Interview with Nick Clark – 2010 review and prospects for 2011

I had the great pleasure to spend a few hours with Brit ultra runner, Nick Clark, now based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Nick first introduced me to his local trails on Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, taking me out for an 80 minute run on a glorious clear December day. Luckily for me he was on […]

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Running vacations – your dream comes true!

Running continues to be a booming fitness activity in the USA, with race registrations in 2009 increasing more than 15% over the previous year. More than 72% of running events experienced growth in registrations in 2009 when compared with 2008. The data comes from Active Network, the largest provider of sports registration software in North […]

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It’s been a long time!

When I first came up with that title, the first thing that came into my mind was Led Zep – rock and rolling – it has been a long time! 6 months have passed since my last post – many miles have passed under these feet, along with 7 camps and coaching in Boulder. Winter […]

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Phil Zajicek and Chris Baldwin, pro cyclists, at Active at Altitude

Altitude training has long been a part of a pro cyclists training program – no wonder that so many cyclists and triathletes come to Boulder, renowned as an altitude training mecca.  I had been wondering for a while if the rarefied air and higher altitude here in Estes Park would make it an attractive place […]

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Vasque Transistor FS – shoe review

One of the challenges I have found with trail running, especially on technical trails, is finding a shoe that is light weight,  protective, yet also has a low profile so that I get to feel the terrain under my feet and can react quickly to changes in surface.  I was excited to have the opportunity […]

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Icespike review – the ultimate non-slip shoe system

Living in Estes Park, CO, near RMNP, is a trail runner’s paradise.  Huge variety of trails over varying terrain with majestic views of the Rocky Mountains.  The only drawback is that once Winter sets in and the snows arrive, running on trails, or even roads at times, can get sketchy. I’d been using YakTrax since […]

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