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Posts Tagged ‘Trail Running San Diego’

Eat Dirt

http://sdri.net/?p=8184     In 2014 my friend Harv took down the Oriflamme Canyon 50K.  This is for all of you that run long distance….enjoy

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Map:http://home.trainingpeaks.com/athlete/workout/OXATUJGUNSXCAYUASCJ2ZNZRKA Start your run in Pine Valley off Pine Creek Road at the Noble Canyon trail head.  This trail will bring you all the way to 5500 feet at Sunrise Highway near the turnout called Penny Pines.  There is a water pump at the top to get fresh water but I recommend you bring enough […]

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mix master

Since the advent of minimalist shoes one of my go to trail shoes has been the Merrell Mix Master.  The shoe has held up very well considering San Diego’s arid and rocky terrain.  As with many other San Diego trail runners who went “minimalist” I have come to respect the jagged rocks of San Diego’s […]

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2012 Coyote Logo

  The Coyote 5K and 10K is the kickoff for the Dirt Devil Grand Slam Summer Beer Series. The race is in Tecolote Canyon Natural Park right in the heart of San Diego.  The field was limited to a total of 115 runners in the 10K and 185 in the 5K.  Only 5K runners are […]

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cougar pic for website

Sunday June 10, 2012 was the Cougar Half Marathon on the San Pasqual Trail in Escondido, San Diego. The San Pasqual trail is part of the Sea to Crest trail that connects Del Mar to Mt. Vulcan near Julian, CA. The trail is mostly flat for the first 4 miles before ascending 350 ft. over […]

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I was out for a typical short 5 mile trail run this morning.  Because it was a short run I did not wear my backpack, bring my cell phone, keys or even a hand-bottle with water.  I ducked into Tecolote Canyon behind the dentist office and pounded down the steep slope towards the creek.  I […]

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Cliffrunner

So, you want to get out there in the great outdoors and hit the trails? Trail running is very different than pounding the pavement on the road, complete with uneven surfaces, wildlife and other unanticipated hazards. Before you venture out in the wilderness, here are a few tips and tricks to get you started: Get […]

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The Wildhorse Trail Half Marathon is only weeks away and is SOLD OUT! This promises to be a great race with lots of awesome swag including sweatshirt hoodies with race logo, custom medals with race logo, beanies with race logo and cool window decals for your car with the race logo and 13.1.

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We are very lucky in San Diego. We have great weather, beaches and awesome trails for running, hiking and biking. Most cities do not have so much open space so close. We do. We have trails within 5 minutes of anywhere you live in San Diego. Some are better than others but still, we have them. Some of the best kept trail secrets are the canyons of Clairmont. Known as the Tri-Canyons, Tecolote Canyon is a trail runners dream. The main canyon found at the end of Seaworld Drive/Tecolote Rd. provides 8-10 miles of jeep road, single track, rolling terrain and stream crossings

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Nestled deep in the Chula Vista area is a well hidden trail secret. Otay Lakes is right next to the Olympic Training Center and provides trail runners a unique experience compared to most other San Diego trail runs. It’s flat! Normally San Diego trail are hilly due to the nature of the canyons. Rarely can a trail runner gallop along for miles without encountering a gluteal busting hill. In Otay Lakes you can give your hamstrings and Glutes a rest. The mostly single track trail provides lake views, tree cover and well groomed lakeside trail.

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In addition to being trail running shoe experts in San Diego, we are dog lovers, and what better way to combine both passions than by running with man’s best friend? Here are five arguments for running with your furry friend. While human running partners can obsess about their GPS stats and calorie tracker, your dog […]

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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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