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Runners and Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue on the bottom surface of the foot extending from the heel toward the toes. The pain is usually characterized by extreme pain and stiffness upon initial weight bearing in the morning, with the intensity decreasing as the foot “warms up.” Typically, plantar fasciitis is caused by stress to the plantar tissue resulting from increased activity, intrinsic muscle fatigue or weakness, chronic overuse, or a repetitive pull on its origin.

Cherry Creek Sneak Adds 10 Mile Course in 2012

New for the 2012 race, the Cherry Creek Sneak is now offering a 10 mile course boasting beautiful views of Denver exploring the historic Cherry Creek North neighborhoods and a great turn through one of Denver’s classic parks, Cheeseman Park. Map Included

Favorite Things - Holiday Gifts for runners

Favorite Things: Holiday Gift Ideas

Here is a short list of my favorite things in 2011. Things that made me happy, kept me healthy and that challenged me personally and as a runner. There is also a theme through these products, they are all from people who are highly passionate about running and sports!

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Greenbriar Bluestem Connector Trail to Open in December

Construction on the new Greenbriar Connector Trail began last fall. The trail is expected to be opened December 8, 2011., it was identified in the West TSA Plan. The connector will provide neighborhood access from Greenbriar Blvd to the Big Bluestem Trail near Thomas Lane.

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CU Men Place Third At NCAA Championships

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Senior Richard Medina raced to an eighth-place finish on the cross country course as the No. 6 University of Colorado men’s team placed third overall at the 2011 NCAA Cross Country Championships on Monday. “Third is a very good run for

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Olympic Level Training and Recovery Resources in Boulder

Professional athletes have access to a handful of specialists to keep them on their ‘A’ game. A team of massage therapists, coaches, chiropractors, recovery tools and services, gait analysis, blood lactate testing, and nutritionists. But what does the aspiring endurance athlete or the dedicated weekend warrior who is dedicated to training at a high level?

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Boulder’s Rizzo eighth in Marathon at Pan American Games

Patrick Rizzo of Team USA finished eighth in the men’s marathon in two hours, 21 minutes, 58 seconds on the final day of competition at the XVI Pan American Games Sunday.

Rizzo, 28 who trains in Boulder while working for Runners Roost, said he didn’t have any problem with the mile high altitude (elevation 5,138 feet) for the race, which included four laps on a 10,000-meter course along Avenue Vallarta by the Arcos de Guadalajara Monument to downtown Guadalajara.

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Buffs Capture First Ever Pac-12 Conference Titles

The University of Colorado cross country teams won the first ever Pac-12 Conference titles in any sport on Saturday morning, sweeping the men’s and women’s races at the Wigwam Golf Course. “I would give each team an ‘A’ for today’s performance,” head coach Mark Wetmore said. “They came out and raced what they were capable of and some even exceeded expectations. It was a good day and we couldn’t have asked for much more from either team.”

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Fall Races and Events

Its that time of the year for costumes and cross country races. Sometimes mixed together. Get out and enjoy the fall weather and colors in these fun fall races!

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Boulder Sports Hall of Fame Inducts its First Class

Boulder has been long recognized as a mecca for endurance athletes. Recently, Craig Alexander won his third Ironman title, while Jenny Simpson a former CU Buff took the gold at the World Champs, Emma Coburn won NCAAs and U.S. track titles, along with Taylor Phinney

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Rock n Roll Denver Fitness and Health Expo

So many fun things to do and hear at the Rock n Roll Denver Marathon and Half Marathon Health and Fitness Expo on Friday and Saturday. Stop by the Brooks Running Cavalcade of Curiosities where you can win prizes at Skee ball, win shoes, have

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Medina and Kipp Lead Buffs To Victory at Shootout

Senior Richard Medina and sophomore Shalaya Kipp led the University of Colorado cross country teams to victory at the 26th Annual Rocky Mountain Shootout at the Buffalo Ranch on CU’s South Campus. Both Medina and Kipp took first place overall to earn their first Rocky Mountain Shootout crowns.

Medina won the 8-kilometer race with the fourth fastest time ever in course history, crossing the finish in 24 minutes, 39 seconds. The Grand Junction, Colo. native redshirted last season, so this was his first cross country race in almost two years.

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Buffs Start Strong At Time Trial

The University of Colorado’s cross country season got off to a great start on Saturday morning at the CU Time Trial with strong performances from the No. 4 ranked women and No. 7 ranked men’s teams.

It’s a CU tradition to let a freshman runner cross the finish first at the time trial and this year the winners were Rachel Baptista and Ammar Moussa. Baptista won the women’s 5.8-kilometer race in 21 minutes, 44 seconds and Moussa won the men’s 8k in 26:06.