4810 total / 863 in 2014

Goal met (run my first ultra-marathon in 2014) at the Relentless 50k this spring.

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  • 21 miles
  • 05:09 time
  • 2518 calories
  • 4 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. RUN
    great Sleepwalker Loop fr. Webster ... 5.16 mi 01:13 14:13 pace

    A hot-as-hell day in paradise - mid-80s by 10am. A gorgeous loop of single track trails, deeply wooded, that made for a nice early "runch." Remote enough that I only encountered one oth... read more

  2. RUN
    good Hub trails - northern stuff. ... 4.66 mi 01:09 14:45 pace

    easy-pace lunch run

    • Christy M.
      Christy M.

      with an excellent view of course!

      about 20 hours ago Like

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      Yes - excellent indeed! but no pix to prove it this time, because I've already posted pix from this route in the past. So it was the same ol' same ol' paradise. ;)

      about 20 hours ago Like

  3. Shared Photo

    good times - today's lunch break run on Marion Mtn. near Idyllwild. As Lyle M. would call it, "Squirrel cam!" :)

  4. RUN
    great From Home to 7k' up Marion Mt... 6.31 mi 01:33 14:42 pace

    A lunch run that got out of hand, finishing up around 3:30pm. Lots of heart-pumping elevation gain, which is good because I've got plans for a big, high-calorie dinner tonite. We'll come... read more

  5. RUN
    good Lunch break @ The Hub - Middl... 5.28 mi 01:14 13:59 pace

    started as a grumpy walk, ended as a happy run. Successfully refreshed for the afternoon's work. :)

  6. I got a great runner-physician interview for this article "When Muscles Attack" on muscle cramping causes/solutions. Check it out:

    • David L.
      David L.

      Look forward to reading this on a computer, couldn't get it to download from my phone...

      8 days ago Like1 person

  7. RUN
    good Nor'easter at the Hub 6.67 mi 01:47 16:02 pace

    I picked a few of my favorite trails from the northeast section of "The Hub" labyrinth to intro the trail matrix to local trail runner friend Mona that, somehow, has lived 20 years in Idy... read more

  8. Shared Photo

    Another memorable view from Suicide Peak, the highest point on today's trail run. I spent as much time up there as I dared, soaking it in, but had to head back so I wouldn't have to pull ... read more

    • David L.
      David L.

      or contemplated suicide...lovely view!

      9 days ago Like1 person

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      In that weird, perverse way (and we can all relate to this, right? Right??), one cannot help but skootch over to the edge of that potentially precipitous cliff face and wonder what it would feel like… The heart races a bit, sanity returns, and one backs quickly away. :)

      9 days ago Like

  9. Shared Photo

    One of many relaxing, invigorating views from the highest point on today's trail run - Suicide Peak.

  10. RUN
    great Point of Rocks Rd. trail head... 7.17 mi 01:47 14:55 pace

    Victory! I've taken this route (Point of Rocks Rd. trail head to Suicide Peak via Deer Spgs Tr.) a dozen times, but this is the 1st time I've been able to run the whole way up without wal... read more

  11. RUN
    great The Hub - Middle Earth 5.18 mi 01:11 13:44 pace

    Pure joy! Hot & happy times on single track trails so fun that I forget myself for a while. Nice to tune out after a heavy, early morning of client work. My total time is fascinating: 1:11:11... read more

  12. Shared Photo

    the upper part of the loop from today's run-hike - along the Pacific Crest Trail

  13. Shared Photo

    the lower part of the loop from today's run-hike - along the Ernie Maxwell Trail

  14. RUN
    good Taquitz Peak Loop 11.52 mi 03:18 17:10 pace

    I haven't done the Taquitz Peak Loop in a while -- it's a heart breaker! I think my get-up-n-go musta gone-up-n-went (bonus points to whoever can name the rock band & song that line ... read more

    • David L.
      David L.

      you are King of the Trails!
      on a side note, our son David is home for a bit and we had a fun chat about the Lovely Skylar!
      Let her know she is welcome anytime here or in Weed CA!

      16 days ago Like1 person

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      Enjoy some family time while he's home. good to hear about Skyler! I'll let her know. :)

      15 days ago Like

    • Huy T P.
      Huy T P.

      Nice run in a great place, Ric!

      15 days ago Like1 person

  15. Shared Photo

    from a higher point on my Idyllwild sunset trail run tonight.

  16. RUN
    great Hub - big northern loop - sunset 8 mi 01:49 13:37 pace

    One of those rare, perfect runs, where it's like the force is with you, and you're not getting tired and you're making record time, even with 1300 ft of elevation gain, and the weath... read more

  17. RUN
    good Hub - Middle Trails & Old Con... 5.37 mi 01:12 13:23 pace

    Wow, big crowds out today for The Hub trailhead: 14 cars! That said, I saw no one on the route I took. Which is good because it wouldve been embarrassing; I was making real good time on a challengi... read more

  18. Shared Photo

    From today's afternoon trail run - a nice uphill section through the forest

  19. Shared Photo

    From today's afternoon trail run - the nearest trail to my home is no slacker! :)

  20. RUN
    great Trail to Marion Mtn Trail fro... 6.11 mi 01:18 12:47 pace

    lots of uphill on a former logging road, now just a fat trail, then some stellar up-n-down single track. Dinner earned. Pictures from paradise coming, after some dinner. :)