Sat 09/11 - LUNGEVITY Breathe Deep Busse Woods 10k, Chicago.
This was run in aid of the Lungevity lung cancer charity. It was well organised with electronic timing, small and friendly and consisted of an out-and-back on an undulating and winding paved biking/walking trail, so it was fast compared to what I'm used to. My time of 46:38 was 20 seconds outside my PB at Offerton 10k earlier this year (on a much hillier course). Business travel takes the edge off.
Post race I enjoyed a conversation with a Scot living in Chicago who ran a race in my home town earlier in the year. The running world really is a small one. Then I enjoyed another 4 miles of exercise retrieving course markers, which earned me a free lift back to the hotel.
Next day an icy blast blew down from the north and dumped over a foot of snow on us on Sunday night and into Monday.
Lake effect snow beside Lake Michigan in early November.
Sun 17/11 - Silver Strand Half Marathon, San Diego.
Vintage Chevy and surf board at the start.
The skaters, poised for the off.
The pleasant temperatures had resulted in much perspiration and a salt encrusted face by the finish. We recovered in the sunshine at Imperial Beach with food nibbles, beer and live music, after which it was time for me to return to the hotel. It was still only 11am. They start races early in the US.
I was able to take pictures this time.