Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lafayete Resevoir

M's camp is in Lafayette. After dropping her off i headed over to the reservoir for a run.  it has been ages since i ran there pre-Garmin times .  i always suspected it was around 3 miles. i was close 2.78 to be exact. for all my complaining about slow running after work my pace wasn't all that much faster at 11:09. now granted this run turned out to be a bit more rolly than i remembered and it was warm and windy.  i haven't been doing much in the way of hills yet so it was a perfect run in that respect. i lean towards the cheapo end of things and usually scope out somewhere else to park to avoid an entrance fee.  alas there wasn't any convenient free parking so i forked over my last 6 bucks.  to tell the truth it was worth it, the park is very clean and there are comfort stations all along the trail.  too bad i was only good for one loop.
i walked a little bit after wards and stretched near my car before leaving.  i stayed up way too late reading blogs and sorting through old files last night which ironically was both inspiring and tiring.  12:30 am is way too late for me to be up but apparently i've got a thing for running when i'm tired.

Athleta Chi is a new favorite of mine.  i decided to go for a swim after reading a couple articles there.  given the sunny weather it was no surprise that there were no less than 3 people in all six lanes at one point or another.  in the last lane there were 2 folks who were really slow...and wobbling all over the place the second lane had 2 folks, the guy was definitely not slow.  i tried to make eye contact with him as i did with the female before entering the lane but he didn't look up...i guess he complained to the life guard because she got my attention and asked that i let all the people know before entering because he didn't want to crash into me.  i just smiled and nodded but thought to myself maybe he had some responsibility to be a little more observant of his surroundings instead of never looking up.  whatever.  i got out after 15 or so minutes and sat on the deck a minute when another man asked me if i was done i said " yes, go for it..but let everyone know before you go in"  when he got the guys attention and let him know he wanted to circle swim, the guy rather sarcastically said, "that's what i've been doing!"  so much for pool etiquette.  i can't stand assholes like him and it seems every pool has one.


Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Hey, thanks for finding me in the blogosphere and commenting! I've heard the Pacific Grove race is tough! Good for you. I like the sound of this reservoir you ran around...must check it out one day.

Anne said...

I always look for cheap parking too. Six bucks sounds like a lot!