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Lone tree & storm clouds, top of Baden Powell

Hyena Hundred

I wanted old school ideas. A couple of years ago I asked Larry Gassan for training suggestions. I wanted old school ideas, nothing new fangled involving cross fit or GPS or anything other than straight up suggestions on how he trained for AC100…
Snowman at Mt. Lowe

Week in Review: Mt. Lowe Snow

April 9 - 15. Every time I run El Prieto, I run into Ian Rusk, who stops and introduces himself and tells me how many consecutive days he's hiked. Saturday made 1009 days in a row. When it's raining, as it did Friday, he hikes in his hallway.…
Silver Moccasin Trail Between Shortcut & Charlton Flats

Week in Review: April 2 - 8

This week was a step-back week - what should have been a relaxed 76 miles that somehow still managed to have some serious elevation gain - 15,600 feet of climbing. For all you road runners, the much-talked-about and dreaded Heartbreak Hill at…

Mt. Disappointment Test Runs #2 & #3

I'd run the Mt. Disappointment training run a few weeks back, crashed at about the 3 mile mark, and did the rest in pain. I decided to have another go at it.Not knowing what she was getting into, Kista joined me. The climb up back up Mt. Wilson…

Henninger Flats & Mount Luken

Sun, fog, hot, cold, inquisitive deer, snarling bobcats, 2 mountains, 7,300' of climbing.Saturday I decided to try a heat & sun training run, 3,700 feet up Mt. Lukens at high noon on a hot, sunny day.The two other times I've run this, it was…

Round and round and round

The original plan was to run 24 miles, but what's another 2, to squeeze in an impromptu marathon at years' end? 12 laps around the reservoir. 26.22 miles. You wouldn't think it would be an interesting run, but it was. I was out there longer…

Riverside Drive

Sunday. Still tired from yesterday's dehydrating midday heat wave hill run through Griffith Park, today was a somewhat plodding 12.5 miler out my door, down the hill, Allesandro to Riverside to Fletcher, LA River bike path to the end and…

Crack or Cactus Gardens?

He says he has three days clean. His eyes are rolling around in desperation; they look like they're gonna bust out of their sockets. His entire body is tight but his jaw is tightest. He's grinding his teeth, grimacing, jerking and twitching,…