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Matthew Smith
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mmmm....march, multisport, mountains, motivation
Snowshoeing after our only storm of the winter, The month of February went by in a blur. Post Sean O'brien 50 miler my motivation to get out an run took a little bit of a dip and while that is tough on the mind, it's great on the legs. Having a little one i...
Snowshoeing after our only storm of the winter, The month of February went by in a blur. Post Sean O'brien 50 miler my motivation to get out an run took a little bit of a dip and while that is tough on the mind, it's great on...
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Sean O'brien 50 Mile Preview
I can't stop looking at the course details (http://www.strava.com/activities/89442943) 50 Miles. 11k' of Elevation. And what appears to be the most competitive field at a trail run I have entered.... To say I am nervous about running smart is an understatem...
I can't stop looking at the course details (http://www.strava.com/activities/89442943) 50 Miles. 11k' of Elevation. And what appears to be the most competitive field at a trail run I have entered.... To say I am nervous about...
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Last 2 Runs
Run 30 - 9.7 miles, 1,613 ft, 8:13/mi Big Bear Lake Big Bear is a zoo this time of year but I needed to get into the office for a bit of work so I brought the shoes with me and set out for a nice run around the village area. I ran the Memorial 5k course fir...
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Week 3
Run 16 - 8.8 miles, 1,130 ft, 10:03/mi Picturesque Big Bear Lake Over to the Woodland Trail for some laps and a bit of recon for our summer trail running series that we are developing in Big Bear. This is a great 1.5 mile loop that has a decent bit of climb...
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Week 1 Recap
 After the 1st week of 31 runs in 31 days I feel pretty optimistic about the rest of the month and only slightly tired from a big week of running. Winter decided to move in during the week which led to a few cold and icy runs but not too much snow, and with...
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Sean O'brien 50 Race Recap
Race Week - Started the week with a two day juice fast which felt great. Also went without coffee for the week which didn't feel so great at the start but after a day or two was a non issue. I tried to eat a lot of veggies during the week and rest as much a...
Race Week - Started the week with a two day juice fast which felt great. Also went without coffee for the week which didn't feel so great at the start but after a day or two was a non issue. I tried to eat a lot of veggies du...
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31 Runs in 31 Days
Typical Big Bear, blue sky and sun over the mountains! I always love a good challenge, so when I heard about the 31 in 31 idea I was instantly in. My normal December routine of climbing in Joshua Tree a ton was not possible this year as we have been on full...
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Week 4
Run 23 - 8.8 miles, 726 ft, 9:22/mi Great View of Gold Mountain! This was a tough run to get out on after the last few days of running around on Gold Mountain but once again the 31 in 31 challenge loomed ever present so I laced up the shoes and hit the road...
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Week 2
Run 8 - 4.6 miles, 546 ft, 9:21/mi   There is a nice little loop around the small outcropping of rocks near pioneer lane that I have been thinking about for a while and turned out to be a nice run. Laps are .7 miles and have 100 ft of elevation gain in the ...
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Run 4 - Marsh Loop
Run 4 - 5.8mi 7:48/mi Got out for a nice run on the roads this morning to stretch out the legs after 3 days of running some hills. Felt really good and was perfect out for a run, cold and sunny! Looks like we might be getting some winter weather moving in o...
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