Because of safety issues we stopped bringing dogs to the club workouts after the March 26 run. Up till then there were 21 dogs that did 83 workouts.
8/24/2000 We broke our club party record when 54 people came to the annual Incline Club Party! Tons of food was put away and lots of awards were given out. Now we go into off season mode until the last Sunday of November. See you then!
8/19 & 20/2000 Right at 91 people who have run with the Incline Club this year ran either the ascent, marathon or both. We had 10 (a new club PR) people in the top 10!!! In other words 25% of the top 10 finish spots were taken by runners who ran with the club including 7 club regulars! We also got 7 more top 20 spots (including 3 who finished 11th) and a bunch of age-group awards.
8/17/2000 38 came for a pace check run for Sundays race. We went from the PPA/M start to Hydro street working on our splits. A nice rain our fist during a run for the season kept things cool. Then it got downright wet during the cooldown back to the park. Now its time to put your feet up and do some mental imagery!
8/13/2000 34 headed for the top for the last Sunday high training run of the season. Most ran down to the 2 mile mark and back up. Several only went down to the 1 or as far as the 3 but it was pretty much an easy day for all of us:-) 19 of us put 41 people hours in working on the trail. This was the first time we brought up some tools and some major rockage was moved or removed! Many were commenting that it is starting to look like a paved highway in sections:-) In all we put in 119.5 hours this season!
8/10/2000 39 met for 30 minutes of 1 minute hard 1 minute easy. Just so no one was racing for a PR we walked or stopped for the easy minutes today. No is not the time to be pressing too hard. Let the taper begin! As usual Hydro Street hill repeats finished the run.
8/6/2000 101 (82 running and 19 volunteering) Incline Clubers were out in force for the inaugural Barr Trail Mountain Race!!! This is a new club record for # at a race (old record was 55) or anything for that matter! Here are the results.
8/3/2000 38 People did a short 5-8 minute pace run starting in front of the COG depot. The goal was to get some split times so that during the Barr Trail Mountain Race they will know real quick if they are going out too fast. We had a good group discussion on strategies for the various races coming up. The hay is in the barn time to execute!
7/30/2000 49 of us swarmed all over the peak from all sorts of directions. Once again Elk Park trail was the most popular place to start from. 10 of us collected massive amounts of trash off of the top section. We also removed 5 rail road ties than were sliding down the mountain.
7/27/2000 40 people showed for a 30 minute tempo run up the Barr Trail. Some worked on their down hills a little after they turned around. Hydro Street rounded out the day with 10 repeats.
7/23/2000 49 Incline Clubbers were on the peak today. It was the best weather day I have seen in a long time and we took advantage of it with some reporting awesome times for their runs. A lot more people started from the summit and ran the top miles today but Elk Park was still the most popular run. After the run 14 of us put in 19 people hours on trail and trash details. Lots of rocks were moved today and many bags of trash were once again collected.
7/20/2000 43 ran for 40 minutes or 10 repeats on the Hwy 24 bypass road whichever came first. The scary looking weather shifted South and left us cool but dry. We did skippies and leg lifts for the Journal photographer before heading back to the park for some birthday cake. I had the pleasure of hearing people I don't know very well calling me Mattypoo thanks to my wife, Yvonne, putting that on my cake. Good surprise and good cake:-P
7/16/2000 39 of us one again spread out all over the mountain. But the crazy run of the day went to Keith G and Tom K who did a 48 miler by running up to Barr Camp, out Elk Park, back to Barr Camp, to the summit, back to Barr Camp, back out to Elk Park, back to Barr Camp and finally down. They also managed to picked a pretty stormy day to do their last big training run for the Leadville 100. Most of us just started from Elk Park and headed over to Barr Camp and then the summit but as always some started from the bottom. 9 of us worked on cleaning a very trashed out section of the mountain. We took out 12 bags full of old rusted metal and 4 more railroad ties. To date the Incline Club has put in 51 people hours on the top mile of the trail. We focused on the top because it was obvious that a big storm was coming and it did not disappoint. Rain, hail, snow and lighting had us out of there in a hurry!
