Arrillaga Gym

Today I hit up Arrillaga gym for my first complete gym workout in a long time. I have always enjoyed going to the gym to get “the pump” through some high rep weightlifting. I used to go 4-5 days a week first and second years of law school when weekly running mileage was 20-25 miles…

PCTR Skyline Ridge 50k

I was fortunate to run in another great Pacific Coast Trail Runs (PCTR) event this weekend at Skyline Ridge! This time I participated in the 50k run. I ended up finishing first place in 3:58:11, my first sub four hour effort over 50k on a relatively tough course with continuous hills throughout (some steep) amounting…

Elena Road Run

Today I did a 7.5 mile run at Los Altos Hills (Elena Road Loop) that took about 45 minutes. The weather was great and once I got the sluggishness out I felt alright. Tomorrow I head up to the trio of open space preserves at the top of Page Mill Road (Skyline Ridge, Long Ridge,…

Huddart

Another spectacular day with temperatures in the upper 60’s and clear blue skies. I was fortunately able to take advantage with a run at Huddart Park, one of my favorite places to run trails. I did my usual loop within the park up to Skyline Boulevard. Total running time was a bit over 63 minutes…

Trail Runner Article

Here is a link to Trail Runner Magazine’s online news story about the 2008 La Sportiva Mountain Running Team. I am mentioned at the bottom as one of the additional people named to the team – there is nothing really to write about me yet, hahaha. I feel honored to be a part of such…

Baylands Preserve

I was looking for a soft surface run that would not be a mud pile after the recent rains and the Baylands came to mind. In addition, I wanted a flatter run so the Baylands seem to fit the bill. Indeed, there was little mud at the Baylands and essentially zero elevation gain. The run…

A new boy!!

There is a new member in my family – my sister Talli gave birth to a boy this evening! Big congratulations to her and her husband David! The name of the boy is Bram, which originates from the Hebrew name Abraham and is used in the Netherlands (part of the boy’s heritage is Dutch). The…

Huddart and Skyline Trail

Today I ran at Huddart Park and a nice section of the Skyline Trail (Bay Area Ridge Trail) heading towards Wunderlich Park. Total running time was 1:30 with about 13.5 miles covered. I felt stagnant at the beginning (common for me after a rest day), but finally got into a rhythm about 45 minutes into…

Moody Road with a twist

I ran the normal Moody Road loop in Los Altos Hills except for the section in the ranch area where I took a steeper and longer route. I actually liked it better then the previous route because it was not muddy (the other trail was a complete mud pile the last few times) and the…

Swirling Clouds on Windy Hill

Another great run at Windy Hill Open Space Preseve! I did the exact same loop as the one last Tuesday – the Razorback Ridge/Hamms Gulch Loop with a side loop up Windy Hill summit and the Anniversary Trail. Total time was around 85 minutes with about 12.5 miles covered. The base of the run was…

Shake-out

Today I did an easy run around campus for 52 minutes. The weather continues to be gorgeous with temps in the upper 50’s and clear skies. However, the weather is expected to become much more active later in the week with rain, wind, and cooler temps. Some of the trails become super muddy (the sticky…

Sequoia 20k Run

This morning I ran another Pacific Coast Trail Run (PCTR), choosing the 20k at the Sequoia event. I was aiming to beat the previous course record of 1:26.34 which I knew would not be easy. However, thanks to the great weather and good course conditions, I was able to better the record by 4 minutes…