Finding Bargain Priced Running Shoes Via the Web

In a recent visit to one of my favorite running shoe stores in the Conejo Valley (to be left unnamed), I noticed a trend that I did not like...nearly every pair of running shoes was in the triple digit range.

I also noticed this price trend at another one of my favorite stores to purchase running shoes, the Sketchers store. I've had decent experience with the GoRun shoes in recent years. But all of a sudden it seems the pricing on the shoes is up by $15 to $20 per pair. 

So while I purchased shoes for my son, whose feet are growing by leaps and bounds and thus ensuring a solid fit is critical, I passed on buying myself new running shoes because I'm tired of getting gouged on shoe pricing. 

Before I continue, let me just say that I still do patronize our local running shoe stores as I value their service and supporting local business. But when I find a shoe that I like, I don't want to spend $110 on them. 

Finding a bargain priced shoe on the Internet is not rocket science. Simply "Google" the name of the shoe you are looking for and you are likely to find it on clearance somewhere. Not always, but often.

In my case, I searched for Mizuno Wave Hitogami and came across the Hitogami 2 at sierratradingpost.com. Although the color of the shoe wasn't optimal (bright orange), the price was right. $49.95 for shoes that fit great on me that have a retail price of $110.

Often though, closeout deals like this have limited sizes available. I was lucky in that not only was my size available, multiple pairs were available. When I find a shoe that I like and at a bargain price, hell, why not buy 2, 3 or 4 pairs! 

So I added 3 pairs of shoes to my cart and went to the checkout, entering my information. Then, I searched for Sierra Trading Post promo codes and seconds later had a 25% off and free shipping promo code from RetailMeNot.com. That lowered the price to $37.46 per pair of shoes.

So within literally 2 minutes' time, I ordered 3 pairs of shoes that fit me well for the price of one and got free shipping to boot.

Nearly 2,800 Complete the 11th Annual Conejo Valley YMCA Turkey Day Dash

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The 11th Annual Conejo Valley YMCA Turkey Day Dash 5K took place on Thursday in frosty cool early morning temperatures under mostly blue skies at Cal Lutheran.

There were 2,784 finishers in the race, with times ranging from 15:29 to 1:16:21. I was not there but I managed to get in a 45 minute run on Thanksgiving morning.

The overall winner was 20 year old Joel Gonzalez Jr, who sped to a 15:29 time, faster than any time I've ever run a 5K in, at an average speed of 4:59 per mile. Joel was 31 seconds faster than 2nd place finishers, 26 year old Matan Mayer, who tied  with 16 year old Thomas Schauerman, in 16 minutes flat. That's actually the first time I can recall ever seeing a tie in a local 5K race results.

The top 40+ male runner was 45 year old Jeff Wells, finishing 14th overall in 17:10.

The top three overall women in the race were Jessica Barnard (25) in 18:22, followed by Maddie Geesen (17) in 18:42, then Madelyn Vorgitch (19) in 19:49.  Eleven year old Sydney Covington of Thousand Oaks had an impressive showing, running a 20:04 for 5th female and 77th overall.

The oldest runner in the entire race was 87 year old Jean Gosse of Thousand Oaks, who managed a 46:17 time. Youngster Donna Vetricek, 78, finished in 26:14, a 8:26/mile pace, good for 470th overall and in the top 10% of all females. That's a pretty damn respectable time!

The oldest male runner was 82 year young Donald Moors, finishing in 39:53 for 1664th overall, leaving over a thousand young whippersnappers in his dust.

Good to Diagnose Injuries After You've Tried to Run Through Them

After six to nine months of grappling with a nagging injury in my right knee, I finally visited an orthopedic doctor this week to determine what the problem is.

I hate going to doctors, not that I don't like doctors, but I'd prefer to save my money and time if it all possible. That strategy has generally worked for me in the past in that I've been able to "run through" injuries that go away on their own over time (with the exception that I've had positive experience battling injuries through chiropractic care).

That said, the problem with my outer right knee has not gotten any better. I  recall in the summer, when riding bikes with the kids, that the knee issue would flare up, to the point that I'd have to reduce pressure on the right leg while peddling and peddle stronger with my left leg.

Same with the running. I've been able to continue running with the nagging, sometime sharp pain in my outer right knew by focusing on running on the inner knee. Not a simple feat. But then out of the blue, the injury flares up.

Every morning when I do my run, the knee hurts as I run downhill. But after a mile or so, it gradually goes away. But then later in the day, I could be walking the dog, and once I attempt to move at more than walking pace, I feel the nagging pain, like a little LEGO character holding a dull knife and stabbing me in the knee.

The first thing they did was x-ray the knee from all angles (can't wait to see the bill). But the good news from my very smart doctor at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute in Thousand Oaks is that, mechanically, the knee looks fine. There is an appropriate amount of space between the bones, etc. 

Good. That rules out knee replacement. Whew.

What he believes it to be is iliotibial band friction syndrome, possible lateral meniscus tearing and chondromalacia (which according to the Interwebz means a problem with the cartilage under the kneecap).

So, he recommends evaluation and treatment via physical therapy. I suspect they will show me particular exercises to do that will hopefully alleviate the IT band issue and allow me to run carefree again. We shall see.

7th Annual Santa Barbara Marathon Cancelled by Organizers on October 14th

Organizers of the Santa Barbara Veterans Day Marathon and Half Marathon announced this past Wednesday, October 14th, that the 7th Annual Santa Barbara Marathon has been canceled, but the Half Marathon is still good to go.

I didn't like the way they said it "We have made the difficult decision to consolidate our events into the Half Marathon." That sounds like something a corporate PR department would say about a shutting down some company operations. Why not just say "we cancelled the marathon"  but the half marathon is still running? I don't know.

This is unfortunate to hear. It is too bad that they waited until not even a month before the event to cancel it, but that happens. Last year's full marathon garnered only 859 participants, down from 1092 in 2013 and 1375 in 2012. The year I ran it, 2009, there were 1685 finishers.  (Thank you MarathonGuide.com for making these results so easily accessible!)

My inaugural Santa Barbara International Marathon t-shirt is still around, though getting a bit dingy.

My inaugural Santa Barbara International Marathon t-shirt is still around, though getting a bit dingy.

This is not the first local marathon to call it quits. The Malibu Marathon ditched the full marathon and retained its half marathon in 2014.

One Injury Leads to Another and to Another , Then Things Get Better

It has been 6 weeks since my last update here, a month and a half of ups, downs, more downs, now possibly thing are looking up. I hope. I think.

Once you have one injury, if you don't address it properly, it's possible it can lead to other injuries. After developing soreness in what I thought way my upper left hamstring (since debunked by my chiropractor - explained later),  I chose to keep running through the pain, which was fairly moderate, but annoying.

