OUR EVENTS

Howl At the Moon Run

Tuesday February 19th @ 6PM Join us for a fun full moon run up Red Hill with Salomon and Roaring Fork Beer Company. We'll be meeting at the store at 6 and heading up to the top of Mushroom Rock via the Three Gulch, Blue Ribbon and Skeeters Ridge trails. Salomon will...

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2019 Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series

2019 Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series Check out the schedule for the 2019 Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series. These are all awesome local races that contribute to a great cause. Kenny Cline Memorial Sequoia Glen 5K Benefits local animal shelters!...

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Kyle Coon Reflects On 20 Years

Kyle Coon lost his sight at the age of six after a hard-fought battle with Bilateral Sporadic Retinoblastoma. While this would be enough to make some people give up, it propelled him forward. Since then, he has turned adversity into his vision, becoming an...

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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 the sport....

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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. Basically...

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The Nathan VaporHowe Pack

With four points of adjustability this is one of the best fitting packs ever. The adjustable sternum straps combined with the side straps allow you to customize the fit to your unique body type. The straps also let you tighten the pack down to get a nice snug fit next...

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Salewa Ultra Train Review

Salewa Ultra Train Salewa’s new Ultra Train is their first foray into traditional trail running shoes. The Ultra Train is a neutral, 8mm drop off-road shoe with a supportive upper and durable, grippy Michelin outsole. Despite the level of protection and stability that...

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Dynafit Vertical Pro

The Lightweight Mountain Running Shoe We've Been Waiting For Dynafit's new lightweight trail shoe, the Vertical Pro, is in and it looks sweeeet.  This beauty (they are very pretty) comes in at just under 9 ounces, which is amazing considering that it has a decent...

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Fun Early Season Races In Colorado

With all the spring like weather we are having now is a great time to start training for an early summer or spring race.  Colorado has a ton of great races to offer so make sure to check out trailrunner or racing underground to find a full calendar of races. Desert...

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The Nathan VaporHowe Pack

With four points of adjustment this is one of the best fitting packs ever. The adjustable sternum straps combined with the side straps allow you to customize the fit to your unique body type. The straps also let you tighten the pack down to get a nice snug fit next to...

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The trouble with training in Europe

Check out Salomon Independence Run and Hike Race Team member John Stroud's blog about the challenges of training while on a European vacation. An early summer family vacation to western Europe, or "holiday" as they say in that part of the world, provided a study in...

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The Best Race I Didn’t Race

Independence Run and Hike Race Team member Laurie Guevera-Stone paced her friend Andie at the Leadville Trail 100 race this year.  100 miles is no joke and just  pacing someone for the effort can be a serious task in its own right.  Check out Laurie's experience...

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Trail Skills –  How To Run Downhill FAST

To the unprepared runner, long, steep, or technical descents can end the bid for a race finish or make it very difficult to be mobile afterward.  Adding focused downhill running sessions into your training schedule will prepare your body for the thrashing that it...

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Long May You Run – Tips for Masters Runners

The reality is that as we get older we start to slow down.  Muscle mass begins to diminish, our v02 max decreases, and we start to slow down.  Nevertheless, there are many masters athletes who continue to perform at a high level well into their 40s.  A perfect example...

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Heart rate training for runners

There are a lot of ways to track our effort running but because of the simplicity  of using pace this is typically what runners use.  Yet heart rate, when used correctly, can be an invaluable tool for runners.   It can help us to pace ourselves properly and can be a...

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