Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cuyamaca 100k Training Run, Sunday, 7/20

When?  This Sunday, 7/20 at 6:30am

Where? Meet at the Sweetwater Parking area in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.

map-<-----click that to see where Sweetwater is.

Course? I will be running the first loop of the 100k course, which is very close to 31 miles.  You can find maps and turn by turn directions at the Cuyamaca 100k website.  Please note that since we are starting at Sweetwater, slightly less than 2 miles into the course, that the mileages on the directions will not match up with our run.  There are a couple places to cut out early if you need to.

Water?  Water will be available at 3 locations- Green Valley (mile 11.6), Paso Picacho (mile 25.5), and the School Camp (mile 29.5).  There is a 14 mile stretch of difficult climbing between GV and Paso with no water, please carry an adequate supply.

I will be running this 50k section at approximately a 6.5 hour pace, give or take, but others may be running it faster or slower.

Please bring directions/maps if you are not familiar with the course.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Sunday, 7/13, Lake Hodges and Elfin

Update!  I changed the date on this one to 7/13, sorry for the error.

This is a an out and back run from the Via Rancho parking lot in Escondido.

We go west from the parking lot, 5 miles of flat running, then up to Elfin Forest.

There is water 7 miles away from the cars, then a loop, or two, or three, then back to the cars again.

Here's a link to the last time I did this one: http://www.strava.com/activities/73667925

Start at 6 AM.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Noble Canyon 50k – Upper Loop, Saturday July12

We will be running the upper loop of the Noble Canyon 50k course with the Race Director.  
  • When: Saturday July 12, 2014 launch at 6:30AM. No need to RSVP.
  • Where: Meet at Pioneer Mail parking lot. US Forest adventurepass is required.
  • Total Miles:  11.5 total for the loop, then upon returning to the cars some plan to head north for an out-and-back on the PCT to add more miles.
  • Water: Water should be on at Penny Pines (mile 9.5) then you should leave water in your car if you plan to add the extra miles at the end.

See the Noble Canyon 50k website for the course map, elevation, and miles. Note that we will start this training run right in the middle of the course. We will run in the same direction as the race (counter-clockwise).

From Pioneer Mail Carefully cross Sunrise highway then turn right onto Pine Mountain trail, after a short bit you will cross a dirt road (stay on trail) until you come to the Champaign Pass Junction. Turn left onto Indian Creek Trail. After a couple miles you will “T” into the Noble Canyon trail. Turn LEFT onto Noble Canyon trail (note that on race day at this junction you will turn right to return back to the start/finish area). Stay on the Noble Canyon trail all the way up to Sunrise Highway (Penny Pines). Carefully cross the highway and turn left onto the Pacific Crest Trail. After 4 miles you will come to Pioneer Mail, do a short ½ mile out then ½ mile back on the PCT returning to Pioneer Mail.
You are responsible for your own safety.  We will not be keeping track of where runners are on the trails and we encourage you to run in pairs.

See you on the trails.

Brian Gonzales