Had a great time running Bulldog 25k yesterday. It was the fastest time I’ve run a lap at Malibu Creek by thirty seconds per mile. I had originally signed up for the 50k, but chose to challenge myself by running a shorter distance at a faster pace instead.
I also recently swam the Dwight Crum Pier to Pier earlier in August. It was the fifth time I’ve completed the event. The water was very warm this year, near 70 degrees. There were multiple shark sightings, perhaps due to good visibility. These conditions and an always competitive field produced lots of fast times. The top 25 this year were under 45 minutes.
The first weekend of August, I followed the Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run from home, online. I switched between social media and the heralded live tracking website to watch the race unfold. The next day at noon, registration opened for 2015 and I was lucky to get a spot before it sold out in a record 15 minutes!
Next up, are a pair of cycling events in September. The Amtrak Century is from the Irvine Amtrak Station to San Diego. Later in September, I will ride a metric century called the Rat Beach Ride.
One more upcoming race already on the calendar will be the Santiago Marathon next April. I look forward to touring the city as a runner.
To conclude this post, I want to thank the Vistamar School Cross Country team, coaches, and administration for inviting me to lead a few runs over the Summer. It was fun, challenging, and an honor to train with you.