Tahoe on Tap!

I am still running easy these days and not by choice. Not only have the runs been slow, I have also felt generally sluggish and crummy (even at the slow pace) and I still have some pain in my groin area. Maybe I am getting too much sleep these days, hahaha. I am mentally more…

Shore Path, Part II

My hopes came to fruition and I was able to run the shore path in Pacific Grove again today. The fresh ocean breeze under sunny skies was awesome! Every time I run this awesome path I feel like I am getting a treat. The run basically covered all the paths from the Monterey Bay Aquarium…

Pacific Grove Ocean Shore Path

Yesterday my groin felt good enough to go out for a jog and I was lucky to be in a beautiful spot for my first run in several days. The soft-surface pathway along the shoreline in Monterey and Pacific Grove is one of my favorite places to run! The run was only 35 minutes, but…

Congrats Mom!

Big congrats to my mom, Ita Pantilat, for a great powerlifting effort despite being sick with the flu all week. She started off with squatting doing 231 pounds (not feeling great) and then felt better on the bench putting up 215 pounds and then 303 pounds for the deadlift. This was the first competition my…

Moody Road

I hit the Moody Road Loop in Los Altos Hills for a therapeutic 70 minute run (11 miles). I felt quite sluggish the first 40 minutes but then things felt lighter so I added on a mile to the usual loop. Despite feeling good towards the end, I held back because I didn’t want to…

Day Off

I took a day off from running today because my groin muscle is a bit sore and tender, likely from all the steep hills I have been running recently. I can definitely run on it, but I have found it is better policy to give things a chance to heal. My philosophy has always been…

El Corte de Madera Preserve Run

I have not run at El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space preserve since September so it was definitely time to revisit some of the great trails this park has to offer. I ran for 1:38 and covered around 13.5 miles. It took me some time to find a rhythm, but I had some hop…

Campus Run

I gave my legs a break from the hills and ran around campus this evening for 52 minutes (8 miles). It feels weird being able to run at 6:30 pm (daylight savings), but with the warmer weather approaching, I’m going to be doing more late evening or early morning runs. Today’s run in comparison to…

Redwood Regional Run

After taking the MPRE exam in Alameda, it was a great opportunity to run the fine trails of the East Bay. After the test, I drove out to Redwood Regional Park. I parked at 11500 Skyline Blvd and the loop was as follows: Dunn Trail, Graham Trail, West Ridge Trail, the entire French Trail, Orchard…

Foothills Park – Los Trancos Trail Loop

Today I ran the Los Trancos Trail in Foothills Park. The trail is a hilly 7.5 miles that is nearly a loop (the start and finish are about .4 miles apart). I haven’t run here in over a year so I forgot how beautiful the scenery is on this trail. One of the best sections…

Portola Valley Ranch

There are so many sweet places to run around here it’s tough to make up my mind where to go! I ultimately settled on Portola Valley Ranch, a spot I enjoyed on my one other run there a few weeks ago. The Ranch was lots of fun again, providing 66 minutes of sweet trail running…

Easy Run

The easy run came to fruition today as I ran the trails and soft surfaces around campus for 52 minutes (8 miles). I was expecting my legs to feel stagnant after the 50k effort on Saturday, but they felt alright. Hopefully I will have time to hit some trails tomorrow!