Saturday, December 14, 2013

NVM Week 5 Training - Pebble Beach Edition

One of the many benefits of my job - besides the fabu wine is that I get to attend meetings around the state in some pretty fantastic locations. One of those locations is the golfers paradise that is Pebble Beach.  We got there last Saturday and I never wanted to leave.  Although I am just a novice golfer,  I still appreciate why people travel from around the world to experience Pebble.  The fact that I am extremely lucky spoiled rotten to have been here four times in the past year is not lost on me.  On the way there we stopped to rehydrate and do a little cuddling at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Calera - Possibly the best Pinot I've had in CA 

On Monday while everyone else was golfing, I got in a 10 mile run along 17 mile drive.  I averaged right around 9 min miles and felt great for the entire run.  It might have been the views:

Ghost Tree

Seal Rock

Tuesday was a rest day and Wednesday morning I busted out 400's on the treadmill which were tough.  I averaged 2 min per 400 x 10 but I was pouring sweat and breathing pretty heavy.  Total of 5.5 miles including warm up/cooldown.

View from the Treadmill! 
Thursday I was back in SF and got in a late night 4.5 mile tempo run and a quick 15 min weight session.  Yesterday/Friday was my company party and dinner with friends so I "rested" and currently I am sitting on my couch blogging and on-line x-mas shopping* while delaying my inevitable 13 mile long run today to round out the week with a total of 33 miles.  Guess I better get to it.

*So far I've made an order to refill my Nuun stash and I am debating whether to pull the trigger on the new turquoise/pink Brooks Launch.  Tis the season after all.


  1. Awesome! Looks like a great week!! Those views look amazing and am looking forward to the views at Big Sur!!!
    Hope we can run together next weekend!!!

  2. NICE! This sounds like an awesome week. I love visiting the aquarium!