10k Run on Catalina Island

Last weekend we ran a 10k on Catalina Island. Having never been there before, I headed over to the USATF website and found a straight-forward 10k.

Starting out in Avalon at the water’s edge, we ran north encountering a decent set of hills in a canyon (this was two weeks after the Newport Marathon, so my quads were quite vocal). At mile 2, we returned to town and headed west, past the (tiny) golf course and up the hill to the Botanical Gardens. Turning around at 4.5m, we again headed back to town and attempted to run out to Pebbly Beach. Unfortunately, due to a rock slide, the road was closed. We turned around, headed back to town and straight to Von’s for Gatorade.

After a quick cool down, we hit Jim’s for breakfast. Great day, I highly recommend it.