Killa Hilla at 7am Sunday
Come join the Bakersfield Distance Project for a Sunday hike at the Bluffs. We meet far west end of the bike path on the Panorama Bluffs.
Big thanks to all of you who supported me today on my 50 mile adventure!
Cold & Windy
It is getting crazy here at the Leona Divide 50 Miler. Lots of people and they look super fit. The parking is over taking lake Hughes and people are still coming. Guess the timing system is state of the art stuff by innovative timing systems. I like the shirts because they have the race logo and nothing else. No sponsor ads all over the back of it. Trying to figure out what to wear and...
Leona Divide Check in
Real nice having it in the community center. Got my number, shirt and leggings. I am #189 and they have chip timing. Looks they will be having lots of cameras out on the course too. Now I hope to rest up a bit before the 6am start. The looks I get at check in are priceless btw!
275 was the old record for the marathon. I wonder what the record is for a 50 Miler?
Wasco at Shafter - 04.27.11
Boys track and field Shafter 85, Wasco 51 At Shafter 1600: Villalpando, S, 4:45; 110h: A. Garcia, W, 15.8; 400: Mocha, W, 54.5; 100: Rocky, S, 11.5; 800: Villalpando, S, 2:05.8; 300h: Serna, S, 42.8; 200: Barton, S, 22.6; 3200: Patino, W, 10:87.8; TJ: Barton, S, 39-7; Dis: Bender, S, 167-2; HJ: A. Garcia, W, 5-10; SP: Bender, S, 47-1; LJ: Vasquez, W, 18-3 1/2; PV: Viss, S, 12-00;...
Statewide Elite Sophomore Top 15
Boys 3200 6 9:32.68 Erik Garcia 10 McFarland CE Exeter Monarch Invite 03/25/11
Statewide Elite Top 50
Girls 800 43 2:17.19 Danielle Tildahl 12 Tehachapi CE Arcadia Invitational 04/08/11 Boys 1600: 27 4:16.54 Blake Haney 9 Stockdale CE West Coast Relays 04/02/11
Statewide Freshmen Elite Top 15
Stockdale’s Blake Haney is the fastest freshman in the 800, 1600 and 3200. His 1600 of 4:16.54 is the second best in state history and he has also run 1:57.52 in the 800 and 9:31.80 for the 3200. No other freshman is number one in three events.
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One definition of an ultramarathon, “An eating and drinking contest, with a...
California Central Section Leaders List - 04.28.11
In the boys 800, Stockdale freshman Blake Haney leads the way with a 1:57:52 which is the third best time in the valley. Also in the top ten is his senior team mate Stephen Burke (1:59.37) who is ranked 8th and Frontier senior Caleb Barger who is ranked fourth with a time of 1:57.71. Haney is also third in the 1600 with a time of 4:16.54 and his junior team mate Cameron Miller is ranked 9th with...
Lots a fish in the sea! So Nike said no! Well you will show her and go off and have fun at another race! May I suggest joining the Bakersfield Distance Project and run a trail run with us this fall. We are also training for Disney, Long Beach, Vegas and many other runs.
Disneyland Half Marathon Training Camp
In the summer of 2009, the Bakersfield Distance Project’s first run camp started and the very first race that I trained clients for was the Disneyland Half Marathon. In 2009, all three finished and in 2010 all 12 finished. So if you want to get to the finish line and even get there faster, you should consider joining my run camp. We meet every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6pm at...
In 50 hours I start my 50 miler.
Get a Jump Start on My Two Month Run Camp
If you are a new runner or a veteran runner looking to improve, you should join my Bakersfield Distance Project Run Camp. We meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6pm) at Yokuts Park and also weekend mornings at the Panorama Bluffs or local races. The Bakersfield Distance Project’s Run Camp is a group training experience that many of the world’s best runners have used to reach their...
