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Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

Bolder Boulder Sponsored Former Elite Runner

It makes sense that Brent Friesth, owner of Bolder Insurance, would be a major sponsor of the Bolder Boulder this year. After all, Brent is a former elite runner. Brent has run over 30 Bolder Boulders with a personal record of 30:59, many of these in the Elite Field. He also set a Vail Hill […]

Colorado Runner

Amanda Jamrogiewicz

The Brave Athlete Tour Is Coming to Colorado! Get Brain Hacks for Athletes from Lesley Paterson and Dr. Simon Marshall

Three-Time World Champion Lesley Paterson and Sport Psychology Expert Dr. Simon Marshall Reveal Powerful Brain Training Tips for Athletes at Upcoming Events Endurance sports are hard, but experienced athletes know that the physical training is easier to manage than the mental side of sports. In their upcoming Brave Athlete Tour, professional mountain biker and triathlon champion Lesley […]

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Peter Larson

On Blogging: Why I Hate My Email Inbox

I hate to admit this, but for the past 9 months I have largely ignored my blog’s email inbox. The reason was mostly due to the fact that I have returned to teaching, and free time during the school year to attend to the blog was minimal. I apologize if you have sent me a question and I have not responded – I feel really bad about the legitimate emails that have fallen by the wayside!

Another major reason that I fear wading into my inbox is that as a blogger with a decent amount of...

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David Henry

Saucony Peregrine 6 Review: Interesting Update That Needs Some Refinement

While I wouldn’t say I have a long history with the Peregrine line (I’ve never really taken to the shoes), I have run in versions 1, 2, 5 and 6, so I have some sense of the evolution of the shoe. Overall, I feel that it has improved over time.  Saucony overhauled the Peregrine for 2016 with a heel Everun insert and new PWRTRAC outsole.

Read on below for my take on the effectiveness of the changes.

Specs

Price:$120 MSRP

Weight: 275 grams (9.8 oz) mens 9 and 235 grams (8.4 oz) womens...

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Peter Larson

New Balance Zante 2 Review: Solid Sequel to a Great Shoe

It’s been a long time since I’ve put over 100 miles on a pair of shoes. I’m not entirely sure that I exceeded that with the New Balance Zante 2 (I don’t track miles on shoes anymore), but since I’ve run most of my miles for the past several months in them, I’d have to guess that I’m easily in triple digits for mileage. Over the course of those miles, my experience with the Z2 has been very positive.

The original Zante was one of my favorite shoes – soft sole, comfortable fit,...

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Peter Larson

2016 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Running Shoe and Gear Deals

Each year around this time I put up a post containing a collection of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale links. Basically what I do is spend some time scouring the web for running-related holiday sales, and aggregate them all into a single post – kind of a one-stop shop for runners looking for discounted shoes and gear. The post is typically very popular, and it benefits me in that I earn a small commission from affiliate referral sales at many of the online retailers listed below. You...

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David Henry

Light Trail Shoe Review Roundup 2016: Montrail Fluidflex F.K.T., Scott Kinabalu RC, Salmomon Sense Pro 2, Salomon S-Lab Sense 5 Ultra, Brooks PureGrit 5

In an effort to consolidate the vast amount of shoes I’ve been able to try in the last 4-6 months, I’m going to group shoes into a couple categories and give brief reviews on each of them.  I’m still planning on doing in depth reviews on shoes as well (and have a few shoes already set aside to do so) but in an effort to give some testing feedback on as many shoes as possible I’m going to put together three different round-up reviews of Light Trail Shoes, Protective Trail Shoes...

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David Henry

Protective Trail Shoe Review Roundup 2016: Montrail Trans Alps, La Sportiva Akasha, Saucony Xodus ISO, Altra Lone Peak 3.0, Pearl Izumi Trail N3, The North Face Ultra Endurance

In an effort to consolidate the vast amount of shoes I’ve been able to try in the last 4-6 months, I’m going to group shoes into a couple categories and give brief reviews on each of them.  I’m still planning on doing in depth reviews on shoes as well (and have a few shoes already set aside to do so) but in an effort to give some testing feedback on as many shoes as possible I’m going to put together three different round-up reviews of Light Trail Shoes, Protective Trail Shoes and...

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David Henry

Mountain Running Shoe Review Round-Up: Scarpa Atom, Salming Elements, inov-8 Arctic Claw 300, Salewa Lite Train, adidas Terrex Agravic

In an effort to consolidate the vast amount of shoes I’ve been able to try in the last 3-4 months, I’m going to group shoes into a couple categories and give brief reviews on each of them.  I’m still planning on doing in depth reviews on shoes as well (and have a few shoes already set aside to do so) but in an effort to give some testing feedback on as many shoes as possible I’m going to put together three different round-up reviews of Light Trail Shoes, Protective Trail Shoes...

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Erin Larson

It’s Ok Not to Run

Erin Larson writes about finding balance in our everyday lives at KaleandHops.com. In this post she shares why sometimes it’s OK not to run.

It’s OK not to run. This seems like a strange post to publish on a running blog, but it’s taken me a long time to figure this out and I need to share. I have run fairly consistently for the last 15 to 20 years, taking a year or so off with each of my three pregnancies. Granted, I’m a casual runner. I usually average 3 to 5 miles, three or so...

