I open the door where my oldest son is sleeping. In a hearty Foghorn Leghorn voice I shout, " Boy, I say boy!" My 30 year-old son, Ben, responds, "Dad, must you do that?" My sons universally hate my traditional wake-up method. O... Read more


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