7/13/2000 38 enjoyed cooler temperatures on a tempo run from Hydro Street up the Barr Trail for 30 minutes or to No Name Creek whichever came first. Several blew by their marks from two weeks ago! Having the tempo run every other week seems to help some remember not to go out too fast. The workout was concluded with 10 Hydro Street hill repeats.
7/09/2000 32 of us spread all over the mountain from the bottom, top and side. Elk Park was again the most popular method and there were some great times ran to the top from Barr Camp. 12 of us did a serious garbage pick-up off of our adopted mile. It is just hard to believe how much stuff they used to throw off the top a long time ago. I think we only found about 5 things that looked to be discarded in the last 10 years. Again we mostly found old metal cans and scrap building wood. Thanks to the summit house for giving us garbage bags. Thanks to the COG for taking our trash collection off of the summit! Together we will get that crap out of there:-)
7/06/2000 44 runners took off up the Barr Trail from Hydro Street for 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy. Afterwards most of the group did 10 Hydro Street hill repeats. A few of us headed over to do a tempo run to Cave of the Winds.
7/02/2000 25 people headed up Pikes Peak from the bottom. Larry M reports that most went to Barr Camp and back, some went to the A frame and back and Tom K went to the top and back. Car race practice kept the club off of Elk Park today. Even at 7 a.m. it was hot and coming back down was like running into a blow furnace! Many Incline Clubbers were off for the holiday weekend doing races.
6/29/2000 36 showed today. We changed the club workout to a 30 minute tempo run up the Barr Trail which we will substitute for the Incline. Several blasted by the point they got to two weeks ago! Some commented that they are learning the art of how to run an even effort over uneven terrain. The 10 (for Glen) repeats on Hydro Street hill left some with rubber legs but most did them all. Seven people are still working on a perfect record for Thursday attendance!
6/25/2000 44 Incline Club runners ascended the peak today some from the bottom, others from the top, most from Elk Park. The trail crew took about 200 pounds of garbage off the top mile today. Mostly rusted cans and old metal bands from wooden barrels. A railroad tie took three of us but the grand daddy was an old metal trash can that was well below the 16 Golden Stairs. Before we brought it up we filled it with rusted stove pipe other trash. All and all 9 of us put in a total of 15 people hours today. Many who ran by us were looking better this week and quite a few were a lot faster than last week.
6/22/2000 A monster group of 50 consumed the hwy 24 bypass for 40 minutes of hill repeats. A lot of people are getting the hang of this workout and keeping their times for each repeat very consistent. An amazing 17 newbies came out for the fun with a large portion of them runners from local school teams. This excites me because they are the future of our sport! Skippies and high knee drills rounded out an awesome workout.
6/18/2000 38 people came out with all but three making it to the summit today. Most of us started from Elk Park our first for the year but a few hardy souls (and soles) came from the bottom. Quite a few made the summit for the first time ever and many got their first taste of Elk Park Trail. Once again a group of us headed back down for some trail work. Craig B, Rick H, John G, Matt C, Steve B, Steve S and Tom K started at the 16 Golden Stairs sign and worked down the next 1/4 mile. We dodged the weather bullet because when we finally did leave the sky came snowing/raining down:-)
6/15/2000 46 people did a tempo run up the Barr Trail from Hydro Street. Quite a few said that they got farther than they ever have for the workout. Afterward Glen A raised the pain level to 9 Hydro Street repeats thereby forcing some of us to do 10 the new minimum. Dont blame me, blame Glen! In other news, the Incline controversy made the paper again today. While not perfect, the Incline Club has run on the Incline only 3 times out of 47 club runs in the past 10 months. Also since the COG opened for the season we have never parked in their lots and we moved our meeting space almost a mile away to Soda Springs Park.
6/11/2000 Another weekend of races did not stop 29 people from heading up the Barr Trail. About half the group made it to the top! There was only about 4-5 steps in snow the WHOLE way up:-) 7 of us (Craig B, John C, Matt C, Neal T, Robin F, Steve B and Tom K) cleared rocks from the top down to the 16 Golden Stairs sign. It was a perfect way to get in some more time in the thin air.
