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Strength Running

Jason Fitzgerald

The Results of Taking Action: Real Runners, Massive Improvements

This year, we’re taking action. We’re decisively moving forward with our training and executing on proven, fundamental training ideas.

We’re doing this because it’s powerful. If we can avoid gimmicks and focus on the essentials, it will be more …

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Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

Benefits of working out with a rowing machine

A rowing machine, or erg, is one of the most useful workout machines you can find, but many people are unaware of how potent they are. Even though you see one every time you step into the gym, you might be unaware of why it’s so useful, but the benefits of a rowing machine speak […]

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Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Joseph Gray, Lee Troop and More to be Inducted into Colorado Running Hall of Fame

Joseph Gray, Lee Troop, Deborah Conley, Lyndon Ellefson, Alan Lind, and Peter de la Cerda will be inducted into the Colorado Running Half of Fame. The Colorado Running Hall of Fame recognizes Coloradans for remarkable achievement and influence on the sport of distance running. Each year nominees are accepted, and in January the inductee class is selected and notified. In February the class is announced. The year 2020 forced the delay of honoring the Class of 2020 in May 2020. As a...

Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

Practical Reasons Why You Need To Track Your Training

With the ever-growing distractions as technology progresses by the minute, many people struggle to focus in their daily lives. The training sessions are unfortunately not exempt from this, which is why many people fail to find the inspiration to keep training. Luckily, there is a way to prevent this from happening, and on the account of the technology too. Tracking your training can help you feel more inspired, focused, and ultimately more efficient towards achieving your fitness goals. Here...

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Colorado’s Emma Coburn Joins COROS Pro Athlete Team

COROS Wearables Inc., makers of innovative performance GPS watches is introducing World Steeplechase Champion, Emma Coburn, to its Pro Athlete Team. This partnership solidifies the brand’s commitment to all runners, irrespective of distance or surface. COROS is dedicated to creating a comprehensive training platform in order to support our athlete’s wildest dreams – and there is arguably no greater competitive aspiration then the pursuit for Olympic gold.

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Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Rocky Mountain Arsenal Adds 8 Miles of Trails

The Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City has added 8 miles of new hiking trails and expanded visitor activities to include bicycling on select trails. The expanded trails include a five-mile connection to the Rocky Mountain Greenway Trail. This metro-wide trail system will eventually connect Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Two Ponds, and Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuges to Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

All You Need to Know About Weighted Exercises

Many people dream of having healthy bodies with toned muscles that help them look and feel good. Getting fit and having the body of your dreams is a long, yet, rewarding journey. The only way you can get a toned body with strong muscles is through exercising regularly and doing the right kind of workouts to help you get to your goal. Some beginners struggle to know what kind of weighted exercises can work best for their body types and what can get them the best results. To overcome that...

Strength Running

Anya Mullen

Sprint and Speed Development for Endurance Runners with Coach Ryan Banta

Runners know that speed is key to performance. But often, they aren’t directly targeting speed development. How can long distance runners train to get faster?

Many adaptations are necessary to develop speed. Running the same loop at the same intensity …

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Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Mental Tricks to Get You Through a Tough Run

Sometimes a run feels hard from the start—maybe you didn't sleep well the night before or you've had a stressful day at work. Other times, the difficulty sneaks up on you. Things started out okay, but now you're barely halfway through and are already ready to call it quits. Sound familiar? We've all been there. The next time you're having a less than awesome run, call on one of these tried and true strategies, and there's a good chance you'll make it to the finish.

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Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Donut Dash 5K Returns to Washington Park April 11

The Donut Dash 5K will return to Denver’s Washington Park in April 11. Registration is available now at https://www.coloradorunnerevents.com/Donut. The 5K race is available in person or virtually. All runners and walkers will receive a fun themed shirt and a finisher’s medal. Last year’s race was postponed until October, when it was held successfully, although […]

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Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Animal Planet’s “Dr Jeff Rocky Mountain Vet” Raising Money with January Virtual Challenge

Animal Planet’s Dr. Jeff Rocky Mountain Vet is raising funds with a January virtual fitness challenge. The challenge is called “New Year, New You” and will raise funds for Planned Pethood International, which is headquartered in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. About New Year, New You Dedicate January 15th to February 15th, 2021 to walking once a day […]

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Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Don’t Miss Out – Sign Up to Run, Walk or Bike the Year!

On January 1st, 2021, this adventure officially begins! Set a goal to complete 500 mile, 1,000 miles or 2021 miles in 2021! Do the Fit Year 2021 Challenge solo or with a team. This challenge gives you an excellent test of fitness and a chance to plan to increase your training no matter how many miles you exercise weekly.

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Strength Running

Anya Mullen

Tom “Tinman” Schwartz on Smart Training and the Secret Sauce of Tinman Elite

What qualities come to mind about athletes participating in team sports? Perhaps you’re thinking cooperative, supportive, uplifting, or energetic. Now what about individual sports?

Solo athletes may appear more competitive and self-focused, but we can’t overlook …

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Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Walking Is Sometimes Faster than Running Uphill

There was a time, in my younger days, when I thought I would never walk during a run. I abandoned that philosophy about two-thirds of the way up a mountain in Slovenia, where I was competing in the 2010 World Mountain Running Championships. The course climbed a little over 4,000 feet in 7.5 relentless miles. During one particularly steep section, I finally gave in and started to walk. To my surprise, I didn’t lose any ground to the runners around me. Lesson learned, and I’ve been less...

Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

Rocky Mountain Road Runners kicks of 2021 in Thornton

The Rocky Mountain Road Runners kicked off the 2021 racing season with the Riverside Rambles 5K/10K at Platte River Trailhead Park in Thornton on January 3rd. With calm winds and temperatures in the 40s at start time, the weather was perfect for a race along the Platte River.

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Strength Running

Jason Fitzgerald

2021: The Year of Taking Action

Happy New Year and welcome to the Year of Taking Action! We’re going to create bigger goals, follow through, and actually accomplish them in 2021.

2020 is officially over. Let’s also hope that murder hornets, dysfunctional governance, and the raging …

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Strength Running

Jason Fitzgerald

How to Think About Short, “In Between” Seasons

Most runners intuitively understand how to train for race because they’ve followed a training plan before. But what if you don’t have that much time? What are you to do with a short training cycle?

The most confusing time for …

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Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

A Study of 800 Million Predicts Most New Year’s Resolutions Will Be Abandoned January 19

You're probably painfully familiar with New Year's resolution statistics, if only because you're one of them: Whether it's a small, (seemingly) easily achievable goal or a huge, life-changing goal, people tend to fail at the same rate: Approximately 80 percent of people who make New Year's resolutions have dropped them by the second week of February.

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Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Join Fit Year to Set Your Personal Fitness Goal in 2021!

On January 1st, 2021, this adventure officially begins! Set a goal to complete 500 mile, 1,000 miles or 2021 miles in 2021! Do the Fit Year 2021 Challenge solo or with a team. This challenge gives you an excellent test of fitness and a chance to plan to increase your training no matter how many miles you exercise weekly.

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Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

World’s largest study on New Year’s Resolutions reveals one tip for thriving in 2021

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS are lodged in our collective psyche as a step toward a better year. Annually, our tired habits and routines come into focus, and so do our annual vows. Meditate every morning. Hit the gym. Quit smoking. Stop bickering with your partner.

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