A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Muir Beach 50K Race Report

The Muir Beach trail run, which is put on by the fine PCTR team, is all about views and climbs.  It’s an absolute must if you live anywhere near San Francisco.

With the exception of tight parking and long walk to the start, the event is flawless.  You have the option of running the 11K, 17K, 33K, or 50K.  Don’t let the shorter distances fool you; it’s a hard — yet magnificent — run from start to finish.

I will let the pictures speak for themselves.

Muir Beach Elevation

View of Marin
Morning View of Marin from the Trail
Fog still lifting over the Golden Gate
Fog still lifting over the Golden Gate
The city looks so far away from up here!
The city looks so far away from up here!
Made it the other side.
Made it to the other side of the Headlands.
The Pacific Ocean
The Pacific Ocean
Go to the RunScout.Com for a super cool Fly Over of the 33K.
Click image to go to the RunScout.Com for a super cool Fly Over of the 33K course. The 50K does all of this at least once, about 1/3rd of it twice.
I know, I know... it's about the experience, not the time, etc.
I know, I know... it's about the experience, not the time, etc. But I am still super stoked about coming in 5th female, age group 3rd.
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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Cynthia says:

    That’s a great time for a hard race! Way to go!

    I am still sidelined by PF problems. Should’ve backed off when problems first appeared. All plans for races are now on hold… (sniff)

    Glad you are doing well. Sounds like you are ready for North Face!

  2. runrunrunrun says:

    Thanks, Cynthia! It was hard but fun.

    I am so sorry to hear about your foot. All you can really do is stay off it. It will get better! Have faith.

    JW

  3. Cynthia says:

    Maybe that’s why it keeps sticking around! I haven’t really quit running on it- just cut the mileage and run real slow, lots of hills so I can get some exercise at least. Even when I take rest days it still hurts, from walking or just standing! That kind of removes the incentive to stop running.

    I’d like to take the opportunity to start a different exercise regimen like weights or yoga, but not sure what to try. Do you have anything to recommend?

  4. runrunrunrun says:

    What about biking and swimming? This injury could you be your first step (no pun intended) toward becoming a triathlete.

    It that’s not your ball-of-wax, I have always wanted to do Yoga or Pilates. I hear they are both outstanding for runners.

    JW

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