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August 2010 Blog Posts (26)

Our Expansion.

Hey all,

The expansion is almost done. 1500 more sq/feet to serve you better. Come check out the new addition.


Added by Boulder Running Company on August 31, 2010 at 11:44am — No Comments

Age is just a state of mind

I was a spectator at the Pikes Peak ascent and marathon the weekend before last (alas, I am 3 months pregnant so could not do the race. Although I did do the Leadville marathon without knowing I was a couple weeks pregnant!)

Anywho, I was amazed by how many people did both events back to back. For those of you who do not know about this event, it is pretty extreme- a half marathon up Barr Trail all the way to the top of Pikes Peak on Saturday, and a marathon up and back…

Added by Lauren Jones on August 30, 2010 at 5:04pm — 3 Comments

A great workout on Saturday.

The Plan:

1. Get up early, go to the Manitou Pool and swim 1 mile.

2. After the swim, ride my bike up the pass to Divide and back down.

3. Run 6 miles in Garden of the Gods.


Everything started out great. I made it to the Manitou pool just before they opened, quickly got changed and was in the pool by about 7:05am. I swam 1 mile (1,600 yards). I would swim 75 yards freestyle and then… Continue

Added by Brian McCarrie on August 30, 2010 at 4:09pm — 1 Comment

Hanging with the Kickstand Crew/Denver Cruisers...

This last Wednesday I had the pleasure of hanging out with the guys at Kickstand magazine in Denver created by Denver Cruiser's mastermind, Brad Evans. It's been inspiring to walk into their office down in the

Sante Fe Arts District just south of Downtown/Colfax Ave exit an enter a

room that is always filled with a new batch of cruisers. This time, an

all white (even down to the tires) city bike from my former home, the

Netherlands, stands out. A beautiful masterpiece of…


Added by Jon Severson on August 27, 2010 at 3:17pm — No Comments

So That Is Where Old Man Skin Starts

This past weekend we photographed the 24 Hours in the Sage Race in Gunnison, Colorado. We hiked all over the 13-mile course taking photos and that was the best I have felt physically in a long time. I could not believe the energy I had covering the course. Nice discovery, but not the important discovery for me. In between riders, I finally answered one of my life questions that bugged me. How do you one day have old-man skin? I have…

Added by Ralph Clark on August 26, 2010 at 12:58pm — 2 Comments

Ask the Coach - the Scoop on Power Meters

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

What's all this talk about power meters? How is it different from a heart-rate monitor as far as training goes? --Densie

Denise's question is a good one. If you are in to training tools (some might call them gadgets) then you definitely want to keep…


Added by Nicole Odell on August 26, 2010 at 7:24am — No Comments

Vasque Golden Leaf Half Marathon in Aspen Saturday Sept 25th LOOKING FOR Race Registration Transfer *PLEASE*

Do you know anyone signed up for the Vasque Golden Leaf Half Marathon in Aspen Saturday Sept 25 2010 that cannot make the race? I would like to buy their race registration. They get their money back and I would get to race with my friend!

You can contact me at kkwyo@yahoo.com

If you can help I would be SO GRATEFUL!!!


Here are the detail from the coordinators at Ute Mountaineer.

Race Registration Transfer

Transfer of registration from… Continue

Added by Kellie Kreikemeier on August 24, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Tent Sale.

Don't miss our tent sale this Saturday (9-6) and Sunday (10-5). 50%-80% off shoes, bring in your Ascent/Marathon bib and receive and extra 5% off your total.

See you here.

Added by Boulder Running Company on August 19, 2010 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Ask the Coach - What about Wetsuits?

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

In this week's Ask the Coach column, Dean has a question of finding the right wetsuit. He asks,

"How do I pick a wetsuit?"

For us who live in the cooler climates, triathlons are almost guaranteed to be wetsuit legal all year long. Wetsuit legal in USA Triathlon sanctioned races means water temperature 78 degrees or lower. (For more specifics you can… Continue

Added by Nicole Odell on August 19, 2010 at 7:08am — 1 Comment

In This Corner, Weighing 225 Pounds...

225, I haven't seen 225 in some time. And I have this group to thank for me finally seeing success without feeling starved. I'm down 20 pounds. I have halfed my blood pressure and cholestrol medication with my blood pressure dropping down 20 points to 118/69, with a consistant resting heart rate of 48 bpm. And again I have this group to thank for my success. I took your suggestions and worked on one suggestion at a time. I had just started cutting back on processed foods…

Added by Ralph Clark on August 16, 2010 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

Lost the front wheel for my Giant (cross) Bike

Okay, didn't really loose it, I left it at the north parking lot at Monument Valley Park Saturday about mid day. I'm hoping someone picked it up????


