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February 2014 Blog Posts (8)

My Thoughts On Being Coached

I originally posted this on my coaching blog http://neoendurancesports.com, but thought it would be a good one to put here on Pikes Peak Sports.


Last night I had the wonderful opportunity to speak to a group of women at the Colorado Springs Bicycle Village Ladies Night. As local female coaches, Alison Dunlap and I kicked off the presentations for the evening. Alison had an entertaining slide show…


Added by Nicole Odell on February 25, 2014 at 4:43pm — No Comments

7 Reasons I Run in Races (And They Don't Include Winning)

I will be honest. I am a "middle of the pack" runner. Granted, as I have gotten more consistent, I have improved. However, I don't know that I'll ever win a race and very rarely will I place for my age group (especially while living in Colorado Springs with so many fast runners).

Now, don't get me wrong. I love to win. I'm not super competitive when it comes to sports, but I do like…


Added by Shelley Hitz on February 24, 2014 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

This week at JQRC 25FEB14

Hello fellow Quinnian foot sporters! :-P

Get your beads out for our upcoming Fat Tuesday run and start checking the pleats on your kilt for our St Paddy's Day run (BTW pleats go in the back Black%20Watch%20kilt.jpg )! FYI there are some great items at your local dollar store to supplement your running attire for these days. I have included a picture for your…


Added by Michael Yowell on February 24, 2014 at 1:23pm — No Comments

This week at JQRC 18FEB14

Hello fellow Quinnian’s!

Hope you were able to get out and enjoy the warmer weather over the weekend! We have some fun events coming up, including our Mardi Gras run and our St Paddy's run! Come on out for a good time and blow off a little steam with a nice run/walk this week!

This week at JQRC:

- Boulder Running Company w/ Track Spikes!!!! It’s that time of the year for HS and college runners to get set for track. Come see what BRC has for your track…


Added by Michael Yowell on February 17, 2014 at 1:07pm — No Comments

This week at JQRC

Hello fellow Jack Quinn's Running Club peeps!!
Hope you all have been staying warm and dry while out and about this past week! I must say, the recent weather…

Added by Michael Yowell on February 10, 2014 at 7:58pm — No Comments

What to Wear When Running in Winter Races

This year I decided to run the Winter Series.  And in Colorado, you never know what kind of weather you're going to get.  Reminds me of this quote from Forrest Gump...


"Life is like a box of chocolates...you never know what you're gonna get." ~Forrest Gump

Therefore, deciding what to wear on race day has been one of my toughest decisions.  I don't want to be too hot and yet I don't want to be too cold either.  Decisions, decisions!!…


Added by Shelley Hitz on February 9, 2014 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

Progress In The Making: Recovering From Hip Surgery

A few months ago I wrote about handling recovering from an injury that needed surgery to repair it. It's been just over 3 months since my surgery (More specifically 14 weeks tomorrow as I write this.)

While the time has gone by quickly, it's definitely not an easy process, but I am making good progress and not missing out on too many activities along the way (except for running.) I've been going to physical therapy (Orthopedic Rehabilitation Associates near Powers/Dublin) religiously…


Added by Nicole Odell on February 4, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments


     The Book of HURT is essentially a welcome guide for the hundred miler on Oahu. In it contains specific mention of wild pigs, leptospirosis infected streams, serpentine roots, shoe stealing mud, and exposed cliffs. The course consists of five 20 mile loops with 24,500 ft of total gain and 24,500 ft of total loss, all between 300 ft and 1,900 ft above sea level. This is the elevation profile:…


Added by Brandon Stapanowich on February 2, 2014 at 3:20pm — 6 Comments

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