Apr 28 2010
The Big Sur 21 Mile Power Walk was on Sunday. The weather was perfect, and Nancy and I walked faster (and further) than in any of our training walks. The hardest part of walking 21 miles was the training, not the actual event. What a beautiful walk! Because there are so many photos, I’ll post them thumbnail size and if you want to see them larger, click on them and they’ll get bigger for you.
Predawn gathering at Andrew Molera State Park, 21 miles south of the Carmel finish line.
We started slowly, to avoid early burn-out (the dreaded “wall”) and because it was crowded!
The mile marker signs were fabulous! This was mile 4 for us 21-mile walkers, but mile 9 for the marathoners. The next mile was where the leader of the marathoners caught up to us – incredibly fast and strong, and way out in front of anyone else – he was a blur so I didn’t get his bib # to later learn if he was the winner, but he HAD to be the winner!