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Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

Simple Tips That Will Make Your Next Yoga Session More Effective and Productive

If you’re into yoga, for health or spiritual reasons, make sure to get the most out of your sessions. There are countless benefits to regularly practicing yoga; keeping you fit and toning muscles is only the tip of the iceberg. If you’re interested in learning more, here are a few tips to make sure you’re doing exactly what it takes to get the most benefit from this important and life-affirming practice.

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Colfax Marathon Hosting a 5K and 10K in May

Denver's Colfax Marathon is hosting a Runner's Reunion 5K and 10K in May. The events will take place on the race's typical race weekend. Although the official Colfax Marathon weekend of races has been pushed back until October, citing COVID restrictions, runners and walkers can still get together and have a fun, active weekend by participating in the 5K, the 10K or both.

Strength Running

Anya Mullen

Dr. Alison Pope-Rhodius on Leveraging and Training a Growth Mindset for Runners

Learning is a lifelong skill that sets us up for success in any pursuit. Luckily, you don’t have to always be right, but you have to be willing to seek knowledge, change your mind, and grow from experiences.

That approach …

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Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Save $5 on Saturday’s Special Olympics Polar Plunge 5K in Boulder

Run the Polar Plunge 5K for Special Olympics Colorado on Sunday, March 7. The $45 fundraising minimum directly impacts individuals with intellectual difficulties in Colorado. You can also cozy up at home and participate in the virtual option.

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Rocky Mountain National Park to require permits this summer

Rocky Mountain National Park is bringing back timed entry permits beginning May 28. The permits will stay in place for the summer and fall. The new reservation system will allow the park to admit 75% of its total capacity compared to last year’s 60%. Rocky Mountain National Park will be implementing a new pilot temporary timed […]

Strength Running

Anya Mullen

Get to Know the Coach: An Interview with Strength Running Founder Jason Fitzgerald

Jason Fitzgerald is the creative force, head coach, founder, and podcast host behind all things Strength Running. He grew the humble blog to a media platform with resources for all runners. Today, we sit down with Jason to learn more!…

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Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Exercising to Attain a Perfect Body: A Futile Effort?

Body size, looks, and weight are concerns for many runners. Unlike some athletes who have to be light for a specific weight class (rowing, wrestling, mixed martial arts), runners want to be lighter because the culture surrounding their sport demands a svelte physique. The sport comes with a pervasive diet culture and all too often, runners end up discontent with their weight, body fatness, and physiques. The standard solution: run harder to shed pounds and attain the perfect body.

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Hanging Lake Trail Hiking Reservations Now Reopened

Colorado's iconic Hanging Lake trail in Glenwood Springs is expected to reopen to the public on May 1, according to officials with White River National Forest. And this year, you may be able to drive right to the trail — instead of taking a shuttle.

Strength Running

Anya Mullen

The Physiology of Altitude: What Training at 10,000 Feet Does to Your Body

Training at altitude is widely believed to be advantageous for athletes. If you’ve ever gone from sea level to higher elevations, you know that physical exertion can be a challenge. How do our bodies respond to altitude?

Air pressure and …

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Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Teaming Up with Good Nutrition

If you are a solo runner, you know the benefits that come from fueling your body wisely. When runners gather in teams, however, they can easily be swayed to participate in group meals that may focus less on nutrition and more on fun foods. (Nachos and wings, anyone?) Coaches may find it hard to convince all of their runners to fuel responsibly. Yet the team that fuels wisely will have an edge over the team that eats a sub-optimal sports diet, particularly when traveling to competitive events.

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Be part of the Petri Dash 5K – in person and virtual options!

Get outside and support kids, teens, and young adults with cancer! The Petri Dash 5K Walk/Run will take place on Saturday, June 5th, 2021 at Sloan’s Lake Park in Denver, Colorado. The Petri Dash Virtual Event will take place the weekend of June 4-6th, 2021 from anywhere you want!

Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

JackRabbit and Boulder Running Company Announce #BOULDERSTRONG Relief Effort

JackRabbit and Boulder Running Company have launched the #BOULDERSTRONG Relief Effort in support of the Colorado Healing Fund #BOULDERSTRONG RELIEF RUN.

Strength Running

Anya Mullen

Ultrarunner Candice Burt on Running 800 Miles, Hallucinating, and Discovering Yourself

Do you dare to dream big? Do you set out to achieve something that seems impossible? Or do you prefer to progress methodically, then see where you wind up?

In truth, neither approach is superior. Talking of the impossible is …

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Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Boulder Running Store To Donate To King Soopers Shooting Victims

When you think of Boulder you may think of fitness. After all, it is home to world class hiking and the Bolder Boulder. So, the fact Boulder has its own running shoe shouldn’t come as a shock. They decided put them on sale Friday. One hundred percent of net profits will go to the Colorado Healing Fund for the families of the King Soopers shooting victims.

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Obstacle Course Racing’s Greatest Challenge: Reemerging for Battle in 2021

Obstacle course racing was the endurance-sports juggernaut of last decade. That came to a bruising halt with COVID-19. After a lost year, obstacle course racing is picking itself back up.

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Donut Dash 5K Just 2 Weeks Away

The Donut Dash 5K will return to Denver's Washington Park in April 11. The 5K race is available in person or virtually. All runners and walkers will receive a fun themed shirt and a finisher's medal.

Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

Eight Ways to Prepare Your Body for a Workout

It’s a wonderful time to be alive because we have all become so much more aware of our bodies and how they work, and this motivates us to take better care of ourselves. Health and fitness has been taking top priority with more and more people, and this is something that you need to get into if you haven’t already. Working out is something you can do on your own in the comfort of your home, but you need to be well informed about what the process is so you don’t end up hurting yourself....

Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

Top Effective Ways To Boost Your Immune System

Since the pandemic of Covid-19 has started, more people than ever are focusing on boosting their immune systems. This is truly important since we need to keep our bodies as healthy as possible in case we get infected. Even though there isn’t one magical way you can boost your immune system, a few things combined can give you great results.

Strength Running

Anya Mullen

Engineering a Marathon PR for a Masters Runner: A Behind-the-Scenes Coaching Call

It can be frustrating to do everything (seemingly) right in training and still fall short of a previously set PR. What are those small tweaks that runners can make to see a new personal record?

If that’s an all-too-familiar sentiment, …

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Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

Running on Grass VS Concrete: What’s the Difference?

If you live in an area with the option to run on both grass or concrete, it can be difficult to decide, especially when you don’t know the pros and cons of each.

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