So today was the Honda LA Marathon! There were lots of concerns about the weather, because for days the forecast was for rain, maybe even thunderstorms. Luckily, the rain came early, making Saturday at the expo a pain. However, we had great weather for today’s event - cold, but dry, starting in the high 40s, staying in the mid-50s. I wish I had been able to run - would have been a great day to go for a PR!
I walked a pretty good race today. I finished I 5:43:09, an average pace of about 13:05 minutes per mile. I ran about 3.5 miles, including the last mile. I crossed the line feeling pretty good.
I am sore now, but not too bad. I’ve done some stretches, relaxed, showered, and have made the traditional post-marathon trek to Ben & Jerry’s. Right now I am watching the marathon on TIvo.
To anyone who has been following my updates - Thank you! I appreciate your support and interest! Maybe this will morph into a future blog on training for the Disney half or the Long Beach marathon!