8/21/2009 Fri: The club is now in off season mode. Club runs start back up on the last Sunday in November which is the 29th.
8/20/2009 Thur: The 13th annual IC end of season party was attended by at least 59. The following 21 folks were at the party to get their IC award for coming to 45 or more IC runs: Jim Umphrey 45 (Driven), Kyla Carpenter 47 (Perfect Thursday Streak), Andrea Cichosz 48 (Driven), Janet Edwards 49, Eddie Baxter 49 (Driven), Tom McKernan 50 (Driven), Larry Miller 51, Beverly Weaver 52, Chaz Lalonde 52, Tim Virgo 52, Tracey Anderson 52, Michael Everson 53 (Driven), Roger Austin 54, Yvonne Carpenter 54 (Driven), Glen Ash 55, Darrell Weaver 55 (Perfect Thursday Streak), Fred Wright 56, Matt Carpenter 59 (Driven, Perfect Thursday and Sunday streaks), John O'Donnell 59 (Perfect Thursday and Sunday streaks), John Garner 59 (Most Driven, Perfect Thursday and Sunday streaks), Brenda Cowell 59 (Perfect Thursday and Sunday streaks). John Garner was awarded the most driven award not only for attending all the club runs but for killing it yet again in the Pikes Peak Ascent and giving back so much to the club via the newsletter and for all is volunteer work at the various races.
8/15-16/2009 Sat/Sun: A whopping 130 ICers raced the Ascent, Marathon or both. The club took home some serious hardware and more than a few ICers set all time PRs!
8/13/2009 Thur: 40 showed for the annual time check to Ruxton for Ascent runners or Hydro for Marathon runners. That's it, nothing to do but to do it now.
8/9/2009 Sun: 53 signed in for a day of more work than running. After a relatively short down and back a large number of us put in about 3.5 hours of trail work on our adopted mile. The work done is very impressive. After that we retreated to the summit house to finish sticking the labels on the bibs for next week's races.
8/6/2009 Thur: 47 came to the final hard Thursday of the season and even that was abbreviated to 20 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy as part of our taper. However, 10 repeats of Ruxton Hill were done for Glen:-)
8/2/2009 Sun: 48 got signed in today with the usual caveat that ICers are starting from everywhere so who knows the real count.
7/30/2009 Thur: 37 come out today for 30 mins 1 min hard, 1 minute easy followed by 7 Ruxton Repeats.
7/26/2009 Sun: With the PPIHC car race done it is that time of year where ICers are starting from all over the mountain. 38 met at the bottom with about 10 running up to the COG for a ride to Mt View. A few ran up from the bottom and most headed to Elk Park.
7/23/2009 Thur: 50 got back on track today after last week's recovery run with 30 mins of 1 min hard, 1 minute easy. A few got a little damp from the rain during the warm-up but it was good to go by the 5:45 start time. 7 Ruxton hill repeats rounded out the day.
7/19/2009 Sun: 44 signed in today. Because of the car race the trail, and the summit house, were pretty much deserted. It was awesome up there! Also, the last couple of steps of snow that were there yesterday were gone today:-)
7/16/2009 Thur: 52 came today and most of us were still feeling the BTMR. Therefore, instead of a tempo run we did 20 mins of 1 min hard, 1 min easy followed by 10 mins of 30 seconds hard, 1:30 easy. The workout still ended with 7 Ruxton hill repeats.
7/12/2009 Sun: With 96 working or running the BTMR only 2 ICers e-mailed in regular * requests today. As for the race the IC did awesome with quite a few going home with awards and even more going home with some nice new scars to show off:-)
7/9/2009 Thur: 51 showed for a time check from the start of the BTMR to the end of the first switch-back. That was it. Taper time!
7/5/2009 Sun: Today was the Summer Roundup 12K. With 52 ICers running or working the race only 16 did a run on Pikes Peak. Some of us worked it an then ran the Peak later. There were only 131 steps in the snow today vs 161 yesterday. The snow is melting fast!
