Records (from all years)
8/25/05 Thur: Another 22 pizzas were polished off at the annual IC part:-) At least 62 ICers got signed up but I am quite sure there were more. Besides the 26 people who got an IC award for coming to 45 or more IC workouts, Vicki Martin won the Driven Award for the females. Chaz Lalonde won the Driven Award for the males. Harry Harcrow won the ICUltra Award. All three of these runners went above and beyond the normal club runs to take their running to a new level! The club is now in Off Season mode! See you on the last Sunday in November...
8/20-21/05 Sat/Sun: At least 97 ICers took part in the Pikes Peak/Leadville festivities. The story for many on Pikes Peak was the weather! About 600 people were stranded on the summit when about 6 inches of hail closed the hwy. Four ICers took top 10 in the Ascent and quite a few did very well in the age-group results in both races. Over in Leadville things went fairly well too.
8/18/05 Thur: 44 showed for the last club workout of the 2005 season. Ascent runners did a time check to Ruxton. Marathon runners did a time check to Hydro Street. Nothing left to do now but rest and relax.
8/14/05 Sun: The final Sunday workout of the 2005 season had at least 45 ICers present. We did not do too much running - down to either the 1 or 2 mile mark and back up. However, most of us spent a good about of time on our mile clearing rocks and getting it ready for the race.
8/11/05 Thur: 39 showed for half the normal workout - 15 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy. For the easy minutes we walked back down so we did not get so far up the trail. After all it is time to taper. We rounded out the day with 5 Hydro Hell repeats.
8/7/05 Sun: At least 52 ICers were running on Pikes Peak today. It was about half and half for those starting at Elk Park and the top. Conditions were perfect.
8/4/05 Thur: The rain that had been dumping all day took a break just in time for our workout. Therefore, 48 ICers were treated to perfect conditions; a damp trail for traction, humid air for breathing and cool temperatures for running. And run we did - a 30 minute tempo run up the Barr Trail followed by 5 Hydro Hill repeats.
7/31/05 Sun: 57 ICers started from various location (bottom, Elk or top) on Pikes Peak. It was hot as heck on the bottom so the higher one went the better it got:-)
7/28/05 Thur: Another 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy greated 43 ICers today. Indeed, even a moan or two was heard at the annocment. Seems that the new walk the easy minutes format is killing some people. Good speed is what we need:-)
7/24/05 Sun: 57 ICers were all over Pikes Peak today. While a few of us started from the bottom, the vast majority either did Elk Park or the top miles.
7/21/05 Thur: 49 ICers come out for some 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy. Quite a few only did 20 minutes instead of the normal 30 because we were still feeling a little beat up from the Barr Trail Mountain Race. Hydros were also cut in half today:-)
7/17/05 Sun: The 6th annual Barr Trail Mountain Race had 70 ICers running and another 23 volunteering! Quite a few ICer won their age-group (Vicki Martin, Matt Carpenter, Ted Bidwell, Robert McAndrews, Fred Wright) with Vicki and Matt setting an age-group course records!
7/14/05 Thur: 38 showed up for a Torrential Downpour! Several inches of water were on the road in some spots leading up to Hydro. However, that did not stop us from getting in a quick time-check from the Barr Trail Mountain Race start line to the end of the first switch-back.
7/10/05 Sun: With many ICers doing the Summer Round Up ?K 30 of us were left to have Pikes Peak to ourselves! The weather was perfect with quite a few opting to work on the top miles.
7/7/05 Thur: 42 came out today expecting to do a tempo run. Instead, the run was changed to 30 mins of 1 mine hard, 1 minute easy. This change was made because so many commented how hard it was last week when the easy minutes were changed to be very easy minutes (walking or standings still instead of jogging or running). This insures that people are pushing their hard minutes. Finally, normally in July we do 10 Hydro Hell repeats. Just for today we did 7 in honor of Lance going for number 7!
7/3/05 Sun: Two options were provided today; start from the bottom or start from Elk. With that of course means it is a lot harder to track who shows up but at least 57 ICers have been checked in. No steps in the snow today - it is all gone!
