Week of July 2
- IN THIS WEEK'S MESSAGE:
+ Tuesday speed workout
+ Thursday evening run
+ Other DTR affiliated runs: Sat Evergreen, Sun Golden
+ Carpools: Scar Top
+ Race volunteers needed
+ Talks, Clinics, and other Non-Race Events
+ Race calendar
+ Other area clubs and runs
+ Discounts for DTRs
No speed workout this week due to the holiday. We'll be back after the holiday.
These workouts are for runners of all abilities. (The only exception
is for beginning runners or those coming back after a long lay-off.
You should build a good base, with lower effort, and gradually longer
runs, before you start doing speed work.) The group stays in a compact
area (e.g., short loop or out-and-back), so no one will get left
behind. We run for time, starting and finishing together. The route is
designed typically with the hard efforts on climbs and/or
non-technical terrain; descents and rocky terrain will be easy
efforts. The purpose is to combine track-like speed workouts with
power training for hills.
The speed workouts will take place every week, as long as there is
interest. Sometimes there will be a separate e-mail with the workout
info, Mon evening, or Tue during the day.
Run location: Mt. Galbraith. The main group will meet at 6:15pm; the
early group at 5:30pm.
DTR has only run this park once before, and that was several years
ago. There's no map on the DTR site. Use the directions, route
description, and link below for a map.
Directions: From Highway 93, in Golden, take Golden Gate Canyon Road
west approximately 1.5 miles to the parking area and trailhead. Golden
Gate Canyon Road is ~1 ¾ mi N of the junction of highways 6, 58 & 93,
and just S of where we turn for North Table Mtn.
Run notes: This is a hiker only park. The trails are fairly narrow and
somewhat sloped (for drainage). Since we don't have much experience
here, the routes are just suggestions. Please read the map, and use
your watch to adjust your running route to finish with the group.
Start up the 1.3mi Cedar Gulch Trail.
Slower runners: do one circuit of the 1.6mi Galbraith loop, then
return down Cedar Gulch.
Intermediate runners: do two circuits, then return down Cedar Gulch.
Faster runners: Do one circuit. Go out and back on the Nightbird Gulch
trail. Then return down Cedar Gulch.
7/12: Deer Creek
7/19: Elk Meadow, followed by party at Kendra's
7/26: Mt. Falcon, time trial
If you are new to DTR and unfamiliar with the trails, and for more
information about DTR, including FAQs, please go to the link below.
For directions, route descriptions and explanation of ratings, please
follow the link below to maps.
All messages are archived, and more group information is also
OTHER DTR AFFILIATED RUNS
The Evergreen Runners Circle (ERC) holds FREE runs every Saturday,
8:30am, on trails, in the Evergreen area. Several DTR regulars join
these runs. The ERC runs are typically about 60 minutes long. They
usually go out for coffee/breakfast afterwards. Please forward your
questions to Dave via the ERC link below. For more info about the ERC
schedules, go to:
7/7: Flying J Ranch
Golden weekend runs are Sundays at 7:30 a.m. Meet outside Brooks
Field, CSM Stadium, on 12th Street in Golden, and run on one of six or
more different routes in the Golden area. All of the courses allow for
varying lengths (e.g. 6-14+ miles) and paces, depending on the
interests of the runners on that day. For further information contact
Ron Benioff at rnbenioff@... 303-279-6152.
Interested in another weekday or weekend group run? Pick a time and
place, and we'll post it to the group.
Let me know if you are interested in carpooling to either of these
races, or any other race/run in the future. Suggested races for
Summit Trail Series, Breckenridge. Wed evenings: 7/11, 7/25, 8/8, 8/22
7/4 Scar Top Mountain Run
Race directors are always looking for volunteers.
7/21; Golden Gate Canyon Trail Race. Adam, 303-870-0487.
CLINICS and OTHER EVENTS
Running Form Fundamentals Workshop, 7/21
Boulder Running Works
My own (shameless self-promotion) La Sportiva Front Range Frenzy:
*7/21; 5th annual Golden Gate Canyon Trail Run, Gilpin Cty, 15mi W of
Golden; 12.7mi with 2,500' of climbing, & 5km fun run.
