Boney Mtn. Trail Half Marathon 2012 – Newbury Park

I am a huge fan of the Xterra Races and this race is a must-do race. I usually train for the Catalina Buffalo Half but they have had some issues that I won’t go into here that caused me to bail on that half and find a new trail half. And, Boney Mtn is it. It gives you everything that the Buffalo Half has, the hills and the beauty. This is one tough race.

The best way to get an idea is to watch the video.

Train Focused, Steve Mackel, Certified ChiRunning® Instructor

A Running Dialogue – Sole Runners’ Mentor Isabelle and More

Click here to open the complete pdf file of: A Running Dialogue – The Sole Runners Mentors Newsletter featuring Mentor Isabelle

Train Focused, Steve Mackel – Sole Runners Head Coach

Tonight, 54 Sun Salutations at BreakThru Fitness, in Pasadena, at 7:30 PM

Today, Thursday, January 19, 7:30 PM, at Breakthru Fitness we are finishing my annual, kick-off the new year, 108 Sun Salutations. You

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can attend even if you didn’t do the first 54 Sun Salutations. This week, we will do the final 54 Sun Salutations. Our focus this week will be inviting our intentions to take hold in our lives and move toward our goals. This “Sweatfest” will help you purge it out, so be prepared. This is a difficult class but all levels welcome, you move at your speed. Do what you can.

This year we are very blessed european pharmacy online to have two of my favorite yoga teachers co-teaching the class with me. Susan Wiens – Yoga Beyond the Mat and Christianne. You can attend even if you are not a BreakThru member. Non-Members only are only $10 for these two classes (normally $30) but you must tell the front desk person you are my guest. BreakThru Fitness has mats and towels if you need them.

Breakthru Fitness is located at 345 South Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105 Phone: (626)396-1700, on the corner of Del Mar and Lake upstairs next to Trader Joes with plenty of free parking in the parking structure.

If you want more get there at 6:30 PM and take my Spinning class first. What a 1 – 2 punch!

Train Focused, Steve Mackel – Yogi in Training

Rose Parade Bandit Run – 2012

What a great morning. What a great way to start the new year. What a great parade. This unofficial run, not race, is all about fun. This year it was warm, perfect running that morning. It is 5 miles up to the floats, then you turn around run back down Colorado Blvd.

Now that I have done this twice, here are the must do list:

  • Get to the floats by 6 AM so you can walk around and see them up close.
  • Start your run back by 7:15 AM.
  • The parade starts at 8 AM and the officials want you off the street.
  • Make sure you watch the Stealth Bomber flyover.
  • Find an open a bar and have a beer on the way back.
  • Smile, enjoy the scenery and participate in the sideline fun.
  • The Sole Runners, as we train for full and half marathons, will make this an optional training run. Special thanks to the Inland Empire Running Club, Pasadena Tri Club, Pasadena Pacers and other running clubs for joining us.

    See you next year!

    Train Focused, Steve Mackel – Sole Runners Head Coach

    108 Sun Salutations Thursday, Jan. 12, and Thursday, Jan. 19, at BreakThru Fitness in Pasadena

    This Thursday, January 12, 7:30 PM, at Breakthru Fitness we are starting my annual, kick-off the new year, 108 Sun Salutations. This week, we will do 54 Sun Salutations and Thursday, January 19 we will do another 54 to make the total of 108. Our focus this week will be purging out the clutter in our lives we don’t need. Get rid of bad feelings you may be harboring, release pent up anger, let go of guilt, grief, stress, insecurities, whatever may be holding you back. This “Sweatfest” will help you purge it out, so be prepared. This is a difficult class but all levels welcome, you move at your speed. Do what you can.

    This year we are very blessed to have two of my favorite yoga teachers co-teaching the class with me. Susan Wiens – Yoga Beyond the Mat and Mark Frankel. You can attend even if you are not a BreakThru member. Non-Members only are only $10 for these two classes (normally $30) but you must tell the front desk person you are my guest. BreakThru Fitness has mats and towels if you need them.

    Breakthru Fitness is located at 345 South Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105 Phone: (626)396-1700, on the corner of Del Mar and Lake upstairs next to Trader Joes with plenty of free parking in the parking structure.

    If you want more get there at 6:30 PM and take my Spinning class first. What a 1 – 2 punch!

    Train Focused, Steve Mackel – Yogi in Training

    Coach Steve Now Teaches Indoor Cycling 6:30 pm and Athlete’s Yoga 7:30 pm Every Thursday at BreakThru Fitness in Pasadena

    Coach Steve Teaches Indoor Cycling and Athlete’s Yoga, Thursdays 6:30 PM Cycling, 7:30 PM Yoga, at beautiful Breakthru Fitness in Pasadena, on the corner of Del Mar and California, upstairs, next to Trader Joe’s.

    Just tell the front desk person that you are my guest and they will only charge you $10. Come for one class or come for both. If you are new to Spinning, please get there a little early so I can help fit you on the bike. They have plenty of yoga mats so you don’t need to bring one. Come on in and try it.

    Train Focused, Steve Mackel – MarathonTraining.TV Head Coach