Colton's Corner Archives

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Moab Red Hot 55k

There we stand; runners staring a long morning in the dusty, rocky, mountainous desert wilderness in the face. The damp soil beneath us already stained the edges of my previously spotless black and white Adidas Bostons. A slight drizzle of the morning gave a chill to the mild spring-like air. Overcast skies threatened our gorgeous views. There was a storm brewing. Read more »

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Calm Before the Desert Stampede

The day before— It took about 7 hours worth of driving through gorgeous open land before we finally got into the small city of Moab. The town sits in what Mike described as “a bowl of mountains”. Every direction is a near-sheer rock face surrounding town. As the sun went down, colors exploded off the city walls and shot straight into my heart. Read more »

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Travel to the Southwest.

A few months ago I convinced another one of my crazy buddies, Mike, to join me on a journey to Moab, Utah for a trail race. Since moving to Santa Fe a few years ago, he always seems to be up for an adventure and agreed to make a weekend out of it. While it would be excellent to have a buddy along, that unfortunately meant that the most efficient route of travel would have to go through 4 different states along the way to this event. Read more »

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

2016 in Rewind

There’s nothing quite like staring at an illuminated ball creeping down a pole that really makes you rethink your life. Read more »

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Daylight Savings

Imagine a little boy in a classroom. It’s a beautiful sunny morning outside while he sits in fluorescent lighting fiddling with his dull pencil. Between lessons he longingly peers out the window waiting for that moment when the school bell rings for recess. His shoes are laced up and the most efficient route to get to the top of the playscape is plotted. Read more »

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Arm Day

Someone said they were handing out muscles at the gym! Today I went to explore the rumors.

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Cardio is life. If you asked me to run for an hour, row a couple miles on the rowing machine, or carry a couch up to the 6th floor of an apartment building; no problem. It’s taken a while to build up the cardiovascular endurance to properly maintain a steady effort for a sustained period of time. Read more »

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Hartford Marathon 2016

screen-shot-2016-10-10-at-6-27-56-pmIn 2014 I ran the Hartford Marathon in the pouring rain on tired, recovering legs along the journey of preparing for a marathon later in the year. In 2012 it was my marathon debut and it would seem that I went out of the way to make every rookie mistake you can imagine, and then some. Prior to that, it was to be a pipe dream. Read more »

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Thoughts of a Race – 2016 Fall Frolic 5k

*All thoughts in relation to timing through the race

-1:30:00 – Is that the alarm? Ugh. I feel stuffy. I guess we’re really doing this. But just one hit of the snooze button will make waking up easier.

-45:00 – Ahh, that was nice-WHAT?! SHOOT! It’s 8:45! Where’s my stuff?!

-35:00 – Feetures Merino and Adidas Bostons on my feet, racing flats in the backpack. Read more »

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Vermont 50 Tips & Trick

I’m a professional at making rookie mistakes. I’ve spent a long time making mistakes so that others don’t have to suffer the same fate. The Vermont 50 is a race that is near and dear to my heart, as it was my first successful 50 miler. The past 3 years I’ve gotten the opportunity to enjoy this great event and have recruited others to join in on the fun as well.  Read more »

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Silver Rush 50

(Editor’s note: pictures to follow once Jes stops hoarding them. I also apologize for the length of this post. Warning: wall of text alert!)

It has been years since I first heard of the mountain town of Leadville, Colorado and the trail race series it plays host to. Since then it would only be a matter of time before I got to take my turn to race through the Colorado alpine. Read more »

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