How to train for Colorado running…

That’s the question I ask myself everyday. I have just under three weeks until I hit high altitudes and give my best shot at running in the mountains. To admit I’m nervous and scared to run is an understatement. I have no idea how my body will react, but I’m pretty sure I won’t be running a PR. So I need your help. What have you heard or what do you know about making sure I don’t drop out in the first mile?

This is actually happening…

I appreciate any advice, but if all you can think of is joining me, there’s still time to register here…

Also, any suggestions on what to do in Denver for a weekend?

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4 thoughts on “How to train for Colorado running…

  1. Glenn says:

    First mile advice….actually complete race advice. Go out easy and taper. LoL That was my motto for the Green Jewel 50k and I finished. Had a bit of walking the last 6 but gotter done and felt great.

  2. cisforcourtney says:

    Hey! I found your blog after you left a comment on Mojamala’s! I actually live in Denver and am volunteering at that event!

    First of all, Platte River… IS SUPER FLAT! And the parts that aren’t… you don’t really notice. Except where it goes under a few bridges, but those are fun, because it’s downhill then a quick uphill, but you already have a ton of momentum going up. πŸ™‚

    As far as altitude goes, as long as you aren’t just hanging out a week before you should be fine. Especially if you are getting into town like the day before or so. Your body doesn’t have a chance to “notice” it, if that makes sense.

  3. Masher52 says:

    Such a small world! Hearing that its flat helps so much, I was a little nervous I’d be up against some major hills.

    We fly in Friday, so I’ll have one full day to get ready for the race and soak up all of Denver that I can. I’m sure when I fly out Monday, I’ll be feeling it though!

    Any recommendations on what to see while we’re in Denver?

  4. cisforcourtney says:

    Yah. It’s pretty flat, so you are in luck! Yah, when I moved up here I was feeling it around the 5th day for sure–tired… running sucked, etc!

    It just depends what you want to do! Go play in the mountains or explore Denver!

    for denver here are a few places:

    food:
    http://www.rootdowndenver.com/
    http://www.mountainsunpub.com/ <—they only accept cash.
    http://www.steubens.com/ <- love their food/cocktail/beer menu! pretty unique! DELICIOUS!

    museums:
    museum of contemporary arts: http://www.mcadenver.org/eventscalendar-201204.php

    denver art museum: http://www.denverartmuseum.org/visitor-info/hours-location-parking

    rei: our location is HUGE! http://www.rei.com/stores/18

    coffee house:
    http://www.stellascoffee.com/index.html
    http://www.inkcoffee.com/homepage_content.html

    breakfast:
    snooze. http://www.snoozeeatery.com/ <– place is THE BOMB!

    flat running:
    wash park <– my fave place to run (besides the mountains) there is parking in the park at Exposition & Downing.

    MOUNTAIN STUFF!

    mountain fun:

    golden city brewery: http://www.gcbrewery.com/

    lair o' the bear park. http://jeffco.us/openspace/openspace_T56_R11.htm
    red rocks in morrison

    red rocks. http://www.redrocksonline.com/

    moutain food: (close to both of the above places)

    http://www.bluecoweatery.com/BlueCowEatery/Home.html

    These are just a few places, I still have SO MUCH to explore in Denver myself, but I've heard great things about all these places! (have yet to go to the museums) Hope this helps!

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