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Monthly Archives: March 2011
Articles said that the race is to begin "just before the Carmel River Bridge" and the head south. The organizers have mentioned the turn-around point as being the Rocky Creek Bridge with a "jaunt" through the Point Lobos Park. Based on that description and my limited knowledge of the area, I think this is probably a ROUGH approximation of the course: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=4385479
Click elevation to view the elevation chart.
Edited to add: Here is the race's "unofficial" map posted on Facebook: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/30560642
If you're looking for something interesting to do, check out the Hampton Roads Bald Eagle Nest Cam at the Norfolk (Virginia) Botanical Gardens. Right now I am watching mom tear up and feed the eaglets a fish. I am amazed by how carefully she uses that huge, sharp beak to pass food gently to the babies. It really is an amazing camera!
This is a photo of an Ohio bald eagle.
Cleveland has been snowless (essentially) for several days in a row now. And for the first time since daylight stealing time began, it has finally started to get light again towards the tail end of my morning runs. But it is still bitterly, unseasonably cold in the mornings here. This morning it was 21 degrees when I left the house. I mean, in the crisp, cold air, the white crescent moon hanging brightly in the southern sky is beautiful and all, but IT NEEDS TO WARM UP A LITTLE ALREADY! This is definitely not good weather for someone with exercise induced asthma.
The sunrise was absolutely magnificent.
I ran too fast because of the cold and finished the run pretty dead-legged. I felt great through about 16 miles, but then I went up one of the big hills on my route and my breathing got messed up and my legs felt like spaghetti. C'est la vie. I recovered and still finished the run at a good clip.
First five: 8:58 / 8:56 / 8:52 / 8:53 / 8:46
Second five: 8:41 / 8:38 / 8:36 / 8:28 / 8:27
Third Five: 8:41 / 8:23 / 8:48 / 8:27 / 8:25
Fourth Five: 8:46 / 9:08 / 8:35 / 8:26 / 8:36
Interestingly the fastest mile was mile 15. Slowest mile was mile 17. 8:40 average.
After all the turmoil of the weekend, I'm glad I was able to get past my disappointment to decide to still run Big Sur. After all, the girl who ran through 8 months of chemotherapy ought not to be stopped by a landslide and a course change, right?