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Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Boulder climber sets new speed record for running 1,000 feet up the First Flatiron

Michael Reese thought it would be fun to run up the precipitous First Flatiron above Boulder to see how fast he could do it. And we do mean run. He did have to mix in some hand holds in sections, but the Boulder rock climber ran and scrambled pretty much straight up the 60-degree face […]

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Klecker and Hoare Break Colorado’s 4-Minute Mile Barrier

No runner had ever run a mile in less than four minutes in the state of Colorado—until now. In a certified intrasquad time trial on Monday, August 3, Olli Hoare and Joe Klecker, of the newly formed On Athletics Club, became the first two people to ever run a sub-four-minute mile in Colorado, finishing in 3:56:8 and […]

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

The Great American Outdoors Act has become law

One of the largest conservation bills drafted in recent memory was signed into law, ending a months-long process that began in June, when the measure was first approved by the U.S. Senate. The Great American Outdoors Act guarantees mandatory, permanent financing of the Land and Water Conservation Fund at $900 million a year and earmarks $1.9 […]

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

City Council approves plan to reopen Manitou Incline with reservation system

The Manitou Springs City Council has approved a plan that will reopen one of Colorado’s most popular trails, the Manitou Incline. It was passed with a five-to-two margin. The approved reopening plan will now head to the City of Colorado Springs for final approval. Some city council members did express their concerns for the reopening. […]

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

The 2020 Cross Country Season Is A GO

High school cross country running will be allowed to happen this fall in Colorado. CHSAA released an in-depth, modified calendar for the upcoming year and cross country has been given the go to happen as scheduled. The season, while starts at the same time as it was previously scheduled for, will be shortened. The tentative state […]

Strength Running

Anya Mullen

David Monti on the Past, Present, and Future of Running

Have you wondered how the sport of running will be impacted by the pandemic in the long-term? Will races return by Spring, 2021? Will we continue to push known performance limits or will we experience slower progress?

There is certainly …

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Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

First Denver 5k in 5 Months is One Week Away

One week from today, the first 5k run in Denver in 5 months will occur. Registration for the Cookie Chase 5K in Denver is open. There is both a virtual option and an in person option. Denver Parks and Recreation has lifted restrictions on events, to match the newest Safer at Home Guidelines. The race […]

Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

Wacker, Lincks win Berry Picker Trail Race in Vail

Just under 150 people toed the line for the annual Dynafit Berry Picker Trail Race in Vail this last weekend. Testing runners of all abilities on both single-track and double-track terrain, the race covered 4.5 miles of uphill running with an average grade of 14 percent. The race ended at Mid-Vail at the top of Gondola One where participants could download back to the expo area.

Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

Human Race 5K in Fort Collins host 200 runners

The Human Race 5K took place over the weekend in Fort Collins and saw 200 runners and walkers cross the finish line.

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Free Colorado State Park Day

Colorado Parks and Wildlife celebrates Colorado Day on the ?first Monday in August ?with free entrance into all state parks. ?Enjoy the breathtaking parks that showcase the beauty and splendor of this? great state today for free. You can’t go wrong with any of the 41 state parks Colorado has to offer. Lace up those hiking boots, put on […]

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Nutrition News: Fueling for Exercise

Runners have many questions about how to fuel for top performance. The Internet abounds with answers—but how do you what's valid? Here are some trust-worthy answers, based on research presented at the American College of Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting.

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Frisco Solo Series Offers Mountain Views and Friendly Competition

Are you looking for some friendly competition while running on the trails in Frisco this summer? Join us for the Frisco Solo Series; a twist on a traditional virtual running series where we will have actual courses marked for you to race on! All races will take place on the Frisco Peninsula trails. Learn more […]

Strength Running

Anya Mullen

Madeline Strandemo on Mental Fitness, Training through COVID, and the Steeplechase

Running during COVID times has certainly presented new challenges for all of us. Today, we talk with pro runner Madeline Strandemo about how she keeps herself in the game, both physically and mentally.

I think we can all agree that …

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Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

Record Numbers at the National High School Trail Championships in Salida

Reposted with permission from the American Trail Running Association This past Saturday, the 4th annual National High School Trail Championships, held in Salida, Colorado, drew some of the nation’s top high school trail runners and doubled total participant numbers from last year, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The race drew familiar names in […]

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

A New Theory on Exercise’s Anti-Cancer Effect

The ability to sustain a high rate of energy burn for a prolonged period of time may help ward off cancer. Last fall, an international group of exercise oncologists published a major review of the literature on exercise and cancer. The news was good, if somewhat unsurprising. Regular exercise lowers your risk of developing a long […]

Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

Photo Gallery: Pikes Peak Ultra

On Saturday, July 25th, Mad Moose Events hosted the Pikes Peak Ultra in Colorado Springs. This 50K and 30K trail race saw 216 athletes tackle the trails around Pikes Peaks in the fourth annual event.

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Food, Runners & Joyful Eating

Once upon a time (before WW-II), daily life revolved around structured meals: enjoying a hearty breakfast, a dinner (at noon), and supper (at night). When women entered the workforce, eating patterns changed—lighter breakfasts and lunches, with bigger family-focused dinners. Fast forward to pre-COVID 2020, youth sports and life’s busy-ness totally disrupted dinner-times; structured meals got lost in the shuffle.

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

5 Tips to Make Your Dog a Great Running Companion

The dog days of summer are here, and if you want your dog to be your running companion, there are some safety tips to keep in mind. Empower your pup partner with five dog-friendly running tips from Dr. Steve Marks, Associate Dean and Director of Veterinary Medical Services at North Carolina State University College of […]

Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

Guide To Vitamins and Minerals for Runners

Diet and supplements play an essential role in reaching your goals of running strong. If you run regularly, you need certain minerals and vitamins for your body's proper running condition. Your pre-run nutrition should also not end at loading carbohydrates and drinking water.

Strength Running

Jason Fitzgerald

The 3 Most Important Words in Running

Do you want to improve your running performances? Would you like to run further, faster, and with less effort? Well, of course you would!

Nearly every runner wants to get better. It’s no surprise that in a sport like running, …

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