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Top 10 Reasons to DO LEADVILLE

Leadville Training BEGINS MONDAY.

Top 10 Reasons to DO LEADVILLE:

  1. We live in Florida!  It’s HOT in June…Go To Leadville…Be Cool!
  2. A Good Chance to Actually SEE SNOW!!
  3. Enjoy “High Mountain Pies” Pizza!
  4. Learn to Love the Stairmaster!
  5. Be in the BEST SHAPE of your life!!
  6. Overcome Fear of Failure by ACCEPTING THE CHALLENGE
  7. Running Flat Roads is Easy??
  8. The view at 13,000 feet IS AMAZING!
  9. Who doesn’t enjoy 7 miles of DOWNHILL???
  10. You get a cool COFFEE CUP!!  


“You’re stronger than you think you are…You can do more than you think you can.”

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Destination Leadville 2019


JUNE 15, 2019

Run through the historic mining district’s challenging old mining roads and trails, and hit a high of 13,185 feet at Mosquito Pass during the Leadville Trail Marathon or Heavy Half Marathon. The views will leave you breathless, if you’re not already. The marathon will mark its 18th year in 2019, while the Heavy Half will mark its 14th.

Join Leapfrog Athletics as we TRAIN for the “Trip of a Lifetime!”

Experience Running at 10,000 feet…in the mountains of Leadville Colorado!

FEAR NOT!!! For Leapfrog will PREPARE YOU:)

Sign Up for this DESTINATION RACE TRAINING and you will receive 14 weeks of Leapfrog Training to get you ready! Your training will include access to a DAILY Google Calendar Training Guide (including Weight Training, Running, Stair Workouts, Bike Workouts/Cross Training, Nutrition & Hydration Guidelines), ALL Leapfrog Group Practices ($255 Value!)


Don’t wait to sign up though…the race sells out, so sign up today!! COMMIT.

Coach Matt will work with YOU to make any adjustments and to ensure you both a SUCCESSFUL Race and an EXPERIENCE you’ll be sure to remember for a lifetime!

Let’s TRAVEL and Have Fun with The Leadville Trail Marathon and Heavy Half!! Come join us on this EXPERIENCE of racing through the mountains starting in the highest incorporated city in the U.S.

New This Year: We have rented out the Entire Alps Motel! Conveniently Located only blocks from the start, this 8 room motel has 13 beds for us to completely take over! We have the motel from Friday to Monday. Each room costs only $312.50 for the entire stay! If you choose a room with two double beds you can stay for ONLY $156.25! Best Deal for 3 nights in Historic Leadville CO.

The Alps Motel

Leadville is a small town with all the character and charm of the Old West. It’s tough environment is endured because of the beauty of it’s location. Come join us as we find the Guts, Grit and Determination to RUN.

Why Leadville???

  • With a starting elavation of 10,152 feet…and a run UP from there…you know it’s going to be a challenge!!
  • Lots of History and Small Town Charm
  • Simple Destination w/Breathtaking Beauty

“You’re Stronger Than You Think You Are…You Can Do More Than You Think You Can.” Ken Chlouber.

2019 race registration is now open!


Sign Up for the Leapfrog Training Here.


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Thoughts from the Road: Running in 500 Words or Less. Vol. 1

Thoughts from the road.  Running in the Rain.

Running in the rain, while often cold to start, warms the body in an ever so cool way! It’s often tough to “brave the elements” and lace up our shoes when the weather is anything but ideal. Too Hot? Too Cold? It’s Windy. It’s Rainy… All these outside forces testing our own RUN INTEGRITY.

I adhere to the training philosophy: Train in the most difficult situations possible: The hottest part of the day, in the worst of weather, in HEAVY SHOES (!! I know…so strange to train in heavy shoes!! it’s so out of fashion:) Train when it’s tough and the race will be easier.

Running in the Rain is so fulfilling to me!   Although more difficult conditions, I nevertheless often run faster times!  The rain energizes my spirit, my stride quickens as my feet dance in and out of the puddles.  My sweat mixes smoothly with the rain and my body warms up nicely without overheating!  It’s quite the showing of “Relaxed Intensity!”

I strongly encourage everyone to get outside in the rain!  Be it walk or run…experience the cleansing and calming nature of “Mother Nature’s Sweat:)”  You’ll thank me for it!!

Thoughts from the road.