Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Running Adventures in Marina Del Rey: A Boat House Sighting

Considering the fact that I am staying in Marina Del Rey - which is basically one really big marina - I have seen many house boats. What I didn't expect to see was a boat house! I took the picture above while out running near Venice Beach this morning.

I had a fantastic 5 mile run down to Venice Beach and back. The temperature was a bit chilly - 53 deg F - and all I had were shorts and my short sleeve running shirt. Fortunately, it didn't take long to warm up. I think the cold made me run faster. My pace for my run was 10:25 min/mi.

Tomorrow I plan to run a similar route - but include more Venice Beach in the run. On Thursday morning I am hoping to play hookey from the early morning part of my workshop to run down to the Santa Monica pier and back - about an 8-9 mile run or so.

Time to get to bed....and here's hoping I don't keep waking up at 3:30 am!


Susan said...

How odd!

The change of temp must be blowing you away. Wow!

ShirleyPerly said...

Very strange!

Glad to hear you're enjoying the running out there.

Maddy said...

I bet if that boat house was on the market it would cost about 2 million dollars.

It sounds like the cooler temps are agreeing with you! Nice pace!

Have fun with your runs - oh, and enjoy your workshop!

Tammy said...

Great temps like that are wonderful, it will be it the 20's here tonight :D. Bye Bye fall.

Glad you had a great run, looks like a nice place to run I wish I could have joined you.

lizzie lee said...

nice temperatures, aren't there? Here in NM are kinda chilly too. About 5 it was in mid 50.

take care and enjoy SoCal. I'll return on Fri, I hope the cool weather stays till Sat when I have a 20-miler....


Rural Runner E said...

Sure wish I was back out by the beach.
Spent a lot of time in Florida and California growing up, sometimes wish I could move back....just for the wonderful runs.

Alisa said...

Very weird! Doesn't surprise me though.

Getting close to marathon time for you!