Incline Club 1999 Archives

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Incline Club Sunday Workouts1
1999 season

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Rick H    ***P******************** ******* *******M38
Glen A    * * * ** ***************V**** **********A35
Larry M   * *P****** *1******* *** ********* ***** 34
Matt C    ***P********4***********V******  *** * * 34
Cindy O   ***P********4** *** **** *** *     *** *A30
Yvonne F    *    *    1***********V**** *  *** ***A27
Paul S    ***    *  **** ******* *  *   *   ******M25
Neal T    * *  ***** *3 ******* ** **    * *  ***  25
Mike P      *  *******2*********** **** *          25
Dan V     ***P*******    * ******* **  *      **  A24
Teresa T  * *  ***** *3 ***** * ** **    * *  ***  24
Stu N            ******** *******   **   ** * * *  22
Linda R   *  P* ******2 *  ** **     ** *****      22
John R                    * ****** ******* * *****B21
Jim A     ***P********4**               *  ** ** *A21
Ben C                *** *******     ** *** *****  20
Panda K9  *** ******* 2 * * * * **   * *       *   20
Anthony S                *********  **  **  ** ***A19
Mike S                3**** * ****  **    * **** *A19
Keith G    ** ******* * *******  *         *       19
Cisco K9  *** ********2******           *          19
Bonnie M  *** ****** *1 *    * * *      **  *      18
Don R          ****** *******  *   **    *         17
Louise E         ** **2******** **V* *             17
Lynn H     **        *1 ** **  ***   *       * * *A16
Timothy E  **P** **       **     *V *** * *    *  B16
Squeeza K9 ** *   * * 2******** **                 16
Thula K9  *** *     * 2******** **                 16
Steve M                       *    ***  **********A15
Gary H      *     ** *1  * ** ***    *      *    *A15
Annemarie W        ***   * *  ***  ****     **    A15
Robert R  * *P* ******2**      *          **       15
Kevin A   * * **********  *            *           14
Kelly M    * P***** **  ** * **  *                 14
Tony E                        ** *V **  *   ******M13
Jack R    * *          * *     *        **   *****A13
John O    ***P***  *             *           *** *A13
David P                  *  * * *  ** *     ***** M13
Chris T            ***  ****   *   ***      *     M13
Alex N             * *1*  * ** * * * *     * *     13
Kevin C   *    *  *     *  *  *        *  * ** **  12
Mariko S    *   ***  *4* *  *               ** *   12
Mike L    **  *   * * 3 *   *  *     *  *    *     12
Johan E   *** *     * 2*  ***   **                 12
Carol S   ***P * *     **               *   *    *M11
Lon R       *     *   2**       *   ***    *      A11
Todd B               *4***  ** *   ***             11
Jerry L              *2* ** ****    **             11
Chris B   ***   **   *3  ** * *                    11
Valerie P  *                  ** *         * * ***A10
JD M             * *   *  *              * * * *** 10
Elliot H                * *** **    *    *        M9
Ivic K9     *   ***  *2* *  *                      9
Vickie M                               ****  **   A7
Scott J                         **  **         *** 7
Ramsay R    *   *       *   *     V          ***   7
Jannie R            *     *     ** *     *   *     7
Roger S          * ***               **  *         7
Tim A        P  *             **        **        M6
Nathon P                 * **       ***            6
Zebulon K9      *  * *        * **                 6
Paul D       P          ***                    *  A5
Eck Z                       * *        * *        M5
Jim S      **    *   *                            M5
Matt S                    *                     **A4
Marti C                                       ** *M4
Steve B                                 **    *   A4
Val S                                        *** * 4
John S               *    * *                 *    4
Lenore R                  * *      *    *          4
Nancy H      P** *         *                       4
Kate B          * *  * *                           4
Walt M          ****                               4
Mike D             *                            * A3
Marilyn W         *                         *     M3
Peg R             **                              M3
Greg V      *      *                              A3
Brent A   * *                                     A3
Chris N     *                        *         *   3
Sam (K9)                                **    *    3
Kelly E                  *      **                 3
Jimi S                     ** *                    3
Glenn T   * *       *                              3
Dave E                                         *  B2
Bill L                                       *    M2
Brenda C                                    *     M2
Joe C                                       *     M2
Dave R                              *             M2
Marilyn T                   *                     A2
Andy D                                     *    *  2
Sunny (K9)                                    **   2
Tundra K9                   *                 *    2
Tom K                      *                  *    2
Larry T                        **                  2
Helen S              *    *                        2
Lynn P                 **                          2
Miles K9      *         *                          2
Mark W               * *                           2
Greg T              *  *                           2
Joy T       *       *                              2
Weiser K9   *       *                              2
Nate K    * *                                      2
Bill P                                            A1
Charlie N                                         M1
Jim S                                             A1
Kevin B                                           A1
Marty T                                           A1
Matt V                                            A1
Mike K                                            A1
Nicole R                                          A1
Tim E                                             A1
Doug L                                          *  1
Randy K                                         *  1
Tammy L                                         *  1
Beth H                                         *   1
Sandy R                                        *   1
Norm F                                        *    1
Veronica O                                    *    1
Heather S                                    *     1
Joh S                                        *     1
Peter                                        *     1
Dave C                                    *        1
Carolyn C                                *         1
Heidi G                                  *         1
Kay L                                    *         1
Nancy A                                  *         1
Dave M                                  *          1
Paul B                                  *          1
Shawn F                                 *          1
Bob M                                *             1
Firefly                              *             1
Carson B                            *              1
Phylis D                            *              1
Bob O                              *               1
Thom S                           *                 1
Doug H                         *                   1
Jeff P                         *                   1
Mark B                        *                    1
Jonathan C                   *                     1
Blu K9                      *                      1
Charity P                   *                      1
Alan D                     *                       1
Carla A                    *                       1
Robin R                    *                       1
Mark S                   *                         1
Kim G                   *                          1
Jerry K                *                           1
Shawn T                *                           1
Ajax K9               *                            1
Sally K9             *                             1
Sam E                *                             1
John D             *                               1
Tom R              *                               1
Tracy D           *                                1
Daisy K9        *                                  1
Trent B     *                                      1
Adam F    *                                        1
Ashley E     P
Becky M      P
Benny S      P
Brandon C    P
Claudia G    P
Dennise V    P
DJ E         P
Emily M      P
Jerri M      P
Judy D       P
Kendra E     P
Lauren C     P
Noe G        P
Sheila A     P

