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Hi. I'm a noob here, transitioning from coolrunning. I'm eager to switch my running log over, and I know that is all in transition.<br><br>
I've been a runner for some years, but have not been able to keep my program active through the winter. I live in Aspen, Colorado, and the weather is, well, active (it is a ski resort, after all).<br><br>
I guess I need to come up with a new excuse, but I really want to keep running through the winter!!! Hopefully this site will provide some inspiration for that...<br><br>
Anyhow, I'm 40, run about 4.7 miles daily at a 8 1/2 pace, and a married father of 3 (6, 4 and 4 -- twins!)<br><br>
Just thought I'd say "Hi!"<br><br>
Billy
 

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Welcome Billy! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
You live in a beautiful place!<br><br>
Maybe we should start a "parents of twins group around here! You are the 4th person here that I know of who either has twins or is going to have twins! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Yeah, we need a support group. There is nothing like the blessing of twins -- but work? I go for long runs just for the break!!!<br><br>
I love them, mine are twin 4-year-old girls -- and everyone has already warned me of my future.
 

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Hi Billy!<br><br>
Welcome to the forum.<br><br>
I live in VT so I understand some of your winter challenges, but I run all winter. I do not have any kind of altitude challenges here, though. Some hills, but nothing like Colorado...<br><br>
There are other Colorado peeps on this board. You're sure to "meet" them and they might have some good ideas for you.
 

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Hey, thanks gingerbread. My little brother is in Burlington too. We must be cold-weather people.<br><br>
I run down a 300 foot altitude hill (and back up at the end of my run) plus back up and down another 500 feet in altitude every run, starting at about 8,200 feet (from my front doorstoop).<br><br>
Altitude training is supposed to be really cool, but since it's just my normal life, I can't see anything cool about it! Maybe someday I'll go run somewhere that it will have been an advantage!
 

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Welcome Billy,<br><br>
I find this site to be a great inspiration. You should look into joining in on the next VRAA, I've found that has helped me step it up a bit with my workouts.
 

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I'm slow. What's VRAA?<br><br>
I'm familiar with Vroom... it's the sound of my motorcycle.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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It stands for Virtual Race Across America. There is an article on it on the front page that explains it. There is also a forum just for that.<br><br>
Basically people sign up, are put on teams and then run or exercise and report their miles etc and the teams "virtually" race each other from one point to another.<br><br>
Its a great motivator and a lot of fun! Check out the front page article and then the forum. Lots of good info there and will explain it all. So far we have had them going on pretty consistently with lots of people involved!<br><br>
Not sure when the current one is going to be over, but I dont think its too long. Just watch for posts about sign ups and join the fun! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/hello2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hello1">
 

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Hi there, and welcome to the club - You'll get to love us all in time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
Living at sea level I can't imagine running at 8000 feet daily!
 

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8200 feet. Gah! I have enough fun running at 1300 feet when I run from my house (which isn't in Burlington) Burlington is much lower. You should come visit your brother to see the difference it makes.
 

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I've always wanted to run a race at sea level just to see how I could perform. I'm going to be in San Diego in October, I guess I should check the running schedule then to see if I can catch one...<br><br>
Oh, and I didn't mean that I thought you were in Burlington, just that he is in Vermont, as you are. I wasn't very clear.
 

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Oh, I don't think you thought I was in Burlington, I just was being specific. It's not a huge difference in elevation, about 1000 feet or so. Not to worry <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 
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