Wednesday June 22, 2011 is Boulder and Denver's Bike to Work day. There will be lots of great breakfast stations for two wheeled commuters. One group will travel on bike from Boulder to Denver, and another will make part of the trip in running shoes.
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
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.
Distance: 9mi Date: Nov 8 Time: 9am
Distance: 5k Date: Thurs Nov 26 Time: 10am
Distance: 5k Date: Sun Nov 15 Time: 9:30am Where: Boulder Rez
It seems in Boulder we have been waiting all year for it to snow. There have several false starts to our snowy season, but its been light at best. Until now. The social network has been all a twitter with updates about the snow. All the discussion was getting me pumped to get out.
With the wind at my back and fresh legs the Big Dry Creek trail lulled me into a false sense of fitness. My legs turned over quickly and my breath was barely audible as I relaxed into the pace.
Hundreds of runners in the USA have posted their running routes, charity beneficiaries, in preparation for the International Day of Running held November 8th this year.
Great opportunity to run a cross country race in downtown Denver. The course is a 2km grass loop in Wash Park. Men & Women will run at the same time, but women will be diverted to the finish after three laps (6k) and men will run four laps (8k)
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.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For those of you in Boulder, please join us at the Newton Running Lab at noon every Tue-Sat. in Oct. for a group run/walk and wear pink!