A story of going from being a non-runner to planning for a marathon in three years...

Saturday, July 18, 2009

California Runnin'


The picture above is of Spring Lake in Santa Rosa, California. And that's where I ran with Holly yesterday!

We did a nice easy run complete with a hill! My first real hill! And I killed that sucker! Granted, we were going nice and easy and we quit chatting while tackling it, but I still made it up with out walking.

Our plan was to go slow, which we did. But, we also ran negative splits! The scenery was beautiful and I really liked being able to see where Holly runs. And, of course, meeting Holly was great! Yes, this was the first time we'd ever met. I think we got along like gangbusters.

After our run we went to brunch, then off to shower, and then walk around Santa Rosa. Santa Rosa is home to the Charles Shultz Museum and lots of fun Peanuts character statues. We took our pictures with a bunch of them. Aren't we cute?

Then it was back to the place I'm staying to have fun at the pool.

Today is the expo and pasta dinner. And tomorrow we race!

Yesterday's stats:

Route:--Elev. Avg:313 ft
Location:Santa Rosa, CAElev. Gain:+32 ft
Date:07/17/09Up/Downhill: [+173/-141]
Time:08:37 AMDifficulty:1.5 / 5.0
Weather:A Few Clouds
 51 F temp; 92% humidity
 51 F heat index; winds Calm

Distance: 3.02 miles
Speed:5.8 mph
Pace:10' 19 /mi
Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Elevation
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
110' 33+0' 145.7-0.1+29 ft
210' 18-0' 015.8+0.0+7 ft
39' 54-0' 256.1+0.2-23 ft
end11' 40+1' 215.1-0.7+19 ft
Versus average of 10' 19 min/mile

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Holly said...

Yep! We rock!

Bayjb said...

Can't wait to hear all about it. Hope it went well!!

kilax said...

You two are cute! What a fun day before the race! That looks like a nice place to run :)

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