@PCTR Race: Woodside 50km Ultramarathon

On March 26, 2011, Pacific Coast Trail Runs (@pctr) hosted the Woodside Trail Run, including distances from 10km to 50km. My best friend, Nat, joined me for her first ever Ultra-marathon, and she couldn’t have picked worse weather to attempt her first 50km (31.07mile) distance. The weather in San Francisco had been raining for about a week, and on the …

Race: Steep Ravine 30Km Trail Run

Coastal Trail Runs named this Dipsea Trail-based race the Steep Ravine trail run. However, this name is a serious misnomer. A closer and more accurate description might have been, The Really F’in Steep Trail Run, or The Awesome Views Between Gasps Run, or even The Ladder Run. The race begins at Stinson Beach, which, as the sun rises, makes a …

Top Eleven Weight Loss Do’s and Don’ts!

Has your company recently started a weight loss competition? Do you just want to shed a few pounds? Then here are some top ten Do’s and Don’ts! The Good, The Bad, and the Banned The Good 1. Eat lots of Fruits/Veggies (nutritionally “dense” foods!). Instead of having a bag of chips, have a bag of fresh mixed vegetables with a …

Recipe: Easy Garlic Hummus

Hummus has various nutritional benefits, but most importantly it’s easy and quick to make and tasty, too. I dip all kinds of things in to Hummus: Vegetables, pita bread, and even steamed chicken. Instead of using mayonnaise on certain sandwiches, I’ll use hummus as a spread, instead. Chickpeas, the main ingredient, are more popularly known as garbanzo beans, and are …

Five Minute Salad

  Arugula is a somewhat bitter, but can be balanced with the lemon and sweetness of the pear. Arugula contains vitamins A and C, potassium, and folate. Folate is said to reduce homocysteine, which has been linked to cardiovascular disease. Makes 4 servings PREP TIME: 5 Minutes or Less 6 cups Arugula 1/2 cup blue cheese, or goat cheese 1 …

Man Asks Out a Triathlete

I couldn’t help myself… I just had to make my own Ironman video. I think it’s funny… but I do have a weird sense of humor… 

Trail Report: Purisima Creek Redwoods (Bay Area)

View Larger Map A few days ago I went for a run in the Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve on the San Francisco Peninsula. My 14 mile loop was both a challenge, and beautiful, and followed the North Ridge, Harkins Ridge, Purisima Creek, Borden Hatch Mill, Grabtown Gulch, and Craig Britton Trails. Thanks to the wonders of the Garmin …