I'm a big fan of point-to-point races and like San Felipe - Santiago last December 7th Travesía La Pedrera - La Paloma was another exceptional course along the seaside. The direction of the route changes every year. This Saturday we ran "with the wind" alongside the splendid Atlantic coast from the unique surfer village of La Pedrera to the coastal town of La Paloma.
Asado. I passed my Asador assessment the night before and my stomach is still not used to that amount of meat. Unbelievable but truly great!
Almost 300 runners lined up in luminous La Pedrera and after the first 600 meters uphill section we tracked back towards La Paloma. A modest organization and unconventional road closure methods by the local police make a race like this even more friendly and easy going.
I ran the rest of the race with the women leader and finished in a disappointing time of 44:08 in La Paloma. I need to plan my next Uruguay trip ahead as I would like to run one of the matchless courses in full fitness. Nevertheless this was a great race and again a good experience to run in a country that’s really growing on me.