November 21, 2009
Ed, Warren, Kurt, Kathy and I headed up to West Hollywood to run the LA Sheriff’s run. This is one of the best runs because you get to run on Sunset Blvd., in traffic.
This is a challenging race, because you are on gradual uphills to get up to Sunset. On the other hand, it is a nice finish, because you descend rather rapidly from Sunset to the end of the race – ALL downhill to the finish. I utilized this downhill section to finish in 47:25 (even though I was on pace to be over 8:00/mile).
Even though Ed doesn’t run a lot of 10Ks, Ed did this 10K, because the course is so fabulous, and when will you have an opportunity to run on Sunset? (well, on the street, at least) Plus, the advantage with the LASAA races is that they stay with the slower runners until they finish… so Ed was accompanied by 2 slower lady runners and a black-and-white.
All 5 of us got medals (yay!) which were presented at the Abbey (gay bar). There wasn’t a lot of action going on, but they had a lot of video ads streaming by on the wall (usually not a lot of “action” on a Saturday morning). We also got breakfast (scrambled eggs, toast, fruit and orange juice), and Ed even got a glass of wine.
After the medal presentations, they did a drawing for prizes. We didn’t win anything, but they gave away some really nice prizes (including tickets to a LA Kings Hockey game).