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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
SparkQuiz: You Are Almost Ready to Run! Huh?
Saturday, May 07, 2011      11 comments

Just for fun, and to earn a few spark points, I took a SparkPeople quiz, "Are You Ready to Start Running?" Here are the results: "You Are Almost Ready to Run You have the ambition and drive, but you still need a little more time t... Read more
Against doctor's orders - Long Scraggy Race report
Sunday, May 01, 2011      18 comments

Ok, I have never had an abundance of common sense. On Saturday, April 16th I step in hole on running down Webster pass. My left knee exploded in pain. I got an MRI. The orthopedic surgeon told me my left ACL was partially torn. She told me n... Read more
Wallowing in self pity - part deux
Saturday, April 23, 2011      25 comments

Recap: On April 17th I went for a run up Webster pass in Colorado. On the way back down the hill I stepped in a big hole with my left leg. My knee immediately started to hurt and didn't work well. ... Read more
Wallowing in self pity
Thursday, April 21, 2011      21 comments

I decided to go to the doctor about my left knee I injured while running on Webster pass on Sunday. Big mistake! I pretty much thought the knee was getting better. The swelling had gone down. The knee wasn't as a purple and I could bend it. ... Read more
Just call me gimpy
Monday, April 18, 2011      14 comments

I need to do some high-altitude training. I decided to run up Webster Pass. I decided I would run up the road until I ran into impassable snow drifts. This road is good training for the Mount Evans race. Webster Pass is relentlessly uphill. ... Read more

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