"HIYAAH! HUMDADDY! HEYOOOO! GIDDYUP!" These words, so unfamiliar yet somehow instinctual, emerged from somewhere deep within my soul as I belted them into the air above Clear Creek Valley. Bandit, the burro I had been introduced to just hours before, was hitting his stride as we left the town of Empire and headed back to Georgetown. Positioned just behind Bandit's right hip, I ran hard while twirling the end of the lead in my right hand. Grinning from ear to ear, I picked up speed as…Continue
I like to run at least 5 days a week and this week has been a mess with MOVING homes. Dave and I did find time on Sunday – or I should say we made time. Dave lives in Mountain Shadows which means Mountains/hills/slopes on the way back no matter what. We ran down to Ute Valley Park which I love and don’t run there enough. There really are some pretty good climbs that are peak-ish I’d say. Great training for the Pikes Peak Ascent which is just months away. There is one climb with a lot…Continue
Well, the first run of the Triple Crown is less than two weeks away. The Garden of the Gods 10 miler is probably my worst event. So on Sunday, I decided I better get some road running in to see how the tires worked on asphalt and concrete. This meant running the entire 10 mile course for my Incline Club run. Have I told you how much I hate roads?
Since I'm the guy who sends off all the Incline Club runners every Sunday…Continue
Added by Michael Everson on May 31, 2016 at 10:24am — No Comments
Awesome Field Trip to Thrive last week….they really know how to party!!!!
Can you feel it??? Only a week to go before our 10th anniversary party at Jack Quinn’s Pub offering original pricing for beers ($2.00) with Woodshed Red playing from 6.30p-9ish. The Pub will close downstairs to reservations and focus on our…Continue
Added by Michael Yowell on May 29, 2016 at 8:42am — No Comments
Since returning to Colorado, running motivation has increased from about 5% to approximately 1,857%. That’s good news, and I didn’t really realize that it had in fact dwindled down quite so much until recently, when I noticed that I am actually pumped to get out the door every morning versus simply finding time to get in a run so that I had something to write down in the training log that day so that I didn’t feel like a loser. I had been chalking up my sluggish miles everyday to having no…Continue
Added by Shannon Payne on May 28, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments
My life is like a whirlwind these days, filled with immense projects, impending transitions and decisions affecting me without my control. Add my crazy dislike for planning beyond a few days, and it’s easy to feel like a backseat rider in a high-speed chase. Running is my release.…Continue
I've been running Pikes Peak for the past 16 years. Whether it's the Ascent, Marathon, or both, I haven't missed a year. The training is the best part of this adventure. I've met so many people running in, around, and on the mountains around Colorado Springs.
I run with a club called the Incline Club. It was started by a some people who wanted to get better running up Pikes Peak. Matt Carpenter and Larry Miller are…Continue
Added by Michael Everson on May 26, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments
Day ONE – Pikes Peak Ascent training – How could I forget how brutal this is??
Somehow I got a wild hair and decided I wanted to run the Pikes Peak Ascent again. I mean run/jog/hike/walk/maybe even crawl up the Peak again. The weather finally warranted a trip up the Peak to start Day ONE – Ascent training.
Dave and I started at Memorial Park on a beautiful Colorado morning. As we ran up Manitou Avenue I was feeling pretty pleased with myself. Even when we turned up Ruxton…Continue
Added by Danielle Spivey on May 21, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments
It’s here…. FIELD TRIP to Thrive (4675 Centennial Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80919). NO run credit for being downtown.
Be part of history….. Our 10th anniversary party will be at Jack Quinn’s Pub, and Woodshed Red will play from 6.30p-9ish. JQ will close downstairs to…Continue
Added by Michael Yowell on May 21, 2016 at 6:43pm — No Comments
Yesterday I was introduced to the Mighty Marmot Nation. This means I get to run in the Triple Crown for the first time in a long time. The first race will be the Garden of the Gods 10 miler, followed by the Summer Roundup Trail Run, and culminating with the Pikes Peak Ascent in August.
I'll be joined on this year's team by Anna Meehan, Danielle Spivey, Jen Samora, David Mulligan, and Mike Mazzola. .
I have not run the Garden of the Gods race since 2009. I…Continue
Added by Michael Everson on May 21, 2016 at 10:07am — No Comments
You know it’s Colorado when the weather is all over the map!
Be part of history…..JQRCs 10th birthday is 07 June and the party is at Jack Quinn’s Pub and Woodshed Red will play from 630-9ish. JQ will…Continue
Added by Michael Yowell on May 15, 2016 at 7:25pm — No Comments
Nothing was shaping up in my favor, as I road the bus to the starting line of the Colorado Marathon. The weather was snowy and cold to start. During the week, I had begun looking for other marathons that I could run to Boston Qualify, in the event that my time was affected by the impeding crappy weather. I'm not sure why I was so concerned, considering that some of my best racing has happened during the winter months. As I finally stepped off the bus, with only minutes to spare, I decided to…Continue
Added by Duane and Jaclyn Roberson on May 15, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
Added by Vanessa Shawver on May 10, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments
Our 10th anniversary party will be at Jack Quinn’s Pub, and Woodshed Red will play from 630-9ish. JQ will close downstairs to reservations and focus on our runners. They will be offering original pricing for beers, $2!!! WOOT WOOT…thanks Quinn’s!!!!
Added by Michael Yowell on May 8, 2016 at 4:08pm — No Comments
Happy Mother’s Day to moms near and far
Added by Michael Yowell on May 8, 2016 at 9:16am — No Comments
Added by Gerald "G Man" Romero on May 3, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments
EVERYONE loves a field trip!!!! Mark your calendars now to join us on the 24th at Thrive Chiropractic (4675 Centennial…Continue
Added by Michael Yowell on May 1, 2016 at 6:24pm — No Comments