Race Report: Trails of Fury 5K

Our friend Nehal is beginning her running journey, and as she is looking to stay motivated and excited, she suggested we sign up for our first ever 5k trail race. This seemed like an excellent idea, until I remembered I am horrible at 5k races and, really, quite slow. But Nehal would keep me going, so I agreed. All went …

Return to Resolution

Returning to the site of the DC6 crash, “Resolution”, is always a bit of a solemn experience. The remnants of the aircraft still remain right next to the trail, and other hikers have collected small pieces of the aircraft on a rock and left them there. On January 12, 2012, I returned along “Resolution Trail” found in the El Corte …

Race Report: Rain-Drenched Muddy Santa Monica 18k

As if getting soaked during the Spartan Race wasn’t enough, Pacific Coast Trail Runs, @pctr, had many Spartans joining them for their Santa Monica 9k, 18k, 30k, and 50k run on November 20, 2011 at Point Mugu State Park. ย It was a good thing, too, because a Spartan attitude was needed to overcome rain and vandals who tried to steal …

Race Report: PCTR 30km Sequoia Trail

Every race you learn something. During @PCTR ‘s (Pacific Coast Trail Runs) 30km Sequoia Trail Run, I learned that getting faster in 10k and 5k distances doesn’t necessarily translate into faster 30k times. In fact, although I did initiate a slower pace at the start of the race, I actually went out too hard too fast too soon, and jogged …

@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 …