If you've been following the recommendations for training walks, or if you've walked during the 3-Day in the past, you know that hills are an important part of your training. One of the hills that seems to be blanketed with a string of pink in November is the Torrey Pines State Park route from the ocean up to the golf course. It's part of the original highway between Los Angeles and San Diego, and this weekend I walked it for the first time.
I figured I'd be walking it anyway on November 19th, so why not get a good look at what's coming? Having some advance notice of the weather this weekend (being a meteorologist does have its advantages, and I'm not talking about no-wait seating at restaurants. . .you're thinking of Kyle Kraska), I scheduled my longest walk for Friday, then another long walk on Saturday. (Sunday was looking wet.)
The road, constructed in the early 1900s and with the original concrete from 1915, is still there for you to walk. Or part of it is. It's pretty impressive, and the hill is impressive, too. The Torrey Pines State Park is a spot that would be great to hike around for an afternoon, and you'll get the chance to see some of it on your walk in November - if you don't get there beforehand.