8/24/2006 Thur: The annual club party drew a ton of people 57 of which got signed in. Club awards were handed out to all runners who came to 45 or more workouts for the year including; Brenda Cowell (60 perfect streak), Bryan Willis (60 perfect streak), Daniel Solinski (60 perfect streak), Matt Carpenter (60 perfect streak), John O'Donnel (59), Darrel Weaver (58), Linda Aiman (58), Louise Erasmus (56), Beverly Weaver (54), Joe Cowell (54), Gahlen Crawford (53), Fred Wright (52), Chaz Lalonde (51), David Hendrix (51), Glen Ash (51), Kyla Carpenter (51), Yvonne Carpenter (51), Andy Kovats (50), Richard Hedlind (49), Larry Miller (46), Pablo Najera (46), Bianca Kriel (45) and Gorden Barnett (45). Jenni Leppart won the Driven Award for the Females and Darrell Weaver won the Driven Award for the Males. Tony Krupicka, Harry Harcrow and Gordon Barnett got ICU (Incline Club Ultra) awards.
8/19-20/2006 Sat/Sun: Lots of awesome performances at the 2006 PPA/M/D!!! Oh, Leadville too:-)
8/17/2006 Thur: The last club run of the season (not counting the PPA/M/D) brought out 39 ICers and was held today under perfect conditions. It was short and sweeta time check to Ruxton for the Ascent runners and a time check to Hydro St for the Marathoners.
8/13/2006 Sun: 42 found their way to the sign-in sheet today. But it looked like a lot more were out there. It was an easy run from the summit today down to either the 1 or 2 mile mark and back to the top. Then the REAL work begantrail maintenance on our adopted top mile. A massive effort including rock bars and a car jack helped clear up some major issues. The large traverse over from the Cirque got some much needed improvements.
8/10/2006 Thur: 49 showed for a taper run. Instead of the usual 30 mins of 1 min hard, 1 min easy we did 20 mins and only 5 Hydros:-) We are almost done!!!
8/6/2006 Sun: At least 49 ICers got signed in today. I am sure there are a lot more but at times the fog was pretty thick. This was also the most runners I have ever seen on the Barr Trail not counting race days!
8/3/2006 Thur: 55 (the largest Thursday group this year) showed up for the final 30 minute tempo run up the Barr Trail. Conditions were great. However, we did have to do 10 Hydro Hell repeats!!! All and all it is good to have the hay all but in the barn!
7/30/2006 Sun: At least 48 ICers got signed in today. Very few from the bottom. Most from Elk Park or the top.
7/27/2006 Thur: 42 ICer showed for 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy today. That and those evil 8 Hydro Hell repeats.
7/23/2006 Sun: At least 49 ICers got signed in. Pretty much a 3-way tie between the bottom, Elk Park and the top.
7/20/2006 Thur: We just dodged the rain bullet today! 37 came out for what was scheduled to be a 30 min tempo run. However, as most of us were still recovering from Sundays Barr Trail Mountain Race we ran easy instead.
7/16/2006 Sun: The run today was a race the Barr Trail Mountain Race....
7/13/2006 Thur: 49 ICers showed for a time check from the BTMR start line (in front of the COG depot) to the end of the 1st switch-back. That was it time to rest, time to race:-)
7/9/2006 Sun: While some of us were running or volunteering at the Summer Round Up 12K, 33 ICers showed for one of several runs. About half started from the bottom and half started from Elk Park.
7/6/2006 Thur: A little rain greeted 38 ICers today as it has about every day for the past week or so. However, this meant the trail had some traction and the air was easy to breath! Rather nice actually...
7/2/2006 Sun: 50 ICers got signed in although with three different starting locations (bottom, middle and top) there is no telling how many were on the mountain. It was a perfect day weather wise and we could see for miles and miles:-)
6/29/2006 Thur: 45 ICers did 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy today. Another 6 Hydros ended the day.
6/25/2006 Sun: At least 49 ICers were somewhere on Pikes Peak today. It is hard to tell because the fog was so thick in spots that even if you were 15' behind someone you could not see them. I am told it was freaking awesome.
6/22/2006 Thur: 51 ICers headed up the Barr Trail for a 30 minute tempo run. Things had cooled off nicely by our 5:45pm start time. Hydro Hell repeats rounded out the day.