So I was running with a bum right knee and a sore what my chiropractor subsequently told me is my piriformis muscle. But one night, while running with my older son's cross country team, less than 10 days after my race, I decided to "open it up" a bit. I started really slow but I started to work into a groove and sped it up with another parent.

After a few miles of showing up the kids, I felt a twinge in my left calf area, kept running, then a more distinct pain that ultimately stopped me in my tracks.

My piriformis issue was still there and I was overcompensating by running on my toes more and developed a third issue.

I took some Advil, iced it quite a bit that night, and went out for a run the next morning, very slowly. And I kept doing my daily runs very slowly for several weeks. It didn't feel good, but I've run through plenty of injuries in the past.

But...that wasn't working for me this time. It got worse and worse, particularly the calf issue. So I forced myself to take off 8 straight days of running.

The 8 days ended on Monday. I ran very hesitantly on Tuesday and felt ok. Today it felt even better. Rest. Try it. It works.

So in the meantime, I still have the soreness in my piriformis muscle, a muscle that starts at the lower spine and connects to the thighbone, behind the glutes. It runs diagonally and the sciatic never muscle runs vertically beneath it.

My Foam Roller

My Foam Roller

Today I asked my chiropractor if my hamstring stretches are good to do. I generally do the hurdler's type stretch and the standing hamstring stretch where you put your leg on a bench or something and bend toward the food. He said....NO, NO, NO. Those are not good to do and aren't even that effective.

I asked him what I should do then. Other than icing the area, one thing he mentioned was pressing a tennis ball into the area to work it a bit. I have a foam roller contraption too that I will be rolling my rear on more frequently to get the blood circulating in that area.

In the meantime, no races planned. I don't like to commit to a race when I'm running injured.

2015 Bulldog 25K Race on August 22nd Was Fun But I Just Quite Missed My Goal

The sign indicating you are about to encounter pain :)

The sign indicating you are about to encounter pain :)

Having run the Bulldog 25K (and previously 30K) race in Malibu Creek State Park half a dozen times, I must be a glutton for pain coming back for a 7th time on August 22nd. 

The course is one of the most challenging around town, with over 4,000 feet of elevation climb over 15 1/2 miles, including cresting the 2,528 Bulldog peak and dealing with the relentless downhills after reaching the top.

Having not raced particularly much this past year, I hadn't given much thought to doing Bulldog again this year, until I bit the bullet and registered on July 31st. That's not a lot of time to prepare for a tough 25K, but I was pleased to be running fairly injury free for several months and had run (as much as you can run) up Boney Mountain a couple times. I also ran the Bulldog course a couple time slowly, just to gauge the distance. 

Ultimately what prompted me to sign up was that I looked at the course records for the race at trailrunevents.com/bd and noticed that the age group record for my elderly 50 to 54 age group category seemed a bit light at 2:05 and change. I could beat that and get my name forever emblazoned on the Internet, I thought. I ran a 2:02 at age 49, so I figured I could get close.

For months however, my latest ailment is a right knee that has been problematic mostly the first few miles of the morning run. Could be a meniscal tear or something, but it has been on and off for many months. Sure enough, it got worse. Pretty much the day after I signed up for Bulldog, parting ways with $100.

As it got worse, I finally started wearing a patella knee support strap under the knee, which helped me continue running as I decided to see if it would go away on its own, like most ailments do. I noticed it seemed to get worse when I was riding bikes with my kids. Old age can really suck sometimes!

So in any case, the weekend before Bulldog, I go on a road trip to San Diego with my youngest, to see both the San Diego Zoo and the Safari Park on back to back days.  It was fun indeed, but my knee pain was escalating, so I couldn't run at all. 

My 9 year old wanted to work out in the hotel gym. I was overseeing him for a bit, then he wanted to jog on the treadmill (which was a complete surprise to me because he has never shown an interest in gyms or treadmills). So I decide, knee brace on, to try the elliptical machine as an alternative to running.

ROOKIE MISTAKE! Only problem is, I'm not a rookie! I'm a veteran! But veterans make mistakes too.  At least in my case.

I could have ellipticaled (or whatever you call it when you use that machine) for 10 minutes or so, but NOOoooo, I decide to go for FIVE MILES on that machine. Stooopid move.

I got off the machine and my legs felt numb, like I was walking on air. But not in a good way. I was going pretty hard on the machine too.

Sure enough. next day, my left ass cheek was sore. Quite sore. Like ran a marathon yesterday sore. And it stayed sore the entire week. Just the left side, not the right, I think because I was overcompensating for my bum right knee.

A little Advil and Aleve gave some temporary relief, but the entire week I felt that soreness and knew that I made a mistake that can't be undone.

The soreness was not as bad on race day, but it was also tight. I was hoping for a miracle and that it would suddenly "open up" for the race. Not that I was running badly or anything. I ran well, But the stiffness in the upper hamstring area impeded my stride, it seemed mostly on the (rare) flat sections of the course and the downhill. Not to mention, I was wearing my right knee brace, but my downhill was slightly impacted by my right knee problem.

So in any case, I gave it my best shot and finished in a respectable 2:06:25, goof for 12th place overall.  I was not far off my race goal, so I'm happy about the performance overall.

The first place woman, 30 year old Caitlin Jacobsen, blew past me mid-way into the freefall descent portion of the race, where you drop roughly 1,500 feet over about 2 1/2 miles. It is brutal as always. I could not keep up with her, but I kept her in my sites, finishing 34 seconds behind her. She ran quite a strong race.

So I looked at the course records again as I typed this and notice that the 5 year age groups have been changed to 10 year age groups.  The 10 year record is 2:02:40, a formidable time on that course run by 56 year old Ron Paquette last year. He ran another awesome time this year at age 57 - a 2:03:29 - good for 8th overall. Kudos to him! 

So, next year, next race, whenever it is, I'll be putting a Post-It on my running shoes that says "Don't Do Something Stupid!" 

Felt Good at Today's 3rd Annual Aut2Run 10K at CSU Channel Islands

Today I ventured down the Potrero Grade to CSU Channel Islands to run the 3rd Annual Aut2Run 10K in support of the Autism Society of Ventura County.

This was my first completed race since the 2nd Annual Aut2Run 10K last year. My training has consisted of daily runs, but nothing fast or fancy, about 30 to 40 miles per week, mostly slow and unfocused.

It was fun to get out there today with no set expectations in mind, other than to give it a solid go and try to run a smart race. Last year I finished 3rd overall in 37:55, a time that reflected the fact that I was running with some 11-12 year old kids one day a week on the track. This year I managed a 38:56, which I was happy with given my training and my advanced age (I reached my 2nd half century of life subsequent to running last year's race).

In the posted race results, my time shows me at 4th place overall, but behind a 48 year old woman from Moorpark. Unless my advanced age has created senility, I know for 100% fact that that person in front of me in 3rd place was not 48 years old, nor a woman, but perhaps a 24 year old male over six feet tall. I know that quite well as he trailed me for several miles early in the race, before pushing ahead and leaving me in the dust on this part-trail run, though I had him in my sights the remainder of the race.

