Monday, September 10, 2007

I'd Rather be Dreamin'


My long hot summer came to a fabulous end with a week out west. I spent most of my time in the Tahoe area; but also spent some time in Sacramento, San Francisco, and Muir Woods. This trip also marked the beginning of my fall training. I had hoped to start a little earlier, but the two weeks prior to my trip I spent sick. So, I was only able to get a total of five training runs in prior to my running the VHTRC Women's Trail Half Marathon. Although I have to admit, those five runs were awesome, and nothing kicks your ass and gets you in shape better than running at 9000 ft. I got a couple of runs in the Tahoe RIm Trail, but my favorite run was from Mt. Tamalpias to Stinson Beach.
This weekend I finished my second official trail race. I had a great run. I ran the 13 miles in exactly what I had hoped I would, 2:30. I found the course to be fairly hilly. Nothing terrible steep or long, but there did not seem to be a whole lot of flat. (Go ahead Bryon you can laugh.) I don't really have much else to say about the race, but I am ready for another. Any suggestions?

3 comments:

Trail Goat said...

http://www.dipsea.org/

... that is all.

Thank me later... or after the 671st step.

Trail Goat said...

Better yet, the quad dipsea in November... it's only 28.4 miles. ;-)
http://www.run100s.com/qd.htm

Bob Gentile said...

Congrats Gretchen on ur Half...

that quad dipsea looks like a great next challenge for ya--- Go for it!! and if it's hell u can blame it on ur older brother-lol