6/18/2006 Sun: Another busy week of racing left only 48 ICers to tackle Pikes Peak. And tackle they did with many reaching the summit:-) It was a perfect day and super clear.
6/15/2006 Thur: 40 ICers started up the Barr Trail for 30 mins of 1 min hard, 1 min easy. It was a tad warm but not like it was during the day! 6 Hydros rounded out the run.
6/11/2006 Sun: At least 70 ICers were running or helping at the 30th running of the Garden of the Gods 10 mile leaving only 22 ICers to take on Pikes Peak. No report was sent in from any of the Peak runners but it was an Awesome day in the Garden!
6/8/2006 Thur: With lots of ICers in taper mode only 34 were left to do some running. Even there, quite a few of the runners did a short workout as a taper as well. For the rest of us it was a 30 minute tempo run up the Barr Trail followed by 6 Hydro Hell repeats.
6/4/2006 Sun: 65 ICers showed. With race car practice taking place on top of Pikes Peak it was time for our annual trek up 10,707' Camerons Cone. As always the trail was steep but the views were awesome! We blew our previous summit record out of the water by putting 24 ICers on top! ICer Ryan Morgan put together a slideshow of the trip. Did I mention the views?
6/1/2006 Thur: 51 came out and for most it was another session of 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute very easy followed by 6 Hydro Hill Repeats. Look, there is not a lot more to say other than these hurt and unlike the 18th we didnt even get a pretty rainbow to look at for our efforts!
5/28/2006 Sun: Even with quite a few gone for the holidays 57 ICers still showed for a run up Pikes Peak. With the snow gone the goal was the top and several pulled it off.
5/25/2006 Thur: 50 ICers showed for a 30 minute tempo run up the Barr Trail. It was a tad dry and warm but as always the case the higher we got the nicer it got:-) 5 Hydro Hills rounded out the workout.
5/21/2006 Sun: A perfect day brought out 64 ICers including the top 29 in the workout board! The run was Intemann / Section 16. The downhill on the backside never ceases to be awesome because it is so gentle it does not beat you up:-) Karen Brennan brought homemade cookies to the run today and even packed them in ice so the chocolate would not melt while we were running!!!
5/18/2006 Thur: A nice cloud cover made for perfect running conditions for 43 ICers. The protocol was 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy up the Barr Trail. On the way back down the trail we were treated to one of the most intense double rainbows I have EVER seen. It was so bright it looked fake. Awesome!
5/14/2006 Sun: 65 ICers headed up Pikes Peak today with quite a few going for the summit - sorta a unspoken Mothers Day tradition. There are only a few snow traverses after the 2 mile to go sign to content with but none presented any problem:-)
5/11/2006 Thur: At least 38 ICers got signed in today. We may have left some who were still doing their warm-up. But for those on time it was a 30 minute tempo run up the Barr Trail. Then, after an easy run back down, it was Hydro Hell repeats.
5/7/2006 Sun: With about 10 ICers off at the races 55 were left to do a tour around Section 16. It was a fantastic day to run today!!! The views were awesome and as always the long gentle downhill on the backside of Section 16 was pure running pleasure.
5/4/2006 Thur: 44 ICers came out for 30 mins of 1 min hard, 1 min easy. The conditions were great with some slightly damp air. We followed the workout with 4 or 5 Hydro Street repeats. This was the first time we did them hard instead of just working on form.
4/30/2006 Sun: A little snow higher up did not stop a lot of ICers from reaching Barr Camp. In all 59 ICers at least started in that direction. Elk Park Trail is fairly clear until past the clearing.
4/27/2006 Thur: 45 came to todays workout which was a 30 minute tempo run up the Barr Trail. Both the air and the trail were a tad dry today but otherwise it was awesome up there!
4/23/2006 Sun: 70 came out for our first run over to and around Section 16. I for one had forgotten how awesome it is to do some flat running on a trail for a change:-)
4/20/2006 Thur: Another perfect day brought out 54 ICers for 30 mins of 1 min hard, 1 min easy. The trail seemed more crowded than normal today with tons of people doing the Incline Loop. Indeed, once past the Incline trail short-cut there was no one to be seen!
