Terri Schneider

Terri is an author, coach, speaker, sport psychology consultant and ultra-endurance athlete. A former 10-year professional triathlete focusing on the IRONMAN® distance, she expanded her challenges to include adventure racing with the inception of the Eco Challenge in 1995, as well as ultrarunning and mountaineering. Terri earned a degree in exercise physiology as well as a master’s degree in sport psychology with a research emphasis on risk taking and team dynamics. While Santa Cruz, CA and Burlington, WA, remain her home bases, she spends time each year volunteering in Bhutan while continuing to explore and adventure around the globe. Terri looks forward to celebrating her 60th birthday on the Pacific Crest Trail this summer. For more information, visit www.terrischneider.net.

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PCT Update and Random Contemplations – 1075 Wolverine Miles Completed

PCT Update and Random Contemplations – 1075 Wolverine Miles Completed

Crossed the border into Oregon a couple days ago with mixed emotions. I am indeed in Oregon, but due to my forward flip, still have a big chunk of

Jul 15, 2021 : Terri Schneider
Pacific Crest Trail Update: Plan Z

Pacific Crest Trail Update: Plan Z

Feeling pretty worked, I took two zero’s (zero miles hiking on these days) after coming out at Tuolumne Meadows and then reluctantly ventured out on

Jul 4, 2021 : Terri Schneider
Pacific Crest Trail Update: The Majesty and Indifference of the Southern Sierra (a.k.a. The Gorgeous Sierra Doesn’t Give a Shit About You)

Pacific Crest Trail Update: The Majesty and Indifference of the Southern Sierra (a.k.a. The Gorgeous Sierra Doesn’t Give a Shit About You)

A few days out of Kennedy Meadows we got word that one of our enthusiastic, experienced, and committed fellow PCT hikers was considering quitting the

Jun 17, 2021 : Terri Schneider
An Epic Day on the PCT

An Epic Day on the PCT

On May 20, we headed out of Tehachapi hiking along then up from Hwy 58. Cool morning, pleasant sunrise, just like most days have been in the

May 24, 2021 : Terri Schneider
Pacific Crest Trail Update, Mile 535: Urban/Wilderness Juxtaposition, Water and Hikertown

Pacific Crest Trail Update, Mile 535: Urban/Wilderness Juxtaposition, Water and Hikertown

Yes, I’m still trucking along! Here are a few snippets from the last few weeks.  Urban/Wilderness Juxtaposition When we left Hwy 15 at Cajon

May 17, 2021 : Terri Schneider
Pacific Crest Trail Update: San Jacinto, The Rock Slide and a Well Earned Zero

Pacific Crest Trail Update: San Jacinto, The Rock Slide and a Well Earned Zero

San Jacinto:  After taking a zero day (zero miles hiked) on day 9 outside of Warner Springs, we headed out again with a couple of friends who

Apr 25, 2021 : Terri Schneider
Pacific Crest Trail Day 8: Morning, Geographic Diversity, and People

Pacific Crest Trail Day 8: Morning, Geographic Diversity, and People

Morning I’m hiking with my dear friend Diane, who got her trail name, Guppy, a couple of days ago on her 61st birthday. We have been having a

Apr 17, 2021 : Terri Schneider
In Praise of Tests

In Praise of Tests

Yo-Yo Taming As we pulled out of our driveway in Northern Washington, I suddenly started sobbing. The gut-wrenching kind of sob that makes you

Apr 7, 2021 : Terri Schneider