This is a well managed race and STARTED ON TIME. That's always a positive sign when race organizers, who have a challenging job managing any race, can nail that. Although I live only about 5 miles away from the race, I managed to barely drag myself out of bed and down the hill to reach the starting line with about 4 minutes to spare.

As the starter said "Go," the standard adrenaline-induced sprint took place, leaving me in about 40th position at the first turn. Having run hundreds of local 5K/10K runs over the years and finishing 3rd place last year, I smiled, knowing, all these sprinters would provide me some target practice over the next few miles. It only took about mile and a half to settle things out, where I landed in about 4th or 5th position for the remainder of the race.

This 10K is pretty much flat the entire way, though the 2 miles of dirt surfaces near the Scary Dairy along with a couple short hills provided for very brief challenges. Mile 5 is a very slight downhill on Camarillo Street. I tried to pour it on over that stretch, but when you're not used to running fast, it's hard to do so as you fear your body could implode. I was able to pass a youngster half my age who was running in, yes, a lab coat. I joked with him that he was doing the elderly (i.e. me) a favor running in that coat and that they should deduct a minute of his time for it. He laughed and we pushed on to the finish.

The winner of the race was Steve Cox of Newbury Park, who finished in a speedy 36:35. Steve is 18 years younger than me, so I figure, he would run 10 seconds per year slower over those 18 years, or 3 additional minutes, resulting in a 39:35, so I would have beat him, heh heh. Yes, one can become quite delusional once they reach age 50. Nice job, Steve!

A great race it is and an outstanding resource onsite with a number of autism and special needs organizations. Learn more at www.aut2run.org and the Autism Society Ventura County site at www.autismventura.org.

Top Finishers at the 30th Annual Great Race of Agoura on March 28th

The 30th Annual Great Race of Agoura Hills took place on Saturday, March 28, 2015. I once again did not participate in this event due to my kid's sports activities but thousands of folks participated that day.

Top finishers by race:

Cheseboro Half Marathon (Males):

  • Matthew Gulden of Simi Valley 1:17:16
  • Chris Gilbert of Oxnard 1:18:53
  • Keith Yanov of Culver City 1:22:35

Cheseboro Half Marathon (Females):

  • Anika Busby of Newbury Park 1:30:05
  • Anissa Faulkner of Ojai 1:33:29
  • Stephanie Martinez of Canyon Country 1:35:15

Pacific Half Marathon (Males):

  • Sergio Reyes of Palmdale 1:12:26
  • Justin Neems of Torrance 1:19:29
  • Peter Farb of Torrance 1:26:08

Pacific Half Marathon (Females):

  • Natalie Bullock of Thousand Oaks 1:30:50
  • Lindsey Carter of Newport Beach 1:34:06
  • Elizabeth Lluch of Agoura Hills 1:37:00 (wow at age 53!)

Old Agoura 10K (Males):

  • Justin Patananan of Palmdale 32:20
  • Bryant Christine of Thousand Oaks 37:31
  • Lucas Miranda of Valencia 38:03

Old Agoura 10K (Females):

  • Amanda Rice of Oxnard 38:59
  • Maggie Shearer of Newbury Park 39:34
  • Heather Worden of Lancaster 41:31

Deena Kastor 5K (Males):

  • Josh Pattiz of Agoura 17:38
  • Mike Dib 17:53
  • Austin Gilbert of Oak Park 18:29

Deena Kastor 5K (Females):

  • Mayte Pacheco of Moorpark 18:13 (age 16!)
  • Sarah Shulze of Oak Park 18:38 (age 14!!!)
  • Rebecca Schultz of Westlake Village 19:09 (age 13!!!!!)

Nicely done! Next year's 31st Annual event is set for Sunday, March 19, 2016. Visit greatraceofagoura.com to sign up!

Top Conejo Valley, Ventura County Finishers at the 2015 Los Angeles Marathon

The 30th Annual ACICS LA Marathon last Sunday, March 15th, took place on a day with unseasonably warm temperatures, some 15 to 20 degrees above normal. But that didn't stop 22,333 runners from crossing the finish line, led by overall winner Daniel Limo of Kenya in 2:10:36 and top female, Ogla Kimaiyo of Kenya in 2:34:10.

American runners finished 3rd overall  in the race, which also represented the USATF Marathon Championships. Jared Ward finished in 2:12:56 and 39 year old Blake Russell ran a 2:34:57 in the women's race.

Liz Camy of Simi Valley was the 18th female and 61st overall finisher in the marathon in 2:46:58! Wow! Here's Liz winning the Surf City Half Marathon in Febuary.

 

 

More at www.lamarathon.com. They are already taking entries for the 31st edition on Sunday, February 14, 2016.

