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    Race Recap: Xterra Topanga Trail Run 10K

    I wanted to sign up for a “turkey trot” this year, but I tend to be in smaller towns over Thanksgiving. I like the small-town run feel. I searched around & there were several on Thanksgiving day IN and around L.A., but they sounded like a crowded mess. Instead, I signed up for a trail run 10K this past Sunday in Topanga State Park. It lived up to its expectation of being more about scenery than the crowds. I’ve only done a few trail runs & this one was not kidding. Like most trails in the Santa Monica Mountains, it’s basically UP and then back DOWN. “Well that’s any mountain,…