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4967 total / 1020 in 2014
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Goal met (run my first ultra-marathon in 2014) at the Relentless 50k this spring.

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  1. watch perry's arrival live at Los Angeles county courthouse in just a few minutes - he's only 9 miles away! http://www.ustream.tv/channel/goperrygo

    • Terri
      Terri

      I'm all set up and waiting !!!

      about 14 hours ago Like1 person

    • Terri
      Terri

      I volunteer for the kids program at our church on Wednesday nights . . . If I didn't I really think I would have been tempted to run in the last 5k with him ! My husband would have thought I was nuts so it's a good thing I didn't have to test him :) How are your legs today? That was quite a run you had yesterday!

      about 14 hours ago Like1 person

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      legs are good, surprisingly, since i haven't been training for doing a marathon distance! :) I saw our Idyllwild compatriot Mona G. in one of the LA videos, so she'll be there at the finish.

      about 14 hours ago Like1 person

    • Terri
      Terri

      Good for her . . . I didn't catch her but that was great she went. AND I'm so glad you are feeling good. It's all that mountain terrain training that you are doing!

      about 13 hours ago Like1 person

  2. RUN
    great Run with Perry 26.28 mi

    long, long day. And coincidentally exactly the length of a marathon. Weird. But how exhilarating to share the next-to-last day of New Zealand's Perry, on his way to LA City Hall and his place... read more

    • Darren C.

      Awesome stuff Ric!

      1 day ago Like1 person

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    • Terri
      Terri

      I wish I was able to make the trip to LA for finish. Its going to be awesome I think. And yes Ric it was great but I feel like we need to get in another run. I just wasnt me yesterday. Some days are like that.

      about 22 hours ago Like1 person

    • David L.
      David L.

      wow, what an awesome experience for you Ric!!! Clay has been following his progress across the US and he will be delighted that you ran with him, kudos!!!

      about 21 hours ago Like1 person

  3. walk
    good Stroll the 'hood 2 mi

    on the phone with my dad - long talk, short walk. :)

  4. my mileage for the week is so low because I had procrastinated on doing my business taxes until the final deadline – Wednesday. I've been locked into my desk since Sunday with every spare mome... read more

    • Lyle M.
      Lyle M.

      Ask me again tomorrow.

      7 days ago Like2 people

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      har har. :)

      7 days ago Like1 person

    • Scott C.
      Scott C.

      This summer and fall, I was exhausted from an unbalance workload... like off the charts. I missed workouts and paid the price in Chicago. Good luck on your tax documents... and regaining your running mojo.

      5 days ago Like1 person

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      Scott: I'm planning to supercharge (or overwhelm?) my mojo by running 10 or 20 miles w/Perry Newburn as he reaches my area this Tuesday on his coast-to-coast attempt. Taxes are now done. Whew! :)

      5 days ago Like1 person

  5. RUN
    good The USA sans Northeastern sea... 3.4 mi 00:42 12:19 pace

    Is it just me, or does the route map not look like an outline of the U.S. with the northeastern portion bitten off?

  6. RUN
    good Suicide Peak fr. Deer Spgs - ... 7.44 mi 01:55 15:30 pace

    A good runch. Got a bit rough for Vibram FiveFingers shoes in the last mile, but doable.

  7. RUN
    great sawmill road/Sawmill trail at... 6.51 mi 01:19 12:06 pace

    My 1st long-sleeved trail run of the season. In the 50s here at dawn. Lots of steep stuff on this route! And some traction issues; at 323 total miles, my Altra Lone Peaks are getting long in the to... read more

  8. RUN
    great Runch trails! 7.01 mi 01:36 13:43 pace

    A 5-trails route through the hilly, wooded country west of the Idyllwild Arts Academy - (Bear Trap, Mystic Dubbing, Mystic Creek, Bottomator, Swing trails) at lunch. Sure beats a bologna sandwich.

  9. Shared Photo

    This is the lesser-known backside of the famed Tahquitz Rock, known by mountain climbers far and wide, as seen from above it near the top of Devil's Slide trail. I'm squinting but, near ... read more

  10. RUN
    great high loop - Devil's Slide, Er... 11.64 mi 02:59 15:24 pace

    Perfect day for a long run in the mountains! About 80 degrees at lower altitudes (5700') and maybe 70 degrees at high altitudes (8700'), breezy throughout. And not taking it for granted,... read more

  11. RUN
    good Toptimator Trail via Deadman'... 4.08 mi 00:54 13:08 pace

    A lunchtime quickie on a real sweet thang -- the Toptimator Trail. She's a beauty.

