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Does it feel like Summer is slipping away? FEAR NOT!

Does it feel like Summer is slipping away? FEAR NOT!

  

There’s plenty of daylight left for you to explore,

enjoy and invigorate your self.

Colorado offers many wonderful challenges and opportunities to maximize your outdoor experience.

 

If you feel a crick in your neck when you look up at the tops of the mountains in Colorado, there’s a good reason.

Colorado has the most peaks over 14,000 feet of any state of our nation. 58 in total, a number that is debated but is the official count by the Colorado Geological Survey.

Others claim 53. But who’s counting? Perhaps the number most important to you is the number you have or will summit in your lifetime.

If this is your first attempt to tackle a big climb, perhaps you might adhere to the advice from the Coloradan, on the top beginner 14ers.

 

Or maybe you are in the elite class of highly trained athletes looking to break records.

Here is the account of Andrew Hamilton, speed climber’s jaw-dropping expedition to climb all 58 peaks in record time.

READ FULL STORY HERE!

Check out the diverse Summer happenings in Telluride Colorado.

Here you can combine walks or bike rides in the wildflower laden high country with festivals of music, art, film, wine, food or mushrooms!

 

Also, be sure to plan some fun thing to do this Fall in Telluride.

Come on out and play! We are here to help you have the time of your life in Telluride and Taos.

The friendly folks at BootDoctors!

 

TRAIL ETIQUETTE: Be Present, Be Cool, Be Courteous

TRAIL ETIQUETTE: Be Present, Be Cool, Be Courteous

 

Although we may all have different goals while on the trails,
we share similar reasons for being there.

Exercise, training, headspace, inspiration, or connecting with friends and family.
And for all of us to be safe and have fun on Telluride’s endless trails, it’s important we follow the same rules.
 
Check out the full article below from TELLURIDE INSIDE & OUT.
 

The BootDoctors: Trail Etiquette: Be Present, Be Cool, Be Courteous

“The (Boot)Doctor is in the House” is a series from beloved family-owned and operated outdoor retailer BootDoctors to share the power of mountain life: adventure, style, gear, and community. Here the good guys always get to ski powder and bag summits and the sunset is always spectacular.

PHOTO CREDIT: Melissa Plantz Photography
Why You Need A New Bike NOW!

Why You Need A New Bike NOW!

 

“They say money can’t buy you happiness. But, they’re wrong.

Because it can buy you a new bike and nothing will make you happier. I know because I just bought one.”
 
Read Jesse’s in-depth reasoning & buying process behind her newest, two-wheeled best friend, on TELLURIDE INSIDE & OUT.
 

BootDoctors: Why You Need A New Bike Now!

“The (Boot)Doctor is in the House” is a series from beloved family-owned and operated outdoor retailer BootDoctors to share the power of mountain life: adventure, style, gear, and community. Here the good guys always get to ski powder and bag summits and the sunset is always spectacular.

2017 M2D BIKE RIDE: Get Your 60 Day Training Plan

2017 M2D BIKE RIDE: Get Your 60 Day Training Plan

 

M2D BIKE RIDE: Get Your 60 Day Training Plan

 
Woop Woop! 60 Day Training Plan! Start by getting on your bike for an hour today!
Check out the full regimen & details below!
Also, to register, CLICK HERE!
 

M2D 60 day training plan!

Only 60 days until this year’s Mountains to the Desert Bike Ride. The after-ride party will include a grand feed and finish at the Gateway Canyons Resort, swimming, spa, live music and a silent auction. Register now! Start Times: Telluride riders will start promptly at 7:00 AM, Norwood riders will start at 8:00 AM.

What’s the Secret to Success for Trail Running?

What’s the Secret to Success for Trail Running?

What’s the Secret to Success for Trail Running?

We share our tips with aspiring runners below.

But first, we invite you to participate (or to cheer on racers) in the upcoming Taos Ski Valley race!

