August Tip of the Month

ICESPIKE’S August Tip of the MonthBy: Terry Chiplin, Coach, Runner and Owner of Active At Altitude (Running Camp, Estes Park Co)Terry describes himself when people ask as an athletic experience facilitator.He has an extensive background stretching back over nearly 20 years as a health and fitness consultant and personal trainer, and more than 15 years as a running […]

Active at Altitude concludes 2011 camp season

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Roby and Ben from Washington State won a set of Icespikes in a prize draw at the last Trail Running Camp of 2011 at Active at Altitude, Estes Park, CO. They are both looking forward to using them during the coming Winter snow and ice in Washington. Trail runners from several states came to learn […]

Interview w/Nick Clark – 2010 Review & Prospects for 2011

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I had the great pleasure to spend a few hours with Brit ultra runner, Nick Clark, now based in Fort Collins, Colorado. We talked about 2010, his best ever year racing ultras, and his plans for 2011…

INERTIA: Staying Motivated During the Coldest, Darkest Time of the Year

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As the seasons turn towards the darkest and coldest of them all, and the one we associate with “slowing down,” my inner-coach is revealing some vulnerability: “Will I slow down, too?”

Four Top Ultrarunners Bare Their Souls

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You can imagine the turnout as Boulder Trail Runners, (host Buzz Burrell) had arranged to gather Scott Jurek, Tony Krupicka, Geoff Roes & Dave Mackey in an upstairs room at Sherpas in downtown Boulder for an informal Q&A session – to say the place was packed was an understatement!

Listening to my Body

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I would like to think that time has increased my wisdom and understanding of how things work – not always the case though! Just recently, I reminded myself of how far I have come in terms of listening to my body.