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On The Trail of the Nine Sisters

Take a hike along Bishop Peak above Cal Poly SLO

Along a panoramic ridgeline that extends from the city of San Luis Obispo to the coast of Morro Bay, rises a rare, nearly straight alignment of rugged hills and craggy peaks collectively known as the Nine Sisters. 

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Ex couch potato turns UltraWoman

True, cardiovascular endurance and overall running economy are very important to my UltraWoman goal. However, building foundational strength now- results in raw power and reduced injury risk so that I will be able to log those big miles later on. Longer, leaner and faster. Long distance and Ultra racing require a strong, whole body in order to sustain the endless hours of repetitive pounding, climbing, descending all without breaking down and losing form. Identifying then addressing weak areas before you go big makes perfect sense.

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Hiker’s high

Pinnacles National Park offers breathtaking glance of nature at its best

Lying on my back, on a sun-warmed rock, at the top of High Peaks, in the heart of Pinnacles National Park (elevation 1,540), I strive not to move a muscle. My breath is imperceptible, my eyes unblinking. 

I’m trying to feel the earth move. 

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SLO Marathon Seeks Volunteers

 
The Inaugural San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K is taking place the weekend of April 21-22, 2012.
 
The event coordinators are looking to recruit energetic volunteers for various positions on April 19-22 to help represent the best of San Luis Obispo County.
 
There are many exciting volunteer positions available, including working a water station, sweats bag check, finish line chute, EXPO set up and breakdown, EXPO concert stage management, EXPO T-shirt pickup, EXPO management and hospitality, Recovery Tent, Volunteer Tent, and more.

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Paso Robles man races Ironman triathlon

Tom Seidel’s effort culminates two years of racing and training

Tom Seidel of Paso Robles completed an Ironman competition Nov. 17 in 14 hours and 52 minutes. It was his first Ironman, a grueling race that tests an athlete’s physical and mental stamina, and it took place in Tempe, Arizona. 

“I feel a little like I was hit by a bus,” he said after finishing. “I’m very happy to have finished, and happy to have finished under 15 hours.”

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Hiking, Sightseeing, Wine Tasting on the North Coast

A portion of Ragged Point’s Black Swift Falls trail. At 400 feet, Black Swift Falls is the tallest waterfall on the Big Sur coast.

 
Nothing will get your blood flowing and your heart pumping like a stimulating hike and there are a number of good ones along the North Coast.  You can combine a hike this with some sightseeing and a bit of wine tasting along the way.
 

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Discover Scuba!

SLO Ocean Currents

 

Discover Scuba!

By Ruth Ann Angus

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Benefits of fitness on overall health

“A healthy body is a guest-chamber for the soul; a sick body a prison.” – Francis Bacon

Like many of you, I feel we live in one of the most beautiful places in the world.  It’s relatively easy to enjoy the outdoors and be active year-round on the Central Coast.  I have also been lucky enough to work with an active group of people and have many active patients that inspire me to compete and push myself athletically.  

Marathon-ing in New Orleans

Five friends find an excuse to race at NOLA.

It all started with a bucket list,  five girlfriends, running shoes and a plane ticket to New Orleans. Five women, but all sharing the singular goal of supporting one amazing friend. Heidi Wicka had decided that she would run but a single marathon in her lifetime, thus it best be someplace memorable. So when she told us that she had selected New Orleans as THE marathon, how could we not go to support her? Right? New Orleans, AKA NOLA, with Bourbon Street, great food, incredible history, and music that people live a lifetime to hear.

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Racing in the vines

Annual fundraiser benefits Paso Robles schools & youth organizations

Scott Bauhs of San Luis Obispo won the Wine Country Run Half Marathon on March 23 and earned his weight in Paso Robles wine. 

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