7/2/2009 Thur: With some already off on vacation, "only" 43 ICers were left for a 30 minute tempo run up the Barr Trail followed by 7 Ruxton Hill repeats. On the way back down the Barr Trail a couple of ICers missed having a tree fall on them by only seconds!
6/28/2009 Sun: 68 met at the new time of 7:30am. 12 of us took the COG to Mt View and ran to the top. Others started from the bottom or Elk. A few started from the top and worked on the top miles. Only the last 3/4 mile as much snow.
6/25/2009 Thur: A group of 57 gathered just past Hydro Street for 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy up the Barr Trail. It was a perfect night for running although the wind kicked up.
6/21/2009 Sun: 54 came out today and because I forgot to change the time from 7am from the GOG last week about 1/4 of the group showed at 7, 1/4 at 8, and about 1/2 somewhere in the middle as no one was sure what was going on. No matter, it was a great day for a run up to and out/back the Elk Park Trail.
6/18/2009 Thur: 56 jumped back into the Thursday runs with a 30 minute tempo run followed by 6 Ruxton repeats.
6/14/2009 Sun: 103 ICers either worked or ran the 33rd annual GOG10M. My thanks to all of you. There were 1585 finishers!
6/13/2009 Sat: Because the GOG10M is tomorrow a Saturday run option was offered. 16 showed for a new run designed around the fact that the snow is still a major issue up high. Several out/backs to Mt View were added to at least get some higher altitude time in. Most who ran today will be working the GOG tomorrow.
6/11/2009 Thur: With quite a few in taper mode for Sunday's GOG10M "only" 53 showed for today's workout. It was 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy followed by 6 Ruxton repeats.
6/7/2009 Sun: 62 showed today for a run up to the first switchback past the Bottomless Pit sign. No report was given (I was off racing).
6/4/2009 Thur: While at first is looked like rain, it turned out to be another perfect running day for 55 ICers. A 30 minute tempo run was followed by 6 Ruxton pole repeats.
5/31/2009 Sun: Another perfect running day greeted 67 ICers. This was our last scheduled Waldo/LRR Double. We will now be following the snow higher up the mountain.
5/28/2009 Thur: 56 ICers got perfect conditions for 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy. This was the last one where we finish up with 5 Ruxton hill repeats and next month it goes to 6.
5/24/2009 Sun: 57 started out in overcast skies. The wet trail was perfect for traction today and the temps were ideal. By the time we got to Barr Camp we were in the sun and it was awesome up to the Bottomless Pit sign. On the way back down we went back into the clouds and a very thick fog at No Name only to finish up in overcast skies again.
5/21/2009 Thur: A little sprinkle did not stop 54 ICers from coming out for a 30 minute tempo run up the Barr Trail. In fact, it was downright perfect running weather. After an easy run back down the Barr Trail the workout was finished up with 5 Ruxton repeats and a cool down back to the park.
5/17/2009 Sun: A real summer day brought out 64 ICers. In fact, during the Waldo/LRR Double more than a few ran out of fluids as the temps climbed above 80. At least there were plenty of sprinkle covered chocolate doughnuts to be had after the run.
5/14/2009 Thur: 58 did 30 mins of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy up the Barr Trail. We started 1 pole to the West so we are no longer standing in the intersection of Hydro when we start. We also did our repeats on Ruxton. 4 poles for Wave 1/Field 1 runners and 3 poles for Wave 2/Field 2 runners. That turned out a tad long and next week we will go to 3 and 2.
5/10/2009 Sun: 59 ICes came out for a run up to Barr Camp and back. There were only 14 steps in snow which is amazing considering how much there was two weeks ago. It is going fast!