LIZ CAMY 2:46:58 SIMI VALLEY, CA
JOSE LASTRE 3:05:32 CAMARILLO, CA
ROSS LAMB 3:16:10 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
JORGE RANGEL 3:16:50 SIMI VALLEY, CA
PETER MASATANI 3:17:53 SIMI VALLEY, CA
PEDRO GARCIA 3:22:03 FILLMORE, CA
ARIANE HENDRIX-ROACH 3:22:12 OXNARD, CA
VICENTE MONROY 3:24:06 OXNARD, CA
NEIL QUACH 3:24:20 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
JOSE MEZA 3:25:23 MOORPARK, CA
MICHAEL CONTRERAS 3:26:27 CAMARILLO, CA
JESUS PEREZ 3:28:35 OXNARD, CA
NICHOLAS JOHANSON 3:29:09 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
PEDRO HERNANDEZ 3:30:49 OXNARD, CA
ARMANDO ONOFRE 3:32:01 OXNARD, CA
RAMON PEREZ 3:32:16 SIMI VALLEY, CA
ARMANDO CASIMIRO 3:32:23 SANTA PAULA, CA
EFRAIN GALLEGOS 3:33:17 OXNARD, CA
SCOTT SMITH 3:33:26 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
BELIA COOK 3:33:30 OXNARD, CA
ASHWIN BATRA 3:34:54 OXNARD, CA
ROSE CARLMAN 3:35:04 CAMARILLO, CA
KEVIN WILLIAMS 3:35:18 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
CASEY HAMBLY 3:36:12 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
PEDRO VILLAGRAN 3:36:12 SIMI VALLEY, CO
SCOTT HAMBLY 3:36:29 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
JUSTIN HAYWARD 3:38:01 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
SIMON MARTIN 3:39:16 NEWBURY PARK, CA
HIROSHI KAWASHIMA 3:39:22 NEWBURY PARK, CA
RUSSELL VENTURA 3:40:36 VENTURA, CA
MICHAEL SCHULHOF 3:41:18 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
JIM BLANCK 3:41:20 SIMI VALLEY, CA
JUDY QUICK 3:42:18 OXNARD, CA
STEPHANIE SEIFFERT 3:43:36 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
JOHN SPYKERMAN 3:43:44 MOORPARK, CA
DAVID YEUNG 3:44:44 AGOURA HILLS, CA
STACY SWANSON 3:45:22 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
RICARDO BELECHE 3:45:22 SIMI VALLEY, CA
DREW SCHUSTER 3:45:28 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
MEGHAN DAVY 3:45:43 MOORPARK, CA
OLIVER KIRSTEIN 3:46:10 NEWBURY PARK, CA
PAUL ANDREWS 3:46:16 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
RAY ELLIOTT 3:46:31 VENTURA, CA
DOMINIC ANTHONY 3:47:48 OXNARD, CA
SOPHIA GRISE 3:48:22 NEWBURY PARK, CA
RAMIRO ALVAREZ 3:48:34 SIMI VALLEY, CA
BRIAN GOLD 3:48:45 AGOURA HILLS, CA
AMANDA DEEDS 3:48:46 SIMI VALLEY, CA
JASON GRIFFITH 3:49:14 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
JEFF VANNEMAN 3:51:22 SIMI VALLEY, CA
RUDY CARRASQUILLO 3:51:51 SIMI VALLEY, CA
JOE HERZOG 3:53:10 MOORPARK, CA
MARCUS HERZOG 3:53:10 MOORPARK, CA
ROBERT DUNN 3:54:09 MOORPARK, CA
MIKE MALINZAK 3:55:26 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
ISRRAEL ESTRADA 3:56:07 FILLMORE, CA
RYAN HUISENGA 3:56:32 MOORPARK, CA
AMY KUPIC 3:56:58 NEWBURY PARK, CA
JORDAN COMBE 3:57:23 NEWBURY PARK, CA
THOMAS LASAM 3:57:46 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
ROSA CAMERON 3:58:01 OXNARD, CA
DAVID MOORE 3:58:28 MOORPARK, CA
JAMES MCAFEE 3:59:02 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
ANTON TALARICO 3:59:37 SIMI VALLEY, CA
LANA ALICATA 4:01:07 SIMI VALLEY, CA
ZOSIMO GELUZ 4:01:17 CAMARILLO, CA
JOSE MORA 4:02:27 SIMI VALLEY, CA
MICHAEL CONN 4:04:57 AGOURA HILLS, CA
EDGAR RIVERA 4:05:24 VENTURA, CA
JOE GUARDADO 4:06:05 SIMI VALLEY, CA
NICO GERVASONI 4:06:22 SIMI VALLEY, CA
NICOLE BLACK 4:06:43 SIMI VALLEY, CA
JAMES CHANG 4:06:45 SIMI VALLEY, CA
ROYAL DEAN 4:07:16 SIMI VALLEY, CA
RANDY KRUSE 4:08:42 SIMI VALLEY, CA
DIANA VIZCAINO 4:08:44 OXNARD, CA
JAMES RICHARDSON 4:08:51 NEWBURY PARK, CA
PATRICIA AMECA 4:08:59 OXNARD, CA
CARLY SIMON 4:09:01 AGOURA HILLS, CA
JUDITH RODRIGUEZ 4:10:32 FILLMORE, CA
CALEB GUEVARA 4:11:21 VENTURA, CA
VICTOR PERNVIK 4:11:49 AGOURA HILLS, CA
ESTHER CALDERON 4:11:52 SIMI VALLEY, CA
CONNIE GUILLEN 4:12:12 OXNARD, CA
JAIKRISHNAN MURALEEDHARAN 4:12:27 CAMARILLO, CA
VAUGHN SMITH 4:12:49 SIMI VALLEY, CA
SAUL PENA 4:13:07 VENTURA, CA
TODD GARRETT 4:13:15 OXNARD, CA
STEVE ORNELLAS 4:13:20 MOORPARK, CA
SHANNAN PARSONS 4:13:45 NEWBURY PARK, CA
ROSY GALLEGOS 4:14:22 FILLMORE, CA
BRANDON RISTA 4:15:11 NEWBURY PARK, CA
ERIC KNIGHT 4:15:51 VENTURA, CA
YVETTE IRONS 4:15:56 SIMI VALLEY, CA
MARK GREBEN 4:16:03 CAMARILLO, CA
LORI LEONARD 4:16:25 SIMI VALLEY, CA
HUNTER KARDINAAL 4:16:43 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
LINDA HOUSER 4:17:32 SIMI VALLEY, CA
MICHAEL CERF 4:17:32 CAMARILLO, CA
JAKE ANDERSON 4:17:51 AGOURA HILLS, CA
REBECCA CANO 4:17:51 OXNARD, CA
FLAVIO AGUILERA 4:18:02 OXNARD, CA
COLLEEN HAIDEN 4:18:21 SIMI VALLEY, CA
LINDSAY PALMBERG 4:18:35 SIMI VALLEY, CA
MARIO SALDANA 4:18:42 SIMI VALLEY, CA
BENGT JOHANSSON 4:19:35 CAMARILLO, CA
EDWARD NUKI 4:19:37 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
ISIDRO FIGUEROA 4:19:44 OXNARD, CA
AVA BUZZELLI 4:20:24 NEWBURY PARK, CA
EDELMIRA SHUMAN 4:20:39 OXNARD, CA
MONICA LITTLE 4:21:33 CAMARILLO, CA
JOHN JESSON 4:23:17 SIMI VALLEY, CA
JONATHAN SANDOVAL 4:23:36 FILLMORE, CA
VICTOR GONZALEZ 4:23:44 MOORPARK, CA
NOAH SHEARER 4:24:11 AGOURA HILLS, CA
JOANNE CAROLAN 4:24:42 CAMARILLO, CA
DANA FLESHMAN 4:25:01 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
RACHEL MORLEY 4:25:18 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
WILLIE ROLAND 4:26:24 NEWBURY PARK, CA
RYANNA GRIMALDO 4:26:58 VENTURA, CA
TODD MOODY 4:27:04 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
DAN FRAYSSINET 4:27:16 CAMARILLO, CA
MICHAEL KAUFMAN 4:27:30 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
CESAR HERNANDEZ 4:27:34 OXNARD, CA
DENNIS MURPHY 4:27:59 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
MARK GARCIA 4:27:59 OXNARD, CA
NADARSHA SAINABA 4:28:55 SIMI VALLEY, CA
DIANA CONTRERAS 4:28:58 SIMI VALLEY, CA
