This was a repeat, timing-wise at least, of Tuesday. Destination-wise I decided to head to the beach, well, to start near the beach. A nice easy run through my old stomping ground of Palisades Park on top of the bluffs over looking the ocean, then dropping down to the beach path just past Santa Monica Pier from there its a short hop to Venice Beach and then back again for a round trip of 6 miles, nice and easy. I was a warm evening and all I had was my Garmin, no water, no gel and no shirt, just nice easy running.
I must be unaccustomed to running on the flat as I shot off with a real spring in my step; 22 minutes and change later I was at the half way point; a 7:25 pace, the return was not so speedy and I took my time taking in the sights. There was a concert or a video shoot on Santa Monica Pier and it was pretty thick with people by the time I had made my way back. It has to be said that if America is the melting pot of the world then Santa Monica is one (I am sure there are others) of the melting pots of the country, every shape, size and shade was there, from wanna-bes to never-was-is and the diversity never fails to amaze me, however having moved to the ‘burbs I now find it too busy, too populated and too much, maybe I am just getting old(ish)!
Anyway, no Forerunner info, it was a straight line and flat and I left my camera in the car, but here’s a few photos from the same run taken a while ago.