Tuesday Sep 04, 2007

PG&E - running all the way and 30 mile weekend

I first ran Rancho PG&E trail around 8 years ago and have run it multiple times every year since then. I start from the first parking lot (one with the Equestrian parking), go all the way up (running and walking) along the PG&E electricity poles and then always run downhill.

For the past few months I've been trying to run the entire trail (both uphill & downhill) and came close to it 3 weeks ago. Finally, I did it yesterday - took me 48 min 57 secs. I maintained a consistent pace through out the run and I think that helped a lot. I hope to improve the timings in the months to come.

Also last weekend was my first 30-mile weekend. Basically, it was a mix of 22 miles bike on Sunday and 9 miles run on Monday with a total > 30 miles. I hope to have at least one 30 mile weekend once a month.

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Sunday Aug 12, 2007

Rancho PG&E Uphill Running

Yesterday, I ran Rancho PG&E uphill starting from the first parking lot and I ran all the way up with just one short 15-secs break. At previous instances (here, here and here) I had to take multiple walk breaks and have been dreaming of running all the way uphill without any break. It seems like that dream is now coming close to a reality :)

It took me 47:24 for the uphill run (same as here, 2:14 slower than my PR on PG&E) but this run had an endurance goal instead of a time goal. I think couple of more tries and I'll be able to accomplish this long dream of mine.

Do you know of any other similar uphill runs in the bay area ?

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