|Walter and I atop Cowles Mtn|
- Tight calves...On Monday (yes, it was Monday. It was a holiday, so that's how I know it was Monday and not Tuesday...whatever)...anyway, on Monday, Walter, Turbo and I went for a hike up Cowles Mountain. It wasn't a fast hike (although I will admit to jogging on one flat portion of it, and a little of the not-so-steep downhill portions), but the hike uphill was pretty steep and when followed by Tuesday night's track workout, my calves have been SCREAMING at me ever since, so I haven't run this week since Tuesday. I'm thinking of doing a short (2 or 3 mile) run tomorrow morning, just to loosen up a bit. That's OK, right?
- Pretty much everyone is talking about the weather this weekend. Why? Because after several months of cool, albeit sometimes downright cold, SoCal weather, warmer temps decided to start this week. It's not HOT, but it is warmer than it's been lately and also, it looks to be pretty humid. The National Weather Service says we should see patchy fog before 11am on Sunday and a high of 72, which doesn't sound so bad, but it may also be pretty humid, which isn't so much fun. The RnR organizers have been sending out suggestions for running in the heat for the last day or so. I am trying to NOT get worried about this.
Betty and I cross the 10K mat at AFC 200
- Finally, this afternoon the RnR website posted this little bit'o'coolness. Competitor and Garmin have posted course previews on the Rock 'n' Roll Website. I know some people like the "surprise" of not knowing where they are running ahead of time. Not me. I like to know EVERYTHING. So, the 1/2 Mary looks like a pretty good run. I think it's going to be pretty crowded, especially around miles 4 and 5 as we head back into Balboa Park. Also, at mile 11 there's an out and back and then some kind of silly loop around the block in Bay Park (we'll be near Irene's house I think) that looks to be frustrating (I never like running AWAY from a finish line in the 11th mile), but overall I'd rather know about it in advance, than be surprised by it on race day. Also, if you look at the video, I especially like the part where the cars are backing up the freeway.
I don't know if I'll be posting again before the race. I probably will on Saturday because I have all this nervous energy.
* I created the "logo" in a program called PrintShop on my Mac and I used free clipart from Microsoft's online clipart collection for the dancing cows and the mimosa.