1 Ordered by # of runs. Ties broken by most recent run and then by the # of runs in a row. After that the names appear in alphabetical order.

PP = Pikes Peak Race with a M being Marathon, A being Ascent and B being Both P = Party:-) Not counted in ranking
V = Volunteer for trail work. Not counted in ranking
1-4 = # of repeats on the Incline
Ajax is Kevin A’s dog
Blu is John S’s dog
Cisco is Jim A’s dog
Daisy is Tim A’s dog
Ivic is Mariko S’s dog
Miles is Nancy H’s dog
Panda is Cindy and John O’s dog
Sally is Mariko S’s roomate’s dog
Sam is Steve B’s dog
Squeeza and Thula are Johan E’s dogs
Sunny is Mike S’s dog
Tundra is John S’s dog
Weiser is Joy and Glenn T’s dog

Incline Club Thursday Workouts1
1999 season

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Rick H    *******************P*21
Matt C    ********** ********P*20
Yvonne F  ********** **  * **P*17
Lynn H    ** ***  *  ** *****P*15
Tim A      *  ***  * ** * ***P*13
Matt V    **** **** *   * *  P*13
Robert R  ** ** *  *** **  * P 12
Glen A    *** ** * **   *    P*11
Lon R         *** * *** ** **  11
Ben C      *     ***** *****   11
Larry M            ******* ** *10
Cindy O    * * ******      *  *10
Valerie P  * *       *  *****P 9
Timothy E *      **   *  ****P 9
Joe C             **** **** *  9
Matt S          * **** *** *   9
John R    *** ******           9
Bill P               ** ** **P*8
Mike S                *******P 8
Carol S        *** **  *    *P 8
Tony E    *   ** ***        *P 8
Linda R   **  *     ** **    P 8
Dan V      * **   **     ***   8
Jim A             *** *****    8
JD M                *  ** ***P 7
Amy G            ** * ****     7
Marilyn T            **    **P*6
Kevin B                 ***** *6
Val S                   *****P 6
Andy D               **  ****  6
Brenda C            ** ***  *  6
Leslie M          * * ***   *  6
Louise E  *** ***              6
Sunny (K9)              *****  5
Gary H          *     * *   *P 5
Vicky L            * *  **   P 5
David P              * ****    5
Jeff P         *  **  **       5
Ramsay R    * ****             5
Liz B                  **  **  4
Teddy M               ***   *  4
Mike L    * *            **    4
Dave R    *   *       *   *    4
Cisco (K9)        * * *  *     4
Trent B           **  *  *     4
Joan H     *   *     **        4
Nick B      * **  *            4
Sam (K9)          * *     *    3
Steve B           * *     *    3
Marilyn W *   *       *        3
Keith G     * **               3
Larry T    ***                 3
Bonnie M  *                  P 2
Ladd M    *                  P 2
Nate K             *     *     2
Anthony S           *   *      2
Paul S             *  *        2
Terre C            **          2
Zeb P              **          2
Rich D         *  *            2
Kelly E       **               2
Greg V    *  *                 2
Aleisha T                    P 1
Benny                        P 1
Brandon                      P 1
Chris N                      P 1
David E                      P 1
Devon                        P 1
Donna A                      P 1
Kali                         P 1
Lauren                       P 1
Nancy H                      P 1
Sarah                        P 1
Scott                        P 1
Steve A                      P 1
Elliot H                    *  1
Jonathan C                  *  1
Chris C                   *    1
Mike F                    *    1
Copper (K9)              *     1
Elizabeth S              *     1
Garrett E                *     1
George S                 *     1
Jeremy J                 *     1
Andy K             *           1
Dawn H             *           1
Eck Z              *           1
Garry P            *           1
Roger T            *           1
Jason H           *            1
Randy K           *            1
Annemarie W      *             1
Melanie D      *               1
Scott C        *               1
Todd B         *               1
Steve M       *                1
Chris B    *                   1
Jay B     *                    1
Mark W    *                    1
Mike D    *                    1
Sparky K9 *                    1
Walt M    *                    1