4/16/2006 Sun: Easter Sunday brought out 63 ICers for a run up the Barr Trail. There is NO snow all the way to the Camp:-) Above the Camp there is just a couple of spots of snow and ice until the end of the big switch-back after the Bottomless Pit sign. From there till the A-Frame it is still runnable but there were a couple of slick spots. However, they were melting while I was there:-)
4/13/2006 Thur: 50 came out for a 30 minute tempo run up the Barr Trail. This is the annual truth in that the trail doesnt lie and will tell you where you are compared to previous years. Many reported that things are well:-)
4/9/2006 Sun: Perfect weather brought out 83 runners for a trip up Rampart Range Road. For the first time in memory there were no guns being shot at the range. Update: This was only the case for the first ones through the trail. Some had to hide behind trees to dodge bullets! All trails were in great condition and it was just an awesome day to be out running! On a special note, with the season half over there are still 14 ICers with perfect Sunday streaks of 20!!!
4/6/2006 Thur: 53 ICers came out for the first Thursday workout of the 2006 season. For the fist time in 10 years of IC runs the pen ran dry and there was a bit of a delay tracking down a working one for the list. But once that was taken care of it was business as usual and the 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy quickly reminded people that it is not all fun and games. These puppies hurt! Fortunately, because it is early in the season we only had to go through the motions on the four Hydro Street hill repeats. They get hard starting next month.
4/2/2006 Sun: Looks like some people forgot to set their watches ahead 1 hour because only 52 ICers made the run today. That is the smallest group in quite a while. The run was the Waldo/LRR double and although the temperature was OK the wind was cold. However, there were only a few steps in snow or ice on the whole run and things finally did warm up a little. This Thursday we start up our fast workouts:-)
3/26/2006 Sun: 64 ICers headed up the Barr Trail. It is amazing how much of last weeks snow has already melted with there not really being any issues until the last mile to Barr Camp. Just a great day to be out running in the woods!
3/19/2006 Sun: A chilly and foggy day did not stop 61 from coming out for a trip up Rampart Range Road. It was very humid and Williams Canyon felt more like a run through a tropical forest in Oregon. Later in the day the skies opened up and let the white stuff fly! We needed that badly!!!
3/12/2006 Sun: 75 showed on a good day for a double! The Waldo LRR double that is. In addition, the top 29 on the * board showed which is a big number for this far into the season. Little snow to be found on Ute and Waldo but LRR had its share although it was not very deep. Things also got a tad cold at the top of LRR and heading down to No Name.
3/5/2006 Sun: 76 ICers came out for run up the Barr Trail with Barr Camp or higher being the goal. The following report was filed in my absence (I was racing): Up to NN no snow/ice, all of a sudden at NN it looked like it would be all ice and snow, but it turned out to be only in shady patches. The creek after lightning point got me (Kees), solid ice, I was walking on the flat part of it and I still went down! Ice at Barr is covered by the Taylors mud and ashes from Wednesday. Two kinds of cookies but not warm this time, I still took multiple samples.
2/26/2006 Sun: An AWESOME day brought out 74 ICers. This was the nicest Sunday weatherwise that we have had in a long, long time. Pretty much the exact opposite of last week. We headed up Rampart Range Road and then down, over and up into Waldo Canyon via the bail trail to return via the UTE Pass Trail. Yes, I said it, but it was just an awesome day for running!
2/19/2006 Sun: A COLD day brought out only 54 ICers. Indeed, the whole week has been the coldest in a long time but we gotta do what we gotta do. Today that was Waldo and/or Longs Ranch Road. Breaking snow on LRR was a chore but the snow had a strange kind of stickiness to it. Further, it even seemed to warm up above 10 during the run so all and all not too bad...
2/12/2006 Sun: A great day for running greeted 65 ICers. Today s run was up to Barr Camp and back. There was not too much snow below No Name Creek. Beyond that, of course, there was nothing but snow but it was pretty good for running and it had covered all the ice with the exception of the ice flow above Lightning Point and at Barr Camp itself. The snow made for a more gentle run down as well.
2/5/2006 Sun: 78 brave souls and their soles showed up today for the first club run up Rampart Range Road. I say brave because our enemy was waiting. Though unseen it cut like the wind. Well, that's because our enemy was the wind and it was unforgiving. At some points 2-3 steps could be taken with no forward progress. But alas, we prevailed and victory was ours!