5/7/2009 Thur: Another big group (65) came out for a 30 minute tempo run up the Barr Trail. As it is a new month the number of Hydro Hill repeats was moved up to 5. Speaking of Hydro Hill, the car traffic is getting crazy and our group is getting bigger. As such we may start doing the hill repeats on upper Ruxton.
5/3/2009 Sun: Not one step in snow today:-) However, 63 got treated to quite a bit of fog for the Waldo/LRR Double. A few times the sun tried to peek through but for the most part it did not make much of an appearance. But it popped out a few times which helped the temp climb into the upper 50s.
4/29/2009 Thur: 60 were greeted by a perfect day for running 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy. Is Spring really here or is this another psyche job?
4/26/2009 Sun: 63 came out for what started as a foggy and cold day. But the sun quickly burned off the gunk and it turned into a great day to run to Barr Camp and back. It also worked out perfectly for our post run feedbag and quite a few hung out for a long time yacking and munching.
4/23/2009 Thur: An even 60 were treated to a 70 degree run for a change. The workout was a 30 minute tempo run followed by 4 Hydro Hill Repeats.
4/19/2009 Sun: 66 ICers got treated to a fairly warm day. However, the melting snow from yesterday froze overnight and made for some rough footing. Springtime in the Rockies...
4/16/2009 Thur: 49 today and what a day! We in the Incline Club are always looking for ways to take advantage of our home court advantage. As such, the workout protocol was changed from 30 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy to 30 minutes of 1 minute hail, 1 minute lightning. A perfect race day simulation although several commented that it was much warmer during last years Ascent! Bring It!
4/12/2009 Sun: Only 46 showed today. It was cold and snowing at the start of the run. However, by the time we got up to No Name Creek it was colder and snowing. But things settled down by Barr Camp where it was colder still and snowing. Fortunately, on the way down it was just cold and snowing because by the time we got back to town it was only cold and snowing.
4/9/2009 Thur: Another 60+ group today. This time the 61 ICers did a 20 minute tempo run up the Barr Trail and then finished that off with 4 Hydro Hill repeats.
4/5/2009 Sun: 58 showed for another Waldo/LRR Double. A little cold at first but things ended up downright nice. The snow was a little crusty on LRR but it all but gone below No Name Creek.
4/2/2009 Thur: For only the 5th time in the 13 year history of the IC more than 60 runners showed for a Thursday run. 62 showed today for the first Thursday session of the 2009 season. The protocol was 20 minutes of 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy followed by 4 Hydro Hill repeats. Although a tad cool (~45), it was perfect conditions for running especially for April.
3/29/2009 Sun: 64 got to tackle the aftermath of the recent blizzard. Quite a bit of snow on the Barr Trail but not near as much as would be expected. In fact, so much was melting during the run that on the way down it did not even feel like the same trail!
3/22/2009 Sun: 62 showed for a perfect day or running. Not one step of snow on the whole Waldo/LRR double. Of course that meant no excuses on the 3 bears!
3/15/2009 Sun: A beautiful day greeted 62 ICers today. 42 at the start, 31 at Barr Camp and 60 back at the bottom where the warmer temps kept many around talking for an hour or so. Some icy sections above No Name but nothing of note.
3/8/2009 Sun: 60 ICers today. After perhaps the warmest March week I can remember things started off a little brisk today at 25 degrees. But it quickly warmed up to another day in the 60s. Perfect for the Waldo/LRR double!
3/1/2009 Sun: 64 today. Another busy thermometer. 21 at the start, 42 at Barr Camp and 45 and the finish. LOTS of ice on the Barr Trail above No Name. Screw shoes to the rescue!!! We also had another great feedbag after the run including sprinkle covered doughnuts:-) Steve Bremner declares the Barr Trail runnable to the A-Frame (again with screw shoes). See his slide show.
2/22/2009 Sun: Another 62 ICs today including the top 30 on the Sunday * board. Back to the Waldo/LRR double. Started out a tad cold at 26 but ended up at 48. Some ice on the dirt section of upper Ruxton was the only real issue.
