Monthly Archives: May 2009

Earn your Pancakes and Mimosas

A bunch of us met down at LaJolla this morning to run some miles and then feast in Pancakes, Eggs and Mimosas.  Put in about 16 miles at a good pace running with Gretchen, Justin the whole way.  Julie, Jill, … Continue reading

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Backbone, Home and Back

I started at Kanan Road at the backbone trailhead today at 7:40.  Andy’s friend Maria wanted to run long today so she joined me on this run.  The plan was to run to Misha Mokwa where she would meet her … Continue reading

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Ray Miller Repeats

Finally got around to doing some repeats on my favorite trail. I ran into people I knew on every iteration. It was a nice way to break up the work. However we did have an encounter with 3 rude mountain … Continue reading

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Hidden Valley’s Hidden Trail

I took a run today with Jonathan on a new trail out near the far West end of Hidden Valley. An obscure trail that is being used by the horse owners in the area connects to the National Park. The … Continue reading

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The Ultra-running Community

I started my run late this morning because I had some business to tend to and because I wanted to start my run at LaJolla Canyon on Pacific Coast Highway.   I saw a new sign installed next to my normal … Continue reading

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The Mountain King

My quads are still a bit tight from Saturday’s run so I decided I needed a Hard Walk up to Boney and Sandstone Peak. I filled up my Atmos 35 with a gallon and a half of water and energy … Continue reading

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Chicken, Waffles and Startrek

Spent the morning at the Chinese Consulate turning in my application for a visa. After a 90 minute wait and 2 minutes at the window Rachel and I went to lunch. Roscoe’s is an iconic diner serving up fried chicken, … Continue reading

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Fog to Sun

Road down to PCH in the fog and half way up Encinal Canyon the fog cleared and it got hot.  Felt good despite the swollen quads and heel blister.  Probably did 45-50 miles…

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Topa Topa Run

Took Eric, JTo and Chris up Sisar and White Ledge trail to Topa Topa. Started relatively cool and heated up fast. We topped out in about 2 hours 10 minutes. Hung out at the top for a bit then did … Continue reading

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Bad Drivers and Tar Pits

Took a recovery ride this morning and came back through Hidden Valley. Had a car pass a truck and come at me head on. I had to pull off the side of the road into the dirt. I cussed him … Continue reading

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