Marathon #3. Official time 3:40:50. Not my worst time but definitely my worst race. Racing won’t always go as planned, It just be like that sometimes. Knee/IT band issues starting mile 4. Congrats to all the finishers and those that killed it yesterday! Big thank you to those out there that kept me going and not taking that DNF.
I had a whole overview of the race including day before, warm up and updates by mile. Decided since I don’t think that many people care or even read this I’ll keep it short.
Goal was sub 1:30:00 and I was able to finish in 1:29:06! Strava result here. MIssed the first wave because I had to poop so I had to weave through the second wave in the first few miles! Super ecstatic about this finish! Can’t wait to see what this year holds more me!
That being said, I hit one of my goals this year of a sub 1:30 Half. My other goals for year are:
5K – 18:00
10K – 40:00
Marathon – 3:25:00
How has everyone been? It’s been a while since I’ve posted. It seems as though my life has switched from predominantly cars to running and just being active in general.
Last weekend I had the pleasure of helping @lbrc with their aid station for the Long Beach Marsthon. Seeing our friends and other runners suffering with smiles was such a joy. The aid station was originally just intended for LBRC runners and friends but as it turned out, we ended up giving aid to pretty much all marathon runners! The fact that they were doing something epic was inspiring.
Witnessing all of this made me ask myself why am I not running? Why am I not participating? I really don’t have any excuses, I could have ran the half marathon if I had prepared myself but I guess I was content on running 5-6 mile distances. That weekend, that’s all going to change. I’ve registered for the L.A. Marsthon and with the help of my brother Cong (@congruns), the @MiniMall Milers and LBRC I’ll be able to finish it! The only person stopping me from doing this is myself!
Let’s do this!
I’ve been wanting to go on the Monday Hill Training run with the Long Beach Running Club for a while now. All the running that I’ve been doing has been flat for the most part and I’ve read that hill training really make you a stronger runner. This is a 4.5 miles run wiht various inclines and declines and boy was it tough. I actually had to stop and walk for a little because my heart rate was about to hit 180 and I definitely didn’t want that to happen. Big thanks to LBRC for letting me join, hope to make this one again soon!
Check out the run on Strava (@dvo414)