*8/12; Lookout Mtn Hill Climb; 4.5mi, 1,900' all uphill
*7/4; Scar Top Mountain Run
*7/4; Scar Top Mountain Run; 12km, 5km; Coal Creek Canyon;
7/8; Vail Hill Climb; 7.5mi; http://www.vailrec.com/adult_runningrace.htm
7/8; RMRR Trophy Series; 2mi; Bible Park, Denver; http://www.rmrr.org
7/11, 5:45pm; Summit Trail Running Series #3; 5km, 12km; Peak 8,
7/14; Evergreen Mountain Trail Race; 10km; Alderfer/3 Sisters,
Evergreen; Sharon, 303-674-6441, x26;
7/14; Howelson Hill 8-Miler; Steamboat Springs;
7/14; Lory Trail Duathlon and Run; 5k run and duathlon; Ft. Collins;
(970) 224-9114; http://www.runnersroostftcollins.com
7/14; Wolford Mountain Run; ½-marathon; Kremmling;
7/15; Mountain Madness 12km; Genesee; http://www.comastersrun.org
Jim Romero, DTR regular, is the co-race director
*7/21; La Sportiva Front Range Trail Frenzy #4, 5th annual Golden Gate
Canyon Trail Run; 12.7mi, 5km; Gilpin Cty; http://www.runuphillracing.com
7/22; Vail Half-Marathon; http://www.vailrec.com/adult_runningrace.htm
7/25, 5:45pm; Summit Trail Running Series #4; 8km, 16km; Horseshoe
Gulch, Breckenridge; 970-453-0333
7/28; Spring Creek Memorial; 9mi, 3mi, 1mi walk; Steamboat Springs;
8/3, 6:30pm; RMRR Trophy Series; 5km; deKoevend Park, Littleton;
8/3-4; Wild West Relay; 195 mile relay; Ft. Collins to Steamboat
8/4; Mt. Werner Classic; 5mi, 12mi; Steamboat Springs;
8/4; Indian Peaks DirtFest; 10km run and Duathlon; Nederland;
8/8, 5:45pm; Summit Trail Running Series #5; 5km, 10km; Baker's Tank,
8/11; Idiot's Hill; 9.5mi; Kremmling; http://www.runkremmling.com
*8/12; La Sportiva Front Range Trail Frenzy #5, Lookout Mtn Hill
Climb; 4.5mi; Golden; http://www.runuphillracing.com
8/12; Berry Picker Trail Run; 5km Vail;
8/12; LT100 10km; Leadville; http://www.leadvilletrail100.com
8/15, 6:30pm; Fairmount Trail Rum; 5km; Golden;
8/19; Continental Divide Trail Run; 16mi; Steamboat Springs;
8/22, 5:45pm; Summit Trail Running Series #6; 8km, 12km; Carter Park,
8/25; Silverton Alpine Marathon; http://www.silvertonalpinemarathon.com
8/25; Beaver Creek Vertical Ascent; 6 hours;
8/26; Elk Meadow Trail Race; 5.8mi; Evergreen; http://www.comastersrun.org
9/2; 23rd annual 10k @ 10,000 Feet; Steamboat Springs;
9/2; Breckenridge Crest Mountain Marathon; 5mi, 12mi, 24.5mi;
9/8; Imogene Pass Run; 17.1mi; Ouray to Telluride;
9/8; RMRR Trophy Series; 8mi; Chatfield State Park, Littleton;
9/8; Roadkill Races; ½-marathon, 5mi; Kremmling;
9/9; Evergold Trail Run; 10km Vail;
9/15; Elk Meadow/Bergen Peak Trail Races; 5.6mi, 11.5mi; Evergreen;
Sharon, 303-674-6441, x26;
9/16; Lead King Loop; 25km, 12.5km; Marble; http://www.leadkingloop25k.com
9/16-21; Trans Rockies Run; 125-mile, 2-person teams; Beaver Creek
Leadville Aspen; http://www.transrockies.com/transrockiesrun/index.htm
9/22; Barr Lake 1/3 Marathon; Brighton; http://www.comastersrun.org
Dave Black, DTR regular, is the race director
9/22; Golden Leaf Half-Marathon; Snowmass Aspen;
10/7; RMRR Trophy Series; 10mi; Waterton Canyon, Littleton;
10/7; Gore Grind; 6mi; Kremmling; http://www.runkremmling.com
10/13; Lair `o the Bear Trail Race; 10mi, 2mi; Idledale; Sharon,
303-674-6441, x26; http://www.evergreenrecreation.com/calendar.html
10/13; Silent Trails Memorial Race; 10mi; Laramie, WY;
10/14; Coal Creek X-C Challenge; 5.7mi; Louisville;
11/3-16; Nepal Trek and Trail; ½-marathon and group trek;
11/17; Chatfield 10-Miler; Littleton; http://www.comastersrun.org
OTHER AREA CLUBS AND RUNS, and TRAIL LINKS
BoulderTrailRunners: Several weekly group runs. FREE.
Rocky Mountain Road Runners: Weekly training/social runs (Tue-Wash
Park, Wed-Track, Sat-Highline). Monthly race series (free for members,
small fee for non-members) with a handicap start and scoring system.
Niketown Running Club: Tue evening, 5:30pm, 1 hr runs on the Cherry
Creek and Platte bike paths. Meet at the downtown store, 16th &
Glenarm. Several DTRs are regulars. (303) 623-6453
Incline Club: Sunday long runs in the Pikes Peak area. Thursday speed
workouts. They stay on lower trails through the winter, then venture
higher up the mountain as the snow clears. Let us know if you are
interested in car-pooling from the Denver area. http://www.inclineclub.com
Phidippides Track Club: Tue evening track workouts near Cherry Creek
American Trail Running Association: http://www.trailrunner.com/
Trail Runner Magazine: http://www.trailrunnermag.com
DISCOUNTS FOR DTRs
Several running/outdoor stores offer discounts to DTR members. Just
mention that you are a member. Discounts usually apply only to
non-sale merchandise. Listing here doesn't guarantee that discounts
will be available. Please verify with the stores:
Runners Roost Lakewood, Alameda & Wadsworth (SW corner), (303)
Boulder Running Company, Wadsworth & Bowles (SE corner), Littleton,
(303) 932-6000, http://www.boulderrunningcompany.com
Bent Gate, 13th & Washington, Golden, 303-271-9382,