Yesterday I met Gerald at South Mountain to run up to Dobbins point. The 5.5 mile run is not for the meek being its uphill. This is the first time I've run this in months and I felt surprisingly well. We started at 5:30am and although it was still dark and very windy, it was pretty warm. The road winds up the mountain frequently giving views of the lights over the sleepy city. (Photo by Carlos Gomez found on Flickr)
Before leaving for Disneyland today I went out for yet another tempo run. My tempo run last week was a lesson in how not to pace and this time I vowed to run the 3rd mile faster, which I did. Overall my pace was 7:41, which is right where I want to be.