Total amount run: 13.1 miles
Total amount of time: 2:50:26
Total amount of fun: Immeasurable! I had a blast!
Jo Lynn and I planned to do this race about a month ago. I have been quiet about my race plans these days, not because I am hiding from anyone, but because I have had so many DNS's in the last 10 months (4 to be exact) that I am not confident I will do anything until my ass actually shows up at the race.
Well, I sure am glad I showed up to this one. It was a great run. Most of the day was girl talk between Jo Lynn and I, so sorry, it won't be on broadcast on the ol' bloggy, but we had a great day.
We decided over coffee in the car that if there was a Age Group Award for 'Cutest Couple over 40' we totally had it in the bag. Surprisingly upon finishing, still adorable mind you, we received no such medal. Sad, really.
I also got to see my buddy PunkRockRunner (who, in his infinite sweetness, still speaks to me after I bailed on him for a 10 miler a few months back) He is too fast for me, but we got to hang out before the race and then he waited around (for a long ass time, I might add. Damn fast people) for us to finish.
The run is billed as a "trail" run, but it is really pretty flat and there was a quite a bit of paved bike trail. This was not a problem for runs-her-lazy-ass-on-flat-trails-ALL-the-time me, but Jo Lynn, who is a true trail runner, was a little over it.
The race is a looped course. You did one little bitty loop around a Eucalyptus grove and then 2 loops of the park. It was a pretty park, there was a cool breeze off the bay, so it never got too hot. The trail it self was nice. It was not weaken-your-knees-Dear-God-I can die-now-this-is-so-amazing, but it was a nice trail.
We started to get a little punchy on the second loop and started to look for ways to entertain ourselves.
Post Race: Jo Lynn, PunkRockRunner, and moi. Yes, if you are curious, I cropped the holy hell out of this. It was in direct violation of the RBR spandex photo laws. We take that shit seriously around here.
Sunday Ride with LA Run Buddy - 35 miles, 1978' of climb
We are trying to get back into climbing more. I forgot to turn on the Garmin until about 5.5 miles into the ride, but I got the vast majority of the climb.
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