Home: San Francisco.
Activity: Trail Running
Favorite Destination: Dipsea Trail, Marin
“I love nothing more than to walk out my front door in San Francisco and start running,” says ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes. “I might run for an hour, or for a day. I meet people along the way, watch the sunset, watch the moon fill the sky; it’s rejuvenating to me.” If you can catch him, you may find Karnazes blazing down Marin’s classic Dipsea Trail, which stretches from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach and over Mt. Tam. “The smell of the ocean, the views, the intensity of the terrain—all make for a memorable experience.” When he’s done with the Dipsea, Karnazes favors grabbing a salad at Pluto’s on Scott St., hanging out at Peet’s, or heading home to his kids. Karnazes offers this advice to all “woulda-coulda-shoulda” runners: “Find something that you’re passionate about and pursue it. Running might not be your thing, and that’s fine. Maybe it’s mountain biking or rock climbing. If you’re not looking forward to it every day, then find something else that your heart is into.” We’ll run with that.
Pluto’s, 3258 Scott St., SF; 415-775-8867.