As if getting soaked during the Spartan Race wasn’t enough, Pacific Coast Trail Runs, @pctr, had many Spartans joining them for their Santa Monica 9k, 18k, 30k, and 50k run on November 20, 2011 at Point Mugu State Park. It was a good thing, too, because a Spartan attitude was needed to overcome rain and vandals who tried to steal ribbons and signs.
Every race you learn something. During @PCTR ‘s (Pacific Coast Trail Runs) 30km Sequoia Trail Run, I learned that getting faster in 10k and 5k distances doesn’t necessarily translate into faster 30k times. In fact, although I did initiate a slower pace at the start of the race, I actually went out too hard too fast too soon, and jogged up several hills that I should have walked. I actually hate being passed in the second half of a race, because it tells me that I didn’t pace well: And most of the time I do the passing during the second half.
On March 26, 2011, Pacific Coast Trail Runs (@pctr) hosted the Woodside Trail Run, including distances from 10km to 50km. My best friend, Nat, joined me for her first ever Ultra-marathon, and she couldn’t have picked worse weather to attempt her first 50km (31.07mile) distance. The weather in San Francisco had been raining for about a week, and on the day of the race the weather was supposed to improve – after we finished the race.