Saturday, June 26, 2010

Ashland Day 3

We woke up on Friday and packed up camp pretty early since we wanted to get on the road as quickly as possible. But first, we had to make a quick stop at Dutch Brothers! When I was living in Sacramento and teaching in Woodland, I got coffee at a Dutch Brothers at least 2x a week. I don't know what it is about their coffee, but it is so smooth and delicious! I don't miss very much about Woodland, but I do miss Dutch Brothers! It was nice treat before a very long drive home. I got a nonfat latte and Brian got a chai.

Yay, Dutch Bros!

And then we drove for about 6 hours...

We made a pit stop in Vacaville for lunch at Panera and a little outlet shopping and were home by 4pm. Whew!

While the first thing on my mind when we got home was to take a long shower to wash off the camping grime, my wonderful husband convinced me to get a workout in. I have a 10k race tomorrow (Sunday) and while I have been training diligently for my 1/2 marathon in August, the last week and a half have been rough for working out. We spent 5 days in Oklahoma with my grandparents before going to Oregon, so the last real run I did was a week and a half ago! I decided to get in at least 4 miles, but was not expecting a very productive run. I popped two or three Gu Chomps to give me a little boost and headed out to the trail.

The first mile was a little rough, but I got into a groove around mile 2 and sailed through the rest of the run. Brian said he was surprised that I was so close behind him the whole way (he usually leaves me in the dust!), so I guess that week off didn't hurt me too much. Here's the run info:
  • Total Mileage: 4.16m
  • Total Time: 36:55min
  • Average Pace: 8:52/mi
I am still trying to find a way to determine my mile splits with Nike+. I know you are supposed to be able to do it through SlowGeek, but I can't seem to get my username to work and I have been on the computer for too long tonight. Frustrating!

I am running the Vibha Dream Mile tomorrow morning at Shoreline. It's my third 10k this summer and I am hoping for a smoother race than the last two. At the beginning of May, Brian and I ran the Los Altos Hills Pathways Run and it was brutal! I had just started training for the 1/2 marathon, but I thought I could do 6 miles no problem. Unfortunately, it was super hilly and I was not adequately prepared. I finished, but it was unpleasant! Then, about three weeks ago, we ran the 2nd Annual Hook and Ladder 10K at Wente Vineyards in Livermore. This was a much less hilly course, so I thought I would do a lot better. However, it was already 85+ degrees when we started at 8am and then they ran out of water! I got to the second aid station around mile 4 or 5 and there was no water! The irony that this race was sponsored by firefighters was not lost on me... I finished, but was seriously dehydrated and only shaved about 2 minutes off my crappy time from the Los Altos Hills run! I am hoping to finish under 55 minutes tomorrow - wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. OMG!! I've had Dutch Bros. once in my life and it was AMAZING!!! I wish we lived closer to one :)