I ran the Southern California Half Marathon this morning. It’s held in Irvine, CA – where Ben used to live when we were dating. I remember doing a long run by myself and seeing other people running a race in January. I always told myself “next year” and would forget!
Finally I remembered this year. Kinda. I signed up for it yesterday. The Southern California Half is a small, local feel race. There’s no big expo, cotton shirts (boo) and about 4,000 half marathoners.
Sarah (Once Upon a Lime) opted not to run this one, but provided some killer cheerleading and photography. I felt pretty good for the entire race, hit a bit of a wall around mile 8 but took a gel and felt better
I wish there were more aide stations and there were no gels on the course. The entry fee was not cheap enough for that to be okay.I heard there was food at the end, but I didn’t see it. All I got was a bottle of water.
I have not trained for a half marathon for years. At this point I just run half-ers if I feel like it and have been able to maintain enough fitness to survive. But, I didn’t feel like I was in good shape today – just didn’t feel like I was running strong.
This was a pretty flat course and I was still 15 seconds over my PR (and that race was hilly). I’m considering maybe actually training for a half sometime this year. Maybe.
Hello to Lindsey, Monica and another reader (forgot your name) who stopped to say “Hi!”!! Congrats on the awesome race! Today seemed like an “on” day for everyone