[Salt Works Run 8.29miles in 1:28 Minutes Avg Pace 10:43] So today I decided I would take a detour off my 8 mile running route to run past the South Bay Salt Works plant to change up my run a little. The South Bay Salt Works located in Chula Vista and bordering the Imperial Beach was founded in 1916 and will be entering its hundredth year of operation next year. Check out more picture of South Bay Salt Works at the end of this blog entry.
Along with the salt work I found some other interesting places and things. As I was running and came to the corner of Frontage Rd. and Ada St. I saw a number of brightly painted steel art formed in the shapes of bikes. Now I know that I’ve seen these in the past but just never paid much attention to them I guess because I’ve always been in a rush when I’ve gone past. There was a small sign that reads; @South Bay Metal Bikes. I’m not really sure what this place is but the bike sculptures are really cool.
On Ada just down the street was this really cool mailbox that was formed like a fishing lure where do you get something like that! I would have to guess that the owner really like fishing.
Moving on I thought I would show you the area with the chainlink fence that I wrote about in my last posting “Running naked in the darkness” it looks much less imposing during the day and other than the four bikers that past me I was running alone except for a few lizards sunning themselves on the edge of the path.
Exiting the path and back in to the residential I saw a house that lets you know that Dude! You’re still in California!
About this time I noticed that it was really starting to get hot, so hot I almost gave up running turns out it was 81 Degree Fahrenheit (27.22 Celsius) the heat really jumped fast when I started out on the run at 8:40AM it was only 64 Degree Fahrenheit (17.7 Celsius). This was at the 6 mile mark. By the time I got back to my starting point I was totally spent, after my cook down I had a killer headache that lasted for the next 4 hours. What a run!