Today was my 2nd 'real' run since the marathon last Sunday. And in the spirit of 8/8/08, I decided to dedicate today's run to honor the start of the Olympic games in Beijing. And what better way to do so then to run at the height Friday evening rush hour?
Running over the 405 during rush hour
There was still some residual soreness and the ol' legs weren't quite firing as they normally do, but it was still great to get out there again. I probably ran in the 8:45-9:15 pace for the majority of the run.
Running down Centinela
Starting from home, I made my usual venture west through some residential neighborhoods, through the Santa Monica Airport, around the golf course on Rose St, around my local park, and then back home.
My neighborhood park for tempo runs
My favorite dirt section of the park
Final distance? 8.08 miles. Now's time to shower and grab some Korean BBQ with my friends. Yeah baby.