Rollerski Alamosa, Colorado

If you live in Colorado, you are aware of the different ‘hubs’ of athletic training and pursuit – Boulder (triathlon, cycling, running), Colorado Springs (Olympic Training Center), Steamboat Springs (nordic combined, ski jumping), Aspen and Vail (alpine, freestyle), Durango, Gunnison, Leadville (mountain biking, ultra-marathoning)….and Alamosa (collegiate distance running and rollerskiing). Wait….what was that last thing?Continue reading “Rollerski Alamosa, Colorado”

Saukeye Loop (Bad Medicine Lake, Minnesota)

“Where are you headed?” a voice from the bedroom asked as I slowly and quietly slipped into my running shoes early one summer morning, so as to not wake anyone else in the cabin. Apparently, I had failed. “Saukeye,” I mumbled back in a half asleep voice as I fumbled with the bug spray andContinue reading “Saukeye Loop (Bad Medicine Lake, Minnesota)”

Book Review: A Life Without Limits – A Champion’s Story by Chrissie Wellington

I spent the week in Eugene, Oregon working the NCAA Division I track meet for the 5th year in a row. This place has become sort of a second home for me; going back to 2014, when I made my first visit, I’ve been fortunate enough to work 5 DI meets (5 days each), oneContinue reading “Book Review: A Life Without Limits – A Champion’s Story by Chrissie Wellington”

Colorado Springs Marathon (August-Sept)

My first marathon was the Colorado Springs Marathon, which took place at the end of September. My logic going in was that, even though I didn’t have a very long build-up (only about 6-8 weeks of focused training), I would race it in trainers at more of my long-run pace anyway and use it asContinue reading “Colorado Springs Marathon (August-Sept)”