6/8/2000 A big group of 50 runners met today. Most did 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy but some did shorter workouts as a taper for upcoming races. Many reported getting quite a bit further than the last time we did this workout. Also a lot of people are starting to look really strong on the Hydro Street hill repeats.
6/4/2000 38 people came for a run up Barr Trail. Four of us, (Tony E, John G, Matt C and Robin F) did a recon run to the top. It is unbelievable just how far ahead the snow melt is this year. We did not have to touch snow until 1.5 miles from the top and then only for a few steps. Then it was clear until the big crossover under the 16 Golden Stairs sign where the far North switchback still has snow on it. Then it was clear until just before and after the 16 GS sign with a few more small patches before and after the short downhill section. All clear (but wet) above the Fred Barr Sign. In other words we are very close to being snow free:-) It was not snow free until July 19th last year, July 4th in 1998 and July 6th in 1997 so we are way ahead of last year. Several people had races over the weekend with 20 Incline Club members rocking the Leadville Turquoise Lake 20K including the top overall male and female, about 5 top 10s, about 5 places in age-groups and an age-group course record.
6/1/2000 53 people (a club Thursday PR!) showed with 50 (another club PR) starting out on the Incline and 43 reaching the top. 7 people opted for the half Incline because they have a race Saturday in Leadville. Out of the 24 who had done the Incline with the group this year 19 set year PRs and 3 people (Lon R - 3:01, JD M -:19 and Marilyn W -3:07) set all time PRs! Ben F won the handicap (although this time we started in several smaller groups so we could get out of there) with a 5:50 PR with Nancy H close on his heels with a 5:40 PR which gave her the fastest female time for the year. As planned 6 Hydro Street hill repeats rounded out the day. We had a couple of visitors from Boulder today with 6-time Pikes Peak Ascent winner Scott Elliot posting a time that put him in the #2 spot for the year and #6 on the all-time list.
5/28/2000 41 people headed all over the Pikes Peak massive. We had some doing Waldo, some doing Longs Ranch Road, some going to Barr Camp and still others the Bottomless Pit sign or the A-frame or higher. The recon crew was out for almost 5 1/2 hours but they were successful with all the stuff lost on the mountain in a March 1 rescue being recovered including a solar powered radio and a cell phone. There were only a few small patches of snow all the way to the Inestine B Roberts memorial which is above the A Frame. It was a hot one today with more to come so watch for even more snow to melt!
5/25/2000 31 the smallest group since January 2 came for what is being called by some our hardest Thursday workout. A great workout to be sure. However it was the threat of bad weather (a thunderstorm watch with "dangerous lighting forming above Manitou Springs" was forecast through 7p.m. but of course the weather turned out perfect) and the upcoming Bolder Boulder 10K that helped keep the group size down. Most reported getting more reps at a faster pace than last time. Skippies and leg lifts in the grass were done after the run.
5/21/2000 52 headed towards Barr Camp with many heading to the A-frame and some even higher. There is no snow till the end of the first switch-back after the bottomless pit sign. After that the snow is well packed and melting fast. Above the A-frame parts of the next mile are in pretty good shape. The hot days that are coming this week should really help a lot. 4 of us went on a hunt for some lost gear around the A-frame. Although we did not find what we were after we did not come up empty handed. First we found a camera and then a pack with military food in it. We dropped it off at Barr Camp. Dave S, for the second Sunday in a row decided to be the big blood donor three in a row will be a record!
5/18/2000 A large group of 46 came for a 30 minute tempo run up the Barr Trail. By focusing on running an even effort over varied terrain (a key element to successful trail and mountain running) many were able to get farther than the last time without pushing any harder a sure sign of progress. 6 Hydro Street repeats finished a great day. The weather was perfect for the uphill but perhaps a bit cold on the down.
5/14/2000 An Incline Club record of 55 people come out to run on Mothers Day. This was a super day for a trip around Waldo Canyon or up Longs Ranch Road. Dave S kept the club blood bank in business with a nasty looking knee shot that somehow not only painted his socks but got his shirt as well. This time we even had a photographer on the scene to record the mess on film. Several people looked like they were returning from a war if you dont bring water on these runs you will pay! Finally many clubbers have discovered that Fountain Creek is the perfect place to hang out after a run to soak their sore spots.
