Los Angeles August 2017 Day 1 Run

The first run from my August 2017 trip to Los Angeles.

The first day after landing in LA was a busy one. My friend earned his PHD, so there was a lot of champagne drinking and chocolate cake eating. Eventually by the early evening I decided to go on my favorite running route, down a bike / run path which leads right to the beach.

Beach running gif

My run was a 6 mile progressive run there, took a break at the beach to go to my spot out on the rocks, and then did 7 less aggressive progressive miles back. Had to take that break to snap some pics of the setting sun:

LA Sunset Beach

My paces were:

  • Mile 1- 7:18
  • Mile 2- 7:01
  • Mile 3- 6:59
  • Mile 4- 6:48
  • Mile 5- 6:20
  • Mile 6- 6:11
  • Mile 7- 8:00
  • Mile 8- 7:51
  • Mile 9- 7:35
  • Mile 10- 7:24
  • Mile 11- 7:12
  • Mile 12- 7:09
  • Mile 13- 6:46

13.4 miles | 1:35:59 | 7:09/mi

The run felt great. It was hot all day but by the evening it started cooling down, and of course there wasn’t a cloud in the sky.

So far Cali life has been good!

Landed In Los Angeles

Just made it to La La Land!

This warm weather is refreshing, and apparently it’s going to be in the upper 90’s for the next few days. Quite a shock to the system… Fortunately I enjoy hot weather running, but dayum. Glad I brought my big handheld water bottle.

I don’t have a run planned for the rest of the day. I got up a little extra early this morning to put in 6 miles before my flight. I’ll just be resting and figuring out what run to do tomorrow. It’s nice being somewhere where the biggest decision you have to make each day is where to run and what to eat.

That actually sounds like the ideal retirement. If I’m lucky enough to still be running by the time I’m old and retired, I hope my life is led by those two decisions; where to run and what to eat. I’ll know I’ve led a successful life if those are my biggest concerns in 40 years.