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If You Can’t Be An Athlete…

By: Heather Stewart, 2018 Santa Clarita Marathon Ambassador “If you can’t be an athlete, be an athletic supporter.” -Principal McGee, Grease   I’m injured, again. This one has taken me out for 6 weeks. Just when I started to up my mileage, OUCH, heel spur.  So, I will not be running any of the fabulous Santa Clarita Marathon races ...

Crazy.Ultra.Love.

Running For The Fun of It We don’t always have to get a PR Introduction I have been running for several years, and what began as a striving to finish races, switched to a feeling that I must always run faster, and get personal bests each time out. Early on, when I only had run a few races, ...

Why I Run in Santa Clarita

By: Bear Caudillo – 2018 Ambassador There are a lot of running spots that we as Angelenos are spoiled with to get our weekly mileage. We have Griffith Park, Runyon Canyon, Santa Monica, and the list goes on. I live in Burbank and my choices are endless but there is another great area that I like to ...

Take a Deep Breath and Run

By Noelle Neal                 Running is not my favorite sport. Prior to 2012, I resisted running like most children resist broccoli. As a high school swim team member, I would “get sick” on dry land training days just to avoid running. Shortly after college, I realized I no longer went outside. Instead of trekking all over the ...

What Will You Choose?

By Dennis Lebman I’m so excited to run this year’s Santa Clarita Marathon weekend races.  Yes I said races as in plural. For the first time this year we all have the opportunity to participate in one, two, or even three races this year. All new courses and we have for the first time a 10K! I’ve ...

Iron Horse or Over the Pipe?

Decisions, decisions, decisions. Do we want to run out to the iconic Iron Horse Bridge, or the newer “Over the Pipe” Bridge? These are the choices we can have in when we are out running in Santa Clarita, CA. And there are many other places we can go in our beautiful valley, just north of ...

Running for Healing

I was riding a runner’s high, excited and celebrating life, but then I hit that wall. At this point in my life, I was in the middle of training for my first Half Marathon with Santa Clarita. I felt my quad start to become irritated after my weekday runs, but I ignored it and went ...

Marathon Training- The Long Run

With about a month to go, you should already be in the middle of your long training runs, slowly increasing your mileage each week or two.  Whether your training for the full marathon or the half marathon the long run is a test of your endurance and of the equipment and fluid/food intake you’ll be ...

The 12 Standards of a Runner, are you “Ready to Run?”

After recently acquiring a position as coach of a new gym in Ventura, my fellow coaches pushed books full of physical knowledge into my hands.  As an avid reader, of course, I willingly accepted. One of my fellow coaches (a Boston Marathoner) was really surprised I had never heard of Kelly Starrett. After taking me ...

Kettle Bells and Ropes and Box Jumps…OH MY!

I’m a baby. Let’s just get this fact out of the way.  I’m a HORRIBLE sick/injured person.  I whine and moan and I hate when I can’t do what I want to do or what I used to do. When the doctor (finally) found a partial tear in my semimembranosus tendon (you know, that one in ...

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