I visited Portland, Maine for the inaugural Monktoberfest conference put on by Red Monk. This was billed as beer and technology conference. The event was excellent. Superlative and accomplished attendees and equally impressive beers.
I arrived the day before the event on the red eye from San Diego. I had a horrible flight experience and I didn’t sleep because I was so aggravated. I didn’t want to waste the day so I checked into the hotel and got my running shoes on and hit the road.
I set out to do a 3 mile run. From my hotel I ran along East Promenade. The wind was fierce, about 30 mph. I ran all the way to the Back Bay and ended up making it into a 7 mile run. Portland is gorgeous and as I ran I shot photos on my iPhone.
When Tara and I run the solar eclipse adventure marathon in Port Douglas Australia next year I’ll need a small camera that shoots better than my iPhone.
I ran 13 miles from Bird Rock into La Jolla at Kellog Beach and then back and into Pacific Beach.
I was a little nervous last night and this morning about the run. I haven’t done a run over 10 miles since June and I always worry about injury. I stretched for 30 minutes last night and I felt pretty good today even though I took it really slow. Next weekend is a 13 mile run. Tara is running the Raptor Ridge half marathon trail run on Sunday. I’ll run my 13 solo on Saturday since we couldn’t find a sitter.
Here’s the base of my training:
10/8 13 miles
10/15 8 miles
10/22 14 miles
10/29 15 miles
11/5 10 miles
11/12 13.1 Santa Barbara Half
11/19 16 miles
11/26 12 miles
12/3 18 miles
12/10 11 miles
12/17 14 miles
12/24 21 [AGM-train run]
12/31 8 miles
1/7 12 miles
1/14 6 miles
Tara took Ashby to a Birthday party at Kidventures and thankfully suggest I didn’t need to go. We had another kids’ Birthday party last weekend. I took Roe on a bike ride. We hung out in Balboa Park and I had a beer. Good times.