Monthly Archives: March 2007

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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Training on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Access Road

In preparation for the 1st Climb California race, I did one last hard vertical effort – The steep access road up to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. At the end of the road you can catch the tram to the summit of Mt. San Jacinto, which at 10,834′ is one of the largest mountain escarpments in the country. This road is also a great way to prepare for the upcoming Mt. Washington Road Race in June, as it has nearly the same slope. Continue reading

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My First 10K – Rhythm of Life 10K – Los Angeles

Well, after 45 days of recovery from my knee injury in the Catalina Half Marathon, I decided to see how fast I was on flat pavement. I haven’t run on a flat surface nor done speed work since early February, so this was going to be an interesting test. I viewed the race as more of a hard workout than a race and i didn’t expect much… Continue reading

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Uphill Battle with Injury

The knee injuries I sustained during the Catalina Half Marathon have forced me to shift my training and my perspective. Is it possible to turn an injury into a blessing and create a new training method that is better than what I had been doing? Is constant vertical running the answer? Continue reading

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L.A. Marathon Spectator

Running a marathon has never been tops on my list, but as this project has evolved the gold standard of distance running seems to be my destiny. Unfortunately, I’ve been sidelined with a knee injury. Instead of moping about and feeling sorry for myself I decided to offer my support to runners in the race… Continue reading

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