                 Workout protocols
1: Tempo run from Hydro Street to No Name Creek or 30
   minutes whichever comes first
2: 30 minutes alternating 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy
   from Hydro Street
3: The INCLINE as a handicaped tempo run with slowest
   runners going first
T: Some kind of taper run
R: Some kind of recovery run
P: Party:-) Incline Club party is counted in ranking
ALL runs end with four to six Hydro Street hill repeats
1 Ordered by # of runs. Ties broken by most recent run and then by the # of runs in a row. After that the names appear in alphabetical order.

Cisco is Jim A’s dog
Sam is Steve B’s dog
Sparky is Jay B’s dog
Sunny is Mike S’s dog

1999 Thursday Incline Times
Run Every Fourth Thursday
                All         |    
          1999  Time        | Apr   May   June  July  July
          PR    PR    Year  | 08    06    03    01    29
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Linda R   39:48   =         |       39:48
Robert R  39:42   =         | 43:14 39:42
Joe C     37:34   N         |             37:34       37:50
Marilyn W 36:48   N         | 37:31 36:48       40:32
Bill P    36:00   N         |                   36:00
Valerie P 34:57   =         |                         34:57
Joan H    34:37   N         |                   34:37
Paul S    33:42   N         |                   33:42
JD M      33:40   N         |                         33:40
Randy K   32:41   N         |             32:41
Kelly E   32:29   N         |       32:29
Marilyn T 32:10   N         |                   32:10
Lynn H    32:05 29:23 1998  | 32:51 32:05 37:30
Glen A    31:43 30:28 1998  | 32:02 31:43
Walt M    31:41   N         | 31:41
Timothy E 31:34   =         | 31:48       31:34 33:34
Louise E  31:09   =         | 31:53 31:09
Keith G   31:07 28:26 1998  |       31:07
Lon R     31:00 30:48 1998  |       31:43 31:00 31:25
Leslie M  30:56   N         |             30:56
Steve M   30:42   N         |       30:42
Dave R    30:11   N         | 33:16 31:48       31:04 30:11
Mark W    29:51   N         | 29:51
Val S     29:50   N         |                         29:50
Jay B     29:49   =         | 29:49
Yvonne F  29:46 28:08 1998  | 31:49 30:49 29:46 32:03
Mike S    29:33   N         |                   31:29 29:33
Ben C     29:23 27:11 1997  |             29:33       29:23
Kevin B   29:19   N         |                         29:19
Matt S    29:15   N         |             29:15
Jim A     28:55 26:29 1998  |             29:34 28:55
Nick B    28:43   =         |       28:43 29:19
Amy G     28:35   =         |             28:35
Bonnie M  28:25   N         | 28:25
Mike D    28:08   N         | 28:08
Larry M   27:40 25:40 1997  |                   27:40
Ramsay R  27:37 26:24 1998  |       27:37
Mike L    26:38   =         | 29:53                   26:38
Tony E    26:36   N         | 27:49 26:36 27:35
John R    26:09   N         | 28:43 26:09 26:59
Chris C   25:52   N         |                         25:52
Cindy O   25:15 24:28 1997  |             25:15
Tim A     25:14 24:38 1997  |       26:35       25:14
Rick H    24:58 24:43 1998  | 25:31 24:58 26:17 27:23
David P   24:36   N         |                         24:36
Trent B   24:30 24:05 1998  |             24:35 24:30
Andy D    24:33   N         |                   24:33 24:40
Steve B   23:53   N         |             24:34       23:53
Greg V    23:26   N         | 23:26
Dan V     22:30 20:30 1997  |       22:30 23:55       23:37
Matt V    22:26 20:43 1997  | 23:03       22:26       23:01
Jason H   22:20   =         |             22:20
Ladd M    22:18 19:56 1998  | 22:18
Rich D    20:49   N         |             20:49
Matt C    18:54 18:31 1998  | 19:48 19:15 18:54 23:29

 N = Newbie - first year to run the Incline with the club
Reverse ordered by best time run in 1999 — NOT all-time PR

8/26/1999 12 showed for a “social” run. We did a new trail and even checked out an abandoned railroad tunnel. We are now in off season mode. We should start up in November or December. In the meantime there will still be some group runs on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. going up the Incline.