2/15/2009 Sun: 62 today. By my count while coming back down the trail 29 looked like they were going to make it all the way to Barr Camp. Awesome! The thermometer was also working hard today. 12 at the start, 20 at Barr Camp and 40 at the finish - got to love Colorado!
2/8/2009 Sun: 57 showed for another Waldo/LRR double. Although a tad cold there was very little ice and snow to deal with. And despite the cold we did not pass up the opportunity to hang out after the run and stuff ourselves at the monthly feedbag. The chocolate covered raisins were a real hit:-)
2/1/2009 Sun: A beautiful day brought out 68 ICers for a run up the Barr Trail. The goal was Barr Camp and again quite a few made it. Trail conditions above No Name were pretty icy.
1/25/2009 Sun: 62 came out for the run today which was another Waldo/Longs Ranch Road Double. The temp was 13 at the start but the higher we got the warmer it got. In fact, by No Name Creek it was downright balmy and the snow was even melting! However, within a mile the temp dropped what felt like 30 degrees - WILD!
1/18/2009 Sun: 73 showed for run today. The scheduled run was to Barr Camp and back. Those that did not have Screw Shoes were advised to either head up Rampart Range Road or stick to the Garden of the Gods. The Barr Trail was indeed icy. But above No Name the snow is not as deep as one would think and is very well packed. About 15 made it all the way to the camp. Our newsletter editor, John Garner, took some photos.
1/11/2009 Sun: A huge group of 85 came out for the first Waldo/Longs Ranch Road Double. The weather was not half bad for a change and we had an awesome feedbag after the run. Waldo was mostly clear although there is a major ice field before the gate to cross HWY 24 to get to it. Longs was mostly snowy. The Barr trail has several icy sections which can take you out if you are not paying attention. But the runners were warned in the annual Incline Club call to arms:-)
1/4/2009 Sun: Yikes! 15 degrees and a foot of new snow, and snowing! Fortunately, it was a very light and fluffy snow so it did not slow things down too much. The run was Longs Ranch Road. As expected, the higher we went the deeper it got and at one point it was over my knees. Then it actually started going the other way and by the top it was back down to 6 inches. By the time we got back down to the Barr Trail it was rather deep again but there at least it was already fairly packed down.
12/28/2008 Sun: 67 came out for a day that was relatively warm for a change - 40 degrees and rising to over 50. The run today was Waldo - the last solo run for that loop.
12/21/2008 Sun: Once again it was only 9 degrees. But once again that did not stop 74 ICers coming out for a run up Longs Ranch Road. Steve Bremmer made a video. After the run we had our first feedbag:-)
12/14/2008 Sun: 9 degrees and snowing did not stop 66 ICers from showing for a trip over and around Waldo Canyon. But at least with all the new snow no one should get lost:-)
12/7/2008 Sun: 85 ICers came out for the second run of the season. The run was out the UPT, up Longs Ranch Road and down the Barr Trail. No reports have been sumbitted but I dont think anyone was eaton by a Mountain Lion.
11/30/2008 Sun: The 13th season of the Incline Club is underway! 98 ICers showed. Several group photos were taken. 94 can be seen in this photo (2 were taking pictures) and 95 (counting eyeballs and hats) can be counted in this photo (the two photographers are now in). The run for today was out UPT, over and around Waldo Canyon and back. Photos taken on the run are available here and Steve Bremner posted a photo montage on You Tube. As can be seen from the photos, we had snow on the ground and coming down. A fitting start to the 2009 season since the last run(s) of the 2008 season were snow days as well. As in the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon!
11/26/2008 Wed: A second e-mail was sent out today announcing the start of the 2009 season our 13th.
11/24/2008 Mon: The * boards were wiped clean today. Everyone starts off the new season a virtual ICer.
11/16/2008 Sat: An e-mail was sent out today announcing the start of the 2009 season our 13th.
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