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Race preparation tips

Race day is coming! You have been training, slowly building endurance, strength and speed, investing more time than you thought you had, and now that goal race you have been dreaming about is just a few days away. Especially if this is going to be your first race, you may have no idea of what[…]

Resolutions that stick!

It’s the second week of January, 2015. Did you make any resolutions this year? If you did, how is it looking so far? By now, 29% of people who made resolutions at the start of the year have already left the party…by the beginning of February, that number rises to 36%. Many of us make[…]

Estes Park as a Training Destination for Endurance Athletes

It seems the news that Estes Park, Colorado is an amazing training destination for endurance athletes is getting out there now! At the beginning of this year I was contacted by two ultra runners from Venezuela. They were looking to do a two week block of altitude training prior to running in an ultra marathon[…]

Second Annual Trail Running Conference announced

Event Director Terry Chiplin has announced that the 2nd Annual Estes Trail Ascent – Trail Running Conference will be held October 9-11, 2014, hosted at the historic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. After a successful inaugural Conference in June 2013, attendees and fans of the sport were canvassed to help determine the program for[…]

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[…]