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PCT at Big Bear Lake California

Trail Map: http://www.trainingpeaks.com/av/JDB7QN5FR7WI5BMCYEMTASK7K4 Start your run at the other side of Baldwin Lake (near the Lucerne Valley) in Big Bear Califonia on the Pacific Crest Trail.  This trail starts you at 6800 feet and will take you close to 8000 feet of elevation so bring your oxygen.  This trail is all single track with desert […]

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This weekend was scheduled for a 17 mile day run followed by a 13 mile night run in the Cuyamaca’s.  I had to do 5 hours of trail maintenance prior to the run so I met up with the rest of the trail maintenance crew at Paso Picacho Campground at 7am.  I hacked away at […]

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The 100 is only 6 weeks away.  Due to a severe calf tear I suffered in March my training is not where I would like it although the last 2 weeks have been promising.  This past week I knocked out a 13 mile run on Friday followed by 14 more Saturday morning then another 7 […]

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SD 100 Training February 9, 2013 Rain hit San Diego hard on Friday.  We were scheduled to do a mountain run the following day and thought we better check the conditions at 4000 feet.  Just 45 minutes from San Diego is Lake Cuyamaca and hundreds of miles of pristine trails.  These are our stomping grounds.  […]

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Running Without a Pacer I ran the San Diego 100 for the first time in 2010.  I really did not know what I was getting myself into.  The only reason I was doing it was because a couple of guys I normally run with were doing it.  I figured I would tag along and document […]

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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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Even if you’re first in line for San Diego trail running events, you might still get bored with your daily run—and that’s ok. If you run the same routine during the week, you are bound to get bored. Here are a few tips for spicing things up: If time doesn’t allow you to run somewhere […]

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It was my 5th PCT 50 in 5 years. I was under trained and had gorged myself on Mountain Mikes Pizza with Tom and Stephen the night before. Standing at the familiar starting line I wondered how my body would perform. Last year I ran 10:18 and felt pretty good. But last year I used the PCT 50 as a training run for the San Diego 100. This year, due to personal reasons my training was sorely lacking. The race started and the familiar climb from 3000 feet to 6000 feet of elevation began. I tried to stay with Tom but he was too fast. It was not long before Stephen passed me by too. My stomach was not cooperating and it was only mile 5! It was going to be a long, long day.

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Asics GEL-Cumulus 13

If a smooth ride is what you’re after, look no further than the Asics GEL-Cumulus 13. Featuring gender-specific forefoot cushioning and full-length Solyte® Midsole Material, the GEL-Cumulus also boasts the stability you’re looking for as a mild to moderate overpronator. Simply stated, the Asics GEL-Cumulus is another impressive Asics Cumulus. If you are looking for […]

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RUNNING SHOES Why are there different types of shoes? Running shoes can be broken down into essentially three categories, Motion Control, Stability and Cushion. All of the major shoes companies including Asics, Brooks, Saucony, Mizuno and New Balance produce shoe(s) that fall within these categories in order to better compete with one another. In principal […]

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When you near the finish you can see Highwaya 8 as you descend the long switchbacks. It seems like forever until you finally get to the bottom and run under Highway 8. At this point I am almost home. Getting the the finish of the PCT is anticlimatic. John says “good job” and hands you a medal. No marching band or models in bikini’s….just a buch a tired ultrarunners drinking beer. What a great day it is going to be.

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During a training run last week a stump jumped out and smacked my big toe……hard. I immediately knew Iwas not walking this one off. I ran back to the car in alot of pain. By that afternoon I was limping and the toe was throbbing. The next morning a visit to the foot surgeon was in order. She used a white hot needle to pierce my toenail in order to allow the built up pressure behind the toenail out. The smell of burnt flesh filled the room as I felt the searing pain in my toe. We both decided that it was probably not broken but that at least a week off running was in order.

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