Waking up to coastal fog in Newport Beach, Val and I headed over to nearby Fashion Island for the annual Race For the Cure event for breast cancer awareness. This is a huge event, attracting 30,000 runners for all races.
This is the first race for Val for the second half of her 2008 fall road racing season and she looked as strong as ever.
The race tracked around Fashion Island Mall in Newport Beach with a smooth, rolling surface. Val finished in 22:51 in a strong finish.
Here is what her start looked like: