8/23/2007 Thur: The annual end of season IC party took place today. Lots of war stories and lots of food. Connilee Walter won the Driven award for the year. The club is now in off season mode until the last Sunday in November.
8/18-19/2007 Sat-Sun: Pikes Peak/Leadville weekend was a great one. A quick look at the results shows ICers did great at all three events:-)
8/16/2007 Thur: The final IC training run of the 2007 season! As is tradition we did a time check from the PPA/M start to either Ruxton (Ascenters) or Hydro (Marathoners). 39 showed for this short and sweet but very important run.
8/12/2007 Sun: Only 21 got signed in today. I am sure a lot more were there but since it was trail work day and I started at the 1 mile sign and worked my way up those that worked on the top missed the sheet. Just send an e-mail...
8/9/2007 Thur: 41 go signed in for a taper run today. Instead of the normal 30 mins of 1 hard, 1 easy and 10 Hydros we did 20 mins of 1 hard, 1 easy and 5 Hyrdos.
8/5/2007 Sun: At least 33 got signed up today although it looked lot a LOT more ICers were on the summit. Pretty much the last full workout of the season before the PPA/M/D:-)
8/2/2007 Thur: 39 showed for last full Thursday workout. Even there some of us modified the workout from a tempo run to 1 on, 1 off. The hay is all but in the barn.
7/29/2007 Sun: At least 41 got signed in today. ICers where everywhere starting from the bottom, middle and top. A perfect day with lots of clouds and cool temps.
7/26/2007 Thur: 36 came out for 35 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy. Oh, and those evil hill repeats.
7/22/2007 Sun: At least 42 got signed in. Because the car race was yesterday it was a ZOO all over the trail today. Runners everywhere, many of whom normally run on Saturday. Many ICers did Elk Park or ran something from the top. A few diehards started from the bottom.
7/19/2007 Thur: 34 dodged the weather bullet today! It was raining for hours on end all day and stopped pretty much on the warm-up up to the run. For those that did the BTMR we sorta halfway did some 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy as a recovery. For the rest it was a 30 minute tempo run followed by 10 Hydro hill repeats!
7/15/2007 Sun: BTMR coming
7/12/2007 Thur: BTMR Taper Time! 32 ran from the race start of the BTMR to the end of the first switchback as a time check. Then a short little run back to the cars and home - lets do this!
7/8/2007 Sun: With most of us off running or working the Summer Roundup 12K a makeshift list was made of those still on the peak. Only 8 names were on it. No one reported what they did.
7/5/2007 Thur: 44 came for the final hard Thursday before the BTMR. It was a 30 minute tempo run up the Barr Trail with 10 Hydro hill repeats afterwards. A great day.
7/1/2007 Sun: At least 31 got signed in. Some started from Elk but were delayed because of car race practice. For the rest some went for another trip to the top. It is always amazing how much better the second one feels!
6/28/2007 Thur: 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy, was the workout today for 37 ICers. As usual the workout was followed by Hydro hill repeatsthe last time for just 8.
6/24/2007 Sun: Some of the 57 ICes who came out today made the summit for the first time this season. Still quite a bit of snow but melting fast. For sure not enough to keep us away!
6/21/2007 Thur: 43 ran a 30 minute tempo run up the Barr Trail. The weather was great and the trail was fine as well. Of course we also did 8 hydro hill repeats.
6/17/2007 Sun: 36 headed up the Barr Trail. Some took it as high as the Bottomless pit sign.
6/14/2007 Thur: 44 came out for 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy. A few reported PRs but most were about the same today. 6 Hyrdos rounded out the run
6/9&10/2007 Sat/Sun: Because of the Garden of the Gods Ten Mile run on Sunday we also offered a Saturday option for those not race. Only a few did that. Most opted to race and/or volunteer at the Garden.
6/7/2007 Thur: 45 came out today with most opting for a short taper run for the GOG10M on Sunday. The rest did the regular club run a 30 minute tempo run followed by 6 Hyrdos.
6/3/2007 Sun: With several off doing races 45 ICers were left to do all kinds of routes. Some even hit the roads and did the GOG 10 Mile course as the race is next weekend. Others headed for Barr Camp. Today was also a many feedbag and quite few brought cookies.
5/31/2007 Thur: 45 did 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy. Well some of us were in taper mode but the rest were going for it! Once again a slightly damp trail made for some great traction.
5/27/2007 Sun: With the Memorial Day weekend here only 44 ICers were left to take on Pikes Peak. And did we ever! Another set of newbies made Barr Camp for the first time and some of the oldbies ventured onto to the Bottomless Pit sign. Snow is not an issue to this point anymore. For extra credit some also ran out to Mt View and back one or even two times to get in an additional 3 or 6 miles of altitude time.
5/24/2007 Thur: 37 did a tempo run up the Barr Trail for 30 minutes or until No Name Creek - whichever came first. Another day of near perfect conditions. A little cool which made it a little fast:-)
5/20/2007 Sun: 45 ICers came out for another trip up to Barr Camp. Again two routes were used. The Barr Trail and Longs Ranch Road/Bobs. Looked like a lot of people made the camp for the first time this season:-)
5/17/2007: Thur: Perfect conditions greeted 41 ICers today. The rain had stopped but left the trail damp with plenty of traction. There was some humidity in the air which made it easier to breath. And many took advantage of both and set some PRs. 6 Hydros rounded out the run.