5/11/2000 Another 42, this time for a Thursday run, headed up the Barr Trail. The protocol for today was 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy. The temperature was cooler than the last week or so but the trail was still dry despite the rain earlier in the week. Once again Hydro Street Hill repeats finished the day. 14 people have made all 6 Thursday runs!!! Yvonne C and Matt C headed up to Green Mountain Falls for day one of our Section/Crew leader training which is required before the Incline Club can work on the top mile of the Barr Trail which we adopted. Today is an indoor class and Saturday we will be working on the Mt. Ester Trail as our hands on training.
5/7/2000 43 enjoyed perfect weather for a trip up the Barr Trail. ALL the snow is gone to Barr Camp and there were only a few patches of snow to step on getting to the Bottomless Pit sign. After that the snow gets pretty bad. Still, this is WAY ahead of last year! Many Incline Clubbers were talking about their PR runs to Barr Camp today all the sick training in the winter is starting to pay off big time. Incline Club member Kelly Mortenson ran a great race and got 12th in the Olympic Trials today. Kelly had done 9 runs with us this season before he moved back to Minnesota.
5/4/2000 How do you spell RECORDS Thursdays on the Incline! 52 people came out today smashing the old club record by 5! Next, out of the 27 people who did the Incline last month 20 set year PRs Today. Valerie P also set an all-time PR. Ben C won the handicap race to the top with a 2:30 PR but John C was only 2 seconds back with a 2:28 PR. Keith G and Kees G tied for 3rd with 1:13 PRs. In the > 35:00 slot 11 year-old Dave G knocked of an incredible 9:40!!! Kim G -5:04, Mary H -2:23 and Anita B -2:19 also set some awesome PRs! To be honest I dont know how anybody set a PR on this 85 degree scorcher of a day!
4/30/2000 40 people braved what looked like pretty bad weather but actually it was perfect weather for a long run. This was the first run of the year we did not have to run in any snow at least snow on the ground as it did snow a little during the run. Both Waldo and Longs Ranch Road are totally clear:-) But unlike some of the past runs where we hung out after we finished for stupid human tricks the cold weather sent many straight home for a bathtub soak!
4/27/2000 A club record tying 47 people did 40 minutes of repeats up the Highway 24 bypass. The top 30 on the workout board showed which is a record for the most stars in a row! Pacing was the name of the game and many kept their 5-10 repeats within 5-20 seconds of each other. Afterwards we did some bounding and high knee drills in the grass of Memorial park. This was a good tough workout and the large group really pushed each other!
4/23/2000 38 started Easter Sunday off with a run to Barr Camp and back. I thought a lot less would show on the holiday so this was a pleasant surprise. The snow is starting to melt big time! There is no snow until just after No Name Creek and from there until the 1/2 mile to Barr Camp sign it is only patchy (most are worn down to the trail:-) thus the run to Barr Camp is almost fun again after months of ice city.
4/20/2000 Another 38 runners headed up to Hydro Street today this time for a tempo run. A most important workout where we learn to run an even pace over uneven terrain. Another set of Hydro Street hill repeats rounded out the workout before a cool down run back down to Soda Springs Park.
4/16/2000 38 people met at Soda Springs Park to do a Sunday long run consisting of the Ute Indian Trail, Waldo Canyon, Longs Ranch Road and back down the Barr Trail. But the real news was the 2nd annual post run feedbag put on by Neal and Teresa T from the back of their VW van. Those that left early or did not come missed some good food and great fun! Like the last several club workouts, stupid human tricks were the order of the day. Teresa showed us that she can stand on her head and drink from a cup! This left Kees G and Matt C in the dust.
4/13/2000 37 people got reminded what pain was about today. 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy, served as the reminder. The first 5 hard minutes never seem too bad but those next five start to hurt. The last 5 can get down right ugly. Hydro street looked like an ant hill as the group did 4-6 repeats up it. Good hard day and great group turnout!
