Peaks and Valleys: Dan Hobbs and the 14er self-supported record

As Dan Hobbs’ eyes ricochet off his suit coat and out his Rand Tower office window at the Marquette Avenue traffic below, his mind can’t help but wander back to Colorado. In 2013, he bolted for the mountains, convinced they could heal him from severe depression. It worked. He hiked all 58 14,000-foot peaks inContinue reading “Peaks and Valleys: Dan Hobbs and the 14er self-supported record”

Marcione: Chris on kick, part 1

It has often perplexed me why there is so little love for classic skiing in Colorado, and why many people default to skating. With the dry snow and endless gradual to moderate climbs, Colorado should be producing an army of classic striders. Let’s be honest, skate skiing can be miserable for a good chunk ofContinue reading “Marcione: Chris on kick, part 1”

The Winter Ironman Buyer’s Guide

“Getting out the door is the hardest part,” Garrick Larson told me as I trudged down from his corner balcony office in the winter of 2013, layered up in the toughest running gear I owned. During my junior track season, the Fargo-Moorhead region was blessed with a month-long stretch where the high never eclipsed 5Continue reading “The Winter Ironman Buyer’s Guide”

The Subaru Factory Team

Part 2 of our Visma Ski Classics special. We talk about the importance of developing a top to bottom, cradle to the grave, community based ski club which is anchored by a loppet/Visma Ski Classics team. Why the support of such a team (Visma Ski Classics) is vital to the overall health of skiing in the US.

Would having a Visma Ski Classics team in the US improve the overall health of the sport in the country?

Part 1 of 3 – Visma Ski Classics Special: The state of marathon racing in the US, its relationship to club/community based ski programs, and how both affect you ……and Jessie Diggins. “My vision was to have a high-level program that was community-based, that the community supported and was behind and felt part of. IContinue reading “Would having a Visma Ski Classics team in the US improve the overall health of the sport in the country?”

Cross Country Collections:

Elijah De La Cerda I said, “Mom, what if I don’t win?” She just looked at me, shrugged, and said “As long as you try your hardest it’s ok.” Ever heard a coach, scout, or sports writer say, “You’ll want to keep your eyes on this kid,” before? It seems like we hear those wordsContinue reading “Cross Country Collections:”

Cross Country Collections: Reader Participation Desired!

We want YOUR stories and memoirs about those workouts that never should have happened A 15 miler starting at 11:00 PM. 5×1 mile at race pace after a 13 hour work day. 50 mile an hour winds. -50 degrees. 50 mile an hour winds and -50 degrees (also known as FARGO). A run in aContinue reading “Cross Country Collections: Reader Participation Desired!”