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Run a course preview and then some

Run the Stairway to Heaven course preview.  Bring hydration please...it gets hot as a mother out there!

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  • Jean

    The course was tough but well worth it - the views were awesome! And the group was awesome too - hope to see them all again soon!

    July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The faster runners didn't know 100% where to go.. It was a great time, but would've been even better with course markings (chalk from the Wednesday night run?). Thanks for putting it on!

    July 21, 2013

    • Sean S

      Good luck getting a preview run marked! It will be clearly marked on race day though : )

      July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone on Strava for this run? I'd like to 'nerd-out' with someone as we prep for the race ;)

    July 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Mike! Thanks brother, it was great meeting to you too! You gonna run the Snow Valley Half this weekend?

      July 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll be camping this weekend but I'm hoping to put in a few miles on the PCT while I'm out there.

      July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow, what a course! Definitely a tough one. So glad I went. It was great meeting everyone! Hope to train on it again before race day.

    1 · July 20, 2013

    • Jenn

      Hope you can make it next weekend. We'll meet again at 6 on Saturday.

      July 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm going to try! I'm off, but my husband will be at a paintball camp out. So I'll need to figure out who's going to watch our kids.

      1 · July 20, 2013

  • Jenn

    Definitely a great run today! So nice meeting you all. I think a few of us are going to do it again next weekend if anyone is interested. Have a great weekend!

    1 · July 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Wish I could make it! Please put some extra "umph" into the "stairway" in my honor! :)

      3 · July 20, 2013

    • Jenn

      See you at 6 Jean. Mary, we'll miss you and will climb those rocks with some gusto for you ;)

      July 20, 2013

  • Richard B.

    Looks like the question on the eval asking what I thought of the Dirt Devils didn't post here, so I'll just say it again:
    A great bunch of folks! Thanks so much for having this preview run. And a big special thank you to Ahnawei for staying back with me to make sure I didn't get lost or just collapse.

    July 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I enjoyed the great company! I love getting to know people on the trails.

      July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a challenging run but I loved it! I enjoyed meeting everyone and had a great time. I think this was one of the toughest runs I have done to date but well worth it. Thanks again!

    3 · July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    One of the toughest courses I've ever ran! Great experience, I can't wait for the real race.

    July 20, 2013

  • Richard B.

    A great course, though pretty challenging for me. North & South Fortuna make my Florida Canyon training hills look like speed bumps. Glad I still have 3 weeks to do some serious hill training!

    July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved the run. Should have brought a snack or two for the run. Think I am going to do the race in a few weeks. Had a great time!

    July 20, 2013

  • Nikki

    Ahh needed to sleep, looks like I won't be making 7am either..enjoy!

    July 20, 2013

  • Nikki

    Hi DD- I will see you all at 7am instead, the extra hour to sleep felt too good!

    July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Apologies ahead of time, I won't be able to make it this morning. I'll have to hope for another preview another day. Sorry folks. :-( enjoy your runs!

    July 20, 2013

  • Richard B.

    I'll be there but probably won't be able to keep up with the group, so I'll bring the course map with me.

    July 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You would be most welcome to join the rest of us trail snails! See you there I will be starting at 6:00 am

      July 18, 2013

    • Richard B.

      Thanks for the invitation, Eslene, but I'm still planning to start at 7:00.

      July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I also think I'll start at 6 am! Beating the heat sounds like the best idea ever.

    1 · July 19, 2013

  • Jean

    Seems like there will be a lot of gals starting @6:00 am. Sounds good. Beat the heat. I'd like to join that group too - as long as someone feels confident in the course for me to follow! See you there!

    July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone interested in starting at 6 am? My sister and I are planning to run a slower pace and hoping to catch up with 7 am group. Must finish by 8 am at the latest :-0

    July 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will be there are 6am too

      1 · July 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great! See you all bright and early!

      July 19, 2013

  • Sean S

    Hi everyone,

    There's going to be a large group of us tomorrow so we need to help each other out. There will be at least 3 Dirt Devils including myself who will be acting as trail guides, but if you know the course well, please make sure that the runners around you know where to turn so we don't lose anyone. Most likely we'll break off into 2 or 3 groups depending on pace and experience level. We run at 7. Don't be late!

    July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My second official Dirt Devil Run. I will be there at 7. Looking forward to it

    July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tentatively, I will be there at 7:00. I have an 18-hour day Friday that will finish up at 12:30am, so there's no guarantee I'll be out of bed in time. Hope to see you all out there! If not, have fun!

    July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't plan on running this very fast either, I'd like to meet up with y'all at 0600 as well. I figured the heat won't catch up with me as fast either.

    1 · July 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The more, the merrier :-)

      July 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Looking forward to running with you. See you then!

      July 18, 2013

  • Sean S

    For anyone who wants to study the course ahead of time; here's the official Dirt Devils 15k race course from last year:
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/209672604

    July 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think it is a mistake. We actually run the part of the trail you are referring to in the beginning. It's kind of a nice warm-up!

      July 17, 2013

    • Sean S

      The RD should be updating the map on the website. The one I posted above is the correct route. The other one is from the last night run we did out there and we didn't take the official race course : )

      July 18, 2013

  • Jean

    ....why is this one "then some"? vs. Wednesday night?

    July 10, 2013

    • Sean S

      It will be a surprise : )

      1 · July 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be bringing 5 friends.

    July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't wait to try this course out.

    July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How much mileage for that day?

    July 10, 2013

    • Sean S

      The course preview is 15k. If you want more you can easily get 13 or 20 miles.

      July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sounds great, i will be there. anyone want to carpool from the beach area? i live in south mission. let me know!

    July 10, 2013

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