Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Bumble Bee 5k

My next race is going to be in San Diego. It's the Bumble Bee 5k at the Big Bay Balloon Parade. This is a really neat 5k run in downtown San Diego the day of the Holiday Bowl. Right before the balloon parade, the runners will take off in front of 100,000 spectators. We'll run south with views of the Pacific Ocean and downtown. Then we'll loop back north and finish near the parade route. I figure my family can watch the parade and see me at the finish line.

Thursday run: My plan was to do a late morning run of 10 miles. Work kept me from leaving my home until 11 am. I used my ipod nike + to determine mileage. I went west past my daughter's school to Gila Springs subdivision. They have a nice dirt trail that leads north and thru another community past parks and homes. At the half way point I turned back east past my son's high school and back home. It turned out to be a bit over 8 miles total, but I was pretty tired at that point and was walking more than I wanted too. I finished at 1:45:53, a 13:07 pace. The weather was great. Maybe a bit to warm at 71 f. But, I was able to run in shorts and a tee. I'm sure a lot of you up north would love to do that in December.

5 comments:

bigmike600 said...

Pat
I would love to be able to just hang out in the house in shorts and a t shirt. It was down right nasty here today with windchills below zero. Just reading your blog I can just imagine your surroundings. They sound awesome. The scenery would almost make running secondary.

Firefly's Running said...

That sounds like an awesome plan.

Vic said...

Nice run, Pat.

Phil said...

You're really stretching the mileage out Pat. I like your idea of running in San Diego. Running outside of your home town is always a kick.

angie's pink fuzzy said...

sounds like a nice race!