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anyone in Boulder/Denver area?
hey all, I just moved to Boulder. Does anyone on this community live here? I would like meet up with other runners in the area.         
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Quote from Glenn Cunningham
    All runners should know the story of Glenn Cunningham. At age eight, his legs were badly burned in a fire, and he was told he would never walk again. But the determined lad wouldn't listen to doctors, and he vowed he would walk, and even run again. Eventually he would set the mile world record and win a silver medal in the 1936 Olympic 1500.   
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ccalfee Valued Contributor replied
What a great quote.  Thanks for sharing and reminding all of us what we are truly running against w... more
State of running specialty stores
What is the overall state of running specialty stores. It seems many are struggling, losing out to the lower prices of internet outlets. Personally, I don't mind paying a bit more from a local store, since I feel I get so much more for my time and effort. And they serve several valuable services to the local running community, with training programs, race promotion, and equipment advice.   What's your take on this?
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ccalfee Valued Contributor replied
Many of your responses have been from individuals who use/value the running specialty store.  They ... more
What are your parameters for treadmill running?
When do you stay indoors to run? Is it temperatures? Rain? Injury rehab? Or do you just avoid it?
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runner26 Occasional Contributor replied
I'm a transplant from CA to PA.  I train on a Nordic Track Ski machine when there is snow on the gr... more
Palestine Marathon
I just registered for the March 31, 2017, Palestine Half Marathon .  It's in it's 5th year.  It was successfully organized by "Right to Movement" , a non profit global running community for the first 4 years.   The race grew from 700 runners in the inaugural race in 2013 to 5000 runners in 2016.  "Right to Movement" was founded in April 2013 with the goal to "promote the basic human right to freedom of movement as stipulated under Article 13 in the Human Rights Charter – and to tell a new story about Palestine."   Article 13. (1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state. (2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country. Part of the dilemma has been how to lay out a 26.2 mile marathon course in an area where movement is restricted.  This years race will be organized by the Palestine Olympic Committee.   Races include a full marathon,  half marathon, 10k and a family race.   Register here!!!
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Frisky Goat Winter Series
Anyone else doing a "test run" of their 2017 New Years Resolutions?  What are your running goals for 2017? Frisky Goat Winter Series: 5k series December 4, 11, 18 and January 1, 2017. https://raceroster.com/…/20…/10810/frisky-goat-win ter-series
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Emmarunner Valued Contributor replied
hi @runner26 Oh thanks for letting me know! I'm actually interviewing for a job in Chicago.. so th... more
Maratón de La Habana-MARABANA
El Capitolio, modeled after the US Capitol building in Washington DC, was the seat of government in Cuba until after the Cuban Revolution in 1959. © 2015 Susan M Hall On November 15, 2015, I joined 567 Americans and ran the Maratón de La Habana-MARABANA 21K   In my case it was as simple as checking a box on the Travel Affidavit for general license category 8. "Public Performances, Clinics, Workshops, Athletic & Other Competitions and Exhibitions."   Americans can now purchase direct flights from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Havana, Varadero and Santa Clara, Cuba on Southwest Airlines. THE RACE The MaraCuba 4k "fun run" takes place the day before the marathon on Physical Culture and Sports Day.   Later that afternoon runners meet up at the Ciudad Deportiva for a pasta dinner followed by a race course review.    The Maratón de La Habana-MARABANA 21K starts in front of El Capitolio.  It runs along the Malecón, past the Hotel Nacional, the recently re-opened U.S. Embassy and the Plaza de la Revolución before finishing at El Capitolio.    The full Maratón de La Habana-MARABANA is two loops.   Aid stations are stocked with clear plastic bags of lime and fruit punch flavored water.   A high point of the race was the elderly Cuban women sitting on the curb shouting “corre" as I slowed to a race walk, arms pumping wildly, up a long gradual hill.   For American runners the good news is 1 km goes by a lot faster than 1 mile.   At the finish line runners are funneled into a courtyard where Cuban runners compete for foreign runners shoes.  I gave my size 10 Brooks Glycerins to a female runner that I had met the day before at the 4k.  Post race  I stocked up on water and two cinnamon raison buns  at the panadería   next to the Inglaterra Hotel.   This years Maratón de La Habana-MARABANA  takes place on November 20, 2016.
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runner26 Occasional Contributor replied
I didn't run the Marabana this year.  Maybe next year.  I've got the Palestine Half Marathon and th... more
From burnt out to new life.
Last Feb I complete my first ultra marathon...perevious to that I had been doing a race or two a month from November to then. Everything ranging from 5ks to full marathons. Thinking it would better prepare me for the ultra. (side note I also suffered an injury and was in a boot two weeks prior to my ultra) Little did I know it was the start of a disaster. After the ultra I felt like i had run enough miles to last me a life time. I was completly burnt out. After a couple of months of trying to run again and not being able to go more than 5-15mins with out stopping... It not that I was hurting. Its not that I was out of shape. My mental and physical side were not working together and I just couldnt do it. Just going a mile was hard.  I moved to cycling. I bought a mountain bike and was riding with one of my friends, After the summer I thought surely now I will be able to put miles back in. NOPE. Still burnt out. Recently ( Sept.) I have started running again consistantly with a push from a few friends getting me back into races.    I always thought being burnt out was just a thing people said when they wanted to be lazy. But it is real. Luckily I turned 30 and that has given me an extra boost to still try to prove I can run a PR in something. And it has given me the fire I needed again. Chasing dreams and PRs is what has given me my new life with running. I have also redefined my thinking on training and racing. I don't ever want to have another burn out time in my life. I also dont think I ever want to run another ultra marathon.
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marpr227 Founding Runner replied
A couple of thoughts here.   We not only need physical rest, but mental rest. For me, burnout is ... more
Running Partner
I want to run a marathon but my current running partner doesn't like to run more than about 10 miles and I have no idea how to even find a new running partner to train up to a marathon. I'm young and I've got a pretty slow pace. Does anybody have any tips for finding a new running partner?
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EricLuedeman Frequent Contributor replied
Great ideas about the local running clubs and running stores.  You could post here where you are fr... more
Army Ten Miler
Is anyone running the Army Ten Miler In Washington DC this October 9, 2016? Stop by the  Military Officers Association of America  tent after the race for a drink or food.   Run Happy! Run for life! DB
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