Originally, I thought I'd have a really good adventure story to tell...it started with this:
Subject: Crazy Saturday
To: The Herd
Date: Friday, January 27, 2012, 3:21PM
((I am rolling my eyes at myself as I write this))
Here's the plan:
6:22am - pick up whomever is going to ride & run at Betty's house. Walter needs the Pilot this weekend, but I can get one bike in the back of my car and two bikes on the bike rack. I'll bring a lock too.
7:00am - Run from Ponto State Beach (Carlsbad). It's an hour run, but there's a warmup and stretch before running - we should be done running by 8:30.
9:00am - Arrive at Torrey Pines State Beach to meet the rest of you non-runners for a two hour ride. I'm going to park in the lot on the east side of PCH - We'll ride on the 56 to Penasquitos and back - an hour out and an hour back
11:am - return to TPSB
11:37 - Breakfast at The High Dive
Sound good and anything less than crazy? Please feel free to share the plan with any other crazy people you know.
AliceYep...that was the original plan for Betty, Mik, Elsie and I - to run with the track club, then for Betty, Mik and I to meet up with Wilma, Clarence, & Anitra for a ride (Elsie went Whale Watching). I'm not going to lie. I'm really, really glad it ended up NOT working out that way because after yesterday morning's 6 mile SDTC run, my legs were pretty done, a bike ride would have been decidedly NOT fun.
Saturday - SDTC - South Carlsbad Run
Saturday morning's run was PERFECT! Perfect weather, perfect place, perfect pace. Here. Allow me show you how perfect it was.
|Mik and I pre-run. Sunny but cold.|
|Lots o'blue. I mean, would YOU really be thinking about your pace if this is were the view? Yeah. Me neither.|
|Post run - Mik and Elsie considering the waves. We were just happy that Mik wore the Napa to Sonoma race shirt...really one of the silliest race logos of all time (I mean WHAT is that dude on the back of her shirt DOING with his hand?|
|Post run smiles|
I eeked out 6 miles in a smidgeon over an hour
GAH! I set my Garmin to not auto lap for distance on Tuesday night at the track club workout and forgot to set it back, so no splits, but I'm thinking they were negative, because I know I was cruising at the end.
Very satisfying...and yes, I was so happy to be driving home at the end of the run, and not to be hurrying to meet up for a bike ride. I dont' know how you Tri-ers do it.
Sunday - Route 56 Ride
|All the climbing (I know you hard-core riders...this isn't that much climbing, but we are novice riders, so bear with us), is in the beginning.|
Uh...yeah. That second mile? So not warmed up yet!
Another beautiful day - Although Clarence seemed dubious about whether or not it was going to be worth it.
|Clarences text at 6:47am - "R u kidding me?"|
I'm super proud of Clarence (who hasn't ridden with us post-baby in about 2.5 years) and Wilma, both of whom conquered the path.
Uh...yeah, post run breakfast with mimosas were had at The High Dive! Of course!
We've got a couple of potential rides and races coming up. This coming Saturday is the Super Run. It'll be the 5th Anniversary of when Elsie, Betty, Mik and I started running together!