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Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

After years of calling Barr Camp up Pikes Peak home, this elite ultrarunner is coming down for good

The woods around the five-mile mark of Barr Trail have been quiet for hours, with the exception of chirping birds and an occasional woodpecker, when Zach Miller rounds a corner in a bright yellow jacket and snowshoes, thumping along the trail and spraying up snow as he runs downhill. It’s not uncommon to find him on these trails. In fact, it’s more unusual not to see him out there as he trains for his next high-caliber race or tends to his responsibilities as caretaker of Barr Camp, the...

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Amid COVID-19 fears, the CDC, CPW welcome Coloradans to responsibly exercise outside

There are statewide stay at home orders to help cut down on the number of novel coronavirus cases, but health officials are still encouraging Coloradans to get outside and exercise, as long as they do so in a safe and responsible manner. First and foremost: No matter what, if you feel sick, stay home. It […]

Strength Running

Jason Fitzgerald

Coach Abby Stanley on Athletic Development and Making the Most of Your Training

One of the more interesting questions a coach can be asked is, “How do I keep improving for years and years?” How provocative! And valuable!

 

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Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

It’s Just Running

With all the races being cancelled, I know it can be frustrating. My own A race, Boston, has been postponed. I’ve been building towards Boston for 3+ years. Although I am disappointed, I am not angry. When I step back and put it in perspective, I understand that it’s just running, a selfish pursuit. Sure it makes me feel better, which translates into other areas of my life. However, it’s not curing cancer, ending hunger, or bringing world peace. Of all the disruptions to life now,...

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

The Coronavirus Outbreak Puts Running into Perspective

On February 18, I wrote an article in response to the news that the 2020 Tokyo Marathon had been canceled for the general public over fears of the spread of the coronavirus. At the time, Japan, a country of over 120 million people, officially had around 500 active cases—a number that has remained relatively stable. (Three weeks later, […]

Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

Mountain Khakis Customers Lend a Helping Hand During Pandemic

Mountain Khakis®, a leading premium outdoor apparel outfitter for Men and Women, is proud to partner with three local charities in the Denver, CO area to lend a helping hand to those that need it most during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Cancel the Olympics? Postpone them? Every alternative has problems.

As novel coronavirus fears have essentially shut down daily life in many areas and forced sports leagues around the globe to cancel play and suspend operations, the International Olympic Committee has been resolute in its insistence that this summer’s Tokyo Olympics will be held on schedule. But even as IOC President Thomas Bach continues to state his […]

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Frisco Early Bird Registration is Open

Frisco has become known as a destination for iconic and unique athletic events. Frisco hosts everything from the longest running Nordic event in Colorado to BrewSki, which involves costumes, skiing and beer tasting. The summer also boasts longstanding events like 44th Annual Run the Rockies Road Half-Marathon and 10k and the award winning Frisco Triathlon with paddle boarding, mountain biking and trail running. Frisco’s athletic events are designed to be accessible for newbies and also...

Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

Colorado Marathon sends update about 2020 event

In a post on the race website, organizers of the 2020 Colorado Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K stated that they will not be hosting an in-person event in Fort Collins on May 3rd as originally planned.

Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

Colorado health officials ban public gatherings of more than 10 people

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced Wednesday a statewide ban on public gatherings of more than 10 people. The order goes into effect 12:01 a.m. Thursday. It is set to last for 30 days. Health officials are implementing the ban in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

City of Denver cancels all running events through May 11th

In alignment with new CDC guidelines, Denver has issued an amended public health order prohibiting all gatherings of 50 or more people (indoor and outdoor), effective immediately through May 11, 2020.

Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

Bolder Boulder postpones May race due to coronavirus concerns

Cliff Bosley hopes one day folks around Boulder recall the wild year in 2020 in somewhat nostalgic terms as the year the Bolder Boulder did not run on Memorial Day. Until then, race organizers will deal with the stark reality of what is becoming the new norm in Boulder and across the country.

Strength Running

Jason Fitzgerald

Baseline Mileage: A Better Way to Boost Weekly Running Mileage

Your weekly running mileage is one of the most important aspects of training to track over time. If there’s one training metric that predicts performance, it’s your total weekly volume.

When it comes to weekly mileage, there are a few …

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Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Run the Climb 4 Change in Castle Rock

Climb4Change is a unique racing event on Saturday, May 9 that raises money and awareness for the Town of Castle Rock’s Adaptive Recreation program. Athletes, volunteers, and businesses band together with the families of children with cognitive and physical disabilities for the races up the 200-step Challenge Hill built into the side of a mountain at […]

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Greenland Trail 50K Awarded RRCA Colorado Ultra Championship

The Greenland Trail 50K will host the Road Runners Club of America Colorado Ultra Championship. The race is scheduled for May 9 in Larkspur, Colorado at the Greenland Open Space Park in southern Douglas County, south of Castle Rock, just off I-25. More details can be found online at www.greenland50k.com. The Greenland 50K is celebrating […]

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Height limits for Paralympic ‘blade runners’ baseless, study suggests

Before hitting the track to compete in an officially sanctioned race, some elite Paralympic sprinters must do something most runners would find incredibly unsettling: remove their legs and swap them out with ones that make them shorter.

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Additional Races Announce Cancellations Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Additional races have announced cancellations amid coronavirus concerns. Cancellations include the Luck of the Irish 7K in Steamboat Springs, the All Out Spring Fever events, the Central Park 5K in Denver, the Mile High Mile and 5K, the Lucky Charm races in Denver, the Lucky Laces races, the Shamrock Stampede in Castle Rock, and the […]

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Coronavirus Prompts Race Cancellations

Many running events have been cancelled or postponed in the past 24 hours. This includes popular events this weekend - the Runnin' of the Green in Denver, the Highlands Ranch St Patrick's Day 5K, the Sharin' O' the Green in Fort Collins, the St Patrick's Day 5K in Colorado Springs and the Canyonlands Half Marathon in Moab, Utah.

Strength Running

Jason Fitzgerald

How to Run a Faster Marathon: A Case Study

Running a faster marathon is a daunting challenge. The fitness needed to run 26.2 miles faster than ever takes time, patience, and strategy to develop.

I might’ve run 2:39:32, but I didn’t look great in the last mile…

You’re about …

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Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Cinco K Mayo 5K Registration Now Open

The Cinco K Mayo 5K will kick off on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at Washington Park in Denver. With themed shirts, finisher’s medals, disposable bib chip timing, free photo downloads, and more, this is a great value and a family friendly fun run. The 5K kicks off at 9 am. Runners and walkers of all […]

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