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Road Trippin’ to the Falls 30k This Weekend

Getting ready to road trip down with local speedster TJ, for a fun nighttime adventure at the Falls 30 km trail run down at Pedernales State Park northwest of Austin.

Pedernales State Park (Photo: Courtesy dj @ oxherder arts @

Shortly after the race start, it will look like this! (Photo: Courtesy of dj @ oxherder arts @

7:15 PM Start

Starting temperature ~100F

Finishing temperature ~90F

Control what you can to the best of your ability.

What does that mean for me?

  • More fluids and electrolytes – Plan to carry two handhelds
  • Run slower – Will wear a HRM to hold back the effort in the first half of the run.
  • Smile!

The biggest challenge may be staying hydrated on the drive down as we bake inside the four-wheeled rotisserie oven…

Hope to see some of you at the race!

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David –

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

5 Responses to “Road Trippin’ to the Falls 30k This Weekend”

  1. on 05 Aug 2011 at 6:47 pm Jonathan

    Have a good race! Make it back in one piece and let us know how it goes. I’ll be running the Shoe at the end of the month and debating on whether to run with my Camelback or handhelds.

  2. on 05 Aug 2011 at 7:22 pm David Hanenburg

    Jonathan – Thanks dude! I felt the pack would trap too much heat and don’t really need any significant storage. Will let ya know how it goes.

  3. on 05 Aug 2011 at 9:11 pm Harold Neiper

    Nice pics! I’m still debating whether to wear my pack or just two hand helds. Did my last 100* plus run for 16 with the pack. It was packed solid with ice and so that kept things kinda cool (i think ;). Gotta review the map for the aid stations again.

  4. on 07 Aug 2011 at 4:40 pm David Hanenburg

    Hey Harold – Great to see you out on the trail! How did the rest of the run go?

  5. on 08 Aug 2011 at 11:25 am Jonathan

    Saw your time on the race site and congrats on your finish when the temp at race start was over 100 degrees. Look forward to a detailed race report. Heard there was a lot of runner carnage. Any tips for the Shoe would be appreciated as well.