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Dan King in the Cross Country field at Worlds Masters Championships

Running Royalty – Masters Runner Dan King

This piece originally appeared the first ever Boulder Running Journal. “Dan King” rang out in both English and in Spanish over the loudspeaker at the 1500 meter finals in the main stadium in Lyon, France. He took a step forward and gave a one handed wave to the

Boulder Running Journal - #seenonmyrun

Seen On My Run Contributor: Amy Machael

On any given day on my Instagram feed, I can’t help but be inspired with images that runners take as they are out on their runs. In the early morning light, on mountain tops, through the snow, with and without friends. We wanted to celebrate those moments in the pages of the first

Imposter, Poser, or a Real Runner?

By Amanda McCracken Here in Boulder we work with and train alongside world class athletes. We have humble friends who have Olympic silver medals tucked away in drawers. We swim in the lane next to the triathlete who just won the Ironman championship. On the

Boulder Running Journal - Inspire

Inspire

As we recently controlled the on-screen presentation behind the scenes at the Fourth Annual Boulder Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony we admired the depth and breadth of talented individuals who were highlighted on the bright front-lit screen. Standing on stage were athletes who had

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Denver Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Volunteer Recap

The volunteer check in was located behind a giant row of port-o-lets on the south west corner of Civic Center park next to the Stadium. Medium shirt, check, name tag, check. Stand around and wait to get picked like a kid for kickball, check. I just happened to be standing near 2 other lost souls looking for a chance to help when the lead coordinator Michelle pointed at the three of us and assigned us to the VIP area. Excellent!

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Start

Over the last 16 months I’ve been through stress fractures in each foot and now a broken collarbone. In between the injuries I took my workouts as they came. Water running, elliptical trainers, a run here, a bike ride there. No real plan, just glad to be out on the roads and trails again. But there has to be more…

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Starting off the year right

I believe am not alone in the quest for starting off the year in the right direction, setting expectations through my initial run.

Recovering from a late New Year’s Eve and spending time with my family all morning, it wasn’t till after three in the afternoon when I headed out with no real plans on a course except to just head up to the trails. With YakTrax in hand, I started slowly up to Bear Creek Trail below NCAR. The dirt service road was packed with snow

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Thanksgiving Traditions: Turkey Trot Recap

I am not so great about keeping traditions. Its not that I don’t want to make and keep with them. I love the idea of doing something annually for the sake of consistency, meeting up with friends new and old, and now introducing my children to those things I love and feel are important. I believe this is the allure of the Turkey Trot as part of our holiday tradition.

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Letting Go

On a run a few weeks ago, I ran by a row of young trees lining a road that had failed to relinquish their leaves to the season. I thought it odd at the time, but given the warm weather, not surprising perhaps.

Lately I’ve really been feeling the effects of living. The delicate balance of work, family, social, community and of course running isn’t quite in-sync.

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Take a left, or go straight if you choose

“Zen and the Art of the Easy Run” – I took it out a bit too fast yesterday. Headed out at a pace that felt comfortable at first then progressively got faster. For all intents and purposes this became what Greg McMillan would call a Fast Finish run. So today I needed to go easy. But going easy can be tough. Read how I got through it.

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Saturday Morning Social

I often run alone, so when my wife informed me she wasn’t going to join her regular Saturday morning running group, I was excited of the opportunity to get out and be social.

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Denver Marathon Recap

Marathon morning is usually full of preparation, jitters, butterflies and nervousness for runners. All those months of training leading up to the big day. I was hoping to run in the Marathon today, but due to my recent injury, I instead committed to riding the lead bike for the Half Marathon Women’s race.