From August 1st through 18th 2022, I plan to run from the Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio of San Francisco (where I started my long distance run in 2015) to Coronado Island in San Diego. It will require me to cover approximately 35-36 miles a day for 18 days, so the training for this begins now, through the preparation for the Ironman.
Starting at the Walt Disney Family Museum, the route will bring me through Palo Alto, and then sue South to Santa Cruz – I’m definitely going to hit Ridge Vineyards along the way. The route will wind South again along the coast, through Moss Landing and into Monterey – where I need to see The Sardine Factory, home of one of the most awesome wine cellars in California. The route then turns South East, following alongside route, bringing me into Paso Robles – home of numerous awesome sights for a vino-obsessed wanna-be athlete.
Once in Paso Robles, the route brings me back west to Route 1 and in to Morro Bay, and then San Luis Obispo, and then Pismo Beach. The route then bends a bit eastward, landing me in Santa Maria, and continuing south into Los Olivos and Santa Ynez – some GREAT vineyards to visit in those areas as well!!
From Santa Ynez, I’ll need to traverse route 154 into Santa Barbara. and then through Montecito and Ventura. Then it flows eastward again along route 126 and south into the San Fernando Valley. The path then runs through the valley, into Venice Beach, Santa Monica and Marina del Rey. The most efficient route then brings me east, through Compton and into Anaheim (totally hitting Disneyland – that’s a must).
Once I’m in Orange County, I’ll coast through Irvine and Laguna Hills and into San Juan Capistrano (gotta do dinner or drinks at a place called Trevors at the Tracks – it’s such a cool place). Then I’ll head south into Dana Point and into San Clemente.
As I continue South from San Clemente, I’ll need to get permission to run through Camp Pendleton. Then into Oceanside and Carlsbad, along the Pacific Ocean. Then from Encinitas into Solana Beach and Del Mar, and La Jolla before wrapping things up by getting to downtown San Diego and Coronado Island.
So there you have it. This will be a true test of will. But I’ll make sure to hit a few vineyards along the way to make things interesting!