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February 2011 Blog Posts (20)

NB Minimus are here.


The long wait for the NB Minimus shoes is finally over.  We have both the road and the trail versions here at the store.  Come check them out.

Added by Boulder Running Company on February 28, 2011 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Slow and Steady

The other women at Saturday’s training run quickly left me in the dust as we headed north on this week’s trail.  My short legs didn’t help my pace at all, but I had to keep reminding myself to take it slow to avoid injury.    

Doubt soon set in that I wasn’t going to reach my personal goal of jogging the entire distance, especially when my running partner from last…


Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on February 27, 2011 at 11:13pm — 1 Comment

Vacation Adventure in Our Back Yard

They say there are two kinds of people, and when it comes to vacations, that seems to be the truth. Some people pack up the car and hit the road or just fly to a destination and explore it, without any specific plans. Other people plan each part of their vacations, knowing just where they will be and what they will be doing the whole time. I’ve usually been part of the second group—planning things out. I plan where to stay and how long I will drive each day, and I make reservations ahead of…


Added by Wanda McCormick on February 25, 2011 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Ask the Coach - Cross Training with Yoga

Last week I answered Tim's question about some of the… Continue

Added by Nicole Odell on February 24, 2011 at 8:24pm — No Comments

Obey the Beep

Since joining the gym several weeks ago, I've been power-walking 3 miles on the treadmill 4-5 times a week.  After a personal training session with one of the gym's trainers, I added weight training for my "active recovery" days--days that I'm not training for the race, but still getting a workout.  So now, I power-walk three days a week, then lift weights the other three; on the 7th day I rest, a Fitness Sabbath, so to speak.


This past Saturday was our first training run…


Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on February 23, 2011 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Hudson Training Systems - NEW to Colorado - join our local training groups now!

Hi Everyone!


Hudson Training Systems, LLC is an online and local coaching service based in Colorado. Led by World-Renowned coach Brad Hudson, the coaching staff includes assistant coaches 2xUS Champion James Carney and 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier Tyler McCandless. The coaching staff  designs personalized training plans to help you achieve your individual race goals.


We attended the Jack Quinn run last night in Colorado Springs and enjoyed meeting…


Added by Hudson Training Systems on February 23, 2011 at 10:33am — No Comments

Lucky #7 snaps into gear

  For 6 years, Southern Colorado has energized the

ROLL Festival, demanding a fascinating cycling event

that is free and open to the public.  The community

has embraced this show of bike culture as an unique

venue for bicycle art.  As ROLL enters its 7th year in

2011, we are proud to announce our newly expanded

partnership with the Business of Art Center in Manitou

Springs, for "Lucky #7!"

  ROLL volunteers have made early plans for the full

six-week… Continue

Added by Amy Seltzer on February 20, 2011 at 10:35pm — No Comments

Ask the Coach - Cross Training

Tim asks: What are the best kinds of cross training for endurance athletes and what does that cross training really entail? Do you want to really work hard at it, improve some weak areas or maintain base… Continue

Added by Nicole Odell on February 17, 2011 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Flying with crutches...

As many of you know, I recently broke my femur mountain bike riding in Williams Canon back in January (and had to be rescued by EPCSAR - http://www.epcsar.org).  Well, the real world is setting in and I need to get back to work and traveling.  I (and my family) have done quite a bit of traveling and I am working on a blog while I have limited mobility and my experiences at different airports and airlines while traveling with crutches.  Feel free to check…


Added by Bill Schmeister on February 17, 2011 at 9:42am — No Comments

10 Principles of Training

These were the notes I recorded during our Jump Start Meeting #1 as part of the Women’s FIT Team.  Regardless of who you are or your level of experience as a runner, these principles apply to all:…


Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on February 15, 2011 at 1:38am — No Comments

The Right Tools

Every artist, every mechanic, every carpenter, knows that the RIGHT tool is necessary to do the job right the first time. From the very beginning of my running journey, every runner with whom I’ve chatted has stressed the importance of wearing the right gear.  So the…


Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on February 15, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Ask Crazy Legs

Hey Paul,

I am a first time runner training for the 10K San Diego Mud Run. I am in good shape but never have been a runner or trained. I started running with my team mates 3 weeks ago. First week i was super sore. Second week I pulled my right calf muscle but humped it out and finished. Trained 2 more time and the same muscle keeps pulling. Any advice on what I can do to recover while I continue to train? i have been stretching but that doesn't…


Added by Icespike: Jeri & Keith Michalak on February 14, 2011 at 5:33am — No Comments

Ask Paul "Crazy Legs" Stofko


How far apart should my feet be planted when I run? I used to run, as it were, on a line, but someone recently told me that was incorrect. The feet should land approximately a foot-width apart. I've tried that, but it now feels kind of like I'm waddling—or like I just got off a horse...

Jason C.


I never heard of a proper distance for your feet to be apart.…


Added by Icespike: Jeri & Keith Michalak on February 14, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Michael Chavez interview.


Check out the interview in RunColo.com on new BRC/adidas runner Michael Chavez.



Added by Boulder Running Company on February 11, 2011 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Ask the Coach - What to Wear?

(this post and other useful training tips can be found at http://neoendurance.blogspot.com)…

Added by Nicole Odell on February 10, 2011 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Heartburn: Could it be more serious?

How often do you pop a couple antacid tablets and go on with your day? Have those tablets become part of your daily routine, like dessert after every meal? Do you ignore it, figuring you just ate too much or that the food was too spicy? Heartburn–that burning feeling in your lower chest and/or that sour taste in the back of your mouth–can sometimes be very serious.  

If you frequently have heartburn, it can evolve into GERD or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Not only can GERD be very…


Added by Wanda McCormick on February 8, 2011 at 8:08am — No Comments

A Single Step

Tim Bergsten recommended Jack Quinn’s Running Club, the Colorado…


Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on February 7, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

Ask the Coach - Eating Before a Workout

(this post along with other useful training tips also found at http://neoendurance.blogspot.com)

Marysol's question is probably one that many athletes have: What should I eat before and after a workout?

The first answer is a common one...it depends. But it's not hard to take a look at a few factors and get a solid fueling plan. We'll look…


Added by Nicole Odell on February 3, 2011 at 1:26pm — No Comments

The New-Year’s-Resolution Diet: Take Another Look

Many people who began the New Year with a resolution to lose weight bought into a quick-fix restrictive diet. And they saw results. A lot of crash diets allow for 5 or 10 pounds of weight-loss in just a couple weeks.

The problem is that overly restrictive diets aren’t possible long-term, and by now a lot of resolutions have fallen by the wayside. People have resumed their normal…


Added by Wanda McCormick on February 3, 2011 at 11:42am — No Comments

Nicole's Metabolic Efficiency Journey

USA Triathlon published an article I wrote about my Metabolic Efficiency Journey in their e-newsletter. It's a summary of the 3 week study I did in December to see if I could "teach my body to burn more fat" and the Metabolic Efficiency test I had done early last month. The article can be found here:…


Added by Nicole Odell on February 2, 2011 at 2:36pm — No Comments

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