DAN PETERSON 4:29:39 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
CARLOS SIAN 4:30:31 SIMI VALLEY, CA
THERESA DIAZ 4:30:50 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ 4:31:02 PORT HUENEME, CA
CESAR RODRIGUEZ 4:31:24 PORT HUENEME, CA
MICHELLE CARRILLO 4:31:51 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
SELENE NAVARRETE 4:32:02 CAMARILLO, CA
SUBIN YUVAVANICH 4:32:04 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
ANDREA CLARK 4:32:31 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
RAUL MELGOZA 4:32:31 OXNARD, CA
NORMA SANTIAGO 4:33:21 CAMARILLO, CA
STEVEN RODRIGUEZ 4:33:23 SANTA PAULA, CA
LUZ RODR?GUEZ 4:33:26 FILLMORE, CA
DAVID LOWE 4:33:36 SIMI VALLEY, CA
MARKO MATLA 4:33:50 SIMI VALLEY, CA
JASON MARKS 4:34:04 VENTURA, CA
ROBIN SHEA 4:34:17 NEWBURY PARK, CA
JUAN AGUILERA 4:35:12 OXNARD, CA
JENNIFER MURRY 4:35:37 MOORPARK, CA
DAN WALKER 4:36:00 SIMI VALLEY, CA
WHITNEY WALKER 4:36:01 SIMI VALLEY, CA
SCOTT HORIUCHI 4:37:38 CAMARILLO, CA
MARY NELSON 4:37:43 OJAI, CA
FERNANDO LOPEZ 4:38:07 OXNARD, CA
KENNETH SHERMAN 4:39:21 MOORPARK, CA
IGNACIO SOTO 4:39:34 SIMI VALLEY, CA
NIDHAL AKL 4:39:39 SIMI VALLEY, CA
DAVID YURCISIN 4:39:41 FILLMORE, CA
SUSANA BAEZA 4:40:07 OXNARD, CA
MICHAEL PHILIP ASUNCION 4:40:50 OXNARD, CA
DUSTIN GRIFFES 4:40:58 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
SERAFIN BARAJAS 4:41:47 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
PAUL SCHWAKE 4:42:01 AGOURA HILLS, CA
EMILY OLSZOWY 4:42:09 VENTURA, CA
LARRY GREFALDA 4:42:12 OXNARD, CA
MOISES BENAVIDES 4:42:18 OXNARD, CA
JOSE MURILLO 4:42:46 OXNARD, CA
EDVIN JAVIER LOPEZ 4:44:50 MOORPARK, CA
FRANCISCO ALMAGUER 4:45:07 CAMARILLO, CA
KENT FREEMAN 4:45:11 SIMI VALLEY, CA
MARIA INES LEON 4:45:16 AGOURA HILLS, CA
G. MARK SAINZ 4:45:21 AGOURA HILLS, CA
BRETT WINSLOW 4:45:35 PORT HUENEME, CA
JULIAN CASTILLO 4:45:42 NEWBURY PARK, CA
JESUS MEJIA 4:45:55 OXNARD, CA
ELI LABER 4:46:26 AGOURA HILLS, CA
MELINDA BRODSLY 4:46:35 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
ROBERT GERACE 4:46:43 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
ROBERT YAN 4:46:52 CAMARILLO, CA
ROBERTO ESPINOZA 4:47:00 OXNARD, CA
GABRIEL COVARRUBIAS 4:47:09 CAMARILLO, CA
SANDY NELSON 4:47:13 OXNARD, CA
FELIPE VELASQUEZ 4:48:17 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
GARRY JENKINS 4:49:08 CAMARILLO, CA
JEN WERTHEIMER 4:49:42 MOORPARK, CA
ALEJANDRO ALCALA 4:49:58 OXNARD, CA
ARIANNA WONG 4:50:15 SIMI VALLEY, CA
CRISTINA ZAVALA 4:50:36 MOORPARK, CA
VIC EVANGELISTA 4:50:46 OXNARD, CA
PJ LARA 4:51:02 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
CARMEN SCHORNACK 4:51:20 CAMARILLO, CA
RICHARD DILLON 4:53:14 CAMARILLO, CA
ANTHONY FOLI 4:53:17 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
ASHLEY TESORIERO 4:53:20 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
ARTURO GUTIERREZ 4:54:21 PORT HUENEME, CA
RICHARD CARMAN 4:54:37 SIMI VALLEY, CA
RAFAEL PRADO 4:55:30 OXNARD, CA
GUSTAVO CARRANZA 4:55:53 SIMI VALLEY, CA
HIROKI YAMAGUCHI 4:56:19 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
CHARMAINE YAMBAO 4:56:23 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
GALINA RICHARDSON 4:56:46 VENTURA, CA
RODRIGO GANDULFO 4:58:21 NEWBURY PARK, CA
ALEX WEISS 4:58:48 NEWBURY PARK, CA
SOLANGE WEISS 4:58:49 MOORPARK, CA
OSCAR ARRIAGA 4:58:57 SANTA PAULA, CA
MARK BROWN 4:59:02 MOORPARK, CA
SCOTT FULKERSON 4:59:52 SIMI VALLEY, CA
SARAH REINES 4:59:56 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
BOB FRYER 5:00:00 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
KRISTINA LAUINGER 5:00:04 SIMI VALLEY, CA
ARTURO RIOS 5:00:07 OXNARD, CA
DANIEL O'KELLEY 5:00:27 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
LEAH BINGHAM 5:01:17 SIMI VALLEY, CA
JEANETTE NAGAI 5:02:35 MOORPARK, CA
VERA LORDAN 5:02:38 SIMI VALLEY, CA
CATHLYN FOSS 5:02:47 MOORPARK, CA
HOLLY MILES 5:02:48 AGOURA HILLS, CA
ED HERNANDEZ 5:03:42 MOORPARK, CA
STEVE TORRES 5:03:51 OXNARD, CA
TIMOTHY MCDOUGAL 5:04:09 OXNARD, CA
CRISTIAN GUARDADO 5:05:08 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
KIM LO 5:05:12 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
ALEJANDRO BENITO 5:05:15 OXNARD, TX
COURTNEY KERSHAW 5:05:33 AGOURA HILLS, CA
LUIS ESPINOZA 5:05:36 CAMARILLO, CA
OSIRIS BARRAGAN 5:05:41 SIMI VALLEY, CA
BRYAN CLARK 5:05:58 SIMI VALLEY, CA
KEITH STUDLEY 5:06:16 SIMI VALLEY, CA
JULIE RIEDMILLER 5:07:17 CAMARILLO, CA
FRANK LAGUARDIA 5:07:39 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
DAISY MELENDEZ 5:07:55 OXNARD, CA
TOM FRIEL 5:08:23 CAMARILLO, CA
ELIZABETH FURMAN 5:09:40 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
JAMES MORROW 5:09:41 SIMI VALLEY, CA
DONALD WHITE 5:09:44 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
FRANK HABON 5:09:57 OXNARD, CA
STEPHEN QUINN 5:10:16 VENTURA, CA
JAVIER PEREZ 5:10:48 VENTURA, CA
MICHAEL COGNATA 5:11:19 SIMI VALLEY, CA
DANIEL MARGOLIS 5:11:23 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
KIMBERLY FREEMAN 5:11:24 SIMI VALLEY, CA
ROBERT GIFFIN 5:11:53 SANTA PAULA, CA
JOHN LIM 5:12:09 AGOURA HILLS, CA
DAVE MALAGON 5:12:20 OXNARD, CA
MAUREEN FRIEDMAN 5:12:27 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
MIKE TOSCH 5:12:30 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
SYLVIA DEBORAH ANN KILLGORE 5:12:37 PORT HUENEME, CA
WENDY WHETTON 5:12:43 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
JIM CROWFOOT 5:13:12 SIMI VALLEY, CA
DEANNA HUDGINS 5:13:12 MOORPARK, CA
JUANITA SUAREZ 5:13:12 OXNARD, CA
BRENT CRAFTON 5:13:47 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
