Thursday, November 5, 2009

Biking in San Diego

In what will hopefully be my last week (ever?) without any sort of running, I’ve done my best to try to keep active in the hotel gym. This week I’m in San Diego staying out in the suburbs. In fact, I’m staying in a place called “hotel circle” that has a bunch of hotels around a mile or so away from Qualcomm Stadium where the SD Chargers play.

Here is what I cranked out:

Tuesday: 40 minutes, 13.5 miles. 20.22 MPH. Did a few fartlek style intervals where I would essentially pretend that I was being chased by a cougar. Stupid cougars…. No I don’t want another mojito and I DON’T like music by The Eagles! Jeesh.

Wednesday: 10 minutes on the bike, 15 minutes on the elliptical. The stupid bike was set on the “Hulk-a-maniac” hill setting and it wouldn’t budge. So, I couldn’t take it for any longer than 10 minutes.

Thursday: 45 minutes, 14 miles. 18.65 MPH.

I decided to switch to a morning routine this week for the first time in nearly 6 months. I had originally switched to nights to try to keep my body on one time zone (PHX to ATL). But with Arizona giving the middle finger to Benjamin Franklin and refusing to do daylight savings, there is now no need since it is only 2 hours difference.

The hotel that I am at here in San Diego is MUCH nicer than the hotel that I stay at in Atlanta - but for some reason the SD hotel is $10/night cheaper. Go figure. I’ve included an actual picture of the pool area. But, the great thing about a nicer hotel is that it has a MUCH nicer gym. All of the machines had TVs built in and…..wait for it…..they had a mini fridge full of slightly damp, eucalyptus scented towels. Let me tell you, if you have never had one of these – do it. Amazing! It was sort of like those old Sierra Mist commercials where the guy was sticking ice down his pants on a cool day. Glorious.

"The man" has been blocking blogs and everything fun at work and someone has been downloading lots of Paris Hilton at the hotel to clog up the internet there. I'll get caught up with all of my blog friends soon!

12 comments:

Pat said...

Haven't we all done hotel circle in SD at one time or another? At least there's lots of restaurants on the other side of the freeway.

Ahh, to be chased by a cougar. Wait, I'm near 50. She'd have to be in her 70's. But, maybe she's loaded.

Ulyana said...

I don't get hotel prices. When I go to San Fran or Sacramento, I can stay at a swanky hotel at a very normal price... but when I go to a middle of nowhere in Cali, hotels are half as nice (more like plain shitty) and cost twice as much. Eh, travelling life, right?

Spike said...

sweet hotel, I love the SD area.

wishing you good news on your injury.

Chad Sayban said...

There are a few golf courses here that have scented mango towels out of the course. They are awesome! I'll need to get you out there one of these days. Glad to hear you will be back running soon.

RunnuRMark said...

yep, that confirms it. I work for the wrong company.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

oh! That towel thing sounds awesome! Glad you're still training while working/traveling! Hope you get some good news on the running front soon!

BrianFlash said...

Stick it to 'the man' every chance you get!

The traveling life can really get old. It all seems like wine and roses until that year you spend 200 nights in a hotel. Then no matter what, the hotels stink.

Jamoosh said...

Damn that Don Henley. I hate that guy.

OhMyLaughter said...

Jealous you were in San Diego. And that hotel looks RIDICULOUS.

sRod said...

That's a hotel? Jesus H Christ. That looks like a page out of Arch Digest.

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Matthias said...

Hey, I notice you visited the hotel gym. Would you mind writing a review at http://www.HotelGymReview.com?

Thanks!