I ran Way Too Cool 50K again, and had a good race. The course is flattish compared to many other nearby 50Ks I've run, so I was worried it would be boring to repeat it, but with all the rain and resulting green, this year's course had significantly different views than when I ran it two years ago. I finished in 5:02, 25 minutes slower than 2015, but given that I thought it might take me 5:30 or more, I was pretty happy with the results.
I managed to start on time, saw the sun rise several times thanks to early climbs in and out of Karl the Fog's marine layer, listened to a whole bunch of foghorns, and finished 10:20. Under ten hours would have been awesome, but I was thinking it might take me anywhere from 10-12 hours, so I'm pretty happy with the outcome.
Apparently, I've got all my endurance back after my usual October-January off season. Now I just need leg speed. So I've decided I'm going to do at least one weekly track workout. Except I've got a cold right now, so we'll see.
|New friends at the dog park|
|Ben Gould for District 4|
Really the only bad thing in March was that my friend Ben lost his race for City Council in the special election. The new majority on the council has lived up to all my anti-housing fears. Oakland is doing a little better though, so it's not all bad.