Monday, July 11, 2011

OC Trail Tales Heat Edition

Perhaps you guys thought you were training for Badwater...
Which started Monday- Recognized globally as "the world's toughest foot race," this legendary event pits approximately 90 of the world's toughest athletes—runners, triathletes, adventure racers, and mountaineers—against one another and the elements. Covering 135 miles (217km) non-stop from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA in temperatures up to 130F.

This week was a HOT week! The race in Peter's Canyon was probably the hottest one yet! Was the air moving on the hills? I know you guys may not have beat your times from last week, and that is because of the HOT weather! Despite that, you all did AWESOME! You should be very proud of yourselves! It was great seeing everyone, especially some of you that have not been able to come out because of injuries. We miss you, and it was fun to see you and hang a bit! Congratulations to Cora for doing her first kids race! YAY! She ran so fast through the course, she got a bit banged up! We hope you are feeling better!

Thank you Jill for coming out and stretching everyone, you always take good care of the runners. :)

Sundays group going up Santiago Truck Trail was extremely warm by the finish as well! We had a great turn out, and some newbies to the group, and everyone did awesome! Santiago Truck Trail is a bit deceiving, and not the easiest of runs. I think you all tackled it well! Janine's first 16 mile run ever! Connie and Ann's first venture there, as well as having Andrea and Jeff visit with us for the first time. I hope you all enjoyed yourselves!

This week we have crossfit, Tuesday at 5:30pm check the calendar. Remember, your first time is free, and then it is $99 for the first month for your trial. come out and give it a try with us! It won't be as hot. :o

Peter's Canyon Group, we will see you at Cedars Grove Park at 6pm Thursday, and Sundays run will be at the Candy Store off Ortega Hwy. (At parking lot across Ortega Hwy from the Candy Store. Parking lot/Candy Store are approximately 19 miles up Ortega Hwy from I-5 fwy. You will need a forest service pass or you may receive a $5 ticket.) Meeting time is 7:45 sharp! It is our very own Donna's Birthday!!! We will celebrate OC Trail Tales style!

If you haven't had a chance please look at the calendar on the blog, it has days we are coaching for Snails Pace, that you are welcome to join us for, and other trail runs, you can ask us about. Also, our race calendar. Coming up is Mt. Disappointment (33 miles), Noble Canyon (30ish miles), Griffith Park, Leona Trail Series (Trail Half/Marathon/10k), Into the Wild, Xterra Series. Check them out, Peter's canyon is coming to the end...whats next for you?!

Have a great week everyone!