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February 2011

Winter Running Tips OR How the C.A.T. System Saved Me Again!

It almost happened on today’s run. A storm blew in early this morning and we received about 3 inches of snow. Once again the roads were snow packed, slippery and just plain pretty messy.  “Three inches,” you say, “that’s nothing.” In the big winter storm picture, you would be right.  Here in Colorado, however, I would rather get two feet than two to six inches. When snow is measured in… Read More »Winter Running Tips OR How the C.A.T. System Saved Me Again!

Was There Some Game On Today?

The results are in…. it was a great weekend for sports. Well…. my sport. Shalane Flanagan dominates at the US Cross Country Championships, Jenny Simpson shows great early season form at the New Balance Grand Prix, Russell Brown whips a field of elite milers and Brent Vaughn shows daring and toughness in San Diego. And the best part was we could watch all of it (and several other races to… Read More »Was There Some Game On Today?

Pressing On…

This is supposed to be a build up week at roughly 65 miles. Last week was “recovery.”  I carefully placed the word recovery in quotes because, as is often the case, last weeks recovery week was the time when the downside of the three previous weeks reared its ugly head. What I mean by that is that last week, the dents and dings began showing up. A slightly sore hip… Read More »Pressing On…


Today’s run set a new standard for BRRRness this year. Began my run at -11ºF with -28ºF wind chill. It ended at -9ºF and -30ºF. Somehow that’s not the progression I was hoping for. Nonetheless, 8 miles down. I’m either very tough, stupid or bored (probably d: all of the above).  All in all, it wasn’t that bad. My nose got a little cold during a bit of headwind running… Read More »BRRRRR!