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Shelley Hitz
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  • Colorado Springs, CO
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It's Time to Celebrate!

What an amazing day! Yesterday I attempted one of the most difficult things I've ever physically done before....The Pikes Peak Ascent (a half marathon to the top of Pikes Peak, ending at an elevation of 14,114 with 7,815 ft. vertical gain). 

I've been training for this race for the past year. Literally.  

And I was chosen to represent PikesPeakSports.us as part of their purple…


Posted on August 17, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

More High Altitude Training...

As the Ascent is now just a week away, CJ and I decided to get some more high altitude training in before the big day.

CJ heard the Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp offered an A-frame you could rent near the Crags.  He booked us a night there last night.  It was rustic but nicer than we…


Posted on August 9, 2014 at 4:00pm

Unexpected Obstacles and Setbacks

It feels like I have been training for the Pikes Peak Ascent since last Fall.  

Oh...it's because I have. :)

First, I had to qualify by running a half marathon.  I trained last fall and ran the Denver Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon last October.  

From there, I have had my eyes fixed on one main goal....finishing the Pikes Peak Ascent August 16, 2014.  I can't believe race day is just a week from tomorrow!  Wow!

When training for a big…


Posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:30am

Keeping my eyes on the goal...

The Ascent is less than a month away.  After my training run to Barr Camp last week, I now have more confidence I can finish the race in the cutoff time.

I usually set three goals for big races:  one I should be able to meet, one that would stretch me a little, and one that is my BIG goal.  Here are my goals for the Ascent:

  1. Finish the race before the cutoff times (Barr Camp - 3 hrs, A Frame 4:15, Finish 6:30)
  2. Finish in 5:30
  3. Finish in…

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

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At 1:36pm on April 24, 2014, Gerald "G Man" Romero said…

HI Shelley   !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 4:03pm on January 2, 2014, Gerald "G Man" Romero said…

Thank you Shelley for the awesome finish photos !!!!!!!!!!   happy new year !!!!

At 3:55pm on July 27, 2013, Downhill Dan Angeles said…

I got it bc on training runs, I can pull away from the group on steeper downhills.  It is my strong point in running.  Kinda like CJs stregnth is uphills, lol

At 9:36am on July 25, 2013, Gerald "G Man" Romero said…

Hi Shelley !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 1:32pm on July 24, 2013, Downhill Dan Angeles said…

hi Shelley!


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