5/13/2007 Sun: At least 56 were out today and it got down right hot! Hard to believe that last Sunday we were freezing. The run was once again to Barr Camp with quite a few getting there via Longs Ranch Road.
5/10/2007 Thur: 48 ICers showed for a 30 minute tempo run up the Barr Trail. It was perfect conditions.
5/6/2007 Sun: With a good number of ICers doing the Collegiate Peaks 25/50 trail runs only 52 of us were left to take on the trails on Pikes Peak. We tried a new route to Barr Camp today. Well, we used a familiar route to add a new twist to getting to Barr Camp. First we headed out the Ute Pass Trail, then up Longs Ranch Road, across Bobs Road to get to the Barr Trail. It put us in the altitude a little later in the run which was the goal. Indeed, with all the snow still on the peak we are going to have to get creative this year. In fact, it was snowing and only 29 degrees at Barr Camp today. But a mini feed-bag was waiting for us at the bottom and the H - M crowd did not disappoint:-)
5/3/2007 Thur: 53 ICers came out for 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy. It was a perfect day for it and quite a few reported some PRs. As it was a new month we did 6 Hydro Hill repeats instead of 5.
4/29/2007 Sun: At least 66 headed out on various runs today. Waldo was popular but so was the Barr Trail. About 10 of us made it to Barr Camp:-) There is still a little snow left in the last 1/2 mile but after that it is nothing but snow!
4/26/2007 Thur: 51 ICers did a 30 minute tempo run up the Barr Trail. Conditions were perfect. Even the Hydro Street hill repeats did not seem so bad...
4/22/2007 Sun: A big group of 78 came out today. The plan was to run Section 16. However, once Steve Bremner reported that it was not that bad getting to Barr Camp a bunch of us headed that way. While there is still quite a bit of snow in places it is all very hard packed and not an issue at all:-)
4/19/2007 Thur: 53 came out for 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy. Quite a few reported blowing away their effort from two weeks ago:-) 5 Hydro hills finished the day.
4/15/2007 Sun: 61 showed for what started off as a little bit cold day. However, it quickly warmed up and extra layers were shed. Mud was the key word for today and many came back from their runs (most did Waldo) covered in it.
4/12/2007 Thur: Springtime in the Rockies! Grass is growing, trees are budding and we got several inches of new SNOW! 33 didnt seem to mind however as the IC does not cancel any run no matter the weather. The protocol today was a 30 minute tempo run up the Barr Trail. Oh, and 5 Hydro hill repeats.
4/8/2007 Sun: Was it Easter? Was it the fog and the 24 degree humid freeze fest? Was it both. Whatever it was, only 48 came out for today's run. But given the weather it was actually a pretty good run over on the Intemann and Section 16 trails. A light dusting of snow covered the uppers sections. But we got high enough to make out the outline of the sun which is something we have not seen for a couple of days!
4/5/2007 Thur: The first Thursday run of the season brought out 56 ICers. The workout was 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy. With the trail a little damp it was perfect for running and quite a few picked up where they left off last year. 5 Hydro Street repeats rounded out the day.
4/1/2007 Sun: 64 came out for a run around Waldo and/or up Longs Ranch Road. Although there is still some snow on the upper stretches of LRR it is well packed and no longer an issue. In fact, it was a great run. There is no snow on the Barr Trail from No Name down. However, looking up the trail you can see plenty of it. But the best part of today was it was the first Sunday of a new month and that meant another mini-feedbag. The A-G group brought a ton of great stuff:-)
3/25/2007 Sun: Big group - 67. And what a treat we got todaya real trail run. Thats right! The snow is all but gone on the lower trails so we headed over to Section 16. They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. Well the same is true for the feet. And my feet felt fine on some real trails for a change:-) It was awesome! Dont forget that next Thursday we start up our Thursday speed workouts. So now is a good time to start throwing in a couple of pickups into your routine if you have not been already.
3/18/2007 Sun: 61 shows for another great day of running. Some of the snow is finally melting and I got back reports that Section 16 and Waldo are both doable. Those that tried going up the Barr Trail report that it was fine up to No Name but they were post holing by Bobs Road and turned around by the 7.8 mile sign with bloody shins. Rampart Range Road was as clear as it always is:-)
3/11/2007 Sun: Perfect running weather greeted 68 ICers today. A report that the Barr Trail was runnable got some excited to give it a try. But reports after the run came back that it was not much fun above No Name Creek. For those of us that stuck to Rampart Range Road it was good running all the way.
3/4/2007 Sun: A big group of 77 came out perhaps to blow off some steam from the Pikes Peak registration fiasco. And it was a great day to do just that on RRR. Also, since it was the first Sunday of the month we had a mini-feedbag:-)
2/25/2007 Sun: 63 for another run up RRR. I am starting to like this run... The downhill can be a blast.
