4509 total / 861 in 2014

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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  • 11 miles
  • 01:58 time
  • 1311 calories
  • 3 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. RUN
    good PPP trail 5.57 mi 00:46 08:18 pace

    Nice cool morning on the trail.
    Shrieking hawks and bubbling creek.

  2. FIT
    good Core class 00:30

    Been awhile, but not as ugly as I'd expected.
    We'll see how I feel tomorrow.

  3. RUN
    good PPP 5.01 mi 00:42 08:17 pace

    Squishy run on the slightly muddy trails. Running into headwind when exposed on the east side of the trail.
    But any trail run beats the best sidewalk run.
    Ankle tender from inactivity and the prio... read more

    • Lee O.
      Lee O.

      Have not seen ya since PP. If possible come to Jen Christmas Light party. Good Run

      6 days ago Like1 person

  4. RUN
    good River run 3 mi 00:22 07:19 pace

    Had a few minutes to spare between work and the city bike/ped board meeting, so I changed clothes in my car (am I the only one who does this?) and got a quick run in along the river path.
    Beautiful... read more

    • Tom S.
      Tom S.

      I have changed clothes so many times in Big Blue that I sometimes at home I go out and change in the truck rather than in my bedroom.

      12 days ago Like1 person

    • Jerry

      All I know is Tom draws a crowd when he changes in truck at SCP (I observed this from distance).

      12 days ago Like1 person

  5. RUN
    good PPP trail 3.01 mi 00:24 07:53 pace

    Run at slightly muddy PPP trail while the family collected twigs for a holiday project.
    Felt decent.

  6. RUN
    good Neighborhood loop 3.54 mi 00:28 07:47 pace

    Pre-work run to try to shake off the funk and achy muscles.
    Felt okay, but going to take some time to rebuild.

    Frozen dog turds and dried leaves look remarkably similar on an unlit sidewalk in the... read more

    • Jennifer S.
      Jennifer S.

      at least they were frozen

      19 days ago Like1 person

    • Amy M.
      Amy M.

      shake it off, shake shake it off. sorry, were you singing taylor swift? nice job getting out there... and hopefully dodged all the dog bombs.

      19 days ago Like1 person

    • Tyler S.
      Tyler S.

      I'm aware of that song's existence, but have some how managed to avoid it.
      And all things Taylor Swift.
      Until i see evidence of a belly-button in all of those mid-riff outfits, I'm writing her off as an alien/cyborg.

      18 days ago Like

  7. RUN
    good PPP trail 4 mi 00:32 08:00 pace

    Got a weekend trail run in to burn off some turkey while the weather was nice.
    Felt much less natural than the over-eating.

  8. RUN
    Such a small town 3 mi 00:24 07:56 pace

    Was back in my hometown for my uncle's funeral, and decided to break out of this long inactive spell.
    Ran across town, over the train viaduct (pretty steep hill) out of town, around the nearb... read more

  9. RUN
    great PPP with the wife 4.02 mi 00:42 10:31 pace

    Got a baby-sitter and had a running date with the wife at PPP.
    Weather was amazing.

  10. VELO
    good Feels like Fall 26 mi 01:47 14.6mph pace

    Nice rural sunrise ride with Fish and Carl.
    Easy pace as its been awhile for all of us.
    Millet and Sorghum fields changing to that rust color that says Fall. Cool temps and just the right amo... read more

  11. 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!

      3 months 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!!

      3 months 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.

      3 months ago Like

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. Shared Photo

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

  16. 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

      4 months ago Like

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    • Barry S.
      Barry S.

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

      4 months ago Like1 person

    • Jerry

      Nice race and narrative.

      4 months ago Like

  17. 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

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

      4 months ago Like1 person

  18. 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

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

    • Tom S.
      Tom S.

      Pull up the results on the 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.

      4 months ago Like

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    • Karlee M.

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

      4 months 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 with extortion by lack of competition.

      4 months ago Like