8/21-22/1999 At least 52 people from the club did either the Pikes Peak Ascent or Marathon! This is a new record for the club and we also went from 5 top tens last year to 7 this year! Cindy O won the woman’s Ascent for the second year in a row. We had Paul D (8) and Dan V (9) in the top 10 of the men’s Ascent. Dave E (4), Paul S (8), Dave P (9) and Tim A (10) in the top 10 of the Men’s Marathon with John R and Rick H getting 12th and 14th. It was so cool to see 6 club members that close together that high up in the results! Most everyone from the club seemed pretty happy with their results. Another great year of training pays off:-)

8/19/1999 35 five people ate lots of food and broke the club record for number of people at a party. This was 2nd annual Incline Club awards party this time hosted by Robert and Linda Ronas. So far this year we have had 57 club workouts. Rick H was the top dog coming to 56 of them. 159 people and 17 dogs have been to an Incline Club workout!!! 84 people and 5 dogs on Thursdays, 134 people and 15 K9s on Sundays. 59 people and 3 K9s to both!!!

8/15/1999 23 showed for a fog fest. Cold kept the miles to a minimum but that was OK becase the work has been done — next week is the fun!

8/12/1999 26 people and a dog did a tempo run from the race start to various points along the course. This run was done at race pace so it should have been easier than our normal tempo run.

8/11/1999 Yvonne F. and I cut out the 7 trees on the Elk Park Trail. Brent A. stopped his run and helped with the last one. No trees are left and the trail is once again clear:-)

8/8/1999 25 came out for a wet shoe kind of trail run. The last couple of rains have beaten up the trail a bit. The Elk Park trail had water running down the trail in a few areas. Barr trail is still it’s roote/rocky self up to A-Frame. From there we encountered quite of few areas that are thick gravel from the rain washing it down. A little after the 2 mile to go point we came across NEW snow on the trail, about 3 inches deep. From there we got to see how the trail also acts as a steam as the snow melts from the mountain. So after running through slush today and snow/rain last week we are ready to take on any race conditions that mother nature serves up on race day.

8/5/1999 22 and a dog showed for 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy up the Barr Trail. Lots of joking around going on including threats of pulling down Larry M’s pants. During the Hydro Street hill repeats several had to do extra reps because others were stealing their hats and leaving them at the top of the road.

8/1/1999 35 people and a couple of dogs headed to Pikes Peak for a long run. About half the group started from the bottom to check their splits. We just missed a snow storm on the top and many of the hikers got caught!

7/29/1999 22 runners and two K9s came out today. 15 headed up the Incline for a 1 mile, 2,000 vertical foot tempo run. Mike L was the big winner setting an all-time PR by about a minute and taking 3:25 off for the year! Valerie P also set an all-time PR taking 2:35 off. Mike S also knocked a big chunk of time of with a 1:56 PR. Dave R took of 53 seconds and Steve B took of 41. Ben C was the other PR shaving a neat 10 seconds off of his best for the year.

7/25/1999 27 runners and 3 dogs were again all over the East face of Pikes Peak. Looks like I missed a good one while in Telluride!

7/22/1999 29 bipeds (a new Thursday club PR!) and 3 K9s started at Hydro Street and did 30 minutes of alternating 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy up the Barr Trail. The weather was perfect and made up for last week’s rainfest. Hydro street was taken over by the group for hill repeats after the main run.

7/18/1999 32 people ran all kinds of workouts on Pikes Peak today. Most started from Elk Park but there were others who ran from the top and some who started at the bottom. One small patch of snow (about 6 steps) is all that remains. After the run a group of us worked our way down the trail to help the Friends of the Peak, the Forest Dept and the PPM committee clear rocks off of the trail. The organized trail groups did the big stuff and worked the longest, we just cleared the little rocks. The first couple of switch-backs after the 16 Golden Stairs sign are in the best shape I have ever seen them and I would not be totally honest if I didn’t say I am going to miss the challenge that they used to present when they were a lot rougher. However I can’t wait to fly through that section now — from the sign to the summit now looks like a carpet:-)

7/15/1999 29 people and a dog got seriously wet today. Otherwise it was perfect and the wet trail made for some great traction. 7 of us headed over to the Cave of the Winds for a time trial afterwards.

7/11/1999 24 people showed for the Sunday long run. Most started from Elk park but several started from the bottom. There are only 3 or 4 spots of snow left but none of them present any problem. On the way down Mike S registered 57 degrees on his brakes at Glenn Cove and was promptly titled “lowest of the day” by the checker. Instead of telling the checker he started from Elk Park Mike played off of it and claimed he really knew how to use his low gear.

7/8/1999 19 showed for 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy followed by either repeats on Hydro Street Hill or a time trial up to Cave of the Winds. Amy G broke the 10 minute barrier on the time trial and we PRd with 7 people doing the run.

7/4/1999 A group of 18 headed up the Barr Trail today. The Pikes Peak highway was closed due to the ecodestruction, I mean car race. Most of the group went to Barr Camp and back.

7/1/1999 23 people and a K9 came out and most did a 2,000 foot vertical tempo run today. Tim A was the big PR winner taking off 1:21 for the year. Dave R, Trent B and Jim A also set some new year PRs. Hydro Street hill repeats were competitive as usual.

