Climbing Your First 14er

Climbing Your First 14er

Our Salomon Independence Run and Hike Race Team member Will Fisher (better know as ‘Rev Run’ on account of him being a local Reverend) recently completed all 58 14ers in Colorado. Below he offers some advice on climbing 14ers for those just getting into...
Independence Amazing Race With ASICS

Independence Amazing Race With ASICS

Join us for our 2nd Amazing Race! This FREE, fun and challenging race will be limited to the first 25 teams that sign up, so sign up soon by stopping by or calling Indendence Run & Hike! WHAT: Teams of 2 or 3 will be given clues to find the localtions of...
What Recovery Strategies Actually Work

What Recovery Strategies Actually Work

Running is hard.  This sport beats athletes up in a way that no other activity does. Due to the pounding that their bodies undergo, runners are always looking for new and better ways to recover. If you ask a group of runners what their recovery strategies are, prepare...
HOKA ONE ONE STINSON ATR 4

HOKA ONE ONE STINSON ATR 4

As one of the first Hokas to come on the market, the Stinson has long been a fan favorite.  With plenty of cushioning and support, this is a fantastic shoe for a wide variety of runners.  It is the first shoe that I ran in when I was returning from a back surgery, the...
THE HOKA SPEEDGOAT 2

THE HOKA SPEEDGOAT 2

The totally redesigned Speedgoat  from Hoka is designed to attack all breeds of technical trail.  With this second iteration of the shoe, Hoka improved fit, stability, and durability. Built on a new last, the wider midsole creates a more stable platform for the foot...
Salomon Sense Ride

Salomon Sense Ride

Sticky traction for varied terrain paired with plenty of cushioning to go the distance, the Salomon Sense Ride is a versatile trail running shoe ready to take on your next adventure.  Salomon running shoes have typically been on the firmer side, offering plenty of...
Independence Run and Hike Goes Nordic

Independence Run and Hike Goes Nordic

Independence Run & Hike is going Nordic this Winter! We are excited to be carrying some excellent Cross Country Skiing products from Salomon, Fischer, and SWIX. We will have rentals, demos, apparel, tuning equipment, and more! Stay tuned for more info on fun...
Basic Strength Training For Nordic Skiing

Basic Strength Training For Nordic Skiing

If you’re like me, then you spend the majority of your summer running, hiking or riding your bike.  While these activities leave me in great aerobic shape come fall, my arms are typically the size of toothpicks, which just isn’t great for nordic skiing....
2017 Sopris Run Off and 4 Mile Fair Run Results

2017 Sopris Run Off and 4 Mile Fair Run Results

Thanks to everyone for coming out to the 39th annual Mt Sopris Run Off and 4 Mile Fair Run.  We had a great turn out this year and had some amazing runner put down some great times.  We hope you all had a great time and we look forward to seeing you next year for the...
Desert RATS Stage Race-Recap

Desert RATS Stage Race-Recap

Check out Salomon Independence Run and Hike Race team member Brian Passenti‘s awesome race report from the Desert RATS Stage Race.  Spoiler Alert; he won!! My feet are raw, really raw. Specifically my heals. I have hardened callus skin on most of my toes....