Holiday Half Marathon
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Holiday Half Marathon - Run
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After the gun, I followed them way in the back and started reeling them in one by one successfully. Overzealous kids huh! hehehe! I bumped into a student accidentally which dislodged my left water bottle. I thought about leaving it but then no, I went back for it and I'm glad I did. :D
Focused on good cadence, form, and core and maintained a solid pace throughout. Also made sure I was careful about weaving around runners to pass. Didn't stop to walk once! Managed the ascents well mentally and physically. At mile 10 I wanted to go all out at 5K effort but calves were starting to buckle a bit due to the ascents around that marker so I kept pace HR at threshold and let it all out at mile 12. Lots of mental and physical effort there and finished strong! Yay!!!
What would you do differently?:
Post race was nice. I had pretzels, Michelob Ultra, water, and blueberry yogurt. A nice massage to boot.
What limited your ability to perform faster:
The hills, hehe.
Really nice race. I may race it again next year depending how I feel after Long Beach Full Marathon. :)
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Got there at 7:25, had to find bib pickup. Found but then had to go to the bathroom and take a dump. That took forever. The national anthem was playing when I got to my stall. I decided to chill out and warm up by jogging back to my car and putting my tech shirt there.
The Students Run LA racers were next by the time I returned to the starting line. There must have been 1000 of them! I warmed up using my normal warmup routine and hung around enjoying the race director's energy.