Trail Run – Santa Monica Mountains, Garden Land Loop

Trail Run - Santa Monica Mountains, Garden Land Loop
This is a great trail run, or hike, or mountain bike ride, in the Santa Monica Mountains on the West Side of Los Angeles, CA.  Also a very dog friendly run with most of the trails ok for off-leash running. Distance – 4.74 miles Elevation Gain – 851 ft Terrain – Fire road with few ...

Race Report: BolderBoulder 2013

Race Report: BolderBoulder 2013
The short story Pros claimed to be the largest race in America with over 50,000 participants logistics are incredibly smooth for such large crowds great people watching pro race starts after the main run so you can watch the fast guys and gals lay it down Cons course route is pretty boring, seems like it ...

Book Review: Eat and Run by Scott Jurek

Book Review: Eat and Run by Scott Jurek
 Scott Jurek is an ultrarunning legend having competed in and won most of the top ultra races In the world including the Western States 100 (seven times), the Badwater Ultra (twice), the Spartathalon (three times), the Hardrock 100 and he holds the US record for distance run in 24 hours.  His book “Eat and Run: ...

Coconut Oil for Energy?

Coconut Oil for Energy?
I am both a vegetarian and a trail running/biking junkie, I’m not a nutritionist so take this post for what it is, my research, observations and experience with a new food/energy source.  I seem to constantly be searching for healthy, long-lasting energy foods.  Quinoa is probably my all time favorite and a staple of my diet, ...

Mother’s Day Telegraph 10K Trail Run- Durango, CO

Mother's Day Telegraph 10K Trail Run- Durango, CO
Since we were in the area for the 12-hours of Mesa Verde mountain bike race (I supported the team) we decided to take a quick detour so I could run the 2013 Mother’s Day Telegraph 10k in nearby Durango, CO and what a great detour it was!  With a 10K, 5K and 1 mile fun ...

Nathan Vapor Wrap 2l Review

Nathan Vapor Wrap 2l Review
The Short Story….. Pros compact and comfortable, the Vapor Wrap stays secure and absolutely does not bounce while running. innovative bladder design with good capacity and easy filling and even easier cleaning tons of storage Cons drink tube is not quick release from bladder too darn many strappy things on the vest can feel a ...