 

BootDoctors is pleased to be a sponsor of the:

12TH ANNUAL TAOS SKI VALLEY UP & OVER TRAIL RUN

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5TH 2017

 

 – The Race –

This 10K mountain course is a challenge to body, mind and spirit. This scenic climb ascends peaks with views of Kachina and Wheeler Peaks.

Feel the energy of the mountains surge through you as you test your limits and rejoice in recreating in the outdoors.

 

– HERE ARE THE BOOTDOCTORS’ SECRETS FOR SUCCESSFUL TRAIL RUNNING – 

  1. HAPPY FEET

People ask us, “What is the best shoe for trail running?” the answer is always the same, “The shoe that best matches your foot, your goals, the terrain you run and your personal running style.”

In other words it is never a one shoe fits all solution. That’s why we recommend you try on several shoes and take a walk or run for a while in the store.

Talk with a professional shoe fitter like the pros at BootDoctors who can examine your feet, legs and body physiology.

Customize your shoes with custom footbeds. About 75% of all people either over or under pronate, causing motion, strain, blisters, wear and tear.

A custom molded footbed holds your foot in the ideal position through gait and helps with comfort and performance.

Many shy away from investing in custom orthotics because of the hefty price tag of upwards of $400 to $600.

Custom athletic footbeds such as those made America’s Best Bootfitters at BootDoctors at $199 are a bargain.

If you purchase footbeds with a shoe purchase you enjoy a discounted price of $139. What a bargain for comfortable feet and longevity of your running enjoyment!

BootDoctors offers custom footbed services by appointment. Call today for yours! 575-776-2489.

 

  1. HYDRATION

Even if you weren’t running a rugged race up the mountain, New Mexico air is so dry you need extra hydration for daily living.

Hydration is the key for comfort and performance in trail running. Experts recommend you pre-hydrate by drinking up to 20 fl. Oz. about 2 hours prior to your run.

Then it is advised not to chug large quantities but to maintain a regular interval of hydration during your run, or 5-10 fl. oz. every 15-20 minutes.

Finished the race? Before you celebrate with a stein of frothy malted beverage, be sure to flush through 16-24 fl. oz. of water for every pound lost while running.

You may wonder, “How can I carry that much water?” Water weighs a lot, so the best plan is to carry a lightweight carrier, such as the Camelbak Quick Stow Chill Flask.

This lightweight, collapsible flask keeps your water cold 2X longer. The extra-wide mouth also makes it easy to refill on the fly, especially if you’re adding ice or drink mixes.

The classic one-piece silicone bite valve offers a durable user friendly drinking interface. The Quick Stow Chill conveniently holds 500 ml (17oz) of water.

 

Don’t forget the electrolytes. Water alone is not enough to keep your body hydrated and performing well.

Electrolytes are essential. Sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium are the four major electrolytes that maintain the body’s fluid balance.

Use a drink powder in your water or take electrolyte pills. Salt pills will not do the trick!

 

  1. DRESS FOR SUCCESS

Mountains have their own sometime unpredictable weather and your body temperature may vary greatly on the uphill vs the downhill journey.

Wearing layers that are easily added or shed is the smart way to regulate your body’s temperature.

Materials that wick away sweat and moisture while keeping you cozy are the best choice.

Start with your feet again. Your socks can make or break a run.

Smartwool PhD series mesh venting keeps your feet cool; their engineered fit system keeps the sock from moving and causing blisters;

their indestructawool technology guarantees these are the most comfortable and durable socks you will ever run in!

 

  1. ATTITUDE ALTITUDE

Go ahead and sweat, but don’t sweat the small stuff. Breath deep and enjoy the energy that the mountain is offering you.

Notice the wildflowers. And for sure, don’t forget to look up! You are in one of the most beautiful places on the planet surrounded by other passionate outdoors people.

Relish the camaraderie. Encourage each other. Smile even when you feel the burn. It’s so great to be alive!

We will be cheering you on at the Taos Up and Over. Come in soon to get set up for success in your trail running.

– FOR MORE EVENT INFORMATION, CLICK HERE