Run in Health

“Depending on who you are, there may very well be an exceptional period of time in your life when you’re blessed to be able to push your body to run farther, faster or both. You’d be wise then, to proceed with great care in your quest for extreme endurance. Find a coach that does not have injured athletes. Many champions like to help people and they have reservoirs of knowledge that can make your progress much easier. The stakes get very high when you’re choosing to run outside of your comfort zone more often than not.

It’s easy to disregard the precautions about the health hazards of endurance athletics in recent studies by doctors and scientists from the Western Medical Model simply as alarmism. We can all take a step back and be humbled by the conclusions of their research though. So we can acknowledge the fact that sometimes the patterns that develop peak performance for marathon/super human ultra-endurance can become addictive for people. And concurrently, the consequences of running too much or too fast can take a toll on your long-term health without you realizing it, even if you’re seemingly trying to do all the right things. There are thousands of real-life examples of both scenarios.”

“For most of us, our daily workouts are best spent having more fun and enduring less suffering to attain lifelong robust health and spiritual balance. By always running in moderation, we never overtrain.”- Art


 Run Together

“If you want to study yourself, look into the hearts of other people. If you want to study other people, look into your own heart.” – F. Von Schiller

BPRC-logo“In many ways our sport is beautifully simple. All you do is lace up your running shoes and head out the door. So on the surface it may seem like running requires less learning time, less training time, less equipment and less organization than almost any other fitness routine out there. At one time it was a logical conclusion that there should be little need to learn skills, hire an instructor or join a club but times have changed…

Choosing to run with other people at a conversational pace is the best way of controlling your speed while you enjoy their company, follow your coach’s instructions, all the while, modeling your fellow runner’s great running form and rhythm. Getting together with a training partner, an informal group of friends, or joining a running club can provide mutual encouragement and support when you need it most. Connecting with other people expands your knowledge base and gives you a motive for staying with your training”.  – Art






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Upcoming Events

5:30 pm BPM Fall Workout # 22 @ Waneka Lake Park
BPM Fall Workout # 22 @ Waneka Lake Park
Dec 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Directions – From E. Baseline Rd & 95th St, proceed east to Indian Peaks Dr. –  right to Waneka Lake Trail – left to Caria Dr. – left to the west park entrance – we’ll[...]
7:00 pm Secrets of 5K Racing @ Cannon Mine Coffee
Secrets of 5K Racing @ Cannon Mine Coffee
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Did you know that the 5K is the greatest improver of V02 max? Learn how to run this distance successfully so your fitness transfers to all the longer distance you may aspire to.
7:00 am Colder Boulder 5K @ CU Campus
Colder Boulder 5K @ CU Campus
Dec 5 @ 7:00 am – 10:30 am
We’ll coordinate wave times and meet in the field house before and after everyone’s respective race. This is always a fun event. Hope you can make it!
8:30 am Classic Sunday Long Run
Classic Sunday Long Run
Dec 6 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Run Boulder Valley at your own pace. Meeting locations & details are announced by e-mail every Saturday. We run all the back roads, open space and mountain parks trails between Eldorado Springs & Hygiene, Colorado.[...]
5:45 pm BPM Fall Workout # 24 @ Nevin Platte Middle School
BPM Fall Workout # 24 @ Nevin Platte Middle School
Dec 8 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Meet at the running track on the south end of the campus.

It’s Not What You Run – It’s How You Run It



“Of the many thousands of scientific studies available to us, none have ever successfully proven that any one training session has a direct link to improved performance for everyone and they probably never will. That’s because the ideal amount of intensity of training and the time it takes to affect the body positively,varies greatly from person to person. Depending on the runner, a less intense session may be more beneficial than one that’s more intense. The secret is to make it play.”

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Peak When it Counts

“I hope you don’t race too frequently without adequate recovery from the hard efforts you make. Because you might fail to regain the good form and fitness you had built up through all  your training. Then you invariably suffer for it either by injury, disillusionment, or worst of all, giving up on running altogether! Maybe your legs are tired and maybe you need to give yourself some more rest. Running multiple events in a years time is something entirely different that peaking when it counts so you can keep improving.” – Art

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“This is the true joy in life to be used for a purpose, recognized by yourself as a mighty one. To be thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap. To be a force of nature instead of a feverish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am a member of a community and as a member it is my privilege to do whatever I can before I die. Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch that I want to make burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”– George Bernard Shaw

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