6/30/05 Thur: 41 ICers got a little surprise today when they showed for 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy. Those that had been running the easy minutes were told to walk and those that had been walking the easy minutes were told to stop. The results? Much harder hard minutes and a better overall workout! Too many were pushing their easy minutes to try to get further up the trail - that is not the goal of the workout. The goal is to have 15 consistently hard minutes. Of course, because everyone left so much more on the trail the Hydro repeats felt that much harder as well!
6/26/05 Sun: 53 ICers got checked in today. Quite a few made it to the summit today the first official summit run. There were only about 7 steps in snow on the far traverse below the 16 Golden Stairs sign. In other words, snow is no longer an excuse for not training up high!
6/23/05 Thur: The threat of some serious rain did not scare off 46 ICers who did a 30 minute tempo run up the Barr Trail. After the first few switchbacks the rain went away and left us in perfect running conditions. A little downhill running followed by 8 Hydros rounded out the day.
6/19/05 Sun: 46 showed for what should be the last Section 16 run of the season. I was off at a race and did not get a report on todays run. After the auto race on Pikes Peak we will be doing Elk Park runs.
6/16/05 Thur: 53 ICers were set off up the Barr Trail for 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy. For those doing either the BTMR or the PPM a couple of hard ons on the way back down were also added to the workout. Of course Hydro Hell repeats rounded out the day!
6/12/05 Sun: With a large number of ICers off doing the GOG 10 Miler only 36 of us were left for a rune up the Barr Trail. The fog/clouds were awesome and it was for sure perfect conditions for those racing. It did get a tad cold up high however!
6/9/05 Thur: 52 came out for a 30 minute tempo run or a very short taper run for Sundays GOG 10 Miler. Either way, it was a great day for running but by the end of it the rain was coming down:-)
6/5/05 Sun: 59 ICers showed today. A new record was set when 17 made the summit of 10,707' Camerons Cone! The views from the top are among my favorite of both Pikes Peak and the cities below!
6/2/05 Thur: One of the largest Thursday IC groups ever - 64 - headed up the Barr Trail for 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy. The weather was cool and overcast - perfect! Of course with a new month it meant 8 Hydros:-(
5/29/05 Sun: Where did the snow go? An amazing amount of snowmelt over the last 2 weeks greeted 64 ICers. There is no snow on the Elk Park Trail as far as the 2nd bridge and perhaps even further if not the whole way. The trip to the A-frame is also fun again unlike the mess we encountered the last time.
5/26/05 Thur: Perfect running weather greeted 49 ICers for a 30 minute tempo run up the Barr Trail. It was a little humid and a little cool (compared to the last several days) so quite a few set some PRs. But the 6 Hydros were still as evil as ever!
5/22/05 Sun: 64 ICers took on Section 16 today. It got a bit warm towards the end but it was a great day. Traffic was light on Gold Camp Rd and High Drive.
5/19/05 Thur: 48 ICers did 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy up the Barr Trail. It was hot and dry - feels like the first day of summer. By the end of it, most had that sand paper in the throat feeling.
5/15/05 Sun: One of the larger groups in a while - 77 - came out for a run up to Barr Camp or higher. The weather could not make up its mind and we saw a little snow mixed in with a lot of sun. Or as the weatherman would say; partly sunny, chance of drifts. Indeed, above the Bottomless Pit sign the trail is a mess of frozen snow and made for some slow going. Special note: Today was ICers Neal and Teresa Taylor's first day as Barr Camp caretakers.
5/12/05 Thur: A huge group of 58 ICers showed for a 30 minute tempo run up the Barr Trail. Conditions were a tad dry today causing some to have a rough day. After an easy run back down the trail we took over Hydro Street it was wall to wall ICers!!!
5/8/05 Sun: What started out a little iffy weatherwise soon had 55 runners shedding layers. By the end of the run it was sun, sun and more sun. Section 16 is in great shape although it appears that High Drive is now open to traffic:-(
5/5/05 Thur: Perfect, just perfect running weather greeted 42 ICers who headed up the Barr Trail for 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy. The trail was slightly damp so traction was good. The air was crisp but not cold. Even the 6 (yes, 6 now) Hydros did not seem so bad since it was not freezing.
5/1/05 Sun: Or should we spell out Sunday since there was again no Sun which has not been seen since, well, I forget, but it has been a while. At any rate, 57 ICers came out to run up to Barr Camp in more snow than we had most of the winter. It was cold, it was humid and at times it just sucked. Man, listen to this whining! Make it go away and take this freaking weather with you!
