2011 Pikes Peak, 2011 Leadville and Commentary

Today’s wrap on the weekend’s racing has to do more than simply report results and provide insight on how races unfolded.  Those details are certainly important and have been repeatedly shared over the past couple of days.  For example, the fact that 47 year-old Matt Carpenter made what amounts to a definitive move on Daryn …

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2011 Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon

Pikes Peak is literally a thing of beauty. People have been inspired by this massive 14er for hundreds of years. One of the great ascents took place in 1893. Among its climbers that year was one Katharine Lee Bates. For those that didn’t know, the summit of Pikes Peak helped form the voluptuous verse we …

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Leadville Trail 100 Run – The Inside Trail Chat

There is a lot of blogging going on regarding the Leadville Trail 100 Run, so, instead of just rehashing much of it, we here at Inside Trail thought we'd roll out some back and forth commentary that is typical of the hours we spend in our respective "offices" researching and discussing with one another every …

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Sierre-Zinal . . .The perfect mountain running race?

What is the perfect mountain running race?  How about we start that discussion right here and now while I tell us about one particular race that’s been blowing people’s minds for over 30 years.  For those scoring at home, I guess you’d have to consider course length, course elevation, and course elevation gain/loss; perhaps add …

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