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smeltedfeet

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Few years ago I started running trails and since then I never looked back. This blog is about my personal journey exploring the trails, back country, canyons and the outdoors while enjoying the thing that I loved most - running.
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To pavement for charity! by smeltedfeet Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Fundraising for OXFAM On November 3rd, I will be running the ING New York City Marathon as a charity runner for OXFAM America . This me ... Read on »
a not so disappointing year by smeltedfeet Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Regardless how I try to objectify the things that happened to me last year, I can’t help but get a slight tinge of disappointment when I look back at 2012. My projected mile ... Read on »
Balancing act by smeltedfeet Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It’s been a while since my last post. The past months have been very busy for me. Although I am now slowly able to manage my time more efficiently, there are still a lot of ... Read on »
proud dad by smeltedfeet Posted in: Blog Posts in Running That's my boy in the picture, Léan (lee-yan). This was taken in front of the Alex Theater after we crossed the finish line at the 2012 Glendale Dash where he won first p ... Read on »
snow and sapporo by smeltedfeet Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Rattlesnake Trail Last Sunday, we drove up to one of the highest peaks ( 7000’ elev ) in the Angeles National Forest and hit the backcountry for a 13-mi hig ... Read on »
Bandit Trail Runs 2012 - Upgraded! by smeltedfeet Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Bandit Trail Run never fails to impress me. After I did my first ever 50K event here last year, again, I was treated to a wonderful trail run experience. Scenic views, well ... Read on »
goal this year - to be a better person by smeltedfeet Posted in: Blog Posts in Running January is now gone and I haven't done my recap for last year. To sum, it's safe to say I made good progress in 2011. I broke my personal best in different distances from 5K ... Read on »
Hill repeats? by smeltedfeet Posted in: General Discussion in Ultrathon Doing hill repeats has proven useful in increasing speed in road races and trail running. Do you do this type of workout? If so, how often do you do it? Please share your insi ... Read on »
How do you measure the correct fluid intake when doing longer runs. by smeltedfeet Posted in: Questions & Answers in Endurance Training I've transitioned from doing marathon to ultra running this year. Running beyond the 26.2 mi distance mostly on trails can be a challenge especially against the elements such ... Read on »
Closing the Year - High Desert 50K by smeltedfeet Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking I was already up at 4AM race day trying to keep myself busy for the High Desert Ultra 50K in Ridgecrest. The temperature at Mojave Desert was extremely cold at 30 degrees bu ... Read on »
BEARS at the National Championships! by smeltedfeet Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking Five kids from the North Valley Golden Bears (NVBG) Cross-Country team qualified to the Nationals and will be going to Florida for the AAU Junior Olympics Cross Country Na ... Read on »
Wild Mountain Runner Club: Attention all Gatos, Gatas, Family and Friends. by smeltedfeet Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking The link is from our club website, Wild Mountain Runner, may you rest in peace, Claudia Morales.  Please read:  Wild Mountain Runner Club: Attention all Gatos, Gatas, Fami ... Read on »
No more excuses by smeltedfeet Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking Sorry blogger if we haven’t talked lately, uhm, OK, it’s been three months but believe me when I say that there are lots of stories I wanted to share but like always, time i ... Read on »
Barely by smeltedfeet Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking Literally that’s the word – barely. With only a few seconds left, I barely made it under 4 hours last Sunday at the Pasadena Marathon , my official time 3:59:01s. I could n ... Read on »
recovery and extras by smeltedfeet Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking Feels good to be back on the trails after three weeks of no running. The condition of my foot seems to have improved and so far, after logging 25 miles last week I hardly fe ... Read on »
Rain... Pain... Go Away... by smeltedfeet Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking "Rain... pain... go away!" I’ve been laying low the past days since I was pretty messed up after the Los Angeles Marathon. The sore in my foot I ... Read on »
Rest day before LA by smeltedfeet Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking We wrapped up our training for the LA Marathon with a 9-mile run around Hansen Dam Park last Sunday. I should be glad I made it through the end of training but I came home t ... Read on »
My First 50K Ultra by smeltedfeet Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking The first thing I did when I woke up Monday morning was count my toes. After the brutal race I did the day before, I was relieved to find myself still in one piece, nothing ... Read on »
Trails for LA Marathon! by smeltedfeet Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking   One would think that the best way to prepare for a race is to simulate the actual race course. If the race is on city streets that are mostly flat with few hills, the ... Read on »
One step at a time... by smeltedfeet Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking New year comes with many resolutions, one of mine is to join the world of blogging. I've been fascinated by it for a long time, I am a big reader of blogs but never real ... Read on »