4/9/2000 39 people came out for a Sunday long run. Barr Camp was the destination but 6 of us opted for a run to Lake Moraine at 10,200'. Barr Trail is still bad in several spots getting to Barr Camp. Judy D was the club blood donor today with a nice knee shot that even spotted her shoes. This was the first run from Soda Springs Park and it was an awesome day for it. Picnic tables were put to good use under mid day sun after the run.
4/6/2000 All time group records were smashed today when 47 people came to the first Thursday run of the season. 44 of them headed up the Incline which is also a record. Val S and Joe C were the only two to start the year off with all time PRs. It is so easy to forget just how bad that little hill can hurt but halfway up it seems to almost take pleasure in reminding you that the Incline RULES! it was exciting having this many people and this much energy all focused on a common goal. Dont forget from here on out all runs will meet a Soda Springs Park because the COG opens next week.
4/2/2000 Another big group of 42 people made the run today. Well 37 made the run on time and 5 came an hour late after they forgot to set their watch ahead because of the switch to daylight savings time. Waldo was in great shape today and the weather was perfect. While we waited on some to return from the big loop Kees G and Matt C entertained the rest with stupid human tricks Team Gumby indeed. Bob Mi took a spill today and showed us just how much dirt one person can pick up off of the ground without a broom. Today was our last Sunday parking at the COG. From here on out we will meet at 8 a.m. at Soda Springs Park and it is asked for safety reasons that dogs not be brought to the runs anymore. Also this Thursday we start back with the 5:30 p.m. quality runs:-)
3/26/2000 Good weather brought out a non wedding run PR group of 43 people and 7 dogs! Barr Trail is in great shape up till No Name Creek and then it is like turning the corner into a different country. Once again ice was the word of the day from here to Barr Camp. No major dives were reported and the sun kept us out in the parking lot eating orange slices talking way the day.
3/19/2000 36 people and 6 dogs went for a run and came back from a war! Longs Ranch Road was deep in the white stuff. A group including Kevin B, Larry M, Mike L, Rick H and Val S did the hard work of breaking trail. The funny thing was the rest of us thought it was 2 people until the top when the tracks all fanned out. Sometimes a deep spot would just stop you in your tracks. One time I heard Dan V laugh and I turned around to see him sunk up to his HIPs! At least it was warm:-) Those that survived this loop will be flying when the white stuff melts...
3/12/2000 37 people and 5 dogs got snowed on today although most thought it was kind of nice. Several came back from the run looking more like snowpeople than people. The ice factor was lower but one still has to be careful! Afterward Yvonne C treated us to some sugar treats that had some ready for a second run.
3/11/2000 How do you spell fast? St Patrick's Day 5K!!!! In the year to year improvement category we have:
Joe Cowell took off 3:12
I am practically excited about Joe and Dan who have both been to 13 Sunday club runs and have run every day this calendar year! Glen Ash also has 13 Sundays and although he did not have a year to year to compare to, he won the 60-98 age-group by over 20 minutes. Brenda C has also been doing way more with 12 Sunday runs already this year. These four are also in the top 10 on the workout board. Kevin B has been to the last 6 Sunday runs in a row. Seems to be some crazy theory that if you run a lot, you get better!
Here is a list of people that I could find from the mailing list. Some run with us all the time, others in the past.
