Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Free running event this Sunday 9/21/14 in Tiburon


How often do you hear that? "Free running event" sounds like a foreign language to me! Marathon Matt is speaking my kind of language with the Tiburon Tune Up Run this coming Saturday, September 21, 2014. Whether you are running the Tiburon Half in October and looking for a course preview or just taking in the amazing views of the bay from Tiburon, you get a 5 mile run that is sure to be awesome. The run starts at 9:30 a.m. and finishes at Sam's Anchor Cafe where exotic raffle prizes will be given away like a Red Hot Chili Pepper. Up for grabs are (2) Fitbits, (2) Entries into the Tiburon Half/ 10k/ 5k and (1) Lucky person is going home with a free entry into the soon to be sold out HONEY BADGER HALF!!! Save a beer for me!!! Do Not Fret if you have already signed up for the Honey Badger. It's a popular race. We get it. So if you have already paid and you win.......Sasquatch Racing will give you credit for a future race or refund your entry fee. No kidding. This is legit and its gonna be huge.

 If you do the run, love the course, want to sign up for the Tiburon Half/10k/5k....... then use the code FITBIT at checkout and save 30%

If you want to enter the Honey Badger before they sell out use SFTrails at checkout and SAVE $5

Saturday, September 13, 2014

October trail racing in the San Francisco Bay Area

I've been preparing for October all year long. The Brazen Ultra Half Series comes to an end with the Rocky Ridge Championship race on October 4th. Sasquatch is also closing out their year with the mega popular Honey Badger Half at China Camp State Park (last I heard this was close to sold out). Save a beer for me! Bummer I can't run Skyline to Sea again this year. That is a great race with really nice views. There is about 15 races to choose from this month and they are spread out all over the area and every distance from the 2 mile to the 50 mile is available. You gotta love the choices in the Bay Area. See you out there.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Race Report: Trail Hog Half Marathon 2014

Brazen Racing's Trail Hog Half Marathon was this past weekend on Saturday the 6th. This race is held at the Joseph D Grant County Park which is situated at the foot of Mt Hamilton in East San Jose. To get to this park you need to leave a little early because the drive is very curvy through narrow, hilly roads that tend to be foggy in the morning. GPS and Google will tell you to take Quimby Rd to get there. Don't do it, instead opt for Alum Rock Ave and Mt Hamilton Rd. It is a bit longer but it is more drive-able and more scenic.

 This race was #6 for me in the Brazen Racing Ultra Half Marathon Series. You only need to run 5 to get into the championship race but running more than 5 is to your advantage because Brazen is only calculating your 5 BEST times to determine your place in the standings. I ran this race for that very purpose, let me explain.

Monday, September 8, 2014

The final Sasquatch Race of the year is coming soon!

The final Sasquatch race of 2014, The Honey Badger Half/10K/5K on 10/25 at China Camp State Park in San Rafael is coming soon and I have a discount for ya!.

This race was a HUGE hit last year and it's shaping up to be big again this year.

Sasquatch has post race beer from Marin Brewing Co., an awesome technical shirt, sweet medals for half marathoners, massage from PSOAS Massage/Bodywork, and more.

The $5 discount code is 'SFTRAILS'.

Here's a link to the race...

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/honey-badger-tune-up-run-6-miles-approx-2014-registration-12833111181

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Gear Review: B.O.B Revolution SE Running Stroller


 The B.O.B. is the bomb. No doubt about it and it better be considering the hefty price tag it comes with. A quick search on Google Shopping will tell you that of all the brands out there, B.O.B. (Britax owned) is the most expensive and this model in particular is one of the higher priced models in the B.O.B. lineup. Retailing for around $350 and buying the Handelbar Console, which is a must and the Infant Car Seat Adapter and the Snack Tray for when you stop using the Car Seat Adapter, all for another $100 + tax puts you pretty close to $500 out the door! When my wife and I were randomly talking to some other parents we remarked about how much we liked our B.O.B. and they replied almost simultaneously "ohhh yeah well thats the Cadillac of strollers though....." They are right. It is the Cadillac of all strollers and most parents could probably get by with a lower priced model but if you have the means or are as fortunate as I was to have generous parents I whole heartedly recommend this stroller.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Leor Pantilat sets new FKT on the John Muir Trail

In a time of three days, seven hours and 39 minutes, Pantilat claims newest Fastest Known Time in his home state. Read the full article at TrailRunnerMag.com.