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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

I’m half war through my four weekend in a row event schedule. First it was Bay To Breakers. You can check out my blog on that if you like. This past weekend Miss Adrienne and I did the 12K version of the Armed Forces Half Marathon. Our goal was 1:30 and we came in at 1:27. We had the opportunity to be bused into the Concord Navel Weapons Base. The run wound it way through the paved part of the base and we were warned at the start wondering off the path was a Federal offense, we didn’t. From there it let out onto one of the main roads leading into downtown Concord. The run started at 7 A.M. and we were blessed with perfect temps. for a run. This was the first year of the 12K so it wasn’t overly crowded. There was 2 water stations which was enough but I would recommend one more if possible next year. That being said I do plan on doing it again next year since its in my backyard. I couldn’t think of a better way to spend Sunday morning of Memorial Day weekend than running in an event staged by the military. The participation medal (I chuckle every time I say that) was Coast Guard themed with a ship on the medal and Coast Guard Colors adorning the strap. As I join the 21st century I will soon be able to post pictures. As I mentioned in the first sentence of this blog I am 2 of 4. This weekend is the Herbalife 24 Las Angeles Triathlon, the West Coast Regional for USA Triathlon. I’ll blog on that next week. Then off to San Francisco for the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. I do my best to enjoy the process, but honestly my mind wants to wander past the swim leg of Alcatraz. I’m not afraid but just I believe naturally apprehensive. As for this week a little swim off Venice beach and bike through Downtown and a run from L.A. Live to USC, 2 laps. I’ll let you know how it went next week, – Shawn

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