1/29/2006 Sun: Was it the weather, the snow, or the alignment of the moon that produced a club turnout of only 61 runners? Perhaps it was simply that the first Waldo/LRR double scared off some people as it does every year! This is where the Wheat gets separated from the Chaff and today the snow on LRR made us all feel like chaff. But for those that showed we at least put another * up on the board. Bring it!
1/22/2006 Sun: 72 showed for a trip up the Barr Trail and back. Barr Camp outdid themselves today by having not just one but several different kinds of homemade cookies waiting for us when we got there! But the getting there was hard part with all the mushy snow on the trail. Made for some slow times but all who made it left with a full stomach:-)
1/15/2006 Sun: 77 ICers showed for the last solo trip up LRR. Meaning, the next time we do LRR it will be after doing Waldo. Although a tad windy today it was great running with little in the way of snow. Even Bobs Road was mostly clear for those that wanted to add on a little more to the standard run.
1/8/2006 Sun: 80 came out for a run around Waldo. 73 managed to get in the group photo before the run. Although windy, it was a perfect day for running with quite a bit of the snow and ice melted since we did this run 3 weeks ago. Please note, if you are going to use the Bail Trail through Williams Canyon you must visit the Cave of the Winds and sign the free liability waiver they have. The wavier expires at the end of each year so now is the time to renew. Its only fair and I think it is great that they give people this option unlike the owners of the Incline...
1/1/2006 Sun: Happy New Year! While quite a few ICers were off running or working the Search and Rescue run 54 of us headed up towards Barr Camp. The wind was rather nasty and my eyes were burning the rest of the day. At least the trail was in good shape with little ice to speak of although there were a few spots for sure. We had cookies at both the top and the bottom of todays run:-)
12/25/05 Sun: Day two of the IC weekend brought out 17 more ICers bringing the 2-day total to 63 not counting the four who also showed yesterday. (Again, both Saturday and Sunday count for the long run this weekend because Christmas fell on a Sunday this year.) LRR was in good shape and the only ice on the Barr trail was sticky ice which offered plenty of traction. It was also warm enough that we did not even need a coat! A great way to start out Christmas... Now we can go home, open presents and eat and eat and eat:-)
12/24/05 Sat: The first official Saturday IC long run drew 51 runners for part one of a two part IC weekend. Both Saturday and Sunday count for the long run this weekend because Christmas falls on a Sunday this year. The course for the weekend is Longs Ranch Road.
12/18/05 Sun: Another really cold day made for another small group. Just 59 Icers showed up for a 12 degree icefest. And while the ice was bad in several places, what made it dangerous was the fact that it was covered by a thin layer of fresh snow so you couldnt see it until it was often too late. This was especially true coming back down Waldo which was our run today. But you know what? Despite my Gatorade freezing and my fingers getting cold it was an awesome run and a great day to get out and be alive. Those that stayed home will have to deal with it come race day! Indeed, today was one of those gut check days that you look back to on race day when the evil demons visit our heads and try to tell us that we are not tough enough.
12/11/05 Sun: 77 came out for a run up the Barr Trail. About 15 made it to Barr Camp with most everyone else doing out/backs either to No Name or Bobs Road. Although it was cold on Ruxton (as always) it was actually fairly nice once we got up into the sun. Karen Brennan was once again nice enough to bake us some cookies which were waiting for us when we finished our run:-P
12/04/05 Sun: A big snowstorm, which left quite a bit of ice on the roads, and some serious cold combined to take the group down to only 63 runners today. And oh, were they in for a treat as it was the seasons first run up Longs Ranch Road. It didnt disappoint with one newbie reporting that it was quite a grind and that was BEFORE we got to the big hills. It was quite the challenge but that is what the IC is all about!
11/27/05 Sun: A huge group of 107 came out for the 1st club run of the 2006 season. We kicked things off with a run over to and around Waldo Canyon. It was awesome! Even the weather, while colder than what we have been having, was not that bad.
11/22/05 Tues: The first newsletter from our new newsletter editor, Connilee Walter, was sent out today. In addition to the normal IC stuff it also had a race calendar and a birthday list! We are talking a real newsletter folks:-)
11/17/05 Thur: Part 2 of the e-mail test was sent out. In addition, each club member was sent their account settings so that could update their About Me pages.
11/16/05 Wed: An Off-Season Wrap-Up email was to the club as part 1 of a 2 part test to weed out bad club e-mails and prepare everyone for the new season. Last seasons R reports that had not been posted were also included.
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