4/28/05 Thur: The Day of Fog complete with a 50 car pile-up on I-25 took the group size down to 41 and ended perfect Thursday streaks for 9 ICers. Add to that the cold and humidity and well, welcome to April in Colorado! Sometimes you just do what you gotta do and put the run in your database to pull out on some dark and desolate mile in a race!
4/24/05 Sun: The 7th annual Neal and Teresa Taylor Vanfeed brought out 92 ICers! But before there was easting there was our fist trip to Intemann and Section 16. They were in perfect condition and many had forgotten how nice (and fun) the gradual downhill is on the backside of Section 16. At the VanFeed tons of food (and yes, quite a bit of junk food) was put down. The cold and even a slight drizzle did not put much of a damper on the foodfest although for the first time in many years no one stayed for stupid people tricks.
4/21/05 Thur: 48 came out for 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy up the Barr Trail. Perfect temps on the way up but a tad nippy on the way down. No worries however as the Hydro Hell repeats warmed things back up in a hurry!
4/17/05 Sun: 63 showed for a trip up to Barr Camp and back. Only 2-3 steps in snow all the way to No Name. After that there is still quite a bit. Warmed up nicely today so it should not last too long.
4/14/05 Thur: What snow? The snow from the weekend was already gone making for perfect trail conditions for the 47 ICers who showed for a 30 minute tempo run up the Barr Trail. Today we did 2 of the Hydro repeats easy and 2 hard. Yummmy!
4/10/05 Sun: A massive blizzard produced one of the smallest club workout in years when only 28 showed up for the snowfest. Indeed, only 9 of the 15 formerly perfect streakers showed up making for a major shake-up of the workout board although a few might be saved if they produce an R report. As for the snow there were sections on Rampart Range Road where the wind would stop you in your tracks. At the same time horizontal snow would hit you in the face and freeze everything on your person. Williams was better windwise but almost every creek crossing was in fact a creek crossing for the fist time in years! When we finally got back to our car it was a relief but at the same time it was an awesome run because we knew that we got ahead of the slackers today:-)
4/9/05 Sat: After a couple of hours of work the posting of Race Reports that have been submitted both this year and the latter part of last year is done. This includes 39 PPA/M/D Things done right / things done wrong stories. Now is a good time to read them over and learn from others!
4/7/05 Thur: Ah, spring! Nature spouting anew, warmer weather, birds chirping and the pain of lactic acid eating way at our mitochondria! The first Thursday workout of the year brought out 43 runners. It was awesome to be back at it and there were only about 20 steps in snow all the way to No Name Creek. Since it was the first one we just went through the motions on the Hydro Hell Repeats but even then it seemed steeper than last year.
4/4/05 Sun: Perfect running weather (dare we say spring-like) greeted 64 ICers who where tired from the loss of an hour of sleep due to the switch to DST. Most did the Waldo Loop. There is still some crunchy snow on the UPT and in the shade on Waldo but all and all the trails are in great shape.
3/27/05 Sun: 59 came out for an Easter Egg hunt at Barr Camp. Instead we found two snowbears. One just past Bobs Road and the other at Barr Camp. The snow was well packed until the camp. From there to the A-Frame it was not as packed but still very runnable. On the way back a lot of the snow was already turning to mud.
3/20/05 Sun: Darn near perfect running weather brought 65 out for a run up Rampart Range Road. The Road is in great condition. Even most of the snow in Williams has melted. A little muddy in spots from there to the end.
3/13/05 Sun: The cold, snow and wind were out in force today taking the group size down to 51. 30 of those were the top 30 on the * board! The run was the Waldo/LRR double but only a few made the whole thing. Those that did were treated to hell! Except that it was cold...
3/6/05 Sun: 68 came out today where the workout was a run to Barr Camp and back. Very little snow/ice below No Name. Very little trail above No Name. Worst ice was in the switchbacks above No Name. Trail is packed almost all the way to the A-Frame. The last 5 switchbacks are not packed as people are making a B-line for the A-frame. Super nice day had some hanging out enjoying the sun after the run:-)
2/27/05 Sun: The smallest group in a long time - 43 - headed up Rampart Range Road. All was well until we turned down into Williams Canyon where ICE was the word of the day:-( Even got a report of someone splitting open their head and showing some red... Remember, it is the ice time of year - bring your screw shoes!
