Terrible Bay Area traffic can actually work in your favor. Sometimes.
Today I was able to work from home rather than fight traffic. It also provided me the opportunity to get a workout in during lunch and after work.
First up: Bike.
With only an hour, I had to get a quick sprint ride in. I decided the Bay Bridge Trail would be my best bet. It was freezing when I left, so I threw on a long sleeve under layer. I was glad I had it – the wind was really picking up on the bridge.
I think my favorite part about this ride is the name of the segments – “Col de Target” (obviously pronounced “tar-jay”), “Col de Ikea,” and quite a few kickers.
After work, I was starving. So I ate first dinner at about 5:30. I started my run around 7 pm, and the weather was perfect. Didn’t matter much, though, I was definitely tired. I hit 7km and was happy enough. My pace was the same as my past few runs, where I was hitting 10km comfortably, but those were all without rides earlier in the day.
End of the day, I’m very grateful for the gem of a town I live and train in. I’ve got a built in track, flatlands, hills, coastline, and forests – but shh, Oakland is our secret.