6/27/1999 12 people formed several groups to head up the Barr Trail. About half the group started from the bottom, the rest started from Elk Park. Kevin C filed this report: “I ran with the 8 AM group from the Cog station to the roof (I only do this for the delicious donuts at the top....). There is still a fair amount of snow from “2 miles to go” up to the top, though the 16 golden stairs are clear. It slowed me down a little bit imitating Morticia Adams on the snow, but it is very doable as the trail through the snow sections has been pounded flat by hikers. In my opinion, it is now perfectly safe all the way to the top as long as you are running UP! If you start at the top and run down, watch you step!” Another 15 club members were in Aspen either doing the Skymarathon or Skyhalf or just helping with the race. Cindy O. and Dan V. both scored 2nd place in the half.

6/24/1999 The Incline Club was on the front page of the Out There section of the Gazette today. Check it out! But there was also another controversy piece on the incline:-( Later in the day 20 of us met for 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy. While doing our repeats on Hydro street after the main workout the clouds opened up and dumped a ton of rain on us. It was awesome:-)

6/22/1999 This was the condition of the Barr Trail during my run to the top today: No snow getting to the A-frame. Several spots of 5-10 steps in snow getting to the 2 mile mark. Soon after there is a bee-line path through the snow cutting off several small switch-backs. Several sections of 15-30 steps of snow getting to the 1 mile to go sign. These present no real challenge and are well worn. Another bee-line path from here again cuts off several switchbacks. Many different ways have been taken making the best path hard to pick. The traverse over to the right is good until the end where there is a steep but short section of snow to be negotiated. The traverse under the 16 Golden stairs ends in a dead end and bee-lines up a few more switch-backs. Once at the 16 Golden stairs there is some clear sections but care must be taken because the trail again gets buried and several ways are being taken with some on some very steep and possibly dangerous snow sections for those that are not familiar with such terrain. The flat part over to the Fred Barr Sign and for the rest of the way is patchy but presents no real problem. The last several switch-backs are clear but wet. Bottom line there is more than enough snow melted to get in a great run without too much distraction. However the sections that are around the 16 Golden Stairs can present a problem for some who have not encountered such conditions before. Also it must be remembered that even for those that may have no problem under normal circumstances the altitude may tilt the situation into a possible disaster. If in doubt wait another week!

6/20/1999 26 people and a dog came out on Father’s Day for a little trek up the mountain. Many said it was very hot! Rick H reports that the COG stuck stickers on cars owned by hikers (and some of their unfortunate paying customers) that are parking in the COG spots. Our group does not park there so we were spared!

6/17/1999 Rick H reports that 21 runners and 2 K9s came out for probably one of the better running days, cool and overcast, before the hot summer temperatures arrive. There were 3 new Thursday runners. Brenda C coming out for the first time and Anthony S and JD M joining us for the first time on a Thursday. Both are regular Sunday runners.

6/13/1999 26 people and 2 dogs showed for the Longs Ranch loop. Several opted to head up the Barr Trail including Rick H who filed this report: “Made it to the summit today and hitched a ride down. From A-Frame to 2 miles to go there is about 200 yards of snow here and there. The fun starts at 2 Miles to go. Where the trail goes the farthest North on the mountain the snow starts to cover the trail. I bushwhacked it up for about 100 yards to get on the trail. You can stay on trail until you get to around the 16 Golden Stairs. From there I lost trail again. For the most part there is only about a 1/4 Mile of dry trail from the 2 Mile mark to the summit. It’s somewhat tough to run on the snow, not because of sinking but because of slipping and going for a ride down the face of the mountain. There is probably a good 3 feet of snow on the trail with some areas deeper, like at 1 mile to go. All you can see is the top of the sign.”

6/10/1999 A new club Thursday attendance PR was set when 28 people showed for 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy. Conditions were perfect. Lots of people gearing up for races in the upcoming weeks.

6/6/1999 Another race kept the group small with 1 dog and 10 runners heading up the Barr Trail on a very hot day. There were tons of hikers on the trail today. John R made is way to the 2 mile to the summit sign and reports patchy snow for the most part. Speaking of signs, about 50 feet off the trail (near the current sign that reads: “PIKES PEAK SUMMIT 7.5, TOP OF INCLINE 2.5” which is located halfway between No Name Creek and Barr Camp) I found a flat metal sign that we figure to be about 60-70 years old!!! It reads: “Rocky Mt Exp St 2, Cog Road 2.” Although it was 3/4 buried in the dirt under a tree it is still in great shape.

6/3/1999 A record tying 23 people took on the Incline on a very warm day. Also 2 K9s joined in the fun. Halfway up many felt like they were breathing trough sandpaper. That did not stop 4 people from setting year PR’s and 3 people from setting all-time PR’s. Yvonne F was the first to the top with a 1:03 PR. Lon R was second with his 43 second PR. But it was Amy G who had the biggest PR of the day — 3:58 faster than last year’s effort — but she did not get the first to the top spot because it was her first time for the year so she had to start with a faster runner in the handicap system. 5 of us headed over and did some hill work on the road leading to the Cave of the Winds afterward. Rich D became the 5th fastest person up the Incline with his 20:49 effort.

