I first ran Rancho PG&E trail around 8 years ago and have run it multiple times every year since then. I start from the first parking lot (one with the Equestrian parking), go all the way up (running and walking) along the PG&E electricity poles and then always run downhill.
For the past few months I’ve been trying to run the entire trail (both uphill & downhill) and came close to it 3 weeks ago. Finally, I did it yesterday – took me 48 min 57 secs. I maintained a consistent pace through out the run and I think that helped a lot. I hope to improve the timings in the months to come.
Also last weekend was my first 30-mile weekend. Basically, it was a mix of 22 miles bike on Sunday and 9 miles run on Monday with a total > 30 miles. I hope to have at least one 30 mile weekend once a month.