Your "go-to" workout

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Re: Your "go-to" workout

Postby DaveSwink » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:26 pm

Shawnee Bob wrote:Once you do trail runs, you'll be hooked. Aside from the excellent training benefits ( I liken them to running, stadiums and agility drills all in one), they're just a lot more interesting and fun than regular runs on pavement.


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Re: Your "go-to" workout

Postby forbins_mtn » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:30 pm

i have a feeling i'm gonna be hooked. i wish i was closer to trails. it's just so easy to go out my back door to Cherry Creek and be able to run before work. i'm moving to Congress Park in a week, so it's look like i'll be doing Cheeseman and Wash Park. Kind of excited for that
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Re: Your "go-to" workout

Postby MUni Rider » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:55 pm

Whatever we are doing at the crossfit gym that day. The workout is already planned out so I just have to show up, warm up, and do it.
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Re: Your "go-to" workout

Postby Stevo » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:56 pm

Once you do trail runs, you'll be hooked. Aside from the excellent training benefits ( I liken them to running, stadiums and agility drills all in one), they're just a lot more interesting and fun than regular runs on pavement

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I used to run on the street but now I find it it takes an occasion (I.e some sort of race, relay etc.). When I do run roads, I can't seem to remember which shoes to lace up and where I last put them. Don't get me wrong, running is running and so much fun, but there is something about running trails that elevates it to the next level.

You'll enjoy the trails and there a quite a few that are a straight shot down 6th Avenue that can be convenient
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Re: Your "go-to" workout

Postby coloradokevin » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:37 am

rijaca wrote:From my house to the top of Green Mountain is ~4 miles and 1000' vertical.


I wonder how many times you and I have passed each other out there?

I typically use Green Mountain, N. Table Mountain, Chimney Gulch, or Mt. Galbraith when I need a quick training hike (all are within a 15 minute drive for me).
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Re: Your "go-to" workout

Postby COBuckeye » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:59 am

Crossfit...
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Re: Your "go-to" workout

Postby SolarAlex » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:12 am

north table mountain for me...if i ride my bike from my house, its exactly 10 miles and roughly 1000' on the north table loop trail. sometimes i take my lazy dog and just hike up the west jeep road around the top and then down the north jeep road. thats about 3 miles.

i also have been going to movement a lot, i feel like climbing is decent exercise and its fun.
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Re: Your "go-to" workout

Postby ajkagy » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:17 am

bike in the summer, tour in the winter...it's all about having endurance and leg power + altitude advantage of living over 9k ft.
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Re: Your "go-to" workout

Postby lordhelmut » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:58 am

Rowing machine (2000 and 5000m, depending on my mood), bike to work 3-4 times a week (35 minutes), rock climb (sport, 3 days a week), Tennis (one of these days I'll actually join a league) and then shoot for 10-12 peaks a month.

altitude advantage of living over 9k ft.


This is very true. I lived in Summit County at 9500 ft for a year and now that I live in Denver, there is a very noticeable difference in how altitude affects me. Also, living in mountains, in the summer, its easy to bang out 3-4k of vert on a short approach peak after work, obviously can't do this living in Denver (or as easily + the gas). Not to mention early morning laps. Mountain living is nice...
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Re: Your "go-to" workout

Postby thebeave7 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:03 am

Tempo 'run' up Green Mt in Boulder, put a good hurt on, and there is usually the great reward of an Indian Peaks view at the top.

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Re: Your "go-to" workout

Postby mtree » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:24 am

Trail running with hills at around 8000ft. TKD for flexibility. Squats whenever. Climb stairs at work (12 stories) once, twice, or more depending on time constraints. Push ups, pull ups, situps or whatever you'd call that stuff. Rarely any free weights. 12 oz curls if I'm feeling the need.

Winter - The trail running becomes very infrequent depending on conditions. Snowshoeing, snowboarding, running when possible. It can be a challenge. Without hiking about 12,000ft, the altitude conditioning typically deteriorates.
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