Category Archives: Training

Coloradoan article: The long run is key to marathon training

Stephen Myers from the Coloradoan wrote yet another excellent article about running, this time about preparation for the marathon. The premise of his article is that to run a successful marathon, one must put in the miles—especially the once a week double-digit long run. He quotes several local accomplished runners such as Jon Sinclair, Kent Oglesby, Jane Welzel, and FCRC’s own Joanne Harms (finisher of 98 marathons!)!

You can read the full article here.

More Training Runs

To keep up momentum from the Tortoise and Hare, the FCRC will host three summer fun group runs. We are looking for ideas and volunteers to assist in various pace groups. Please email with your ideas!

New training run

Beginning May 5th, Altitude Running will host group runs every Monday at 6:00 P.M. each week from the store (150 E Harmony Road Unit 2C- corner of College and Harmony, a few stores north of Buffalo Wild Wings and across the plaza from PetSmart).

Runs will be 4-6 miles and open to runners of all pace levels. At least once a month they will have a shoe or tech rep join and you will have an opportunity to try on new shoes (like the Hokas!), enjoy free giveaways and free food! Come to ten runs and receive an Altitude Running tech t-shirt!

Other running opportunities

These are copied directly from our Group Runs page.

  • Tuesday social runs with the Fort Collins Trail Runners: 6pm at Reservoir Ridge (5 miles)
  • Tuesday Night Track: 6pm at the CSU track beginning in May (3 – 4 miles of quality)
  • Wednesday night runs, 6:00 P.M. Various locations each week—check Runners Roost Facebook page. (Organizer: Runners Roost Fort Collins)
  • Thursdays (March 13-April 10, 2014): Thursday evening FCRC runs’ meeting point is moving from Campus West to the Maxwell Open Space parking area March 13 through April 10.
    (April 17, 2014-end of September): The Thursday night runs are meeting at 6:00 P.M. at Cottonwood Glen Park. Meet near the ball field where the bike path meets the parking lot. (Organizer: FCRC)
  • Thursday Towers time trial: biweekly from the Soderberg TH at Horsetooth MP (7 miles w/1,700′ vert)

Location change: Thursday evening FCRC training runs

Thursday evening Club runs meeting point is moving from Campus West to the Maxwell Open Space Parking Area March 13 through April 10. This allows those getting ready for the Horsetooth Half another opportunity to train on the first few miles of the course before race day.

Starting April 17 we will move to Cottonwood Glenn Park near the ball field where the bike path meets the parking lot. We will remain at that location Through the summer and early fall.

At both locations our starting time will remain 6:00 P.M.

Sunday HTH training run, and other reminders

Reminder this Sunday the Horsetooth Half Training run will begin at 8:30 near Hughes Stadium. Please remember to SPRING FORWARD with your clocks!! The run is informal and each runner can choose their own pace and distance.

Save the date! April 6 is our next (and last) Tortoise and Hare. Immediately following will be our annual membership appreciation breakfast (formerly held in December). More details to follow… but there will be food and prizes!

Looking for a running partner? Please post your weekend runs on our Facebook page! We hope to use this as a way to connect local runners.

Summer running? What do we do when the Tortoise and Hare is over? This summer we will keep the momentum going by hosting a run on the first Sunday of each month. We will look for volunteers to help lead these runs and we want your ideas on where to go! Please follow this link to give us your favorite running spot!