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Alene Nitzky

California
I have been running since 1984 and running ultramarathons since 1991. I am a runner, artist, and writer, and I believe in quality of life, making every day an adventure, and surrounding myself with positive energy and warm, caring people. I live in Colorado with my husband and our two Australian... Full Bio
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Rule of Twos for Tomorrow by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Sixteen miles today, a loop around the south part of town, finishing up on the Power Trail. I saw this fox crossing the railroad tracks. I saw the same fox in the same p ... Read on »
Animals in the Dark by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Sixteen miles today, a loop around the south part of town, finishing up on the Power Trail. I saw this fox crossing the railroad tracks. I saw the same fox in the same ... Read on »
Machine by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Thirty miles on the track this morning in 5:10, with a 400 meter walk after every 8 laps. I ran in lane 2, mostly, except I had to switch to lane 4 for about an hour whi ... Read on »
Vitamins by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Thirty miles on the track this morning in 5:10, with a 400 meter walk after every 8 laps. I ran in lane 2, mostly, except I had to switch to lane 4 for about an hour wh ... Read on »
Sprung by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It's still cold and sleeting on and off today but the green leaves and flowers are insisting on spring. The green leaves are ready to burst open any day, by the end of ... Read on »
Dancing with the Stars by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running At 3 am I woke up without my alarm. The coffee was set. I had my coffee, waking up before I met Wheaties Boy over at the cemetery at 4:30 so we could do our speedwork. ... Read on »
Peeling Onions by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Act I. Speak. What would you say to the people who hold the cards if you got a chance to bend their ears? I've said plenty. I don't take to the six walls of ... Read on »
Relentless Forward... by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Motion. photo credit: Kristi Mayo/mile 90 photography I felt remarkably good after the race. Driving home was the hardest part, getting stiff driving the 10 h ... Read on »
Prairie Chickin' at the Prairie Chicken by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Another 50 miler in the books. The Prairie Spirit Trail races are 50 and 100 miles, in their second year with race director Eric Steele, who started the event com ... Read on »
Fact-Filled Kansas: Hangin' with T Rex and the Boneheaded Dinos by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running While on my way to run the Prairie Chicken 50, I learned a few things about Kansas. Kansas is just full of facts. Like some know-it-all school brat, it keeps remi ... Read on »
Night and Day by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Yesterday my sleep was all screwed up. I woke up at 5 am and then I was exhausted all day. I got some work done, but then it was time to run and I didn't have much ener ... Read on »
Firing Up The Old Eight-Track iPod... by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I am not a technophobe. But I have a persistent habit of delaying my use of a new gadget for a long time, once it comes out. Why? Because I'm usually happy with how the ... Read on »
On Banning Bossy by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It's snowing today and I'm catching up on some of the thoughts that I placed on the back burner all week. There's been a lot of hype about the "Ban Bossy" campaign i ... Read on »
Forced Patience by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It's snowing today and I'm catching up on some of the thoughts that I placed on the back burner all week. There's been a lot of hype about the "Ban Bossy" campaig ... Read on »
Listening, and Setting the Bar by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I'm writing this post because this week it seems I've been living in my role of "The Doctor is IN", and that's a natural role for me. It's a philosophical sort of post, ... Read on »
Hell YES! by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It's official, spring has arrived. I saw little green leaves popping open and these flowers along the run yesterday. It's been warmer and windy, feels like it usually d ... Read on »
Pre-Peep Season and Marathon Man by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The weather is still undecided about whether it wants to be spring. After hitting close to 70 degrees this afternoon, it cooled down and got windy. I don't care what th ... Read on »
Officially Fifty... by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running First race in my new age group today. A 5K in downtown Fort Collins, called Sharin' of the Green, part of the St. Patrick's Day festivities. Parade, beer drinking, and ... Read on »
Hail Mary Under the Stars, and Pancakes by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I was craving a night run. It's been a long time since I got out and ran under a clear sky and the temperatures were reasonable enough not to freeze or worry about slip ... Read on »
Still Kickin': 50th Birthday Running Tour of Fort Collins by Alene Nitzky Posted in: Blog Posts in Running You only turn 50 once. You can't teach an old dog new tricks. Consistent with my past behavior, I decided to have a moving tour for my birthday. No multiple trips ... Read on »