Into the wild
Shut up and run
You had a great run, didn't reach your limit, importantly - No injury.
You didn't get a recurrence of the foot trouble?
You had a great run, didn't reach your limit,
Thanks for the report and pics. It looks like a great place. Tell me, what was the ascent/descent??
Finder of good newts
It's hard to look down if you don't go up
Great Report! I was there too and you nearly caught me 3:54. I was at 2hr10 at the top, but as you stated, the downhilll was tough. I only signed up for the 25 km, but boy was it a doozy. I thought I had trained adequately by doing a couple of runs with big elevation, but nothing compares to doing all the up and all the down at once.
How's the running down in Pacific Grove?
I kind of think of it as a runner's paradise around here. Rarely does it go below 50 or over 80 degrees. Traffic is generally pretty light and best of all - lots of trails. Level trails along the coast of the Peninsula, trails with rolling hills out in the former Fort Ord (where the Sea Otter Classic bike races are held) and then some nasty hills out in Carmel Valley or Toro Park. And.. believe it or not... there are even trails through Pebble Beach. I really feel pretty spoiled... I can even run trails at lunch from work.
Pacific Coast Trail Runs does have one race down here - it's out at Garland Ranch but they call it Carmel Valley. The elevation gain is quite surprising (but even these hills didn't prepare me well enough for Diablo).
and I think it had about 2,000 more feet of elevation gain
How's the job market?
Leslie Living and Running Behind the Redwood Curtain -------------
Jan 8 - Clam Beach 8 3/4; Feb 18/19 - Hagg Lake 50k & 25k; Apr ?? - Mendocino 50k; May 7 - Ave of Giants HM; June 3 - Grasshopper Peak 30k (sweep duties); June 16/17 - Wild Rogue Relay; June ?? - Rim to Rim 50 (Chico, CA) OR Jul 8 - Mt. Hood 50 (lottery); Sept 23 & 24 - Mt. Lakes 100 (first 100 - Yikes!!)
Trail Runner Nation
Teresa - Congratulations on your run! Mt. Diablo is one I've been itching to do with PCTR. They really do a fantastic job. I just completed my first 50k with their Forest Park run in Portland, OR.
Also, I finally purchased a small digital camera and take it with me on all my runs. I take lots of pictures and make other people enjoy them!