Tuesday, August 9, 2011


I'm set to run the Lake Tahoe Half Marathon in just under 7 weeks. I have been wanting to run this race for years and am so excited I'm actually doing it this year! Check out the description and profile below.

The Half Marathon starts south of Meeks Bay on Glen Street, halfway down the Marathon course. The course rolls downhill for the first 2 miles before starting a challenging climb of 520’ over 1.55 miles up the "Hill from Hell", then 1.3 miles of rolling terrain, then down 200’ over 0.9 miles crossing over Eagle Falls, and back up 200’ over 0.9 miles to the 20 mile mark at Inspiration Point. The spectacular 20 mile mark (or 7 mile Half Marathon mark) is the narrow spine of the ridge overlooking Emerald Bay, Cascade Lake, and Lake Tahoe itself. This may be the most beautiful run you ever do. The last 6.2 miles are all down hill and beautiful, picking up the bike trail for the last 3.5 miles to the finish, going over Taylor Creek Bridge and the spawning fire cracker red Kokanee salmon, through the Pope and Valhalla Historical Estates along the waters edge, by Camp Richardson, and finishing at Pope Beach where the cold waters of Tahoe await your tired feet.

The only thing I'm not looking forward to is the 6.2 miles of downhill! That is going to be brutal on my knees, hips, and back.

I'll definitely need to run at Rancho this weekend. Got to get those hills in.

Okay. Your turn. Let's hear about your upcoming races!


  1. I'm set to run the Salt Lake Hlaf Marathon on September 3 with my little brothers. Can't wait. Apparently it's a challenging course, but no elevation map, so we'll see how it goes! :) Nike Women's Half Marathon in October, and then the City of Oaks Marathon in November. Equally excited for all three!

    As far as your hills go, you are a natural at those, IMHO. Rock 'em. And take it nice and easy on teh way down.

  2. RAGNAR from SF to Calistoga September 16-17th. Heard they are a great experience. Gotta try it! Fun to run with you last week! Been too long!