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2013 Foxy Trail Half Marathon The 2013 Foxy Trail Half Marathon could not have been a more perfect day.  The skies were overcast with no sign of the sun and the temperature was perfect.  The Foxy Trail Half Marathon is the second in a 4 Trail Half Marathon series following up the Wildhorse Trail Half […]

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Endure the Bear 30K Endure the Bear 30K in Big Bear California was my first race following 18 months of recovery.  In May of 2011 during the Pacific Crest Trail 50 Mile Endurance Run I suffered a torn plantar plate.  This is a ligament that secures your second toe to your foot.  It was mildly […]

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I decided to run the 2012 HOBO 50K held at Rockcut State Park in Rockford Illinois.  The week prior I had run Endure the Bear 30K in preparation for this 50K.  They are dramatically different races. Endure the Bear begins at 7000 feet of elevation and takes you to 8000 feet in the first two […]

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Besides being a tasty side dish, RICE is the acronym that stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. There seems to be a lot of confusion and misinformation out there regarding when and why to use RICE versus other therapy pathways. To explain, let me establish a few factors. I like to call these the […]

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Congrats! You just completed a marathon! Whether it was your first or your third (and you managed to cut 10 minutes off your time!), you might be experiencing PMS now that the race is over with. The PMS I’m talking about isn’t what you’re thinking of though, it’s Post-Marathon Syndrome. You know that feeling of […]

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As we get further into the heat of summer, we can’t stress enough the importance of hydration for runners. As the temperature goes up, our need for hydration and electrolytes also goes up.  While it is important to drink water, it’s important for runners to add an electrolyte to their training regimen. What is an […]

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Whether you compete in all of the San Diego trail running events on the calendar or you have signed up for your very first trail race, we can’t stress the importance of proper hydration enough. First off, let’s go over the science of sweat and hydration. Your heart rate increases (8 beats per minute for […]

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Whether you’re running in the Sidewinder 5K in July or are training for the strenuous Stairway to Heaven 15K in August, you’ll need to make sure you have the right shoes. Lucky for you, we’re trail running shoe experts in San Diego, and we’re also armed with tons of race day tips: Think in minutes, […]

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An ultra marathon is any race distance over a marathon (26.2 miles). They include 50K, 50 miles, 100K, 100 miles and even 135 miles! Now I am not suggesting you go from marathon distance to 135 miles but consider trying a 50K. 50 kilometers is 31 miles. That is only 5.8 miles longer than your marathon distance.

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“The body does not want you to do this.  As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong.  You always go too far for your body.  You must handle the pain with strategy… It is not age; it is not diet.  It is the will to succeed.”  ~Jacqueline Gareau, 1980 Boston […]

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This is a question I get frequently from people that are either new to running or have been running for a while but want to give trail running a try. This is simple question with a simple answer…as long as you don’t want details: No! You do not NEED trail shoes to run on trails. […]

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