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First-time Hardrockers dig deep to prepare

“Wild and Tough” and one of the most difficult 100-mile races with 67,984 feet of elevation change over extremely rugged terrain, the Hardrock 100 Endurance Run attracts hundreds of veterans and...

DATE: March 8, 2012 | COLUMN: On the Run

Cruise to Run: The ultimate runner’s vacation

The sixth annual “Cruise to Run” – billed as the ultimate runner’s vacation – lived up to it’s reputation this year, offering a weeklong winter escape on five warm and beautiful Caribbean...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2012 | COLUMN: On the Run

Fitness level key to recovery after accident

September 6 started out like another ordinary day in the lives of Durango residents Jeff and Ramona May. They dropped off their three daughters at school, and because both had the day off, they...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2012 | COLUMN: On the Run

Pregnancy doesn’t mean you have to give up running

An avid runner since childhood, Alice Doyle of Durango was hopeful that she could continue running throughout her pregnancy. After consulting with her doctor, she was given the OK to run through...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2011 | COLUMN: On the Run

Healthy living can be achieved 1 step at a time

Karen Mordi knows firsthand how a simple lifestyle change can effect your quality of life and your health. Two years ago, this 69-year-old retired nurse from Chicago began a daily walking regimen...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2011 | COLUMN: On the Run

This cyclist isn’t your average grandmother

Riding 560 miles on a bike would seem daunting to most people, but for 68-year-old Cindy Hillmer, it’s just another cycling adventure to add to her growing list. It came as no surprise to those who...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2011 | COLUMN: On the Run

Half Ironman, complete adventure

Triathlons have always intrigued me, especially because swimming and biking are a big part of my regular cross training. I have dabbled in the occasional sprint triathlon just to mix things up, but...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2011 | COLUMN: On the Run

You can run, but you can’t hide from genetics

Durango is known for its fit population; just look around on any given day and you will see bike riders on the streets and runners on the trails. We are a health-conscious community in our...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2011 | COLUMN: On the Run

Race Across America hopes dashed by heat

Excitement and anticipation abounded as we gathered in Oceanside, Calif., for the start of RAAM (Race Across America) on June 14.With temperatures in the 60s, a cool breeze and sunny skies, Debbie...

DATE: July 7, 2011 | COLUMN: On the Run

New adventure for Race Across America crew

Opportunity knocked, and I answered.Timing is everything, and thankfully I was on the heels of my retirement when the opportunity to crew for RAAM (Race Across America) fell into my lap. An email...

DATE: June 9, 2011 | COLUMN: On the Run

Durango’s Metz masters state swimming meet

Best known in her role as director of parks and recreation for Durango, Cathy Metz has another side that many of us are not so familiar with, that of masters’ swimmer extraordinaire.In March, Metz...

DATE: May 12, 2011 | COLUMN: On the Run

Narrow Gauge running tradition changes course

The 34th annual Narrow Gauge Races will be happening again on the ever-eventful Memorial Day weekend.The oldest continuously run race in Colorado once again will offer the 10-mile and 5K options...

DATE: April 7, 2011 | COLUMN: On the Run

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