Saturday, January 23, 2010
Race Report: Running After Violet Virtual 10k
So we left the cloudy Santa Cruz Mountains, and the muddy trails to enjoy West Cliff in Santa Cruz. Goodness was it lovely. Sun was out, and so where the people, puppies and bikes. I think every also had the same idea. Gotta love vitamin D (through the sunscreen of course).
For the course: Start behind Natural Bridges State Park, up Swanton Ave then left on West Cliff. I went on West Cliff to the Light House. I was going to go all the way to the Wharf but there was a long board surfing event going on. We turned around.
There was a lot of weaving in and out. Guess that is called cross training.
Made it back to where we parked, the ipod said I still had 2km to go. So up a small hill grade on Delware Ave toward Seymour Center at Long Marine Lab- saw some awesome Red-Tailed Hawks playing (mating) in the sky. By the point I got to the first building in the complex I was pretty much tired and ready to be done. I made the decsion to start heading back towards the truck for a strong finish.
10k at 1:01:46 -- hey, that is pretty fast for me :) Yay.
I love this idea of a virtual 10K, I think I will have to host my own.
How did your run go today?
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