On the Run: To achieve your new year goal, you'll need a plan

Life Thu, Jan 1, 2015 - 8:15 AM

Two of the more popular New Year's resolutions are weight loss and exercise. It is easy to lay out a dream for yourself; it is more difficult to follow through and achieve the goal. Therefore, two of the least successful...

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  • On The Run: Some bad-weather alternatives to running

    Welcome to March, the month most of us associate with the start of spring and the end of winter running. Unfortunately, this rarely is true in Colorado Springs. January and February often offer more fair-weather running days than March and April. While we will enjoy some comfortable temperatures, we also will encounter cold, wind, rain and...

  • Colorado Springs nurse-turned-student keeps running fun by transitioning to shorter distances

    When Paulette Painter decided to boost her career by pursuing a bachelor's degree, the longtime nurse realized she had much less time to devote to running. With that, the joy of the sport had begun to fade. Fortunately, she also decided to trim back her mileage to counter the added time of hitting the books, and it seems to have paid off....

  • Body found near Boulder-area trailhead is missing runner

    BOULDER — Authorities have confirmed that a body found near a trailhead north of Boulder is that of a runner missing since last week. The body of 52-year-old Randal Scott Evans was found Wednesday morning by another runner near Cobalt Trail. Boulder County Sheriff's Cmdr. Heidi Prentup said the body had probably been there for several days...

  • Colorado ultra-runners find niche in unassisted group runs

    No entry fees, no T-shirts, no winners, no whiners. That's the hardcore ethos behind a series of long, low-key runs put on as a labor of love by ultra-runners along the Front Range. While many runners spend winters slogging away on treadmills and multiuse paths, this crowd weathers all elements - faithfully enduring snow and ice for...

  • Colorado Springs runners brave cold to compete in Super Half Marathon and 5K

    Not even temperatures in the low 20s could stop more than 1,100 runners from taking part in the fourth annual Super Half Marathon & Game Day 5K on Sunday morning. Downtown Colorado Springs was the place to be for avid runners of all levels and ages, and they came out in droves despite sub-freezing weather to kick off Super Bowl Sunday in...

  • Ute Valley open space grows thanks to conservation effort

    Ute Valley Gateway Open space has grown by 110 acres, the city of Colorado Springs announced Friday. The newly-conserved tract makes a 203-acre open space on the border of Ute Valley Park, which is 300 acres. The addition allows the city to complete the Ute Valley Trail. The property was purchased from Hewlett Packard in 2013, and it has...

  • Air Force Academy remains quiet on new trail rules after on-campus attacks

    The Air Force Academy is keeping mum when it comes to a "buddy system" rule that bars solo hiking, running and mountain biking on academy trails and open spaces. Two days after releasing a statement attributing the new rule to on-campus attacks, the academy says it won't provide more details. A spokesman refused to divulge where and...

  • Colorado woman wins Phoenix marathon

    PHOENIX — Thousands of runners crossed the finish line Sunday morning in the 12th annual P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon. More than 22,000 runners took off in waves from the start line Sunday morning at CityScape retail complex. The 26.2-mile course took participants through central Phoenix, Scottsdale and ended in Tempe Beach...

  • No finish line, no problem at Winter Series running opener

    Don't go looking for results of Saturday's Pikes Peak Road Runners Winter Series opener at Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Unless you were one of the hundreds who required the use of metal spikes for traction on the ice- and snow-covered trails, the races will go down in history as unofficial tuneups for the three remaining events in the...

  • Gutierrez wife, husband go 1-2 at annual Rescue Run in snowy conditions

    Only a last-second kick from a much younger competitor kept Simon Gutierrez from the winner's circle Thursday at the 37th annual Rescue Run at snowy Palmer Park. Then again, life isn't too bad for the longtime runner and physical therapist. A little more than six minutes after he was edged at the 5K finish line, he watched his new wife, Donna...

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