Final Days of Summer Racing in Colorado

Your last few weekends to sneak in a race before summer ends are here!  Summer always goes way too fast, and before you know it, you may be wishing you had made better plans to fit in a road race to get out and meet up with people in your community for a little outdoor fit-time.  There are still some great races left that are fairly local, here are few of our suggestions:

Saturday, August 17, 2013:

  • Give it a FAIR TRI, BlackHawk, CO Triathlon and 5k (including kids!)
  • Color Me Rad;  Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, Littleton, CO
  • Tiara's and Tutu's Fun Run: Frisco, CO

Tuesday August 20th:

  • Run to Do Good Five for Fire 5k: Boulder, CO

Saturday, August 24th

  • Redline 13.1 and 10k, Lehigh Park,  Erie, CO
  • Monarch Coyote Chase, 8am, Monarch High School (to benefit a great High School program!)
  • Runapalooza 5K & 10K, Apex Center, Arvada, CO
  • Bibfree 5k and 1-mile Kids Run, Thornton Multi-purpose fields

Sunday, August 25th

  • RMRR Fall marathon Training- 10 mile Race at Twin Lakes Park, Denver
  • 9K Sprint Challenge presented by DaVita, Civic Center Park, Denver CO
  • La Sportiva Vail 10k & 5k @10,000', Vail, CO
  • Heart and Sole Half Marathon, 5k and 10, Boulder Reservoir

Saturday, August 31st:

  • Boulder Sunset Triathlon, Boulder Reservoir: Spring, Olympic, Duathlon, 5k

I'd also like to suggest that planning ahead is the best choice!  In which case, as the kids are getting ready to go back to school, it's a perfect time to start planning your fall fitness routine.  You know your schedule best, but unless your workouts are on the calendar, they likely won't get done!  That said, take a look at your local rec center options, call a friend to have them commit to a class with you once a week, or check out Inspired Athletic Movement's class calendar online (you still have a couple weeks to get plugged in to our 10 days for $19 deal!) to see where you could start to plug in.

What should you do?  In a perfect world, we love the idea of having 2 days of strength training, 2 days of higher intensity cardio, 1-2 days of yoga or restorative movement, and 1 day of long endurance biking or hiking.  This keeps your program balanced, your body in harmony, all while helping you remain lean and energized!