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June 2010 Blog Posts (21)

Hellacious Trail Challenge

Wanted to thank all the runners and volunteers that came out for the first annual Hellacious Trail Challenge. Thanks for making it a great event.

Added by Boulder Running Company on June 28, 2010 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Foghat had Slow Ride, Eric Clapton is Known as Slowhand...

Foghat had Slow Ride, Eric Clapton is known as Slowhand, Top Gear's James May is called Captain Slow and me, you can call me Slow Fade. It has been almost two weeks since my last blog and I am down two pounds. I feel like I am slowly fading away. This week I finally took my bike out in the sun and felt that familiar comfort of my road bike. Despite what my south-end was telling me,…


Added by Ralph Clark on June 25, 2010 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

USA Track and Field Championships.

The USA T&F Champs are this weekend in Des Moines IA. Boulder Running Company/adidas has 3 athletes running there. Nicole Feest and Cassie Slade will be running in the 10,000m Wednesday night and Alisha Williams will be running in the 5000m on Friday night. Below is a link so you can watch all of the races.


Added by Boulder Running Company on June 24, 2010 at 1:33pm — 1 Comment

Training Tips #7 - Taking a Hand-Up on the Bike

One thing all triathletes should know is how to take a hand-up from an aid station.

Let's start with the bike: For sprint and some olympic races, we can carry enough fluids and fuel with us, but for the longer races, we will often need…

Added by Nicole Odell on June 23, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Jimmy Descant Rockets in from Salida!

I am pleased to announced that New Orleans transplant
and renowned artist Jimmy Descant will be participating
as a new artist in ROLL 2010! Check out the Cowboy Rocket Bike
in my photos.
A reminder to all artists, the deadline for entries is 19 July 10.
Thank you, Jimmy for your speedy submission!!!

Added by Amy Seltzer on June 23, 2010 at 9:13am — No Comments

Manitou Springs, The Incline, Barr Trail and Kinfolks ALL in Backpacker!

Thanks to information provided by the fine folks at UpaDowna, Backpacker Magazine just ran an article about the "Best Hikes To Beer" from around the nation. It should be in the newest edition, August?

Although we are SUPER stoked that they mention our great local hangouts, they failed however to mention where they got the information from and didn't give UpaDowna a shout-out. At least our little town, hike and hangout is NATIONAL! How cool is that?… Continue

Added by UpaDowna on June 22, 2010 at 9:24pm — 1 Comment

" I Love Fast Women" MtnMama of UpaDowna adds her thoughts about what a "Women- only" race means

And you can too! Currently, The Colorado Running Company is looking for male only volunteers and women only

runners for their July 17th race called the Women’s Distance Festival

5k. It’s the Springs’ ONLY “women only” race. It takes place in lovely… Continue

Added by UpaDowna on June 19, 2010 at 9:59pm — 1 Comment

ROLL 2010 begins in "Wonderland"

ROLL Bike Art Festival

ROLL 2010 will begin with the Pub Crawl, Thursday, August 12, at 9 PM. The August theme will be "Wonderland" and the Crawl meets at La'aus on N. Tejon and

Cache la Poudre. Cross your fingers, we may have great…


Added by Amy Seltzer on June 17, 2010 at 11:23am — No Comments

Climber dies in fall on Little Bear

The following is the real-time reports from Travis, who was climbing with the hiker who fell and died while climbing on Little Bear. More links below.


"Today me and Kevin8020 were hiking the hourglass just shy of the summit of Little Bear Peak. The hourglass was completely iced over and was unpassible, we decided to take a ledge on the… Continue

Added by Tim Bergsten on June 16, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Ironman Kansas!

First, let me just apologize for the long delay in providing this race report. There are several reasons for the lack of promptness. The first would be work. As soon as I got back from the race I immediately caught a plane to San Diego to meet with our IT Department. After returning from that trip, I spent the weekend with our small work group doing some team building, white water rafting in very cold weather (a blog to come on that one!)…


Added by Christi Keiser on June 16, 2010 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

ROLL Bike Art Show finds a Fresh Gear in Manitou

ROLL Bike Art Festival finds a Fresh Gear in Manitou

Suburban Shred sponsors performance by Pro Flatland BMXer James Macgraw

The Business of Art Center and rollbikeart.com are proud to present the 6th Annual ROLL Bike Art Festival. Local, regional, and national artists will display their current original bike artwork at Venue 515, 515 Manitou Avenue, for one weekend only! Don't miss out on this exciting event August 13th, 14th and 15th!