Males 1 SCOTT GALL 25 COLO SPGS CO 15:14 4:54 3 DAN VEGA 32 COLO SPGS CO 15:45 5:05 4 DOUG RYDEN 24 COLO SPGS CO 15:58 5:09 6 JEFF PRATA 27 COLO SPGS CO 16:58 5:28 7 PAUL DEWITT 31 WOODLAND PARK CO 17:03 5:30 8 PAUL SULLIVAN 33 COLO SPGS CO 17:04 5:30 13 DON ROSS 55 MANITOU SPGS CO 17:49 5:45 38 TODD BURGESS 31 COLO SPGS CO 19:28 6:16 42 ECK ZIMMERMANN 48 MONUMENT CO 19:36 6:19 55 JACK RAMSEY 57 COLO SPGS CO 20:35 6:38 56 KJ BRUNO 42 COLO SPGS CO 20:38 6:38 58 GLEN ASH 63 COLO SPGS CO 20:40 6:39 62 JOHN O'NEILL 46 MANITOU SPGS CO 20:50 6:43 67 KEITH GRIMES 40 COLO SPGS CO 21:09 6:49 68 JOE COWELL 46 WOODLAND PARK CO 21:09 6:49 Females 1 CINDY O'NEILL 38 MANITOU SPGS CO 18:09 5:51 4 BEV ZIMMERMANN 36 MONUMENT CO 19:10 6:10 18 MARILYN TURNER 34 COLO SPGS CO 21:52 7:03 61 JUDY DEWITT 36 WOODLAND PARK CO 25:22 8:10 154 BRENDA COWELL 44 WOODLAND PARK CO 30:00 9:40
3/5/2000 Another group of 38 took out the K9 record today when 9 dogs showed for the Waldo loop. Weather was perfect for running with only a few bad patches of ice to deal with although there was still a good amount of snow left on Longs Ranch Road. Kees G, Louise E and Neal T received A T-shirt today for their pasta antics. Loop times are dropping big-time as many are getting really strong after more than 3 months of killer long runs.
2/27/2000 38 people and 5 dogs came for skating lessons on Barr Trail. The top 23 on the workout board all made it tying the previous record. I picked a bad day not to bring my shoes with the screws in them. This was some of the worst ice I have seen on the trail in the many years I have been running it. Teresa T donated some blood to the club blood bank in a fall on the way up and not to be outdone Valerie P donated big-time on the way down after the ice. In other news the grassy knoll snowball thrower confessed (see last post).
2/20/2000 The Wedding Run was a success:-) Yvonne and I were touched by the turnout for our marriage! 96 people and 10 dogs made it to the ceremony. 59 of the people and 8 of the dogs got *s which set new attendance records for both the bipeds and quadrupeds. Those who came to the club run for the first time but did not run got a W for Wedding. 76 kazoos made Chariots of Fire, Here Comes the Bride and Rocky reverberate off the walls of Waldo and Williams Canyon! Apologies to those that did not get a kazoo 76 trombones may have led the big parade but it was not enough for the big I DO! Dan V won the Best Man race and Annemarie W took the Bridesmaid honors. Enough bird seed was thrown to keep the Waldo Canyon bird population fed until summer. Thanks to video analysis of the wedding ceremony the grassy knoll snowball thrower has been narrowed down to two suspects:-) The reception later in the evening saw 18 large pizzas, a huge cake, tons of ice cream, drinks and chips disappear without a trace. Glen A ran the pool table off of a break becoming the first person to do so on my table! Like the last Incline Club party he went undefeated! However this time no one was silly enough to put any money on the table against him;-)
2/13/2000 35 people and 2 dogs met for todays Sunday long run. The days are obviously getting longer because for the first time this season we had sunshine in the parking lot by 7:50am. The whole group must have been thinking the same time because everyone migrated to the sunny spot before we took off on a Waldo Canyon run. Indeed it turned into a great day for another big group. Woody became the club mascot today after becoming the highest ranking K9 on the workout board. Next week is the wedding run dont miss it!
2/6/2000 Even with several members missing do the Las Vegas Marathon and Half Marathon we still had another large group with 35 people and 5 dogs showing up for some great weather and a trip to Barr Camp. On the way down several club runners came down Longs Ranch Road to add some time to the run since it is a new month. From the sound of it they had a lot of fun coming down the evil hills for a change. The rest of us had to put up with the ice that has formed throughout the week thanks to a couple of warm days and cold nights. All seemed to hate it and I must say I agree. But after many seasons of this I know how neat it be when the ice and snow are gone and these same runs will seem like a joke:-) After 6 weeks without a change Keith G took over the top spot on the workout board.
1/30/2000 36 people and 7 dogs (which ties the club K9 record) took off out Ute Indian Trail with the thermometer reading 8 degrees. New deep snow made for a cold and slow run up Longs Ranch Road. I know my toes were saved only by a change of socks near the top. I am blown away at how many people bagged this loop with some saying it was not even that hard!??? The oldbies were commenting that days like today used to only get 4-5 runners the Incline Club is sick, sick I tell you sick!
