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4452 total / 804 in 2014
Goal:

2014: one last double-stroller PR before the window closes; 50 mile run, improvements of 20 and 30 minutes in PPA and PPM

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  1. Shared Photo

    Double stroller for sale. Asking $50.
    Tracks well and very stable/comfortable for fast running or shopping/zoo trips.

    • Karla G.
      Karla G.

      Thats funny cuz we just put our double on craigslist today too!

      2 days ago Like1 person

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    • April R.
      April R.

      Sounds good. The one I have I hate the tires. They always need air and still pulls to one direction. How's this one? I don't want to buy another lemon!!

      2 days ago Like

    • Tyler S.
      Tyler S.

      Sent you a message. I've had similar luck with stroller tires losing air over time, but with new tubes this one seems to make it a few days between refills.
      I don't feel like it pulls at all.
      I've run very fast with it on straightaway and around SCP trails.
      It's a step below my single BOB, and not pretty, but feel like it's reliable and solid.

      2 days ago Like

  2. VELO
    good Sunday constitutional 35 mi 02:10 16.2mph pace

    Larger Afton loop including Cheney Lake. Can't add the south stretch yet as a bridge is out. Which was fine with us. Started strong, but gassed at the end.

  3. RUN
    good Meh 4.6 mi 00:34 07:23 pace

    First run since Pikes Peak.
    Did not feel natural or pleasant.

    Ran West from the NW Y and went up the biggish Hill and back. Couple of short walk breaks mixed in and uncounted.

    Broke the ... read more

  4. VELO
    great Afton loop 24 mi 01:35 15.2mph pace

    Nice, easy ride with Fish and Carl, followed by moving chicken coop to its foundation, and then several beers before 10am on a Sunday.
    Fellowship.

  5. Shared Photo

    The belly may not be as trim as it once was, but the brain was focused.

  6. RUN
    great Pikes Peak Marathon 26.2 mi 07:00 16:01 pace

    Always a little nerve-wracking waking up sore, and getting ready to run twice as far as the previous day.
    The weather was even a bit warmer than the previous day, so I went shirtless from the star... read more

    • Tyler S.
      Tyler S.

      there was a lot of stop and go traffic, and my time and focus suffered.
      Was shooting for at least a 4:20 (appropriate for Colorado, no?), but crossed the top mat at 4:26. Did my usual thing and ducked behind the volunteers to soak in the view and eat some fruit in peace out of the fray.
      4 minutes passed, and I headed back down at 4:30, which made my descent math easy.
      My PR was 7:05, and I had a stretch goal of 7:00, so I started to head down at a good clip before being bottle-necked by a group

      about 1 month ago Like

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    • Barry S.
      Barry S.

      Excellent recap and thoughts! Fantastic race, congrats on the PR!

      about 1 month ago Like1 person

    • Jerry
      Jerry

      Nice race and narrative.

      about 1 month ago Like

  7. RUN
    great Pikes Peak Ascent 13.3 mi 04:07 18:34 pace

    It was a hot day, and my legs felt sluggish from the start.
    Lee wanted me to run with him, but we both had that half-step ahead thing going, and I never really found a comfortable rhythm.
    I didn&#x... read more

    • Shane
      Shane

      guess that shows you biking can keep you in pretty decent shape for a race like this even

      about 1 month ago Like1 person

  8. RUN
    great Manitou Incline 3.5 mi 01:55

    Took a leisurely stroll up the Manitou Incline with the wife on the Friday before the Pikes Peak Ascent.
    Our first time; wanted to get it in before the renovation project.
    Really a neat trail. My ... read more

  9. Alright, Pikes Peakers.
    How do you get your photos? My methods aren't working.

    • Tom S.
      Tom S.

      Pull up the results on the Pikespeakmarathon.org web site and click on the Marathonphoto box and follow instructions. This is a special day for me. I helped an engineer with the computer.

      about 1 month ago Like

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    • Karlee M.

      Too bad they didn't hire Running Connection. I'd give them to you for free!

      about 1 month ago Like1 person

    • Tyler S.
      Tyler S.

      You've got it right, Barry.
      Just like with most services and food products, I'd rather support local mom-and-pops, and they generally offer better products for lower prices.
      Marathonfoto is right up there with Ticketmaster and Active.com with extortion by lack of competition.

      about 1 month ago Like

  10. VELO
    great Afton ride 32 mi 02:00 16.0mph pace

    Nice morning ride with Fisher, Dean, and Carl.
    Almost no traffic, smooth roads, only a slight breeze and mild temps.
    Doesn't get much better.
    Helped a rider headed the other direction c... read more

  11. RUN
    great Hey, Rocky... 13.1 mi 01:53 08:37 pace

    ... watch me pull a half Mary out of my a**.

