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  • 18 miles
  • 03:48 time
  • 2373 calories
  • 4 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. RUN
    great Ernie Maxwell Trail w/Garry 5.09 mi 01:03 12:17 pace

    Five miles before dinner with visiting trail runner Garry on the Ernie Maxwell Trail. A dinner we earned with sweat. :)

  2. RUN
    good wicked trails 5.18 mi 01:04 12:22 pace

    so, the guys that make these stupendous-yet-unauthorized trails on the hills west of town just got busted (and steeply fined). Inevitable, I suppose, given the burrowing obsession they have; over 5... read more

    • Mike K
      Mike K

      Sounds like fun! Hopefully they don't take the trails away.

      3 days ago Like1 person

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      That is a realistic concern, Mike. In the name of "forest preservation," they have been known to come in with backhoes… Ironic, to say the least.

      3 days ago Like2 people

  3. RUN
    good Runch on the mountain 4.91 mi 01:01 12:31 pace

    A nice, and much needed, midday run on the Ernie Maxwell Trail behind my cabin. A morning of various computer issues sapped my productivity and dampened my mood, but this little exertion on the mou... read more

  4. RUN
    great The hills are alive, with ...... 3.13 mi 00:40 12:41 pace

    Great to be back on the mountain where I belong. I did about 5k here to recover from Saturday's 50k. Sore? Sure, but all is good. Even better: I'm back to running in sandals, which were ... read more

    • Rosalinda

      Glad to see you back in your happy place!

      6 days ago Like1 person

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    • Mike D.
      Mike D.

      It was good for Paul and Silas . . . nice recovery.

      6 days ago Like1 person

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      me too, Rosalinda! :) Thanks, Miguel and Mike. Lyle -- only got word of that little snag about 5 days before the race, so most of my training was in sandals, not shoes. But the shoes worked out fine. And then turns out that some snuck in the minimal stuff and got away with it! -- i saw a guy who did the whole thing in Vibram FiveFingers -- wow!

      6 days ago Like1 person

  5. RUN
    great Bulldog 50k race 28.78 mi 06:27 13:26 pace

    Bulldog 50k race -- Quite possibly the hardest thing I've ever done, except maybe for making my way through the birth canal. That was tough too.

    But I'm happy with my results. My 1st... read more

  6. RUN
    good post-race beach stroll 0.45 mi 00:09:23 20:51 pace

    Since the 50k ended so near to Malibu, my racing buddy and I headed for the ocean to cool down our legs and stretch them out a bit before the 4 hour drive home.

  7. Second-ever 50k this Sat. I'm looking forward to it. Weird tho... I feel like I ought to be a bit unhinged (a somewhat beastly course with beastly weather forecast), but it's cool to feel... read more

  8. RUN
    good Hill repeats 0.7 mi 00:15 21:55 pace

    Not a long run but, geez, with sections of the wooded hill behind my cabin as steep as 44% grade, this qualifies it as a significant workout. :) Up and down it 3 times. Just trying to be ready fo... read more

    • Lyle M.
      Lyle M.

      Be careful not to over train. You should be tapering.
      Remember, its always better to be under trained than over injured. :)~

      11 days ago Like1 person

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      amen to that! but, hey, point-seven miles? hard to taper lower than that! LOL.

      11 days ago Like1 person

  9. FIT
    good Tahquitz Loop hike 14.55 mi 04:33 18:45 pace

    Tahquitz Loop hike with 10 others from a hiking meetup group. Apparently none of them had even heard of hiking/running in sandals, so I ended up explaining several times to whoever was in front or ... read more

  10. RUN
    great Ernie & Devil trails training... 8.22 mi 01:52 13:35 pace

    More race prep; theory is that speed-hiking the steep uphills can be more efficient than trying to run them, so I'm practicing speed-hiking up & using my heart rate monitor to manage BPMs.... read more

  11. RUN
    good Speed drills & hills 2.52 mi 00:30 11:54 pace

    race prep: practice uphill speed hiking, downhill speed stuff, and a couple speed drills to boot.

  12. RUN
    good dirt track, Winchester, Calif... 5.18 mi 00:47 09:00 pace

    Noontime desert sun run, intentionally with minimal hydration for race day prep.

  13. RUN
    blah fake run 0.29 mi 00:05:40 19:31 pace

    long story. short run. Didn't have the necessary paperwork for this trail

  14. RUN
    great Doing the Dirt Dance at Dusk ... 11.04 mi 02:48 15:15 pace

    Late afternoon, feeling brain dead, so I closed the laptop & hit the trail to do a little dirt dancing in the clouds - up to the Tahquitz Peak fire tower and down the long way for 11 miles tota... read more

    • Mike D.
      Mike D.

      Not good to be surprised by a bike in the dark. Great distance.

      22 days ago Like1 person

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      fortunately, Mike, I had a headlamp too, so he saw me and slowed down for a safe passing.

      21 days ago Like

  15. walk
    good just a driveway, but.... ! 0.19 mi 00:05:18 27:14 pace

    Interesting. Having car trouble, so I parked at the beginning of my long driveway. Thanks to my GPS, I now know it's 1/5 of a mile long and has an elevation gain equial to a 10-story building.... read more

  16. FIT
    good Hiking with friends 3.08 mi 01:14 23:56 pace

    did the Ernie Maxwell Trail from my back door with a visiting friend and her daughter.

  17. RUN
    good EM trail + Devil's Slide 7.3 mi 01:41 13:48 pace

    My goal was 2k' of elevation gain from home. I got it. And I got to test out my new shoes! Twisted my ankle 2x in them, but I think that that's got more to do with me not being accustomed... read more

  18. RUN
    good hot sunny stuff with lots of ... 7.25 mi 01:33 12:46 pace

    A midday sun sweat-fest! I plan for all my runs between now & race day (22nd) to be either hot, full-sun, no-shade routes like this one, or trails that get me the most altitude. With both sun A... read more

  19. FIT
    good Late Afternoon Hike-run on er... 1.5 mi 00:24 16:11 pace

    A pre-dinner brisk walk on Ernie Maxwell trail with some speed drills mixed in to ensure the need for a shower. :)

  20. FIT
    good Black Mtn Trail with a Hiking... 7.18 mi 02:50 23:40 pace

    This was my first-ever participation in a meetup group event, and my first-ever group hike. Nice folks (Temecula Valley Outdoor Adventures group). We did Black Mtn Trail to its Fire Tower at the 7,... read more

    • Mike D.
      Mike D.

      Sounds like an awesome group hike!

      28 days ago Like1 person

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      really nice people too, Mike. If this is what group hikes are like normally, i think i'll do more of these. Nice to meet so many like-minded individuals in one setting.

      28 days ago Like1 person