About one year ago a good friend of mine (Hi Amy!) competed in the Conquer the Bridge run. I was proud of her for taking on a challenge like this, and it actually inspired me to push myself farther as a runner.
I had seen some postings for this year’s version of the run, and I signed up for it a few weeks ago. I kicked up the training for the run by increasing my runs in the morning. I thought I had prepared well enough for the run. Boy was I wrong….
My last run prior to the event today was a 7 mile run. I knew that the distance of the run would not be an issue. That turned out to be correct. What I did not expect was the beast of an incline on the bridge. I made it up fine on the first trip which was east bound towards Terminal Island. The trip back headed into San Pedro was a killer.
Overall I finished the race in 1 hour 2 minutes, which is off of my normal mile pace, but those inclines really cut into a normal pace.
It was great seeing Amy there and I look forward to next year’s run on Labor Day.