When you surround yourself with people that constantly push, test and redefine what the words “limits” and “potential” mean you eventually find yourself in a place where the abnormal becomes normal, where extreme becomes commonplace, and where the word impossible just means, “It hasn’t been done yet.”
I just received some potentially troubling news regarding the future of the San Dieguito River Park (SDRP) and how it will affect the 2015 and beyond San Diego 50 Mile & Marathon and the Lake Hodges Trail Fest. The city is considering removing SDRP from the budget and taking over land management of our beloved trails that have thrived under the [...]
This is a guest post from our friend Endurance Guy. Be sure to check out his adventures at http://www.enduranceguy.com/. In January, I completed the “30 runs in 30 Days Challenge” while logging 33,281 feet of elevation gain. The following are 5 proprioceptive cues I used to keep me mindful whilst ascending on the trail: http://instagram.com/p/jRkU5XK08X/ 1. [...]
In an effort to get back on a good training schedule and finish out 2013 on a strong note, I decided to take on a 31 runs in 31 day challenge. The goal was to run a minimum of 30 mins every day for the month of December and I'm happy to say it was [...]
With the year wrapping up it's been WAY to easy to let training slip to the back burner with an increased focus on work, the holidays and the countless other distractions that life can bring at you. Having this in mind I needed a way to start 2014 on a strong note. So, to prep for an early season race and get back into some semblance of shape, I'll be taking on the 30 in 30 Running Challenge. Of course, with December having 31 days, who wants to stop short so I'm making it the 30 in 30+.
When you live with and are married to your coach a good number of conversations tend to be about training. Fortunately we both love endurance sports so it usually results in some good convo and almost always with me learning something or looking at something in a different way than before. Recently, the conversation has [...]
Sometime last year, Dax asked me if I'd be interested in joining a small group for a thru-hike of the John Muir Trail. Despite not really knowing what I was getting into it didn't take long for me to jump at the chance. The John Muir Trail runs from it's northern terminus in Yosemite National [...]
Ever wanted to run a 1 mile loop for 12 to 24 hours non-stop? Yea, sounds a little crazy even for someone who loves running long distances. Since I'm not quite up for that type of challenge just yet, our Off Road Pursuits Endurance Team member Carlyn stepped up to the plate and went out [...]
At the end of August, four members of the Off Road Pursuits Endurance Team; Dax, Jess, Toby, and Paul, will be heading up to Yosemite to begin fast-packing the John Muir Trail. This 210 mile trail runs from Yosemite National Park to Mt. Whitney and the current plan is to complete the route in 7-9 days. Last weekend, three of us; Dax, Jess and Paul, went to the San Jacinto Wilderness for a training/simulation weekend along the PCT beginning from I-10 and heading South to Hwy 74. Things did not go as planned!
This past weekend I joined up with a large and varied group of friends and friends-of-friends to take on the Zion Traverse. This 48ish mile run across Zion National Park was part of a weekend of trails, climbing, camping and general outdoor enthusiasm was the inaugural ZoomLoco Annual Field Trip held to honor and pay [...]