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January 2012 Blog Posts (15)

Death by Treadmill.....

We interrupt your regularly schedule programming with a guest blog!

A good friend of mine from high school shared this story with me, and I immediately knew it was blog worthy, just based how much I was laughing.  So, I had to share her story with you.. enjoy!…


Added by Jeff Gallup on January 31, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Is your workout as effective as it can be?

We are several weeks into the New Year and you have been going to the gym faithfully every day.  You started out gung ho and now you are getting bored with your routine.  You dropped a couple pounds and you are not noticing anymore coming off.  What is going on?  There are a few things you can do make your workout more effective and see results longer than a couple weeks. 

Here are some tips:

  • Enjoy your time at the gym.  Find activities that are fun and push you beyond…

Added by Wanda McCormick on January 30, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

So many shoes... so little time..

Wow... with a post title like that, I feel like Imelda Marcos..  and now I've gone and shown my age..

Ok.. so I…


Added by Jeff Gallup on January 26, 2012 at 8:46pm — No Comments

Are you doing the same things yet expecting different results?

For some of us, that means jumping on the treadmill or elliptical, sweating for an hour and calling it a day.  Why don’t we see the results we expect?  Possibly because the workout routine may be missing one key ingredient and that is muscle development.

Do you think you could take your workout to another level just by combining that cardio component with some strength training exercises?  Absolutely!

We live in a fast paced world and it’s often difficult to…


Added by Wanda McCormick on January 23, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

The Inclinathon

     Well, I originally planned to sit on this idea for a while, thinking perhaps that the infinite wisdom of time would convince me of my absurdity and foolishness so that I may once again live in peace.  But Thursday morning, after a relatively sleepless night, I awoke with a vision that continues to haunt me.  And so, with no other choice now but to share what I have to share, I sincerely hope that doing so will relieve some of my angst.


     Let me preface what I'm about…


Added by Brandon Stapanowich on January 21, 2012 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Peer pressure, or coincidence??

When we moved to Colorado about 4 1/2 years ago, we had been working as a family to try and be more healthy.  My wife and I have always struggled with our weight for all of our lives, and we had slowly been working towards trying to eat better, exercise etc.…


Added by Jeff Gallup on January 19, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments

Ponderous Posterior: The Fat Ass 50k Finale

     Saturday was the 2nd annual Ponderous Posterior: the culminating event of Colorado's Fat Ass 50k Series (three off-season trail runs with earlier gatherings in Boulder and Fort Collins). The defining (and best) feature of these "races" is the absence of entry fees, age group categories, formal awards, or any semblance of a race lottery. Instead, just an abundance of great trails and an opportunity for some friendly competition with some of the best runners in…


Added by Brandon Stapanowich on January 15, 2012 at 5:35pm — 3 Comments

I am a trail runner..

Today I ran the first of 4 races in the Pikes Peak Road Runners Winter Series.  I entered the short series, which included today's 3.3M run, and to be followed by a 4M, 5M, and 10K spaced out two weeks apart.

The course this morning was at Cheyenne Mountain State Park,  and it was a great…


Added by Jeff Gallup on January 14, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Ask the Coach - If you don't snooze, do you lose?

What is the influence of sleep on your performance, how important is it? Hormones, Recup, energy etc! - Jean (@Mambaa24)

Since endurance sports are increasing in popularity, it is very common for athletes to work full-time jobs, have a family, and try to get in 10-20 hours of training a week. Add in some social commitments and we have a very full day. What gets…

Added by Nicole Odell on January 11, 2012 at 6:53am — No Comments

Pikes Peak in January

     January 7th 2012: one down, eleven to go. After nearly 6 hours of time on feet, I discovered that running Pikes every month may be more difficult than I initially thought. While it's clear I left my 14,000 ft legs and lungs in 2011 and my pace left much to be desired (especially after last August's performance), it's not the conditioning that worries me. No, I think…


Added by Brandon Stapanowich on January 8, 2012 at 3:48pm — No Comments

New Year- Great time to focus on Nutrition

With 2012 underway- Peak Nutrition Clinic at UCCS is in full swing, offering individual meal plans, bone health evaluations, and body compostion testing. We also have released our first newsletter  Peak%20Nutrition%20newsletter.doc and a monthly special going on through February…


Added by Kelly Ping on January 5, 2012 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Ask the Coach - Tune-up for Boston?

Chuck (@chuckfeerick) will be racing the Boston marathon and asked if he should do a tune-up marathon before Boston.The 2012 Boston marathontakes place on Monday, April 16th, so we are looking at about 3.5 months from now or about 15 weeks. I am going to have to make some assumptions right now because I don’t know where Chuck is in his training plan. But let’s say
  • Chuck is just coming off his off-season
  • Chuck will want to treat Boston as…

Added by Nicole Odell on January 4, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Happy and Healthy 2012 Giveaway!


Ok... my first contest!  A great start to a great year!

I am so happy to be able to share some great prizes from some of my favorite companies!  This is almost like a mini-version of Oprah's Favorite Things... well, very mini as I won't be giving away any cars, and I don't expect any of you reading this to burst out into tears of overwhelming happiness... BUT I am happy to be able to share some of my favorite things from 2011!

As you know, I…


Added by Jeff Gallup on January 1, 2012 at 8:36pm — No Comments


     Last year will be tough to beat. I'm sure I've said that before but 2011, marked by meeting an amazing collection of running friends, some real solid races with even more memorable training runs, and ousting JT as the unofficial Cherry Picker of the Year, has been unforgettable. But the generous period of…


Added by Brandon Stapanowich on January 1, 2012 at 12:26pm — 3 Comments

Bring on 2012!!

(from http://neoendurancesports.com)

Yesterday I posted a review of 2011, so today I will talk about plans for 2012.

The following three words summarize my plans for 2012 and NEO Endurance Sports & Fitness.

Engage. Educate. Motivate.

My attention will be focused on building NEO Endurance…


Added by Nicole Odell on January 1, 2012 at 8:35am — No Comments

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