Running Colorado's Front Range by Brian Metzler, paperback, 180 pages, Mountain Sports Press (2003), ISBN: 0971774897
"Running Colorado's Front Range", written by Brian Metzler, offers runners of all abilities insights on the best places to run in and around Denver, Aurora, Westminster, Littleton, Louisville, Lafayette, Cherry Hills Village, Boulder, the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area near Nederland, Golden, Lakewood, Evergreen, Morrison, Littleton, Loveland, Lyons, Fort Collins, Estes Park, Keota, Manitou Springs, Franktown, Colorado Springs, Monument and Woodland Park. It is indeed the ultimate guide to running in Colorado. Routes for 75 places to run are described in this book, from urban paths such as the popular paved loop in Denver's City Park to dozens of pastoral escapes to restore your soul, with detailed maps and photos. Whether you want to go for a short run during your lunch break, a hill workout, a speed training, or a long slow run on a Sunday afternoon, each trail description includes a difficulty rating and details about elevation change, dog regulations, and running stroller accessibility. Also covered in "Running Colorado's Front Range" are regional races, running groups, and stores. Veteran runner Brian Metzler also shares his knowledge and advice on running at altitude, race training, running shoes, safety, and staying hydrated in dry climates on these magnificent Colorado trails. Founding editor of Trail Runner Magazine and Adventure Sports Magazine, Brian Metzler has written about running for The (Boulder) Daily Camera, The Denver Post, The Chicago Tribune, and Outside magazine. He has competed in dozens of Colorado races since 1992, ranging from the Bolder Boulder 10k to the Leadville Trail 100 ultramarathon and has served in advisory roles with the All American Trail Running Association and USA Track & Field's Mountain/Ultra/Trail Running Council.