Eugene, the Everglades, Füssen, Mount Diablo, Pedernales Falls + Yakima River
Races you'll love + two new running newsletters I think you'll love too
Good Sunday morning, my friends! ☀️
This week’s issue is a little shorter and sweeter than most, as I’ve been single dad’ing it for most of the weekend, so my attention has been focused on little T. I do have some great stuff for you this week, particularly the newest running newsletters I’ve found (which you’ll see below).
I did get my 6 miles in yesterday, which is my longest run in quite a while — outside, in the low 40s at Atlanta’s Chattahoochee River park, which even though it was cold, was still a beautiful run. I’ve been needing that vitamin D more than I realized!
How has your weekend been? Had any great runs you’ve loved? As always, I’d love to hear more.
Races you might love running
Diablo Trails Challenge
Walnut Creek, Calif. | Saturday, April 9, 2022
A gorgeous — and challenging — run along the trails that wind along the slopes of Mount Diablo, which sits at an elevation of about 3,849 feet above sea level in the middle of California’s Mount Diablo State Park. From the starting line at Castle Rock Park, the route takes runners along fire roads that lead through mountainous terrain, with plenty of water crossings and muddy and rocky areas, all the way up the slopes of Mount Diablo and back. On clear days, this place offers up stunning views of the valley below — I’ve had the chance to visit and walk its trails, and they’re just breathtaking. If you’re up for something really tough, the race also offers a 50K in addition to the half.
$85 and up | Sign up here
Dos Senderos Trail Race
Johnson City, Texas | Saturday, March 5, 2022
Located about 30 miles west of Austin, Pedernales Falls State Park is a place where huge slabs of limestone — thought to be 300 million years old — create a layered, stair-step series of waterfalls, over which the Pedernales River cascades into pools below. You’ll start just across from the park at Flat Creek Crossing Ranch and then make your way onto the park’s winding trail system, and can choose among a 10-mile, 20-mile, 50K and even a 100K distance, which you’ll have 24 hours to finish if you need.
$89.99 and up | Sign up here