  12. RUN
    good Ropes, Rattlers, Bears, n Dri... 4.49 mi 01:01 13:31 pace

    Tough noon run on the trails -- Ropes, Rattlers, Bears, n Drifters! And that's just the trails names.... ;)

    • Ruth B
      Ruth B

      Wow

      22 days ago Like

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    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      i once asked a ranger who told me, "There are no bears who live here on the mountain, but sometimes one might be migrating through..." My thought: i don't really care whether it's a guest or a local -- IT'S A BEAR! :)

      20 days ago Like

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      that said, a local cyclist at the coffee house just told me that they were pulling my leg -- that Black Bear trail is named after a black rock formation that, if you're slightly delirious from a hard ride or run, looks a bit like a bear.... :)

      20 days ago Like

  13. RUN
    great Voodoo Sleepature 6.03 mi 01:21 13:30 pace

    Noontime 3-trail loop: Voodoo, Sleepwalker, & Aperture. Mesmerized out there. I found my groove. And didn't twist an ankle in it. ;)

    • Gavin
      Gavin

      Sounds wonderful!

      24 days ago Like1 person

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      that it was, Gavin! the trail was mostly dirt, with lots of fun twists and turns and rises and falls and a few great views. all good. ;8^)

      24 days ago Like1 person

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      I forgot to mention that these dirt trails were mostly nestled in the woods. Plenty of shade – good thing since it was noon and sunny!

      23 days ago Like

    • David L.
      David L.

      No need to get injured; we are too old for that Buddy!

      23 days ago Like1 person

  14. Shared Photo

    From today's trail: A dramatic view of Tahquitz Peak from about 8,800' elevation on South Ridge Trail.

  15. Shared Photo

    Squirrel cam shot of me running through paradise today on Devil's Slide Trail. If you'll pardon the irony... (Devil's Slide ... Paradise? oh, never mind)

    • Lyle M.
      Lyle M.

      Squirrel cam!

      28 days ago Like1 person

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      note the higher angle. This is clearly deer cam, not squirrel cam. duh.

      27 days ago Like

    • Lyle M.
      Lyle M.

      I just assumed the squirrel was sitting on a stump or a large rock, like the ones you see under the tree to your right. It takes quite a big squirrel to pile rocks of that size!

      27 days ago Like1 person

  16. FIT
    blah High loop - PCT, S. Ridge, De... 11.25 mi 03:13 17:08 pace

    It's as though I'd aged 30 years last night; there was just no gas in the tank today; my HR was higher than normal, I even had 5 of the 10 symptoms of heat exhaustion but I doubt it was e... read more

    • Christy M.
      Christy M.

      That could get dangerous,be careful! I hope you have road ID.I wouldnt want to faint out there.I'm afraid a snake would get me!

      28 days ago Like

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      not road ID, but i usually carry an old driver license with me ... which, come to think of it, has an old address on it. Maybe it's time to invest in Road ID. :) i tell ya, it kinda freaked me out when i started seeing stars.

      28 days ago Like1 person

    • David L.
      David L.

      Sir trail runner; run safe with ID at all tones; RoadID is perfect; it saved me when I fell and was dehydrated on a trail run and fractured my wrist. Felt dizzy and was rescued by another trail runner who gave me water and waited until my friends came. Well worth the $25!!!

      28 days ago Like2 people

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      thanks for the advice, guys. i'll make the investment. :)

      27 days ago Like

  17. walk
    great Sleepwalker Trail Hike with J... 2.65 mi 00:57 21:31 pace

    introducing my favorite trails to a couple of local friends.

  18. RUN
    great Dark 5.27 mi 01:07 12:40 pace

    lions and tigers and bears, oh my! There's nothing like a headlamp run in the dark on a mountain trail to make you imagine a mountain lion behind every tree. :) Had to get this one in early - ... read more

  19. RUN
    great The Hub - East by Northeast 6.03 mi 01:20 13:12 pace

    Perfect mid-70s day on some favorite trails, and a special run, as I happened into a fellow DailyMile.com'er that I've only known online -- Terri! She changed up her regular street route ... read more

    • Terri
      Terri

      FUN FUN FUN . . . It was so COOL to meet you finally. When you think about it the odds are astronomical that I would change up my run just to check out the trails you are always talking about only to actually >see< you there. CRAZY . . Not sure how I knew it was you - I just did ! Anyway . . . It was really great meeting you finally! Sounds like you run was really great. Beautiful day all around!

      about 1 month ago Like1 person

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    • David L.
      David L.

      the World is a small place, how great to meet her in person!

      about 1 month ago Like2 people

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      actually, Lyle, I passed the cyclists up! Unfortunately, I've already admitted that two of their foursome were just 8 and 9, so they were going easy on the technical stuff. They gave me a run for my money on the downhill, easy-dirt stuff though. But check out my HR in the last mile; clearly the spirit of competition influenced my pace. :)

      about 1 month ago Like3 people