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Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 2:08 PM
Subject: Incline Club V5 TH #1 LR #20
Thats right, it is Thursday workout time again:-) I am often surprised by the number of people who make comments like I feel the Sunday runs are making me stronger but I am not getting much faster. However, that is the point of Sundays they make us strong and they make us fit. Thursdays are for making us faster and the reason we spend so much time building a base with the Sunday long runs is so that we dont get hurt when we start doing them. Thursdays and Sundays go hand and hand or foot and foot. All this long slow distance stuff is great if you want to run long slow races. Otherwise it is time to start doing some quality runs.
Nice turnout last Sunday 54! Hope too many did not think we were really running the Incline;-) No matter why you came out however I just want to say thanks for doing so. We all get better together!!!
Thursday, April 5, 5:30 p.m. meet at Soda Springs Park.
Warm-up to Hydro Street. 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy up the Barr Trail. Easy down. 4 X Hydro Street Hill. Cool down back to park. There is no snow on the Barr Trail below No Name so this will work out great.
Sunday, April 8, 8 a.m. meet at Soda Springs Park.
Head out El Paso Blvd until turning left after crossing under Hwy 24 and then right into the Garden of the Gods. After running by the Balanced Rock turn left and do an out/back on Rampart Range Road. 2.5-3.5 hours. Turn around where needed. ####
Larry M writes:
Beer oh Yes!!!!!!
Ill drink to that.
Matt C writes:
About half the club (Incline l-z) got a newsletter numbered #20 last week. After I sent #19 to (Incline a-k) my mind got a week ahead and that, as they say, is that. This week is LR #20. Sorry!
Richard B writes:
So that is the famous Barr trail! Ive been burned out the last couple of weeks and this run did me in! I felt content to alternate running (if you call it that) until my heart monitor hit the top range and speed walk until I hit the lower range. I guess you can say I did a modified Thursday run. The views were great though. Its going to be tough for me to make the Thursday runs since I live in Aurora but Ill be with you in spirit (treadmills with a steep incline are a good substitute). Who knows I might even take some vacation days to try out a couple of Thursday runs.
Until next week.
Adam F writes:
A free group for trail runners in the Denver area featuring: Thursday night trail runs, periodic weekend long runs, winter snowshoeing, and regular e-newsletter.
All ages, experience and ability are welcome. We have people from sub-6 to 12+min pace. Dogs and baby strollers (ever try pushing one of them up a rocky trail?) are welcome too, but you must abide by trail rules and watch for snakes:) Great training for Pikes Peak, Imogene, Leadville 100 and other trail races, or building strength for the roads.
No dues, sign-ups, t-shirts, or whiners. Just show up and have fun.
For more info, go to:
4/1/2001 Mr. Sun was nice today and brought out a big group of 54 runners on a perfect April Fools day. There is no, nada, none, zilcho snow on the Barr Trail until the final approach to No Name Creek. After that it was like a different world with intermittent snow and ice all the way to Barr Camp. Even so, things had warmed up enough (got to 72 today) that on the way down the ice was not as bad as we had feared. A couple people reported all-time PRs to Barr Camp which is amazing with the amount of snow still left. Todays switch to Daylight Savings time means that the Incline Club Thursday afternoon runs start this week! Sundays make us strong, Thursdays make us fast!
Go out hard, when it hurts speed up...
Barr Trail Mountain Race
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