5/30/1999 The holiday weekend and tomorrow’s Bolder Boulder 10K kept the group at only 15 today. Non the less the weather was great again if not a bit on the hot side. Trail reports are as follows: The last of the snow is gone on Longs Ranch Road. On the Barr Trail getting to the Bottomless Pit sign can be done without stepping on snow. From there the snow is patchy but very well packed for the next 13 switch-backs with the odd switch-backs (going South) having more snow on them. The last two switch-backs were being shortcut again so I had to break trail from here to the 3-mile sign. From there up the trail is buried in the deep stuff and everyone has been bee-lining it to the top.

5/27/1999 14 people came out for 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy. Another damp trail day made for perfect conditions. 3 of us ran over to the Cave of the Winds road and did a tempo run up that after the normal workout.

5/23/1999 32 people and a dog headed up the Barr Trail in an awesome fog. We popped out above the clouds just above Barr Camp. There was no snow getting to Barr Camp. From Barr Camp to the Bottomless Pit sign the snow was only patchy and presented no real problem. The first of the 15 switch-backs (the long one) from there to the A-frame had a few bad sections and from #2 on it was hard going. John R, Rick H and I forged our way to the A-frame. We had to break trail on 6 switch-backs that people had been cutting when they could not find the trail because of the snow. Hopefully now that the real trail has been found more people will go the correct way. However, if as much snow melts in the next week as has melted in the last week it will not be an issue.

5/20/1999 14 people did a 30 minute tempo run up the Barr Trail starting at Hydro Street. The weather was great and the trail was slightly damp several people had some really good runs.

5/16/1999 31 people came out and for once did not have to run in a lot of snow. The weather was perfect as was Waldo Canyon and 95% of Longs Ranch Road. Several were recovering from the Armed Forces Day 10K so slow going was the order of the day. Cindy O and Matt C both took 3rd. Dan V took 4th, Thom S took top 10. Once I see the results I will get other places but Rick H and Stu N both did well too.

5/13/1999 23 came out for a Thursday session of 20 to 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy. It was felt that too many people were trying to go too hard on the easy minutes to get father up the trail so now we turn around during part of the easy minute. Many people noticed how much harder the workout seemed because now they were able to keep the hard minutes harder. As always we finished the day with repeats on the Hydro Street hill.

5/9/1999 Some great weather greeted 22 of us who started Mother’s day with Mother Nature. Once again to avoid the really deep snow some of us ran up and over to the Cave of the Winds after running up to No Name Creek. A few crazies even came back down through Williams Canyon which was washed out by the recent floods. Kelly M and Dan V managed to keep their feet dry but not me:-)

5/8/1999 Seven of us helped the “Friends of the Peak” with their Barr Trail re-vegetation project. We carried about 100 gallons of water to different spots along the first 10 switch-backs. After about 3 hours in the heat we went and got some cookies that the FOTP gave us for helping out. I for one was dead dog tired after this. Trying to run with 1 gallon of water (8 pounds each) in each hand makes for some great resistance running but it did not take very many trips to reduce me to a walk. Ramsy R did one trip with 3 gallons in each hand — that is about 50 lbs!!!

5/6/99 20 people took on the Incline today. All 11 of the people who did it last month set PRs this month!!! John R was the first to the top with a 2:34 PR. Two oldbies took the top PR spots with Robert R taking off 3:32 and Nick B taking off 2:42. They did not get first to the top because of their handicap placements; Nick because it was his first time this year had to run from a spot faster than his PR and Robert because he starts with the 35+ minute group. 4 people set all time PRs; Linda R, Robert R, Nick B and Louise E.

5/2/99 29 people and 4 dogs ran in the deep stuff today. Many of us took a very long and steeeeep route to the upper trail of Waldo Canyon. Once we got to the trail it was not a whole lot better and made for some slow going. The stream crossings were more like river crossings and more than a few did the big splash. Despite all this it was rather fun to go out and play around in the first real snow of the year.

4/29/99 Only 11 people braved the rain today. It has been non-stop for about 20 hours now — the creeks look like rivers. We did a slightly different protocol today for the 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy. During the easy minutes we ran part way back down so we would never get up to where the snow starts. This made for a much tougher workout because we would start each one with more people. Despite the rain we also still did the 5 Hydro Street hill repeats.

4/25/99 25 people and 4 dogs ran in the deep stuff today. Most turned around at No Name Creek but a few forged on to Barr Camp. Of those of us who turned back some got our time in by running up to the Cave of the Winds while others just called it a day and are waiting for summer to come back.

4/22/99 A cold rainy, snowy mess of a day kept the group to 12. Those of us that showed took the conditions in stride as we did a 30 minute tempo run up the Barr Trail from Hydro Street. At the start it was raining but at least there was no snow on the ground. However by No Name Creek the snow was dumping and adding to the over 1 foot deep accumulation from the night before — an amazing difference in such a short distance.

4/18/99 34 people came out for a long run today. This was the first time there were NO DOGS! Most of the group ran out the Ute Indian trail and then did the Waldo Canyon loop. Some then went up Longs Ranch Road. Glen A brought muffins to share and the sun tried to make an appearance to keep us warm.

4/15/99 18 people did 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy up the Barr Trail. The weather today was a lot more like winter than most of the weather during winter. As always the Hydro Street hill repeats were very competitive!

