Archive for August 13th, 2015

Saturday Run (Aug. 15)

We have a couple of run options on this very hot Saturday.  Su planned a 6.5 mile run/hike at Peter’s Canyon in Orange.  She thought that this would be a good place to practice hiking some of the steeper hills to prepare for the Sierra Club hike that she will be leading next Saturday (see info below).  There is also a nice flatter trail that people can run out-and-back on to avoid the hills.  The other option is to run at the Greenway Trail in Whittier with John and some others.  This is a very nice flat asphalt trail lined with CA native plants. It is an out-and-back run…so mileage can be easily adjusted.

Where ever you decide to run…don’t forget to HYDRATE!!!

Option 1 – Peter’s Canyon Trail Run in Orange:   We will meet at 6:30 a.m. near the Taco Bell located on the corner of Chapman Ave. and Jamboree.  The address is:  8548 E. Chapman Ave. Orange.  The Taco Bell is located near a Tuesday Morning store and a Well’s Fargo in an Albertson’s shopping center…on the east side of the parking lot near Jamboree.  We will run to Peter’s Canyon and back making this about a 6.5 mile run.

Option 2 – Greenway Trail Run in Whittier:  We will meet at Palm Park at 6:30 a.m.  The park is located on El Rancho Dr. between Rose Dr. and Floral Dr.  (You can use this address of a house across the street from the park to enter into your GPS:  5753 El Rancho Dr. Whittier)  Here is a map:

Palm Park 2

Welcome LONNISSA!!!  Lonnissa ran with us on Thursday.  She works in Claremont and lives in Irvine…so she stopped off in Brea for a run before heading home.  She wanted a pic of her new running friends to show her husband. 


Su’s Sierra Club Hike:  Here’s a message from Su….

 I’m leading a hike for the Sierra Club on Saturday August 22nd to Ice House Saddle and want to see if some Brea Runners want to do this.    This hike is easier than Baldy which usually takes me about 7-8 hours with breaks because that is a fairly difficult hike at altitude.  It is excellent training for Baldy if people want to do that later.  It is still at altitude but lower.   I expect this hike to be about 6 hours total and plan on going at a “leisurely” pace which is hard for me to define.   I find that altitude and the length of these hikes actually helps my running.  This hike is much more scenic than Baldy and is also fine if the weather is hot down here because it’s colder up at altitude plus this route tends to have a lot of shade.  Carpooling is recommended since a $5 parking pass is required.   We can carpool from Brea at 6:30 a.m.
If interested, contact Su at:  gosugo@hotmail.com

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