2/18/2007 Sun: What a nice day. 71 showed. Almost no snow on Rampart Range Road. But the reports from everywhere else were ice, ice baby:-(
2/11/2007 Sun: Another big group of 67 showed today and a lot of us ran in shorts:-) There was very little snow/ice on Rampart Range Road until after the shooting range. Even then it was not bad. The same can not be said for most other trails with various people all using the same words in their reports; ice, icy, dangerous, post holing etc...
2/4/2007 Sun: A nice day brought out a bigger group of 67. Or perhaps it was because it was the first Sunday of the month and time for another mini-feedbag:-) Those whose first name starts with an L - S supplied the food today and boy did they supply it! Awesome spread, including sprinkle covered doughnuts... Oh, the run. Yes, there was a run and for about the zillionth time most of us stuck to Rampart Range Road to avoid the insane amounts of ice on most trails . But, I must say the views from higher up on RRR are down right incredible. I found a cell phone above the shooting range and while running back down the owner called. We met at the balanced rock and he slipped me a $20who says running doesnt pay?
1/28/07 Sun: 60 came out on a very cold day12 degrees. But 3 and 1/2 hours later the temperature was all the way up to 45. Colorado: Dont like the weather just wait a while. The run today was scheduled to be the Waldo/LRR Double. But once again to avoid the snow and ice most of us headed up Rampart Range Road with the goal being to get further than normal. Some of us made the overlook which is 6 miles past the shooting range. Good conditions until about the last 1 where car traffic had gone no further.
1/21/07 Sun: 59 ICers showed today. Compared to last week it was a downright balmy 28 degrees which warmed up to 29 by the time we were done. Rampart Range Road was completely packed and offered some good running. Williams and the Bail Trail were a tad snow covered. Waldo was very icy in spotsespecially the lower sections:-(
1/14/07 Sun: Only 45 came out for a freeze fest. We started at 18 degrees and by the time we were done it was down to 14! Add to that ANOTHER new snow storm and you had the makings of a tough run. But hey, we did it:-) Oh, most of us head to Rampart Range Road to avoid the new snow...
1/7/07 Sun: For the 2nd week in a row deep snow changed our route. But that did not stop 75 ICers from coming out. It looked like about a 50/50 split between Rampart Range Road (snow packed but very windy and thus very cold) and the Barr Trail (mostly packed until just before Bobs Rd). But the big news was that since it was the 1st Sunday of the month we had our 2nd mini-feedbag:-) Lots of good food was had by those who got back early. Those that ran a little longer were still treated to a lot of cookies.
12/31 Sun: 67 ICers came out on the last day of the year to run in some DEEEPPPP snow! How deep was it? We headed up the Barr Trail instead of Longs Ranch Road to take advantage of the packed trail. However, after Rock Creek (formerly known as No Name Creek), the snow was often knee deep which made for some slow going! Not too many made it even to Bobs Road. Those that opted to run Rampart Range Road report much better conditions.
12/24 Sun: At least 70 ICers must have had their holiday shopping in order because that is how many came out the day before x-mas. It was down right balmy compared to last week:-) Waldo was in good shape, although quite a bit slower due to the snow. But the big news was Elaine with Marigolds was back with some goodies. Anita Bower also brought some homemade cookies so it was a heck of a feast:-)
12/17/06 Sun: 76 showed for a day which was cold and damp. A damp which made it feel far colder than it actually was. A cold to the bone type cold! There was no sun to be had and with every foot we climbed it got colder. Near the top of Longs Ranch Road we ran into low level clouds making it even damper which might explain why, well, it just felt so freaking cold and damp. For myself, I admit I started off in a rather pissy moodbecause of all the cold and damp and the fact that the last couple of days had been nice enough to run in shorts and a T-shirt. Then, about 25 minutes into the run, I thought about those who would stay home today. I picked up the pace and let the fire of my efforts warm my blood. A smile crept across my face as I reveled in the fact that it is days like today where races are won!
12/10/06 Sun: Another large group of 93 came out for some great running over to and around Waldo. It warmed up nicely and although there was some ice here and there it is hard to complain it is December after all. After the run we were once again treated to some goodies from Marigolds:-)
12/3/06 Sun: How cold was it today? Not cold enough to keep 83 ICers from heading off to slay Longs Ranch Road! The snow was deep and the thermometer was stuck at 4 (four) degrees with reports of -4 from Barr camp. That being said, it was an awesome run! In the something new department, this season we are having mini feed-bags on the first Sunday of each month. Today those whose first name start with an A-E brought the food. Elaine Chavanon brought a tone of pastries from her restaurant, Marigolds. It was a feast for sure:-)
11/26/06 Sun: And just like that the 11th season of the Incline Club is underway. 112 signed in (of which 101 made the group photo) for a run out UPT and then over and around Waldo Canyon. No one could complain about the weather because it was downright balmy for the last week of November. However, many complained that someone had the audacity to steal the cookie tin and all of the cookies that were in it:-(
11/15/06 Wed: An e-mail was sent out today announcing the start of the 2007 season our 11th.
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