Added by George Murphy on August 15, 2010 at 11:58am — No Comments

Ask the Coach - Pre-race Fueling

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

Joe asks: How much should you eat before a race/morning of? Do you slim up to be lightweight or load up on fuel?

I am sure this question or one very similar has gone through all endurance athlete's minds at one time or another. We know that eating quality foods provides our bodies…


Added by Nicole Odell on August 12, 2010 at 6:44am — No Comments

Trying to get my training back on track.

Somewhere along the line, this summer I got off track. Maybe it was the mid summer cold I had or maybe it was the emergency trip to Alabama to visit my father-in-law who was having medical problems. Not sure when but my training went South and so did my motivation.

I've been trying to get back on track lately and I'm off to a pretty good start this week.

Monday: Early morning interval ride on the trainer. Later that evening I went for a 4 mile run with my daughter. She's… Continue

Added by Brian McCarrie on August 11, 2010 at 7:29pm — 5 Comments

Travel experience site

Hey all, I am a travel and biking hound (I get grumpy if I don't ride nearly every day) and wanted to share any travel advice and experiences that I can with the community.

Check out our site: http://www.schmeister.com/BMZTravels/

We have spent significant time in Europe and various locations within North America. If you are looking for a place to go or some advice on what to do while there, we have done the planning many… Continue

Added by Bill Schmeister on August 11, 2010 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Megan Lund wins in Switzerland.

Congrats to Boulder Running Company/adidas athlete Megan Lund and her victory at the Sierre-Zinal mountain race in Switzerland. To say that Sierre-Zinal is one of the greatest mountain races in the

world would be an understatement. "It is to mountain running what the New York Marathon is to


The course description is simple: 31 km, 2200m ascent and 800m descent (19miles, 7200ft ascent and 2200ft

descent). it looks something like this:…


Added by Boulder Running Company on August 10, 2010 at 2:42pm — 1 Comment

Guess the winner of Leadville Trail 100, win a PikesPeakSports.us T-Shirt

PikesPeakSports.us member Dean Blanchard, the only person to predict Levi Leipheimer as winner of the Leadville Traill 100, has won the PikesPeakSports.us shirt. Congrats Dean! Way to go, Levi!

OK, Lance Armstrong has announced he won't race in the Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race on Saturday.


But now we have a race. Who will win? Dave Wiens? Levi Leipheimer?… Continue

Added by Tim Bergsten on August 10, 2010 at 12:30pm — 11 Comments

Old Story: Tour De Victor

(This is my account of one of my favorite races every in my 20 years of racing...which sadly the year I did it would be the last. 2004 I believe)

So it wasn’t long ago that I got roped into what my friend calls “The Toughest Mountain Bike Race under 20 miles in Colorado". Sure whatever. In the day of 29″ wheels and semi slick tires mountain bike racing is dead and trying to revive NORBA is like trying to pump up a flat tire with one of those mini-pumps. Besides, I’m sick of racing… Continue

Added by Jon Severson on August 9, 2010 at 6:33pm — No Comments

Bikes and Music=The Perfect Mix

ealized today how much I love to ride my bike and how much I was meant to ride it. It just resets my brain and helps me clear shit. I put in the headphones, move it to the "1ride1live" playlist on my Ipod and begin the process of emptying my brain....instead filling it with the music I rarely listen to anymore. The old punk and metal stuff mostly. The stuff that can drive my ride and push me beyond my lung and heart capacity. Pantera, Motorhead, Thrill Kill Kult, Mudhoney, Dead Kennedys,… Continue

Added by Jon Severson on August 9, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

About a Boy (And his Bike)

(My friend Phoebe challenged me to write something other than my funny misadventures or my non-fiction. To write something about me. So here is the start)

It was the summer of 1989 that a small town child had oddly been exposed to the idea of an “all terrain bicycle”. The oddity derived from the fact the boy grew up in a secluded subdivision 7 miles away from a little nowhere town of 25,000 known to the mapmakers as Winona, MN, and even then it was a subdivision of 5 homes that… Continue

Added by Jon Severson on August 9, 2010 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Can't scream loud enough

What a great ride I had... Started at the Bear Creek Dog park and rode the Ascent Cycling Series trails up to Gold Camp. From there, I rode up Gold Camp to High Drive and up to the Captn Jacks. Totally bombed down Jacks (crash free), then some high speed road back down Gold Camp, then exited onto Bear Creek Terrace for more high speed downhill single track.

I can't scream loud enough how great a ride that is.

I just need to replace my GPS so I can map these out and time myself… Continue

Added by Bill Schmeister on August 6, 2010 at 2:03pm — 1 Comment

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