15207Re: Can't stop running...Sunanda's 50k and my 6 hour race
- Oct 2, 2005There is a group called Pacific Coast Trail Runs at:
www.pacifictrailruns.com. There aren't many pictures, but they put
on some of the best trail runs in California, about once a month.
The race that Tsvetan mentioned that Dean Karnazes did is
called 'Western States 100'. Its a very famous and difficult race
where your on a trail in the middle of the night and you have to
cross rivers and such. Christopher, did you come to the Centre in
SF? I'm not sure I can remember...
Viddyut San Francisco
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, christopher_aus
> Hearing about Sunanda's 50k race up and down Mount Diablo remindedme
> of the wonderful time I visited San Francisco about 7 years ago.Such
> beautiful scenery! I would love to go back one day and run thisrace.
> Thinking back to some of the other scenery I enjoyed around SanFran
> (Muir woods, Stinson beach- that's all the names i can remember)is so
> inspiring. Are there some pictures of the Mt Diablo race somewhereonline?
> Christopher, Melbourne
> --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, viddyut82
> <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > Just this saturday(9/24), Sunanda embarked on a most
> > difficult journey: a 50k race up and down Mount Diablo in the
> > Bay Area of California. With 8,900 feet of elevation gain, thisrun
> > is no joke. She won the womens event in a time of 7:07.Exhausted,
> > she came to work and was waiting tables within 2 hours offinishing
> > her race. We are all extremely proud her here in SanFrancisco. I
> > wish I could say more, but those of you who know her also knowhow
> > quiet she is!so
> > On Sunday, I ran a six hour race in Golden Gate Park around
> > a .788 mile loop. It was a beautiful sunny day, almost too much
> > for running. I secretly harbored the desire to run 40 miles,but I
> > fell short and finished with 38 miles. I split for the marathonwas
> > 3:54, a little bit faster than my time in NY. But I knew it wastoo
> > fast. I knew that I wouldn't be able to hold on to that pace,but I
> > still held on closely. Some of the runners were familiar withthe
> > Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team, especially this one older couple whohad
> > run the Harmony Run and many of our Foster City Marathons.Every
> > time I passed the old man he would say 'Go Chinmoy! Go Chinmoy!'my
> > Such childlike affection he was showing me! I was wearing the
> > Canberra Traithlon shirt, so many people asked me if I was from
> > Australia or if I was a triathlete.
> > A race, for me, is a time to intensify my outer life and
> > inner life. The outer life needs constant dedication,discipline,
> > and focus, while the inner life needs one-pointed aspiration andthings.
> > concentration(at least for me). This intensity should not be
> > mental. To be tense and intense are two totally different
> > Cheerfulness has its own intensity as well, which is something Itry
> > to cultivate while running.for
> > I finished in 5th place, and I am grateful, very grateful
> > this running experience!lot
> > P.S. Anyone who likes doing a lot of races, San Francisco has a
> > lot! Especially trail races. Every week there are races in the
> > city or in the trails not too far from the city. Its really a
> > of fun.
> > Viddyut
> > San Francisco
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