Sycamore Canyon Trail Run Results →
Sycamore Canyon Trail Run 2011 Photos HERE. 2011 Complete Results HERE. Race Website HERE. 30k Course via Garmin HERE. Bakersfield Distance Project Results: 18K Frank Velasquez 2:39:57 Evevelyn Velasquez 2:40:32 30k Tom Ryan 4:04:29 (New BDP Masters Record) Cindy Adame 4:12:47 (Course PR by over three minutes) Andy Noise 4:35:56 (Course PR by over 19 minutes)
Release the Taper!
Hopefully a week from now I am driving home from the Leona Divide 50 Miler with a Finisher’s medal. The race starts at 6am and the cutoff is 7pm. 15:36 pace seems doable but there is 9000 foot of elevation change to go with the 50 miles. Do not know if someone as big as me can physically go that fast for that long but I guess I will find out. Physics can be so cruel! F=MA is not my...
I know it is Easter but the ladies need to get their long run in so we are running from the Bluffs at 7am. Come join us and then you can eat those peeps!
Sycamore Canyon Trail Run Photos! →
Sycamore Canyon Fun
Tom ran 4:04, Cindy 4:13 and I ran 4:35 for the 30k.
Some of my run campers are going with me to the trail run and some are doing the Rabbit Run today. I am predicting some fast times for the Bakersfield Distance Project this Easter weekend. If you would like to join my run camp, I am offering a two month long one starting on Tuesday for $70 that runs till June 30th. Plus on Monday, Joe Petersen starts a new Boot Camp that is 7 weeks long for...
Fifty in a Week
Tomorrow is the last tune up before my very first trail 50 Miler. I am doing the Sycamore Canyon 30k with my run campers to test out my fitness and running gear one last time. Then next Saturday is the Leona Divide 50 Miler! Oh and the Weasel did not sign up for Nike. Living up to her moniker!
No Sherpa Needed at Nike
I was hoping someone might need a Sherpa for the Nike Women’s Marathon…
Sanger Easter Classic - Top Local Finishers
Sanger Easter Classic At Dodson Field Top local finishers Girls 100 3. Cruz, West, 12.86. 3200 3. Fernandez, Foothill, 12:08.30. 100h 1. Ellis, Frontier, 14.81; 2. Lee-McNeill, Liberty, 15.68; 300h 1. Ellis, Frontier, 44.68; 2. Lee-McNeill, Liberty, 46.76. 4x100 2. West (Aubry, Cruz, Robinson, Lewis), 50.12. 4x200 2. West (Aubry, Cruz, Robinson, Lewis), 1:46....
Bodog to the Rescue!
So good to be back at the tables!
Poetry in Motion! →
Top Central Section Track & Field Marks as of...
2011 top marks: 1:54.88a Jake Talley, Clovis West 4-16 mt sac SR 1:55.07a +Ryan Phillips, Clovis 4-2 WCR-2 1:57.52a +++Blake Haney, Stockale-bk 4-5 swyl #3 (#4 AT frosh) 1:57.71a Caleb Barger, Frontier-bk 4-2 WCR-2 1:58.10a ++Cody Brazeal, Buchanan-clo 4-2 WCR-2 1:58.13a +C J Albertson, Buchanan-clo 3-12 clovis east carnival 1:58.39a +Nathan Esparza, Madera South 4-2 WCR-1 1:59.36a +Stephen...
Sanger Easter Classic - 4/19/2011
Distance Highlights: Girls 3200 Meter Run Name Year School Finals 1 Schmalzel, Dana 12 Buchanan 11:37.69 2 Navarro, Sandra 12 Buchanan 11:54.22 3 Fernandez, Natalie 12 Foothill 12:08.30 4 Patel, Riddhi 10 Stockdale 12:15.13 6 Theroux, Leah 10 West Bakersfield 12:27.49 11 Garcia, Veronica 9 McFarland 13:06.01 12 Hartfield, Kelly 10 West Bakersfield 13:19.92 13 Ramirez, Jennifer 9 McFarland...
Did some urban adventure running this morning and run camp in the pm. Do not know what is in store for Wednesday but glad I get a week off from my schoolhouse walk routine.
Garces Competes at the Russel Cup
Marie Navea - Huff came in 9th in the 800 with a time of 2:29.38.