FLAVIO LUPERCIO 5:14:10 OJAI, CA
AMANDA BRUNETTE 5:14:54 VENTURA, CA
BRETT GRISWOLD 5:14:55 MOORPARK, CA
GERARDO DE CASAS 5:15:22 OXNARD, CA
ELIZABETH ZERNIK 5:15:35 NEWBURY PARK, CA
ABRAHAM MARRUFFO 5:16:24 VENTURA, CA
BARBARA HARD 5:16:37 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
LINDY CRAFT 5:17:23 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
JORDAN LUKIEWSKI 5:17:59 CAMARILLO, CA
MARIO PALOMARES 5:18:32 SIMI VALLEY, CA
KRYSTAL HUISENGA 5:18:50 MOORPARK, CA
ANNA IP 5:18:50 MOORPARK, CA
ANDY HUISENGA 5:18:51 MOORPARK, CA
KATHLEEN COVARRUBIAS 5:20:11 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
PATRICIA DAWSON 5:20:37 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
MARILETH NAKAGAWA 5:20:37 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
RUBEN ROSALES 5:20:58 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
MELANIE SWANSON 5:21:45 CAMARILLO, CA
ANDREA LIM 5:21:54 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
JERRIKA BARNETT 5:23:00 CAMARILLO, CA
OXIEL MARTINEZ 5:23:04 VENTURA, CA
WARREN ANDERSON 5:23:07 OXNARD, CA
AMY ROBBINS 5:23:11 OXNARD, CA
KATHLEEN SACHA 5:23:13 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
TINA KONIARES 5:23:39 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
ROBIN NISHIZAKI 5:23:56 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
MJ KENNEDY 5:24:05 PORT HUENEME, CA
ERIC SANCHEZ 5:24:09 OXNARD, CA
BECKY TAYLOR 5:24:40 SIMI VALLEY, CA
NICOLE LE 5:24:56 CAMARILLO, CA
LYNN MOCHIZUKI 5:25:06 OXNARD, CA
ALI NADERI 5:25:12 MOORPARK, CA
DAO KEMP 5:25:15 SIMI VALLEY, CA
ANNMARIE WILLIAMS 5:25:20 CAMARILLO, CA
SONYA LEHTO 5:25:47 NEWBURY PARK, CA
NORMAN LEHTO 5:25:47 NEWBURY PARK, CA
TIM PADILLA 5:27:06 MOORPARK, CA
DONNA JOAQUIN 5:27:50 SIMI VALLEY, CA
BRYAN CLABEAUX 5:28:08 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
MONICA FIERRO 5:28:24 OXNARD, CA
ABHIJIT AGASHE 5:28:38 AGOURA HILLS, CA
DAISY FERNANDEZ 5:28:46 OXNARD, CA
JONATHAN LULL 5:28:54 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
EDWARD BOUGHTON 5:29:12 VENTURA, CA
GORDON MEEK 5:29:30 PORT HUENEME, CA
TEAM CC 5:29:40 AGOURA HILLS, CA
GEOFF BIGLEY 5:29:41 CAMARILLO, CA
JIMMY VERITY 5:29:43 MOORPARK, CA
CHUNG SEOK 5:30:31 CAMARILLO, CA
JOSE OLARTE 5:31:15 OXNARD, CA
JOEL CERDA 5:31:30 OXNARD, CA
GINA GARCIA 5:31:30 VENTURA, CA
REID CHOBANIAN 5:31:33 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
JUYEA HOO 5:31:58 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
SOPHIA HARGETT 5:33:19 VENTURA, CA
KATRINA HOLLINS 5:33:55 MOORPARK, CA
DAVE MCINTYRE 5:33:55 CAMARILLO, CA
NATALIE ROBERTS 5:33:56 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
CHRIS CAPARON 5:33:56 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
FLORIE PINEDA 5:33:58 SIMI VALLEY, CA
MARILYN EHRMAN 5:34:40 AGOURA HILLS, CA
LENA BIGELOW 5:34:50 AGOURA HILLS, CA
LETTY MEJIA 5:35:18 FILLMORE, CA
ANTHONY SABO 5:35:43 CAMARILLO, CA
JIM MONTGOMERY 5:35:51 VENTURA, CA
BETH MORROW 5:36:05 SIMI VALLEY, CA
CELSO LEA?OS 5:36:16 OXNARD, CA
MIKE PATTERSON 5:36:44 OXNARD, CA
MALIN MCKINLEY 5:36:49 AGOURA HILLS, CA
NANCY SANCHEZ 5:36:52 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
YVETTE ULLOA 5:37:58 CAMARILLO, CA
DAVID CHIN 5:38:04 VENTURA, CA
YUKO ISHIKAWA 5:38:05 OXNARD, CA
MANNY DORADO 5:38:08 OXNARD, CA
GUILLERMO LOPEZ 5:38:17 OXNARD, CA
NATALLY MIRANDA 5:39:17 OXNARD, CA
GIGI PETERSON 5:39:31 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
HEATHER TOMKA 5:39:41 VENTURA, CA
JEFFERY RUGGIERI 5:40:10 SIMI VALLEY, CA
CHRISTOPHER BORTHS 5:40:55 MOORPARK, CA
KARLA DIDOMIZIO 5:40:55 OXNARD, CA
JOHN NASH 5:41:04 OXNARD, CA
BRIAN BRADBURN 5:41:31 NEWBURY PARK, CA
MICHAEL DIPPERSTEIN 5:41:32 CAMARILLO, CA
ROBIN FONTANA 5:41:32 CAMARILLO, CA
JENNIFER SIMPSON 5:41:49 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
JASMINE ALEJANDRO-MANALO 5:42:08 OXNARD, CA
MADELEINE QUACKENBUSH 5:42:45 OJAI, CA
DEBBIE LEVITT 5:42:46 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
SARA MITCHELL 5:42:46 VENTURA, CA
BRIAN CLARK 5:43:16 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
DYLAN PLANTE 5:43:41 SIMI VALLEY, CA
JAHANGIR MEHRKHODAVANDI 5:43:48 SIMI VALLEY, CA
SHEILA GALINSKY 5:44:03 CAMARILLO, CA
MARIA VELASCO 5:44:11 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
LAURIE CRAFT 5:44:30 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
TRACY SAWLSVILLE 5:47:07 SIMI VALLEY, CA
KAITLIN MALONE 5:47:21 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
LUIS ESTRADA 5:47:23 CAMARILLO, CA
JOANN HABROUN 5:47:57 SIMI VALLEY, CA
STACY HABROUN 5:47:58 SIMI VALLEY, CA
CHRIS SONNENBERG 5:49:34 MOORPARK, CA
SAMRAH KHAN 5:49:54 SIMI VALLEY, CA
DAVID GRIMMETT 5:50:21 SIMI VALLEY, CA
BETSY WATSON 5:50:40 OXNARD, CA
KAREN MCELFRESH 5:51:14 AGOURA HILLS, CA
JOSE GUADALUPE HERNANDEZ PADILLA 5:51:23 OXNARD, CA
DEREK LEUNG 5:52:16 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
STEVEN WOOD 5:52:25 NEWBURY PARK, CA
KIRAN KUMAR VEERAVATNAM 5:52:26 SIMI VALLEY, CA
DENISE HILL 5:53:41 OXNARD, CA
AMANDA HERNANDEZ 5:53:47 SIMI VALLEY, CA
MICKII HOSAKI 5:53:52 OXNARD, CA
KATE CALDERON 5:53:52 VENTURA, CA
CARRIE MANDEL 5:54:11 AGOURA HILLS, CA
BRENT MANDEL 5:54:11 AGOURA HILLS, CA
NICHOLAS MLINAC 5:54:54 PORT HUENEME, CA
ANDREW SHLAPAK 5:54:57 SIMI VALLEY, CA
STEVEN HAUSER 5:55:12 CAMARILLO, CA
JACK NOSCO 5:56:04 NEWBURY PARK, CA
UN CHONG HWANG 5:56:26 OXNARD, CA
DEBBIE BURGEE 5:56:35 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
CHRIS BURGEE 5:56:36 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
AMANDA MURRY 5:57:30 MOORPARK, CA
