Friday, June 12, 2009

Steppin' on the Beach!

Well, my desire to always run a race while on vacation is crashing head-on into my actual state of readiness for said run.

You see, the only run I could find during our vacation to Southern California was the Low Tide Stride in San Diego. It's an 8.2 mile run...on the beach.

Am I ready to run 8.2 miles? Not really.

Am I ready to run 8.2 miles on sand? Not even.

I've never been a big fan of running on the beach anyway - and you'll never find a bigger beach fan than me - but running on the just never seems flat. The beach always cants a little bit to the sea and it throws off your stride. Plus no matter how "hard-packed" and "low tide" it is, it's just plain and simple harder to run on sand than on pavement or a trail.

But I love running on vacation. I love being the guy that's far from home. I love seeing runners and races in different parts of the country and world.

So I'm running it...8.2 miles or not...sand or not.

Wish me luck.


June 26th / Main Street Mile / Boise, ID (a Friday Night Run!)

June 27th and 28th / Pacific Crest Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10k and 5k, Long Course and Olympic Triathlon, and Endurance and "normal" Duathlon / Sunriver, OR

June 27th / Lake Padden Triathlons / Bellingham, WA

June 27th / Run It Forward Bridge 2 Bridge 5k / Bremerton, WA

June 27th / Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon and Half-Marathon / Seattle, WA

June 27th / Bridle Trails State Park 30k, 10k, and 5k Trail Runs / Kirkland, WA

June 27th / Summer Solstice Six Miles for SW / Vancouver, WA

June 27th / Hot Foot 5k / Port Orchard, WA

June 28th/ Siuslaw River Sprint Triathlon / Mapleton, OR

June 28th / Reach the Bridge 8k / Portland, OR

June 28th / Arlington Airport Run 10 and 5k / Arlington, WA

June 28th / Shore Run 6.7 mile and 5k / Seattle, WA

June 28th / Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5k / Vancouver, BC

June 28th / Low Tide Stride 8.2 mile run / San Diego, CA

Thanks to for SpongeBob.

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