4/11/99 Some great weather brought 33 people and 4 dogs out for a run up to Barr Camp and back. After she finished her workout Teresa T set up a huge breakfast buffet. Pancakes, muffins, bagels, fruits and drinks were just some of the highlights that Neal T and Teresa T put together for the club. Now this was style:-P This gathering also smashed the old club breakfast record of 15 with 25 people (plus a few of the K9s) taking part in the feedbag.

4/8/99 22 people and a dog showed up for the first Thursday run of the season. The Incline greeted us with its usual “in your face” hello and reminded us that it is still the boss. 3 people however managed to start the year off by beating their PRs from last year; Tim E, Jay N and Louise E. Louise managed to shave almost 5 minutes off her time!

4/4/99 A lot of new snow, the switch to Daylight Savings Time and Easter Sunday all combined to keep the group under 30 for the first time in 8 weeks when 21 people and 2 dogs did the Waldo loop. Only a few dared venture up Longs Ranch Road into the deep stuff. All and all however it was a great run and the snow made it kind of fun.

3/28/99 Two club records went down today when 39 people and 7 dogs met for the Sunday long run. Spring was in the air and shorts were the order of the day. The Barr Trail had just a couple of small snow patches left getting to Barr Camp. Even Elk Park trail was not too bad out to the clearing but after that it was a different gamefor the 7 of us who ventured out to the Severy Trail intersection. I know I for one wished I had tights because the crusty snow drew some blood from my shins. Coming back went faster thanks to the fear of freezing toes!!! Once back on the dirt however it was great to cruise down the Barr Trail without having to worry about slipping and breaking our necks. Heads up for the time change next Sunday — we will still meet at 8 a.m. but don’t forget to set your clocks an hour ahead!

3/21/99 34 people and 4 dogs headed out to find Waldo. After finding Waldo some ran up Longs Ranch Road. Then, still not having enough, several ran over to the water pipe bridge. Just awesome spring weather made it a great day to sit around a talk after the run.

3/14/99 33 bipeds and 4 quadpeds — ran up towards Barr Camp. Summer was back and lots of people spent the first several switchbacks shedding layers of clothing. Although there were a few icy spots on the Barr Trail the were crunchy and offered decent traction. Many people did slightly shorter runs due to yesterday’s St. Patrick’s Day 5K.

Males
 1. Matt Carpenter 15:34
 3. Trent Brinery  16:10
 5. Nate Kemp      16:30
 7. Matt Von Thon  16:36
 8. Dan Vega       16:45
16. Tim Allison    17:56
17. Paul Sullivan  17:59
19. Brent Ashmore  18:04
22. Don Ross       18:09 (1st 50-59 and beat first master!!!)
34. Stu Nieburg    18:34 (2nd 50-59)
41. Kent Watson    18:59
65. Mike Patton    20:24
69. Peter Tonsits  20:40
96. Jack Ramsey    21:38

Females
 1. Cindy O'Neill  19:01

3/7/99 For the 4th time in a row 31 people and 4 K9s came out. This time it was much more like Winter. Those that ventured beyond the Waldo Canyon loop were greeted by the incredible feeling of popping out above the clouds. It got downright warm up there! Also for about 1 and 1/2 miles on Longs Ranch Road we were treated to the site of a perfect set of mountain lion tracks. The wind was blowing and the snow had just stopped falling so they must have been very new! On the other end of the scale there was almost no snow on the water pipe bridge loop. Finally there are only 2 people left with perfect long run streaks because two people ended their streaks at 14. Cisco remains at the top and can truly be called the top dog.

2/28/99 31 people (3rd week in a row) and 5 K9s headed up towards Barr Camp. There were very few bad sections of trail on the way to Barr Camp. Some then ran over to the big clearing on Elk Park Trail. The snow was a bit worse here but even then it was just a few patchy sections for the most part. The weather was so nice we sat around for a long time after the run and talked it up.

2/21/99 31 people and 4 K9s came out for the Waldo Canyon and Longs Ranch Road run. Winter tried to make an appearance but the sun held strong for most of the run.

2/14/99 31 humans and 6 K9s came out for another perfect summer day in February. The goal was a fourpeat on the Incline and five people succeeded — Cindy O, Jim A, Mariko S, Matt C, and Todd B. Five more did threepeats — Chris B, Mike L, Mike S, Neal T and Teresa T. Seven people did the double with six more making at least one trip. Everyone else ran up the Barr Trail wanting no part of the Incline sickness. This was one of the neatest running days I have had in a long time because we were all over the Incline cheering each other on. We set up an aid station and it was well stocked with drinks and junk food:-P There were also about 40 other people hiking the Incline and taking advantage of the great weather. At some points it looked like a line of ants crawling up a big ant hill. We tied the club dog record with 6 dogs, 5 of which did an Incline double. However with 23 people doing at least one trip up the Incline we broke the old club record of 21!

