I ran 4 times while in CA. Nothing too extreme. All just shorter runs as part of my taper to the Half Marathon.
I would like to share the stats from my last run while there. It was HARDCORE to say the least. A hill like no other. I ran where my sister lives in Oceanside in an area called Fire Mountain. PERFECT name for the place since this hill felt like a mountain and my legs were on fire by the time I got to the top.
Distance: 3.00 mi
Avg Pace: 13:13 min/mi
Elevation Gain: 951 ft
WOW!!! Do you see that?!?!? 951 ft!
Slowed me down for sure! I basically crawled up this steep hill and felt like my leg muscles were a burning fire. It was great. (HA!) This hill was at the very beginning of the run. It was hard and the remainder of my run was slow slow slow. Got it done though and that is what matters. :)