REI Trail Run Club

Sunday July 24th

Trippet Ranch Topanga

Hi Team,


BIG THANKS TO Sergei Dergunov who opened up his picnic table for us to join at his BBQ at our last Trail Run Club. Which started our now monthly cookouts. Next up Aug 28 we will be starting our run at Tapia Park and ending with another Potluck BBQ. YUM! Thank you again Sergei for sharing your delicious foods with us. (see picture)


Thank you for all who weathered the heat at Woodland Hills "village" run on Thursday!


You guys rock!


Sunday will be cooler in the morning but be prepared.


How to run in the heat.


* Listen to your body

* Slow your pace down (your body is already working over time)

* hydrate with water and take in some electrolytes (salty snack)

* If you stop sweating, your skin becomes patchy colors or you feel light headed... rest (preferably in the shade), hydrate and tell someone


Don't be complaisant, bring extra water for you and if a friend on the trail needs some.

On the trail it's more challenging and time consuming to get help. Be prepared.

Protect your skin from the sun

Be aware that snakes are more active during the heat.


Now.. let's have some FUN!


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ON SUNDAY 7/24 "Trail Run Club"


We are meeting at Trippet Ranch in Topanga State Park


JOIN us for a social, challenging, beautiful trail run in the Santa Monica Mountains!

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US!
Register Here:
https://www.rei.com/events/rei-trail-run-club-santa-monica-mountains/topanga/148107

If it's sold out ... come anyway! We have never turned anyone away.

PARKING: Park outside the gate for FREE PARKING
PACE: We run for time not distance
LEVELS: All Levels of running expertise and pace are welcome
INSTRUCTORS: Cyndi & Asia
COURSE: We will guide you on a course with diverse terrain from single track to fireroad.
ADDRESS TO TRAIL HEAD:
20829 Entrada Rd
Topanga, CA 90290


WEATHER:
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=34.091904555072404&lon=-118.5970687866211#.VpVtNZMrLeQ

STRAVA LINK OF COURSE:
https://www.strava.com/activities/453772960
Musch trail, Eagle Rock, Hub loop

Discover how running in our mountains and canyons can bring peace and empowerment. Gain strength, make new friends and learn tips from our experts. Learn more about improving your off-road skills while exploring some excellent trails, this outing is for you. Learn proper trail running techniques for this environment to strengthen and develop muscles. Explore new trails, gain the health benefits and learn the gear that is needed.

* Recommended for ages 14 and older; under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

BRING:
Trail running shoes
Water for 2 hrs
Sun Protection
Appropriate clothes for weather (light weight jacket)
Snack to share at the end of run (optional)
AND POSITIVE AWESOME ATTITUDE!


SAFETY: (Trail and Road)

Road:
We need to be seen. Lights and reflectors front and rear on your clothing.

Road and Trail
Precautions and how to prevent

Twisting of the ankle: Keep your eyes on a 10 foot perimeter in front of you. Talk to friends with eyes on the trail, enjoy the vista views by stopping to acknowledging it's beauty, and stay on the most even part of trail.

Dehydration:
Sip on water constantly!
Cramping and light headedness are all signs of dehydration

Feeling light headed or lethargic:
Slow down, tell an instructor, add salt (electrolyte snack or drink)

Cramping:
Drink water and walk it out in the early stages before you are on the ground
Take an electrolyte snack or drink
Most importantly don't be shy about sharing your health issues with your instructors. That's why we are here. We are Wilderness First Aid certified and we are one family on the trail.

Wild life:
We are in the home of deer, coyotes, mountain lions, snakes, ants, bees...
Stay alert, tell others, stay in the center of the trail, listen and respect their space.

The night before and day of your run.

Get a good night sleep, eat a light and healthy before arriving and get excited about meeting some great, like minded people!

It's going to be awesome!

Let me know if you have any questions.

Peace and Strength in Mother Nature,

--
Cyndi Wyatt
cell phone: 818-523-6104
REI Sales Lead
REI Fitness Ambassador
REI Outdoor School Instructor
Big City Mountaineers Ambassador

Future Running dates:

Sunday, July 24th, 8am

20828 Entrada Road

Topanga, CA

REI "VILLAGE" RUN CLUB


THURSDAY AUG 11th 6PM

THURSDAY AUG 25th 6PM



NEXT TRAIL RUN CLUB:


SUN, AUG 14TH 8AM

SUN, AUG 28TH - TAPIA PARK - Pot luck BBQ after run "DON'T MISS OUT"

* 8am Meet

* 8:15 Start Running

* 9am Turn around and head back

* 9:45 arrive back at our cars

* Share snacks, reflect, and be social