Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Catalina Marathon

Catalina Marathon!

Wow, where do i begin? Our quirky house we stayed at, or the start of the Marathon that we missed? :) Yes, we missed the start of the Marathon! Can you believe it? We were busy taking pictures and so relaxed about the start that we missed it! HA! So...

It was a beautiful day! So clear that we were able to see San Clemente Island! Unfortunately though it was hot too! What is it with these hot runs? Man! The route was hard, it was hot, but the company was awesome and so was the views.

Our creature feature selection for the weekend was great! The best was the Bald Eagle that flew above Korrin, Pete and myself! On the way back on the ferry we got to see dolphins and sea lions. The Girabaldi were fun to feed on the pier as well!

I hope everyone had a great time, i really enjoyed our time together and getting to know everyone even more. It was alot of fun. Thank you for sharing your time with us. I hope you recap your weekend back with us so we can hear about your experience as well. I love to hear all about everyone's time, so please share when you get a chance. :)

For this weekend, Saturday can meet at Snails Pace at 12:00pm for those of you that are helping with Los Pinos. You can follow me or tag along in your car. We are scheduled from 1 to 5pm.

Sunday, we will be back at our old stomping grounds in El Moro at 7am for a 12 mile loop for all to enjoy on Sunday. :)

For the People doing Northface Endurance Challenge, It is coming up around the corner! I hope you have all registered for your race, and have made your hotel reservations. If not, please let me know, and I can make the reservations for your room for you, but you need to hurry they are selling out! The host hotel is already booked.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Chantry Birthday Run

Thank you Esteban, Sue and of course Pete, for waking up early and coming to my Chantry Birthday run.  :)  It was a lot of fun, and my absolute favorite run.  Esteban, you did great as usual, and busted it out! Sue, I am glad you got your long run in before New Zealand, and I hope you are having a great time there now! I have no creature feature cause Estaban was too fast, and Buddy scared everything off!  :)

For this weekend, remember Pete and I will not be there, along with Amy, Tom, Esteban, Yolanda, Korrin, and Kristin.  We all will be running the Catalina Eco Marathon! So for those of you who didn't sign up and will be doing a training run, the mileage is...20 to 26 miles for the 50k'rs, and 12 miles for the 25k'rs. If you have not already done so, you should all plan to meet at El Moro at the regular time of 7am.  :) Sleep in sleepy heads! Have that couple of beers the night before!

We will see you all next weekend when we get back to show off our new medals, and shirts.  :)

Don't forget Also that next Saturday is Los Pinos, and we will be helping from 1 to 5 pm! I have Tom and Amy, Korrin, Myself, Pete, and I think Skip?? Who else would like to join in on the fun Celebrating the Inaugural Race and runners finishing this awesome hard ass course?!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sundays Whippings

Good morning Ultra Runners!

Okay, well to start off I would like to apologize to any of you who are severely slashed, scraped, and bloody from the trail yesterday. :) I look like i have been caned or something. We did not know that trail would be so overgrown as it was. I have to give everyone props for 1st showing up on time, and getting our early start in the brisk morning, and toughing out not only that overgrown trail from hell, but the brutal climbs it has to offer as well. It is not an easy trail. For the 25k'rs, you got in 12 miles! Awesome! For the 50k'rs who went to the bottom of the steep hill from hell to the river raveen, that was 19.2 miles total, and Esteban, Donna, and Kristen, you guys did about 21-22 miles. Great job everyone! I know it was a physically and mentally challenging day for everyone. You all did such an awesome job!

Our creature feature that popped out in front of Korrin! Way to go in spotting this bad boy (or girl)!

Also in our creature feature section, I did happen to come across a tick or two, on me! ewe! I even got to see some sort of Kitty cat scouching under the brush! Always awesome to see little mountain lions or bobcat! Another reason to stay in groups as well so we aren't alone when we do find ourselves face to face with the wild. :)

I hope during our runs on Sundays you are all taking advantage of doing the things you will be doing on race day. What you will be eating and what agrees with your tummy, what you will be wearing so as to not chaf or blister, burn etc. Building your endurance, not speed are the key things on longer runs. Speed should be dealt with during the week. Everyone should be working on their nutrition before, during, and after the runs! Really important. Hydrating and electrolytes, salt, etc. Please if you are not sure about something ask us, we may not have all the answers, but we will find out for you.

Speaking of nutrition and hydration, we need to place a Hammer order, if you would like anything please let us know by tonight so we can get the order in and hopefully by this weekend for you.

This weekend don't forget, we will be heading out to Chantry, one of my favorite runs! We will meet at 5:20am at Starbucks (57fwy exit Imperial) when you exit the fwy go directly across the street in the parking lot. Everyone will do 1 loop of 10 miles. :) It should be a great weekend for this, and remember it will take a good portion of the day to drive there, run, and drive back. :)
Here is a map of Chantry and our Run Route.

Thanks Guys, Great Job!