We started from the San Francisco side and got to the parking lot right around 8:00 am, played tourist taking a few pictures and then headed off.
It was warmer than I anticipated and the wind was usually calm - it was absolutely perfect running weather.
Despite having driven/run over the bridge multiple times I have never ridden my bike across it. On the weekends the city side of the bridge is dedicated to walkers/runners only and the ocean side it dedicated to cyclists only. I didn't realize just how popular the area was to cycle in - there was sooo many cyclists! My bike currently undergoing a new paint job but as soon as I get it back I am definitely planning a ride out that way.
The bridge isn't that long - only 1.7 miles each way. Once we made it to the Sausalito side we grabbed some water and snapped a few more pictures before turning around.
Once we got back we still needed to go a little further to end the run on a round number so we headed the opposite way out on the Coastal Trail towards Baker Beach. There are so many trails over there I look forward to exploring.
After our run we headed over the bridge to Sausalito for breakfast - because every good runs ends with good food.
This run wasn't particularly fast or hard and at only 4 miles I can hardly consider it a solid training run for Way Too Cool next weekend. This run was purely about enjoying the act of running, the beautiful landscape that is right in our backyard and spending a wonderful Saturday morning with my husband.
The majority of the runs/rides I do are usually built into a training plan targeting a specific event. It was nice to just run to run - with no goals or expectations and just enjoy the run.
I will be drawing on that run today while tackling my long run.