GERLY TOREJA 5:58:03 OXNARD, CA
ELISABETH TRASK 5:58:19 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
JIM VILLA 5:58:19 VENTURA, CA
DEAN JOAQUIN 5:59:11 SIMI VALLEY, CA
JOHANNA MULLEN 5:59:51 CAMARILLO, CA
JULIE STAFFORD 6:00:07 SIMI VALLEY, CA
TIN WAI KWAN 6:00:10 NEWBURY PARK, CA
LUCIA LEMIEUX 6:00:21 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
CHRISTIAN MELGAR 6:01:08 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
QUOC NGO 6:02:26 CAMARILLO, CA
KENNETH FONG 6:03:17 CAMARILLO, CA
JACKIE WILLRODT 6:04:58 MOORPARK, CA
PAUL VAUGHAN 6:04:59 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
ARON FERNANDEZ 6:05:11 OXNARD, CA
EDWARD POWELL 6:05:11 OJAI, CA
MONICA ARAMBULA 6:05:24 MOORPARK, CA
ERIKA ESTRADA 6:05:29 OXNARD, CA
ROBERT STEPHENS 6:05:51 SIMI VALLEY, CA
KEN CRAFT 6:06:13 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
JANET GREATHOUSE 6:06:44 AGOURA HILLS, CA
FRANCINE PITASSI 6:09:11 SIMI VALLEY, CA
TAMIE STEWART 6:10:13 VENTURA, CA
TIFFANY PHAM 6:11:16 MOORPARK, CA
ALEXIS RAMIREZ 6:12:04 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
LORNA WEST 6:12:38 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
CJ DONALDSON 6:12:46 OXNARD, CA
MIREYA RODRIGUEZ 6:13:07 OXNARD, CA
LORETTA MITCHELL 6:13:10 PORT HUENEME, CA
KEN TOMIMITSU 6:13:25 CAMARILLO, CA
ERICK RODRIGUEZ 6:13:25 CAMARILLO, CA
JEFF ROBERTS 6:13:45 VENTURA, CA
SUZANNE RIGGIO 6:14:10 SIMI VALLEY, CA
JAYME RIGGIO 6:14:10 SIMI VALLEY, CA
CYNTHIA CONWAY 6:16:04 SIMI VALLEY, CA
BOB MCQUAID 6:16:49 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
KELLEY CHARLTON 6:16:55 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
HARLEY JANE KOZAK 6:17:55 AGOURA HILLS, CA
JENNY BARNARD 6:19:19 SIMI VALLEY, CA
JAMES NEITZ 6:19:19 VENTURA, CA
SELETA DOBROSKY 6:21:26 FILLMORE, CA
CHRISTOPHER BORGESON 6:22:26 MOORPARK, CA
RAY PELONE 6:22:42 SIMI VALLEY, CA
ALFREDO OROZCO 6:22:50 MOORPARK, CA
GREGORY WHITNEY 6:24:57 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
SCOTT KETELHUT 6:26:25 CAMARILLO, CA
KARLA ALCARAZ 6:26:43 OXNARD, CA
MEG MCCORMICK 6:27:00 OJAI, CA
CAROL MCCORMICK 6:27:02 OJAI, CA
JOHN COWART 6:31:09 SIMI VALLEY, CA
JOHN CHUNG 6:31:20 VENTURA, CA
DANIEL MESTAS 6:31:51 MOORPARK, CA
MONICA AGUILAR 6:32:05 PORT HUENEME, CA
MARIE STEVENSON 6:32:28 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
HOMERO MAGANA 6:32:38 MOORPARK, CA
WENDY MARINEZ 6:33:10 OXNARD, CA
GABRIELA AGUILAR 6:33:11 OXNARD, CA
MARTHA CERVANTES 6:33:11 VENTURA, CA
RYAN MAYHEW 6:33:33 SIMI VALLEY, CA
STEPHANIE MAYHEW 6:33:34 SIMI VALLEY, CA
CLIFF HOUSEGO 6:34:29 CAMARILLO, CA
KRYSTLE BUENCILLA 6:38:35 OXNARD, CA
RICHARD CRATER 6:40:29 AGOURA HILLS, CA
MARY JANE HUGHES 6:41:52 VENTURA, CA
BEVERLY PALMBERG 6:42:49 SIMI VALLEY, CA
RUDY MARIN 6:43:13 VENTURA, CA
CHRISTINA POLINO 6:43:53 SIMI VALLEY, CA
LARRY IRVIN 6:44:45 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
MARK SUZUMOTO 6:45:51 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
FREIDRICH MUNOZ 6:46:22 SIMI VALLEY, CA
JASPER TADIAMAN 6:46:45 OXNARD, CA
RANDY WATKINS 6:47:58 SIMI VALLEY, CA
BRUCE TAKEGUMA 6:48:57 NEWBURY PARK, CA
THOMAS ENOCH GARCIA 6:50:16 PORT HUENEME, CA
CORINNE LEE-TRETTEL 6:51:50 SIMI VALLEY, CA
RAFAEL OCHOA 6:52:44 OXNARD, CA
MIKE STEPHENS 6:53:59 SIMI VALLEY, CA
NANCY CALDERONE 6:54:01 SIMI VALLEY, CA
MICHELE CASTILLO 6:56:09 VENTURA, CA
GUILLE ESPINOZA 6:57:24 VENTURA, CA
LORRAINE CRANE 6:59:54 CAMARILLO, CA
PHILIP ANKROM 7:00:57 SIMI VALLEY, CA
YUYI TSAI 7:02:44 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
TOSHIKO SEKIZAWA 7:02:46 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
CHARLOTTE LEE RAMOS 7:05:19 OXNARD, CA
SHARON FRANCIS 7:06:57 CAMARILLO, CA
JERI WILLIAMS 7:12:25 SIMI VALLEY, CA
LARRY TRAGER 7:13:00 SIMI VALLEY, CA
MEGHAN RIEDMILLER 7:14:35 CAMARILLO, CA
PATRICIA AYALA 7:14:40 AGOURA HILLS, CA
JAMIE DAVIS 7:14:41 AGOURA HILLS, CA
ERIN CARIKER 7:15:38 SIMI VALLEY, CA
MICHAEL BUNCH 7:15:41 SIMI VALLEY, CA
GILBERT RAMOS JR 7:16:04 OXNARD, CA
AURELIO FELIX 7:18:23 SIMI VALLEY, CA
YUKIO OKANO 7:19:45 OXNARD, CA
STACY HARRIS 7:20:07 AGOURA HILLS, CA
PHYLLIS HALLOWELL 7:20:26 MOORPARK, CA
DOMENIC FOLI 7:21:07 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
SHARON GELLER 7:21:16 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
GERALDSON CARPO 7:21:18 PORT HUENEME, CA
AMIE YAMBAO 7:21:18 PORT HUENEME, CA
DAN BLEICH 7:21:50 OXNARD, CA
SUSAN ADAMICH 7:25:34 VENTURA, CA
JAMIE HIGGINS 7:25:53 SIMI VALLEY, CA
MAURICE HIGGINS IV 7:25:54 SIMI VALLEY, CA
LISA HEMENWAY 7:26:18 SIMI VALLEY, CA
ANDREA KEMP 7:27:05 THOUSAND OAKS, CA
KATHY NASH 7:28:24 MOORPARK, CA
ROSIE GOMES 7:28:43 SIMI VALLEY, CA
BRIAN SOARES 7:31:25 OXNARD, CA
STACEY SOARES 7:31:27 OXNARD, CA
TODD ANDERSON 7:31:56 CAMARILLO, CA
VANESSA OLMOS 7:35:11 SANTA PAULA, CA
JANE BROWN 7:35:15 OXNARD, CA
CARYL KRISTENSEN 7:39:28 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
ESMERALDA COVARRUBIAS 7:41:56 CAMARILLO, CA
RICHARD VARELA JR 7:46:58 OXNARD, CA
CAROL PILKINGTON 7:50:09 OJAI, CA
D TOPILTZIN SANCHEZ 7:53:41 VENTURA, CA
DONALD VILLAFANA 7:54:04 OXNARD, CA
JACK MILNER 7:54:29 CAMARILLO, CA
CYNTHIA MONTES 7:55:16 MOORPARK, CA
BRIAN MESSNER 7:58:02 MOORPARK, CA
ALICIA MIRAMONTEZ 7:58:54 OXNARD, CA
DESOLYN YORKE 8:01:52 SIMI VALLEY, CA
TODD BEGUELIN 8:08:13 VENTURA, CA
ANDREA BEGUELIN 8:08:13 VENTURA, CA
MELISSA ACAYAN 8:09:02 OXNARD, CA
SUSIE MCMASTER 8:11:49 NEWBURY PARK, CA
LAUREN KORT 8:12:12 WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA
REGINA REMOLACIO 8:21:38 SIMI VALLEY, CA
GREGORY COLE 8:29:42 THOUSAND OAKS, CA