This years' theme is… Continue

Added by Amy Seltzer on June 15, 2010 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Waisted Time? 1 UP, 3 DOWN (Kind of sounds like an end of an inning.)

Why have I been trying to lose weight by myself all of this time? What a waste of time for me to go alone. This past week I have learned the lesson of the importance of community. Thank you for all of the replies of advice and encouragement. Janet great to hear from you. I am a far cry from our Ascent days (don't look at me I am hideous).

I will compile all of the advice I have received and point out which habits…

Added by Ralph Clark on June 14, 2010 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

Lessons to be Learned from Ironman Kansas 70.3

(also found on http://neoendurance.blogspot.com)

Instead of a Training Tips video this week, I thought I'd share some photos and…

Added by Nicole Odell on June 10, 2010 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

One Up

This week's update is quick and to the point. I gained a pound. Last week as well as half way through this week was quite stressful with my real job and with photography gigs afterwards. Results, stress eating. OUCH, STRESS EATING IS PROBABLY ONE OF MY BIGGEST DOWNFALLS AND IT THOROUGHLY STRESS IS ME OUT REGARDING MY WEIGHT WHEN I REALIZE I ONCE AGAIN CLEANED OUT THE REFRIGERATOR!!!

I need to figure out how to control the feeding frenzy so that I can realistically start my…


Added by Ralph Clark on June 9, 2010 at 8:19am — 16 Comments

Triathlon Race Day Checklist

While packing my gear for tomorrow's Tri the Creek Sprint, I thought I would share a great tool that has become a critical part of my pre-race activity and preparation. It is a customizable Race Day Checklist and can be found here: http://triathlon.racechecklist.com. I have also linked to it on my training blog here: http://tricarmack.blogspot.com/. I hope you find it as valuable as I…


Added by Scott Carmack on June 4, 2010 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Teva Mountain Games in Vail

Hi there! Is anyone else going to the Teva Mtn Games in Vail this weekend? Our Upadowna.com crew will be there so we'd like to get together with any COS peeps for a HUGE UpaDowna and PikesPeakSports.us photo!!!! Plus we'll have lots of pint glasses and shirts for sale!

Just give us a shout if you'll be there! Facebook is the easiest way, just search for UpaDowna on FB. Hope to see you there!

Added by Randi Hitchcock on June 2, 2010 at 10:54pm — No Comments

6 Tips for a Pain-Free Run

Running is probably the easiest sport to train for due to the minimal amount of equipment involved. But is also has a tendency to cause the most injury due to the repeated impacts. Today I have some tips that will help you keep your running injury and pain-free.

1) Buy the right pair of shoes for you. In running, due to the repeated impacts and diversity of our own construction, it's important… Continue

Added by Nicole Odell on June 2, 2010 at 9:48pm — 2 Comments

Hellacious Trail Challenge.

Looking for a trail race? We have the race for you. Hellacious Trail Challenge is a 9 ish mile trail race in Palmer Park June. Great prize and money, yes cold hard cash to the top 3 men and women.


Added by Boulder Running Company on June 2, 2010 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Happy National Running Day!!!

We hope you get out there today and celebrate National Running Day! It's a beautiful day, don't let it go to waste!

Looking for somewhere to run? Join CRC at 6pm tonight for our weekly social run. Free snacks and Trinity brews after the run!

Added by The Colorado Running Company on June 2, 2010 at 11:05am — 1 Comment

Why you see so much purple on race day

In Memory of James Plotnick - Sept 5, 2000 - May 25, 2010

Hi! I am James and I am 9 years old. In August 2004, I was diagnosed with ALL. I finished over 3 years of…

Added by Nicole Odell on June 1, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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