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Mt. Baldy Run to the Top: Conquering the King of LA County

One year ago I entered the Mt. Baldy Run to the Top for the first time. It was my first all vertical “mountain” race, and I didn’t know what to expect, nor did I have anything to compare it to. But when it was over, it was clear to me that this was the most mentally and physically challenging thing I’ve ever done… Continue reading

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On the Run in East LA

There is a great cross-country running culture in the Latino neighborhoods of Los Angeles. The running event of the summer in this community is the Aztlan Track Club’s Summer Indian Run. Many of the best cross-country runners in the Los Angeles area come out to Elysian Park to test themselves on this very steep and challenging course. With logs across the trails, mud pits and wide open fire hydrants blasting the competitors, this race is a blast. Continue reading

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Altitude Training Southern California Style

In order to be prepared for the upcoming Mt. Baldy race (8 miles – 6,000′ to 10,000′ ascent) on September 3rd, I’ve started to incorporate runs at high elevation into my schedule. Los Angeles County offers some of the best high elevation training in the country, with hundreds of miles of mountain trails at elevations from 4,000 to over 10,000′. Continue reading

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The Brentwood Run

My strategy of a 5K every weekend continues with the Brentwood Run. This race attracts large crowds and some of the best runners in Southern California, and offers a relatively flat course – which is a great combination to set a new PR. Continue reading

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Derby Days 5K

As part of my ‘5k every weekend’ training plan I decided to enter into the very competitive quite unique Derby Days 5k in Arcadia, CA. This race includes a flattish PR friendly course, incredible talent and some of the most scenic views in all of California. The race starts off by running through the fabled Santa Anita Race Track (the home of Seasbiscuit)… Continue reading

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Climb California

Why take the elevator when you can run up 52 flights of stairs with 500 other crazy souls? So I headed to San Francisco to race in the Climb California Stair Climb. Racers from around the country came to challenge themselves on San Fran’s tallest building – 555 California. Continue reading

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Mayhem at the Empire State Building

Racing up the 86 flights of stairs in America‚Äôs most iconic skyscraper has become a New York City tradition. This race attracts athletes from around the world and is essentially the world championships of tower racing. Nearly 300 of the … Continue reading

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Reaching New Heights at Sears Tower

Racing up the stairwell of the tallest building in the North America sounds easy right? After 105 flights of pain, I discover otherwise. Perhaps I shouldn’t have spent the entire day before the race in the blistering cold winds of the Lake Michigan shoreline, as I ran with and supported the Run Raw Team in a 50K ultra-marathon – Note to self: rest in a warm place the day before a race. Continue reading

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