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Trail Runs

Catalina Marathon Race Day Experience Report, Video and Garmin Data by Coach Steve Mackel

The Catalina Marathon is one of my favorite marathons. Why? Because it’s a trail marathon, it’s on a beautiful island, awesome views, challenging terrain, friends, cool people and a weekend experience. It’s not just a race. The video below starts … Continue reading

Vivian Creek Trail to Summit Mt San Gorgonio 8-11-13

I’ve done my share of tough trail runs that turn into hikes at some point and I have done some cool backpacking trips that I wonder just how fast I could have moved if I wasn’t under such a heavy … Continue reading

Catalina Marathon – Course Review and Insights

In 2010 I ran the Catalina Marathon to have a good time and give you, the viewer a good idea of the course terrain. I know you can look at an elevation chart but I point out many of the … Continue reading