1/23/2000 35 people and 2 dogs went for a run to Barr Camp today. It was like 2 different runs: First there was a warm run to No Name Creek and then there was a cold and windy run to Barr Camp. Add in the ice factor for the 2nd half and it was tough going except for those of us who filled our shoes with sheet metal screws:-) The top 18 on the workout board all made it this weekend but at least this week there were some changes in the top 20.
1/20/2000 Another small group of Incline Clubers joined the Moonlight Madness group for a hike to Barr Camp. This time we were treated to a total eclipse the first viewable in the US since 1996. It was totally awesome!!!
1/16/2000 We broke the all-time club attendance PR when 41 people and 3 dogs showed for a Sunday run! It was awesome seeing that many out on a training run. The top 23 on the workout board all came which is the most *s in a row in over 3 years of keeping track. But most impressive of all was the number of newbies and oldbies alike who did either Longs Ranch Road or Waldo or even BOTH for the first time. Add to that some great weather and you have a perfect run!
1/11/2000 I went to a Friends of the Peak meeting after talking to several Incline Club members. The Incline Club has now adopted the top mile of the Barr Trail:-) Since we are on that section a lot during the summer and spend a fair amount of time just hanging out up there it seemed like a logical move. It should work out great to put together a few concerted efforts to fix a couple of the rough sections after we do our Sunday long runs to the top. More on this later as summer approaches.
1/9/2000 33 people and 3 dogs the largest group of the 2000 season battled a very cold and bitter wind on our way to Barr Camp today. It was really neat to see so many newbies make it all the way camp. Several of us were quite warm on the first 13 switch-backs but as soon as we came over the ridge it was hats, zippers, and hands pulled inside of sleeves. On some sections of the Elk Park trail the wind covered our tracks with snow less than 5 minutes after we passed through leaving some to wonder if there was anyone ahead of them.
1/2/2000 24 bipeds and 1 quadruped came out to run in the cold and new snow. The club extended the length of the run today by combining Waldo and Longs Ranch Road. The new snow made for some tough going but that is the point to get tough we must train tough!
12/26/1999 Another group of 30 people and 5 K9s did the Ute Indian Trail and Waldo loop. Neal and Teresa T decided to keep the big falls in the family. They both drew blood with Teresa once again going for top honors. Next week we bump up the distance by another half hour:-)
12/22/1999 A small group of Incline Clubbers joined the group moonlight madness for a moonlight hike up to Barr Camp. This was supposed to be one of the brightest moons in about 70 years and did it ever live up to that expectation! AWESOME!!!
12/19/1999 30 people and 3 K9s headed out the Ute Indian Trail and then ran up Longs Ranch Hill I mean Longs Ranch Road. Ice on Barr Trail was the norm today had to be very careful. Dan V and I stopped for 10 minute and destroyed a tree that had fallen across the trail thatl learn it!!! A lot more people made the whole loop this time compared to two weeks ago we are already getting stronger:-)
12/12/1999 29 people and 3 K9s did the Waldo Canyon run. Most agreed that it felt far better than the first time must 2 weeks ago. While a bit cold at first it warmed up nicely. Club newbie Connilee W took over the leader board today when Anothony S no showed. The seven club members who did the Rock Canyon half last week did very well 3 people in the top 10 including a first place overall Mariko S. Paul S and Thom S were the other two top 10 runners.
12/5/1999 20 people and 4 dogs braved 11 degree temperatures and almost knee deep snow while going up Longs Ranch Road. Often we make things harder in our minds than they are. However, Longs Ranch Road is even harder than that when it is covered in snow. Several club members did the Pueblo half marathon today stay tuned!
11/28/1999 31 people and 3 dogs came out for the first long run of the 2000 season. In almost perfect weather we ran out the Ute Indian Trail over Hwy 24 and then did Waldo Canyon before heading back. This is an excellent turnout for the first run of the season and the Incline Club looks to be on track for a great year!
11/24/1999 An e-mail was sent to the club announcing the end of the off season. This Sunday November 28th will be our first long run of the Y2K season. Meet by the Incline at 8 a.m. for the Ute Indian/Waldo Canyon run!!!
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