Triathlon training camps with Active at Altitude

Triathlon is becoming big business – races sell out quicker year on year, race entries increase just as sharply, and more and more athletes turn to triathlon, try it, like it, and stay. The sport demands a lot of dedication, especially if you have committed to a full Ironman – 140.6 is a very long […]

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Inertia, by Melody Fairchild

Melody Fairchild, my good friend, running buddy, and member of the coaching team for Active at Altitude and Running Vacations,  crafted this beautiful piece a few weeks back on her thoughts about training at this time of year – Inertia. With her permission, I recreate the words on this post – enjoy! INERTIA   As […]

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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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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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