Four Halves

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Trail running update. 9,328.5 more hours to go until I can claim to be knowledgeable with 10K hours of experience. 246 workouts completed so far. Four of these have been recent half-marathon distance treks. The hardest Half was tracking the Sierra Azul Trail Challenge course last week, adding a bit at the end to be …

First run

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I went for a run for the first time in years.  I would not count anything since about 1987 as a run – just a few runs across Berkeley. This is a big achievement for me, since I had been dismissed from sports in 1981 due to hip pain affected by running.  I learned this …

Hardest hike yet

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Thanks to the Smiths for taking Henry to allow CopperPlate Design to focus on the YouthShakes site.  I could not have kept him busy for that long. I could keep myself busy on a long hike.  Really pushed myself.  10# of water, egg, raisins.  Up&down.  Hike 43 of this new habit. Kennedy Trail Woods Road …

High power

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Saturday Sept 29 2012, 215PM to 630PM incl a 15 minute rest: 12 miles round trip 2400 ft elevation.  Tough for me. Kennedy Trail, Wood Road trail, Mount El Sombroso… Thank you to the Smiths for allowing Copperplate Design to focus and for me to walk. Power lines into South Bay