Back from the West Coast of the USA and still with goosebumps of how much I like that area. Even not being a big fan of LA, I´ve to admit that this time it was treating me great.
Touchdown in LA by Saturday 5th, so 5 de Mayo!, and the party, coronitas and nachos, were served.
People riding bikes with music, drinks and costumes, under a shiny sun and a sparkling crispy water.
I stayed in Hermosa Beach,
just 5´away from the pier.
After checking in, it was time to explore the area and get some tan. The pier, as mentioned above, was full, making the running more a zig-zag exercise rather than a proper run. Nevertheless, perfect conditions to stretch the legs after 13 hours of travel.
Finishing 15k and directly taking a dip in the Pacific. Priceless.
As I try to do everytime I travel for business, the morning call is set up pretty early. Winning the morning is winning the day, no doubt.
Yet, the jet lag always helps to keep you awake, so it was not such a big effort in this occasion.
To make the best out of my 2,5 days in LA, I decided to hit 3 practices, without any pace nor length in the plan, but to ensure a wonderful run along the beach. No hurries, no pressure.
My takeaways are simple:
- I love the sunrise.
- I miss the beach.
- Doesn´t matter how busy is your agenda, you can squeeze a training. Wake up earlier, go to bed later, up to you.
- Running is always a perfect activity to explore cities and get inspired.
Leaving LA with 46k running in the belt. And several sunrises.
Where next? On my way to Portland, Oregon.
So buckle up, there are more miles to come, and describe.
Bye bye, Hollywood Hills I´m gonna miss you!
PS: If you have not visited the LAFC stadium yet, pay a visit, is marvellous!