Tuesday, December 22, 2009

RUNNING IN TORONTO

On a recent business trip to Canada I had a chance to get out in the cold and do some wonderful running. Here are some images I snapped during the run. Yes - I took 5 minutes out of my run to make the snowman :)









Monday, December 7, 2009

WESTERN STATES 100 - LOTTERY RESULTS


This past weekend the lottery for the 2010 Western States 100 mile endurance run was held....and for the first time in 4 years, my name was pulled! This race means a lot to me - it is the reason I got into ultrarunning. Growing up in Northern California, it always had a special allure. Now, I have to decide whether or not to attempt the Grand Slam (WS100, Vermont 100, Leadville 100 and Wasatch 100 within a 3 month period). I think I will give it a go, but need to look at dates, other races and costs.

Monday, November 9, 2009

SCENES FROM TRAINING RUNS ON SAN BRUNO MOUNTAIN

These are various photos I snapped during my last 3 or 4 runs on San Bruno Mountain. This run in my backyard is one of my favorites. The trails aren't super tough, but I can combine a few to make a great run. Plus there are spots that have a view of the bay, of downtown San Francisco, of Mt. Tam and of Mt. Diablo. Yet, a few minutes later I am on a trail that is isolated from everything.
























RUNNING IN A FORST IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

This was part of my run back to my hotel.....the run up the hill was a bit harder:

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The leaves were an explosion of colors, the weather a bit rainy and cold....what you see in some photos is not fog or smoke, it is my breath.