Breathe in the scent of redwood and kelp. Hear the sound of the surf and feel the cool Pacific breeze. Soak up the unparalleled rugged coastal vistas.
Yes, the Big Sur coast was in postcard perfect form yesterday as WoW Power Walkers put their best walk to the test in several events including, the 10.6 mile, 21-miler, and the full marathon.
As always the Big Sur coast proved an exhilarating, albeit exhausting, race course. Exhilarating views of the rugged coast contrast with the exhausting effort it takes to power up the more than 2 mile Hurricane Point (aka as Hurripain Point), move through sudden blasts of Pacific Coast winds, then stay strong through the remaining 13 miles of ceaseless hills into the finish in Carmel-by-the-Sea.
Our winter hill training (with an added dash of extreme weather adversity training) helped everyone push hard to amazing finish times. I hope to get them posted remotely as soon as possible but for now you can go the Big Sur website to view them http://www.bsim.org/ .
We treated our feet to a numbing, inflammation reducing dip in the Pacific Ocean followed by muscle relaxing libations and niblies on the patio after the race. Ahhhh. Perfection.
I hear the surf from my hotel room so its time to go for a morning stroll on the beach with the Carmel dogs. Later today or tomorrow I hope to upload some videos from the weekend, so stay tuned.