Saturday, February 7, 2009
Come Hail or High Water
I sacrificed a Saturday morning run to work an aid station for the San Diego Track Club's Rockin' 'n' Runnin' marathon training program. I came prepared for a downpour at the beach, and I wasn't disappointed. But we also had a rainbow and whales and beautiful scenery to keep our minds off the cold and dampness.
We normally put out a lot more fluid, but we were at Mile 5 and also knew not everyone would make it to here before the 50-minute turnaround. Still, a lot more runners did come through than we expected, so we were scrambling for awhile.
That's the underdressed Stephen, the Volunteer Coordinator, who reported it was mild and sunny at the other aid station. Next to him is Darrel, a track club veteran and ace aid station worker. Note the raindrops on the road.
It was high tide -- and quite a contrast to last Saturday's placid waters in this same spot.