Saturday, October 10, 2009

Last long run

Well today was the last long run until the big marathon next week in San Francisco. Half the team is running the Long Beach Race tomorrow and my running partner is in Seattle so I decided to sleep in this morning and skip the final team run. I am kinda tired of running in Irvine and I really wanted to sleep in a little today so I made plans to run Back Bay in Newport instead. It was nice to get a good night's sleep and wake up without the alarm when it wasn't pitch dark outside. I called my friends Holly and John and they offered to ride bikes with me while I ran, and I am not one to turn down company, so I headed to their place and we took off. John was even pulling Chloe in the bike buggy. I don't know how he got up some of those hills pulling that thing. Give me running shoes any day. It was nice and overcast and the run was pretty uneventful. We all just chatted and kept it going forward. We turned around at 4 miles which just "happened" to be at the bottom of the really steep hill in West Cliff. Really? Well, I am running San Francisco, which I do recall being pretty hilly. :) So yeah, what is one more hill in this training schedule. Amazing how when you train hills, they do actually get a little easier. I don't love them by any means but I didn't want to throw up at the top which is a plus. So I think I am ready for the big race. I still can't believe it is just one week away. Where did the summer go?

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