|Sunset walk along the river.|
|Now THAT'S a bike lane!|
Oh, and I fit in a run with a former bay area run-friend? Yeah, it was pretty much perfect.
|The Portland sign from across the river.|
From there, we came home, worked, gardened, and I spent a weekend night up in the Santa Cruz mountains with one of my best friends while E spent some time with one of his best friends for a guys' night sans kids.
|A hike in the redwoods!|
|Hiking in the shade of the redwood canopy is so peaceful.|
Should be interesting to see what type of performance I can pull off at Peachtree -- the weather prediction is scattered thunderstorms with a low of 71, a high of 88, and 68% humidity. They pushed the start to be 30 minutes earlier this year, which is appreciated, but even if we started at the absolute lowest temperature of the day, it's still going to be uncomfortable.
Seeing all the elite runners who will be competing tweet about heading there for the USA 10K road championships is making me a little sad that I'm not going to get to spectate the frontrunners at the finish.
I think it's reasonable to assume that I can beat last year's time of 1h18 (12:30 miles) as I was coming off a year of travel and didn't have much running fitness at all. At my current fitness level, I know I could do a sub 11 min/mile 10K in our local conditions if I got out early when it was cool, potentially even pushing it close to 10 min/mile. But I really have no idea what that level of fitness translates to for me in the heat and humidity. I guess we'll see!