The National High School Trail Championship (NHSTC) is a trail race for high school athletes. The inaugural event debuts Saturday, July 29, 2017 in Salida, Colorado.
Have you ever seen animal tracks in the snow, and wondered what animal made those tracks? Here’s a useful guide to tell the difference between canine tracks (dogs, coyotes, foxes) and feline tracks (bobcats, mountain lions, lynx).
Most people are squeezing in runs when they can in their busy lives. Many people finish a run and then rush off to do something else. Studies have shown that eating quality food within 30 minutes of finishing a run helps you recover better and faster from that run. A tip is to prepare a […]
The CCRC Banquet may be the biggest and best (eating) event of the year, so you want to be at your best and peak at the right time. This is the big event you want to give your all at: you want to really “bring it”! 1) Lay down a good base. Hopefully you have […]
DEATH ON THE TRAIL By Steven Garand A lifeless body is draped over the dirt and rocks on a park trail. Even though it was a tragic running accident, I am still the one responsible. Heading out on a cool clear Sunday morning, the 16 mile run promised to be a pleasant relaxing jaunt. A […]
We have noticed a larger than normal number of ‘new’ runners out recently. This could be a sign of spring, the “marathon effect” where runners start after a large race in town, or perhaps we were so bundled up all winter we could not see them. For whatever the reason, we hope these ‘new’ runners […]
I had the opportunity to hear a lecture by Dr. Ken Cooper at the Cooper Institute in Dallas recently. As you may know he coined the term “aerobics” in the late 60’s and was very influential in promoting running and other aerobic exercise to improve the health of the common man. Although most of Dr. […]
Runners have noticed more big rattlesnakes than ever before this summer. Another sign of Global Warming? An 18″ rattler appeared between the railroad rails after the Spiral Drive Run, directly in the spot people cross the tracks at the end of F St! A 5 foot snake was killed by a car on CR 175 […]
Coffee lovers, hoist your cups. Stopping at Starbucks before going out for a long run or bike ride is no longer a no-no, exercise researchers say. By Jack Cox Denver Post Staff Writer Contrary to what many trainers and coaches have maintained over the years, caffeine won’t leave you dehydrated and can actually improve your […]
Caffeine is the most widely used pharmacologically active compound in the world, with coffee consumption averaging 5 cups per week per person around the globe. Following are the caffeine contents for a selection of common beverages. Starbucks Grande – 16 oz. cup: 259mg Full Throttle – 16 oz. can: 144mg Black coffee – 8 oz. […]