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Stinson Beach Trail Run

November 17, 2008 —

Over the weekend, I participated in my first Pacific Coast Trail Runs event. I did the Stinson Beach 12kwhich turned out to be a more difficult event than I expected. The trail has a pretty aggressive elevation gain with just about all of the gain at the start of the trail. Starting from Stinson State Beach, we ran 4.9 km uphill, going about 1600 feet before running along the side of the mountain for a short distance before turning pretty much straight downhill to go back to the beach. The total elevation gain on the course was 1850 feet.

This was the second time I'd run a 12k distance race, with this one being decidedly harder than the bridge to bridge run in San Francisco I did last time. In the 12k overall, I got 13th place, and got second place in the age group results. My time of 1:18:14 got me an average of a 10:43 minutes / mile pace. Seeing as how challenging the course was, I'm not disappointed in my results, but am confident that on my next run in December, I can turn it up a notch to 11.