2/7/99 34 people — our second largest group — and 4 K9s headed out the Ute Indian Trail. If I was not there myself I would not have believed it if someone had told me how nice it was for a February day. The perfect conditions also helped a lot of people set some PRs for the killer loop. Not as many were talking about how hard this loop was either. That could be due to the fact that everyone is getting fit or they were talking about next week’s fourpeat on the Incline!!!

1/31/99 25 humans and 5 K9s ran up toward Barr Camp. Many then went out to the clearing on Elk Park Trail. The deep snow on this section made for some slow going — and some wrong turns — but at least it covered the ice so there were no major falls to report today. Cindy O took over the top spot on the workout board. 8 met for breakfast after the run.

1/24/99 30 humans and 3 K9s came to the 2nd running of the double psycho loop. Waldo Canyon was in great shape and with perfect temperatures this flew by fast. About 3 inches of new snow on Longs Ranch Road made Mama Bear and Papa Bear hills a real challenge. All that did the loop were greeted by a message written in the snow “Welcome to Hell.” 14 people came to breakfast after the run.

1/17/99 29 people and 4 dogs got snowed on today. A light dusting of snow served to cover up the ice so that you never knew if you next step would be your last. Many had to literally crawl over the ice at No Name Creek and Barr Camp. Heading out Elk Park the wind and snow kicked up and made it all the more fun. Bonnie M, Cindy O and Dan V all reported stellar crashes. Cindy however had to be different — she was knocked down after running head first into the rock arch. After the run we tied the club record with 15 people showing for breakfast.

1/10/99 30 people and 3 dogs showed on a perfect weather day. We took the standard Waldo loop and added onto it by running up Longs Ranch Road afterward. This section was a bear after having already run 10 plus miles and overall everyone was in agreement that this was our toughest long run to date. Nine of us met for breakfast after the run.

1/3/99 24 people and 5 dogs came to the first Incline Club workout of the new year. A cold was in the air but so too was a neat fog that closed in around us on our way back down from Barr Camp. The Camp stove was putting off the heat and the cabin was warm — the perfect gathering spot to let some of the frost melt off of our frozen faces. The trail was in great shape with the only icy spot being just below No Name Creek. After the run a club PR of 15 met for breakfast.

12/27/98 19 people and 2 dogs came to what felt like a heat wave compared to last week. The Waldo loop was in good shape with only a few icy spots. 8 people came to breakfast after the run. This was the last club run of 1998. Next week we will start the new year by adding some time onto our long runs.

12/20/98 18 and 5 ½s braved a high temperature of 7 degrees!!! BRRRRRR!!!! If I went more than 4 ½ minutes without using my CamelBak the water in the tube froze! But then again everything else froze so why not. It is truly incredible — if not crazy — that this many people would show on a day like today. It used to be that when the weather was bad we would get just 4 psychos. Now it seems the whole club has gone psycho:-) But that is the point after all: It is much better to suffer with others than to suffer by oneself! After the run only five were warm enough to meet for breakfast. The rest headed for hot baths!!!

12/19/98 28 people came to the 1st Incline Club X-Mas party at Larry M’s house — the house with all the lights. The Mexican potluck dinner was a huge hit and it was very appropriate that one of the gifts received from the goofy gift exchange was a fart fan. Also a book titled How to Shit in the Woods was given as a gift and will be good study for tomorrow’s run. Other gifts included butt floss, a breast builder, and a pair of shoes — size 14. Yes the true character of the club shines through with such thoughtful gifts to love and cherish.

12/13/98 35 and six ½s broke both the people (was 27) and K9 (was 4) attendance records!!! A day that started out a bit cold ended up perfect:-) In fact, the gate by Hwy 24 turned into to a coat drop-off because it warmed up so nicely. We also set a new breakfast PR with 14 people coming to chomp down pancakes and French Toast:-P

12/6/98 17 and four ½s (a new K9 PR) braved the first real day of WINTER! It was 24 degrees when we started and it only got colder the higher we went. Most of us ended up with icicles for hair — a true shock after the extended summer weather we had been running in. There were already a few icy spots on the Barr Trail that almost got a couple people. However Rick H was today’s only blood donor and he ripped a pair of tights in the process. Six of us met for breakfast after the run.

12/1/98 I learned from the TCR that the work that was done on the Incline Club last summer was done by the Colorado Springs Utilities Department. More specifically it was down by the Raw Water Section of the Water Resources Department. Again they did an awesome job and we thank them!

11/29/98 25 and three ½s (the K9s) came to the first club workout of the 1999 season! It was fun to have this many people this early in the season. It was perfect weather and the trails are in great shape. Glen A was nice enough to open up the club blood bank today when he fell and landed on his head. He survived with the help of a couple of Band-Aids. Otherwise this run — with Waldo Canyon as part of it — was AWESOME! After the run 7 of us met for breakfast.

11/27/98 Larry Miller, Jim Adcox and I went out the Ute Indian Trail and dug some drainage ditches to let the water drain off of the trail. It was over 1 foot deep in spots.

11/24/98 An e-mail was sent to the club announcing the end of the off season. This Sunday November 29th will be our first long run of the new season. Meet by the Incline at 8 a.m. to begin building your base!!!

1998 season

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