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Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Runners Take on the Las Vegas Marathon

Approximately 35,000 registered runners from age 12 to 78 took to The Las Vegas Strip for the 11th running of the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon. The biggest and best night running event in the world gave runners a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to run under the lights of the famed Las Vegas Boulevard, serving as the only private event to shut down The Strip At Night.

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Colorado Runners Compete at World Mountain Running Championships

With dominant performances from Jim Walmsley, Joe Gray, and Grayson Murphy, Team USA earned three individual gold medals at the World Mountain Running Championships in Villa La Angostura, Argentina, on Friday and Saturday. Battling a 42K course that included a river crossing, trails, roads, and grass with an elevation gain of 3,200 feet, Walmsley completed the podium collection on Saturday, […]

Strength Running

Jason Fitzgerald

Season Planning and the Pro Runner Experience with Kate Grace & Endeavorun

The pro runner experience captured my imagination during my college years. Can you just imagine running for your job?!

Kate Grace rockin’ Old Glory

Perhaps the college track experience gives an athlete a brief taste of what being a pro …

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Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Your Sports Diet: Quality Calories for Weight Management?

If you are like most runners, you are busy juggling work, workouts, family, and life. You likely eat meals and snacks on the run, grabbing an energy bar here, a frozen meal there, and a protein shake to go. You can easily fuel yourself with highly processed foods that are ready to heat and/or ready to eat.

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Could potatoes be an alternative to energy gels?

Not a fan of energy carbohydrate gels? Struggle to stomach sweet sickly energy gels and tired of spending your hard-earned cash on them? Then, believe it or not, potatoes could be the answer! Scientists from the University of Illinois have found consuming potato puree during prolonged exercise works just as well as gels in sustaining blood glucose levels and boosting performance. This means potato, in a puree form, could be a great savory alternative to sweet, sickly energy gels.

Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

Masters Athletes Race a Challenging 15K Championship in Tulsa – One American Record Broken

Despite earlier forecasts of rain and wind, the weather pushed through early; conditions were generally favorable during the race, with mid to upper 40’s temperatures, cloudy skies, and winds at 7-10 mph. Masters athletes pushed each other over the Tulsa terrain, competing for National Championships and, in one case, an American record. Despite the ups and downs, Edie Stevenson bettered the current American 15K record for Women 70-74 set by Norma Thomas six years ago in California.

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

The 15th Turkey Rock Trot Returns to Castle Rock

Run the Turkey Rock Trot in Castle Rock at the Douglas County Event Center on Thanksgiving morning. A Health Expo opens at 7:30AM Thanksgiving morning inside the WARM Douglas County Events Center and features over 30 health and wellness vendors, free Flippin’ Flapjacks, coffee, and limited giveaways. Kiddos love the bounce house, face painting, balloon twisting and more.

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Last Chance to Save Before Santa Stampede 5K/10K Price Increase

The 15th annual Santa Stampede 5K & 10K is Saturday, December 7 at Hudson Gardens in Littleton. With Santa hats, fun santa-themed shirts, santa finisher’s medals, and more, this is a great value and a family friendly fun run.

Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

Adam Peterman and Chessa Adsit-Morris win 2019 USATF Trail Marathon Championships

Cold greeted the almost 700 runners from all over the United States to the sixth consecutive USATF Marathon Trail Championships on Saturday, November 2. Although Moab, Utah, was experiencing unusually cold weather, the desert highlands were sure to warm as the sun approached the canyon floor. And it was not to disappoint as the brilliant […]

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Regional Race Preview: The Pumpkin Pie 5k and 10k

The Pumpkin Pie 5K and 10K is Denver’s race that ends with a huge slice of pie. Start your holiday season off right with this family friendly run. Runners and walkers can take advantage of a flat and fast course, and then enjoy a slice of sweet and tasty pumpkin pie at the finish. All finishers will get a huge piece of delicious pumpkin pie, as well as top-notch chip timing, a race logo shirt, finisher’s medal and finish line expo with vendors and food.

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Beat the Price Increase for the Christmas Sweater 5K in Denver

Get into the holiday spirit with the Christmas Sweater 5K on December 15th! Runners and walkers, young and old, are invited to join us at Washington Park in Denver for a flat, fast course. Dress in a tacky sweater – the more tinsel, bows, reindeer and candy canes, the merrier.

Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

Former Nike runner Mary Cain speaks out against Nike and the Oregon Project

American professional runner Mary Cain alleged that she was “emotionally and physically abused” by Nike’s Oregon Project and coach Alberto Salazar. In an op-ed for The New York Timespublished Thursday, Cain wrote that she developed suicidal thoughts and starting cutting herself as a result of the intense tactics and pressure enforced by Salazar.  Cain, now 23, said when […]

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Sports Nutrition Myths: Busted!

Keeping up with the latest science-based sports nutrition recommendations is a challenge. Runners are constantly bombarded with media messages touting the next miracle sports food or supplement that will enhance athletic performance, promote fat loss, build muscle, and help you be a super-athlete.

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Running Legends: Ellen Hart

Ellen Hart remains one of Colorado’s greatest runners and is currently a world championship masters triathlete. She was born in 1958 in New York City and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico as the second of eight siblings. She attended the Albuquerque Academy, where she excelled in a variety of sports and graduated second in her class.

Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

Thanksgiving Day 5k Returns To Frisco

Join us for the 7th Annual Turkey Day 5k presented by The Steadman Clinic and Philippon Research Institute! The run will take place in Frisco on Thursday, November 28, 2019!  We encourage you to come out and burn a few calories before celebrating with food, family and fun! This event is open to all ages […]

Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

Regional Race Preview: The Colorado HAL 5K This Sunday

Come to the Colorado HAL Run 5K at Denver's Washington Park on November 10, 2019! Save $5 with coupon code 'HALRUNCR1'.

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Regional Race Preview: Alfred Packer 5K and 10K Run and Walk

The Alferd Packer Cannibal Fast Food 5k/10k Run/walk will take place on Saturday, November 9th. The fun starts at 10 a.m. The race is a fundraiser for South Jeffco Rotary. The Rotary will have the race benefit community programs focusing on youth, hunger, and poverty in the south metro area. Of all the legends and characters of Colorado history, one of the most notorious was the famous cannibal, Alferd Packer.

Strength Running

Jason Fitzgerald

Max King on Athleticism, Strength Training, and How to Thrive in Any Race

Max King is a Renaissance Man of running: whether he’s steepling on the track, mountain running, or racing trail ultras, he thrives at any distance on any terrain.

I first became aware of Max King in 2014 when he won …

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Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Sports Nutrition: Elite Versus Recreational Runners

Sports nutrition recommendations are based on the assumption we all want to get the most benefits from our workouts so we can perform to the best of our abilities. Because each runner is unique, a one-diet-fits-all approach doesn't work.

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Marathoners, Take Your Marks … and Fluid and Salt!

Legend states that after the Greek army defeated the invading Persian forces near the city of Marathon in 490 B.C.E., the courier Pheidippides ran to Athens to report the victory and then immediately dropped dead. The story inspired the modern marathon, a grueling 26.2-mile contest that attracts some 1.3 million runners annually to compete in the more than 800 races held worldwide.

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