    A little last minute cramming for Pikes Peak on the red clay rolling hills of Kingman, KS.
    My last run over 6 miles was in April.

    Felt pretty good.... read more

    • Crey R.
      Crey R.

      Good run. It was nice running the hills with you this morning.

      about 1 month ago Like

    • Tom S.
      Tom S.

      Fresh muscles, positive attitude, you're 2/3 there. Breathing will be your velocity factor on Saturday. You might surprise yourself.

      about 1 month ago Like

    • Barry S.
      Barry S.

      I told the guy I was running with this morning that I'm predicting a strong weekend for you at PP. Glad you joined us, nice job!

      about 1 month ago Like

    • Becky S.
      Becky S.

      I agree w/Barry!

      about 1 month ago Like

  12. RUN
    good Incline treadmill 5.02 mi 00:55 10:57 pace

    Late night home treadmill; the last resort for a busy suburbanite who's done too little training for a big race.

  13. FIT
    good Core Class 00:30

    Been awhile.
    As gawky as my wedding dancing.

  14. RUN
    great More Ozarks 5.54 mi 01:01 11:00 pace

    Another round similar to yesterday. Loop was a 15% grade, 1/8 mile hill, 1/4 mile switchback trail, and a mix of +/- 9% grade on the rest.
    Practiced power walking on mile 4 loop, and still m... read more

  15. RUN
    good Mt. Ozark 5.15 mi 01:00 11:39 pace

    Good effort run while on vacation at Lake of the Ozarks.
    Found a 1/8 mile, 15% grade hill next to where were staying. Wife joined me for the first half. Neighbor also offered up a switchback t... read more

  16. RUN
    great Incline treadmill 3 mi 00:33 11:00 pace

    Put the kids to bed and headed to the Y to register for soccer.
    Had just enough time before close to squeeze in 30 minutes, so I hit up the treadmills.
    9% for 0.75 running pace of 9:00 - 10:00
    15% ... read more

    • April R.
      April R.

      Pretty awesome. Most of us would be in our jammies after we put out kids to bed with a good book and glass of wine!

      2 months ago Like1 person

    • Karla G.
      Karla G.

      dang it...forgot to sign up for soccer yesterday! Great workout for you tho

      2 months ago Like

  17. Shared Photo

    Not quite as dramatic as Tom's 2008 blizzard, but this was my intro to Pikes Peak in 2005.
    2 hours of hail, and stuck on the top for an extra 4 hours while they brought out snow plows.
    Those a... read more

    • Barry S.
      Barry S.

      I was surprised at how big the gift shop/cabin house is up top when we visited a couple of weeks ago. Were they able to let anybody in there during the storm?

      2 months ago Like1 person

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    • Tyler S.
      Tyler S.

      I loved it so much, I went back the next year, and almost every year since. Missed twice for sick babies, including the blizzard year.

      Check out the giant 301 Garmin on my wrist.

      2 months ago Like

    • Randy P.
      Randy P.

      I experienced both of those years. In 2005, we just made it down before they closed the roads. Tom, 2008 was my first double and the descent was terrible. Basically slid down on my butt for the three miles above treeline

      2 months ago Like

  18. VELO
    great Ghosts and rain 23 mi 01:22 16.8mph pace

    Afton route cycling with Fisher.
    Waited out (or so we thought) a storm to the north of us, but it retreated back to the SW, and we were caught in the middle of a heavy freezing rain/light hail stor... read more

    • Tom S.
      Tom S.

      We had gnats on our hill run yesterday also. Great source of low fat protein.

      2 months ago Like1 person

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    • Tyler S.
      Tyler S.

      Weather or no, we're all zombies doing a death-march at mile 10 and beyond, April.
      Unless you're super-human, which is entirely likely.

      2 months ago Like

    • April R.
      April R.

      I can assure you I am not. I will be the one squeaking the loudest and by squeaking I mean cursing.

      2 months ago Like

  19. RUN
    good DT Y track/stairs 3 mi 00:31 10:20 pace

    2.33 miles on the track + 4x5 sets of double-stepping stairs in the long stairwell.
    Sweaty.

  20. swim
    good Swim with Fish 1000 yd 00:18 31:07 pace

    First time in the water since January.
    Stroke did not feel smooth, but reasonably happy with my times and endurance.
    5x100
    10x50 alternating breast stroke and crawl every 25
    Run on track/stairs after.