Running Down the Potrero Grade Means You Have to Run Back Up

Without any particular marathon goals in mind, I've been running at a casual pace, mostly with camera in hand, for the past year. This past Saturday, on a whim I decided to run from Newbury Park down the Potrero Grade to CSU Channel Islands (CI)...and back.

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It wasn't a particularly great day for running long, as the Santa Anas were drying things up after recent storms and, starting my run around 9 a.m., the heat played a bit of a factor. With water bottle, a single GU pack and my camera in hand, off I went.

For those of you not familiar with Potrero Road, it is a moderately treacherous, yet nicely paved, two lane road that links Newbury Park with Camarillo and the Oxnard Plain. It drops about 1,000 feet from Dos Vientos to CI. The top portion has a few tight twists and turns, with minimal shoulder space in these sections. Bottom line is, most runners I know have never, and will never, attempt running Potrero Road (I do know one crazy guy who has run it...John, I'm talking about you).

It was a bright, clear day and I felt confident that passing automobiles and motorcycles (and cyclists) would clearly see me running and not bash into me, ruining what otherwise was a pretty nice day. I survived to type this.

My water bottle was empty before I hit the bottom of the grade. But the good news is that I found a drinking fountain at a park on the east end of CI, near the student housing. Funny how good lukewarm water tastes on a warm day after running 9 miles. I downed my single GU pack and moved along, back towards Potrero.

Back up the grade from just above CSU Channel Islands

Back up the grade from just above CSU Channel Islands

The trek back up the grade was slow and steady. Having no long runs under my belt of late, combined with the steady climb, made this a bit more challenging than my body could endure. I used to pride myself on being a badass...someone who only stops running if a bodily function, injury, or emergency situation arises...not so this Saturday. I stopped for walk breaks off and on starting with the really steep part of the climb. It was a survival game for me.

Luckily there's a dirt shoulder next to most of the Potrero Grade

Luckily there's a dirt shoulder next to most of the Potrero Grade

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Alternating running with walking up the hill allowed me to see things the speeding cars can't see so much, like this truck at the bottom of the canyon adjacent to the road. Not a particularly good place to park, one would think. Would be interesting to learn the history behind this truck.

All told, I made it back to the start in 2 1/2 hours. The run/walk was about 17 miles, so while much slower than my typical training run pace, it felt good to have completed this trek for the first time.

Needless to say, I was pretty sore the next day, heightened by the fact that I took the kids bowling in the afternoon.