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David Henry

David’s Year in Review: Best Shoes and Gear from 2016

End of the first day at the Fat Dog 120 mile. Enjoying a high alpine section on a perfect evening before what would be my biggest struggle of the year through the night resulting in my only DNF for the year.

Yes, unfortunately it is now February and a best of 2016 post is old news, but better late than never. While things were a little lighter on the blogging front for me, I still had a full year of running, racing, and got to try out tons of new shoes and gear in the process.  I ran the...

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David Henry

La Sportiva Helios 2.0 and Helios SR Dual Review

The original Helios came out in 2013 and used the concept of La Sportivas Vertical K shoe but in a more traditional package.  Essentially the Helios 2.0 and SR remain fairly unchanged at their core compared to the original.  Some upper modifications and rubber compound changes being the most notable. Because the SR and 2.0 are fairly similar I’m going to review them together.

Upper and Fit

In regards to the upper, the SR and 2.0 are nearly identical.  The upper is secure while still...

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David Henry

Winter Running Shoe Round-Up 2017: Scarpa Atom S, The North Face Ultra MT Winter, Altra Lone Peak Neoshell Mid, Salomon S-Lab XA Alpine, Saucony Razor ICE+,

It is already feeling like spring in many parts of the US, but if you live near mountains and like to go up into them from now until May/June, you are likely to encounter some snow still and otherwise harder conditions than ideal for the average trail shoe.  I’ve put a handful of winter trail shoes through some miles and tough conditions this winter/early spring and give you some of my thoughts.  What follows are my experiences with each shoe starting from my favorite on down.  The...

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David Henry

Spring 2017 Cushioned Trail Shoe Round-up: Skechers GOTrail Ultra 4, Hoka One One Challenger ATR 3, Brooks Caldera, Altra Superior 3.0, Topo Athletic Terraventure

A quick post to highlight some great well cushioned trail shoes for this Spring.  Unlike the last few roundups, I’m not going to organized them into order of favorites because they are all quite good in their own way, but instead ordered them from the highest cushioning to the lowest cushioning of the group.  I’ll try my best to differentiate what is good about each of them but I’d recommend them all.  Let’s get into it.

Skechers GOTrail Ultra 4

The Skechers GOTrail Ultra 3 was...

Colorado Runner

John Meyer | The Denver Post

Brittany Lee wins Colfax Marathon women’s title

Competing on the final night of a four-month comedy improv contest is a pretty unorthodox way to count down the final hours to a marathon that starts a few minutes after sunrise the next morning. It worked out pretty well for Brittany Lee. Improv and running are her two passions, so she set her alarm […]

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Justin Mock

Colorado Racing Results – May 20 and 21, 2017

Quest for the Crest 50k. Jemez Mountain Trail Runs. Black Canyon Ascent. Cottonwood Classic 5k. Xtrail FKT. Highline Canal 5k.  Avery Collins (Steamboat Springs) is building a winning streak in the southeast. Not long after winning the Georgia Death Race, Collins was back it, this time topping the field at North Carolina’s Quest for the Crest […]

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Amanda Jamrogiewicz

BolderBOULDER Announces Pro Field for 2017 International Team Challenge

Colorado locals Neely Spence, Natasha Rogers, Sam Chelanga and Leonard Korir running on Team USA BolderBOULDER, America’s All-Time Best 10K, today announced the American and International teams that will make-up the 2017 BolderBOULDER International Team Challenge. The 2017 race will include teams from Brazil, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mexico, China, Eritrea, Tanzania, Morocco with a pending commitment […]

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Amanda Jamrogiewicz

Regional Race Preview: Colfax Marathon

Over 18,000 runners are expected to converge upon downtown Denver this weekend for the Colfax Marathon, which includes a Health and Fitness Expo, Marathon, Half Marathon, Urban 10 Miler, Marathon Relay and 5K. Thankfully the wintry weather leading up to race weekend will dissipate, with temperatures expected to be in the 50’s on Saturday for the […]

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David Henry

Spring 2017 Cushioned Trail Shoe Round-up: Skechers GOTrail Ultra 4, Hoka One One Challenger ATR 3, Brooks Caldera, Altra Superior 3.0, Topo Athletic Terraventure

A quick post to highlight some great well cushioned trail shoes for this Spring.  Unlike the last few roundups, I’m not going to organized them into order of favorites because they are all quite good in their own way, but instead ordered them from the highest cushioning to the lowest cushioning of the group.  I’ll try my best to differentiate what is good about each of them but I’d recommend them all.  Let’s get into it.

Skechers GOTrail Ultra 4

The Skechers GOTrail Ultra 3 was...

Colorado Runner

USA Track & Field

USATF Distance Classic Features Marquee Matchups, Olympic Headliners

Rio Olympic medalists Matthew Centrowitz, Jenny Simpson and Great Britain’s Mo Farah headline stacked fields set for Thursday at the 2017 USATF Distance Classic at Jack Kemp Stadium on the campus of Occidental College. Gates open at 5 p.m. PT with coverage starting on NBC Sports Gold (U.S.) and RunnerSpace (international) at 6 p.m. PT. […]

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