Friday, October 29, 2010

30 percent chance of change of venue for Sunday....

Hi I hope everyone is enjoying their week. Yes as of now- the plan is to run out in El Moro on Sunday... however there is a 30 percent chance of rain tmr... I called the state park and it is open today... he said if its a lite drizzle or lite rain the park will remain open... However if its heavy rain then we can't run at El moro and the park will be closed.
Plan A- El Moro
Plan B- "field trip"
We will meet at Snails Pace Laguna Hills @ 5:50am (24741 Alicia Parkway #K, Laguna Hills, CA 92653).
We will carpool to a place called the Candy Store, its off Ortega Hwy. For those that have a time issue you can follow us to the Candy Store... if you can not make please email us back that way we don't wait around. Feel free to email or txt me @ 714-651-3632

See you Sunday!
o ya we have some Catalina Coupons for the boat ride its 7.50 dollars off... we will bring them on sunday to pass out to the group.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Trail Tales Gets Dirty!

Great job on getting dirty on Sunday! Everyone did great for our first mud run! YAY! I have to say it felt like I had 10 pound weights on each leg! I guess I need the workout. :)

I loved seeing all the animal tracks in the mud and our creature feature from John Wayne's old cabin!

I am mailing in our Catalina entries this morning! So those of you who still wanted in, you are on your own since yesterday was the deadline. I am also booking the house today, and those of you that told me you wanted to stay in the house, I need your payment to pay them and hold the spot. I do have 1 bed left in the house if you want to join us, so let me know! $75 for 2 nights is a great deal!

Northface...Will be here sooner than you think! I need to know who would like me to book them a room for Northface in Union Square. Otherwise, I will assume you are taking care of your own reservations, and figuring out your way to and from the race as well.

This weekend We have 12 miles for the 25k group and 20 miles for the 50k group. We will assume that the rain will stop and be meeting again in El Moro at 6am for the 50k group and a nice 8:20ish am start for the 25k group. That way the 50krs can get a 10 miler in, and then another loop with everyone. :) the 25k group can go an extra 2 miles and if the 50k group is feeling good, extend theirs too.

Next weekend Sunday the 7th is my Birthday weekend, and I choose Chantry for Sundays run. It is an awesome run, my absolute favorite, and we all have 10 miles, so it is a perfect choice, and my birthday choice. If you have a birthday choice for your birthday, let us know so we can work that in the schedule too! :)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

OC Trail Tales ramps up the mileage this weekend.

Everyone did a amazing job last weekend and dealing with the weather conditions.

This weekend we will have the 50k group run 20 miles and the 25k group run 10-12 miles...
we will run from Dove Canyon aka Bell Canyon to Casper's at this turnaround there will be water and a bathroom. For the 50k group please carry at least 60oz of water in your packs- carry some extra electrolyte powder in your bag and use it in your hand held. Lets meet at 6am and get cracking this time! this is a long run and people do have other family commitments so lets be courteous and be prompt.

2 optional 2 start times
Easy pace start 6am
Brisk pace start 6:20 am
Please let us know which group you plan to start at thank you.
Also here is a amazing yoga free video link you should try to get the kinks out....

Click Here

Also Los Pinos 50k race is on tap...we need some volunteers for the finish line.
We will be handing out medals as runners finish this hard race, and feeding them.
We are looking for people from 1pm to 5pm- you will receive a free shirt for your time.
The date is Nov 20. Please submit to us your name and shirt size.

One last thing we need your applications for Avalon Eco Marathon asap... please bring it to the run this Sunday. We need to make our Final Room reservations for the race- so we need to firm commitments for those that want to go. The House that we are getting sleeps 8 and will be $75 per person for a 2 night minimum. So far people in the house are 1.Corrinne, 2. Pete, 3. Esteban, 4. Yolanda. There are only 4 more spots in this house, so let us know ASAP! Corrinne needs to pay upfront. Thank you

Here is the map...

View Dove Canyon-Waterfalls in a larger map

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tougher Running Routes for OC Trail Tales

Good Morning-
I hope everyone found their legs on Monday. I know Sunday's run was tough and adding the heat made it much more difficult for everyone including myself. I feel that everyone did awesome with taking salt and gels at the right time. What I need to do is make sure people don't get lost. Since we all have hydration packs it would be a good idea to carry a map. Here is a link where you can download and print a map of el moro.

We are about 3.5 weeks away from the Catalina Eco Marathon and we need your applications if you plan to go... if you can't make it please let us know... and we need your checks for the class as well... this includes Korrin, Estaban, Donna, Tony, and Silvia.

Moving on to this weekend- lets meet at cooks again this time at 5:45am... yes Early Start- 50k runners we have a long 16mile run. and for the 25k folks we have 8-10 miler. The temps will be cooler... please come prepared there are NO water stops along the way and NO potty stops... please bring at least 64 oz of water for the 25 group and at least 110 oz for the 50k group (hydration pack and 2 water bottles). Should you have any questions please feel free to email us...o ya please bring your headlamp for the first 25 min of the run it will be dark but we will all enjoy a beautiful sunrise together...

Map to Cooks Corner---

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Cooler Weather in El Moro

It felt great getting out for this weekends run and NOT having the sun! It was still sticky and warm, but at least it wasn't HOT like last weekend! Great job everyone! You all did an awesome job!

Those of you doing Catalina Eco Marathon, just a reminder that I need your applications, and I need to turn them in soon. The applications are in your goody bags, remember we get a $15 discount for the Marathon. If you haven't gotten your goody bags, its because you have not paid. :) You can bring a check this coming Sunday to the run. Speaking of Catalina, for those of you wondering what the course may be like, it is very similar to El Moro. The fire trails, single track and rolling hills.

I want to tell you all a story that most of you will understand why after you read the story...When I started running ultras and training, I decided for my first Ultra I would like to run Tahoe Rim. I will never forget the day of the race. I was all by myself there, and then ran into someone I knew. She said..."Corrinne, you are running this? Omg, arent you new to running? You sure know how to pick them!" I thought, hmmmm....what is she talking about? Well, as we started the race, I saw guys barfing after a few miles, and thought, ugh o, maybe there is something wrong, and I shouldn't have picked this one for my first. I ended up having a hard but very good race, and even though it took me 8 hours and 52 minutes or so, I enjoyed most everything about that day, and can remember everything about the entire race today. Had she have told me that before I decided to pick the race to do, I probably would not have done it, because it would have intimidated me, and it would have been the biggest mistake. Tahoe Rim still to this day has been my favorite and most beautiful race I have ever done. Absolutely breath taking views, smells, and just pure bliss. The best aid stations, it just rocked.

My point to this story is, that everyone is different, and runs for different reasons. Some people like fireroads, and flats, while other people love single track and technical. What she didn't know about me and why I picked that particular race, was because my husband and I have a place there, and ever since before our kids were born we would go up there every weekend. It was our place to go. I have great memories in Tahoe, and it made it all so much more for me. So, please when deciding on a run its great to hear peoples points of views, (if they have run that particular run), but try to understand everyone's points of views are still so very different.

No creature feature on our run Sunday. :( Maybe this coming weekend when we the 25kr's are doing 6 to 8 and the 50kr's are doing 14 miles in El Moro. If it is closed from rain, we will send out another post as to where to meet. Normally we would go to Santiago Truck Trail, but they are having the OC Tri that day, so we better stay clear of there. :)

Birthday shout out to Jenn G. Happy Birthday! We missed you on Sunday!