2/20/05 Sun: 53 came out for the evil double - Waldo/Longs. Longs was in better shape than predicted. However, some avoided it and took a trip to the A-Frame instead.
2/13/05 Sun: The trail to Barr Camp was well packed and not too icy for the 62 ICers who showed today. However, there is still LOTS of snow up there and in fact more than we have seen in quite a few years. Back down at the park it warmed up enough that several hung out after the run looking over the incredible new sandbox that opened yesterday in Memorial Park.
2/6/05 Sun: 71 came out for a run up Rampart Range Road which was in perfect condition with no mud like was feared. Williams, the bail trail and Waldo were also OK. However the UPT was like running on snow rocks and greatly reduced the fun factor. All was forgotten however when we got back to the park and got to munch on cookies made by Karen Brennan. Some were even in the same of IC runners! YUM!
1/30/05 Sun: Although we have seen deeper snow, no one could remember a snow this deep that was this wet going all the way back to 1997 when the club started. For the 50 that showed it will not be a day soon forgotten! A loop that normally takes less than 2 hours took over 3:15! That it was knee deep made it hard, that it was such a heavy snow made it next to impossible. Four of us ended up switching off every minute and then every 30 seconds to plow our way up and over Longs Ranch Road. This moisture is much needed however so you will get no complaints from us. In fact, it was sorta fun:-)
1/23/05 Sun: 62 showed up for what turned out to be a really warm day. Most headed off in the direction of Barr Camp. If they were not scared off by the ice on upper Ruxton (almost pure ice from the gate to the old pump station) they got some fairly decent (read: ice free) running in until just after No Name Creek. After that ice was the word of the day!
1/16/05 Sun: 65 came out for the first run up Rampart Range Road of the season. As usual, snow and ice were not a factor on RRR and that is why the run was changed to here from Section 16 which has been reported to be very icy. Williams Canyon and Waldo were also in great shape. Some ice on the UTE.
1/9/05 Sun: 65 headed out UPT for a trip around Waldo. Then, if they were able, it was up Longs Ranch Road which proceeded to kick our butts! Oh, the first Waldo/LRR double of the year is always hell...
1/2/05 Sun: 73 showed on a great day for running. Conditions to Barr Camp were icy as usual, but most of those with screw shoes had little or no problems. However, we had one broken elbow today on the descent just above the Incline Overlook. I am told S&R had to go get her:-(
12/26/04 Sun: It was the day after Xmas and not a creature was stirring not even a mouse.
12/19/04 Sun: 82 showed for our 2nd trip out to Waldo Canyon. Great weather combined with 3 runs under our belts resulted in quite a few people reporting significant improvements in their time.
12/12/04 Sun: 87 ICers came out for a run up to Barr Camp and back. Along the way we were treated to every kind of trail condition known to runnerkind. There was black ice, white ice, crunchy ice, rocky ice, slick ice, sticky ice, dirty ice, hidden ice, snowy ice and even some ice ice. We have not had a lot of snow so what little we had has been packed into - yes, you guessed it - ICE:-( Quite a few commented that in many winters of running to Barr Camp they had not see this much ice. Indeed, above No Name Creek was just not a lot of fun. Bottom line, if you got through this run without falling on your butt you are either talented or lucky or some combination thereof.
12/05/04 Sun: A much nicer day greeted 84 ICers for our first run up Longs Ranch Road for the season. LRR wasted no time reminding almost everyone that it was the boss and for good measure the snow on the ground added insult to injury. Be that as it may, quite a few people commented that they felt much better this week than last.
11/28/04 Sun: The cold and the snow did not stop 82 people from coming to the first long run of the ICs 9th season. In fact, the weather was perfect for a run to and around the Waldo Canyon lollipop loop. Only one set of footprints proceeded the group. As usual, the trip back reminded quite a few that the UPT is the only trail in Colorado that is uphill both ways. Everyone made it back however and it was still a great start to the season!
11/26/04 Fri: 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 2005 season. Meet at Memorial Park at 8 a.m. for the Ute Pass Trail/Waldo Canyon/Ute Pass Trail run!!!
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