|Gorgeous overcast skies during 12 mile run|
|12 mile route|
Week 2 of my training for the Berlin Marathon is going quite well. The highlight was the early-morning 12 mile run in the drizzling rain yesterday. I started from my house at the stroke of dawn (5:30AM). The temperature was in the mid-70s with a light breeze and a sprinkling of mist in the air. It was a gorgeous morning as I crisscrossed through the Silverleaf neighborhood for a mile before heading west on Thompson Peak, south on Pima, east on Legacy and sough on 94th Street all the way down to Westworld. The first 6 miles were all downhill before the terrain flattened for a mile and then came back uphill on Thompson Peak back into the Silverleaf neighborhood. The last couple of miles were tough but I loved every moment of it. I averaged a satisfactory 8:32 pace.
I don’t get to run outside much in the summer; hence the rare outdoor run brings joy! It brought some sadness too when I saw a few scattered people walking their dogs. With a heavy heart, I ran on thinking of all the times I walked with Simi and Missy…
Earlier this week, I ran hard intervals on the treadmill at The Village. I started easy, ran six repeats of 800 hard and 200 easy before running 200 strides and 200 easy. I finished up the 8.5 miles with a 10-minute cool down.
We are leaving for a quick 4th of July vacation to Monterey, CA in a few hours. Binita wants to see otters in the bay. I just want to get away somewhere cool. There’s a 5k run on Monday (July 4) near Monterey in a small town called Spreckels. I plan to run it. I have no idea if the course is flat or hilly but I’m hoping for good running weather. With a bit of luck, I’m hoping to run the 5k at a near-7-minute pace.
|London Marathon #OneInAMillion shirt|
Earlier this week, I received my official #OneInAMillion London Marathon shirt. Since 1981 I am finisher number 977746. Speaking on London, #Brexit has been in the news lately. It seems like Britons voted for Brexit thinking it would never pass and now regret it. I’m sure the new word will be #Bregret!
More from Monterey after the race…