Yesterday morning I woke up before the sun to get in a run.
I wanted to do back to back long runs this weekend so I did 13 Saturday and had the half marathon on the calendar for Sunday. Round one done.
Hot but gorgeous. Thank you SoCal.
Then, Ben and I hit the road north for our mini-road trip.
First stop – the Pasadena Half Marathon expo to grab my bib.
I met reader Jillian – it was her first half!! She blogs at The Broccoli Blog.
Then, we continued north. With snacks. Boom chicka wowow
We went straight to Oxnard Harbor for a lil booze cruise.
The Vanguard took us to Anacapa Island, the smallest of the Channel Islands for a nature tour. You don’t get off the boat, just cruise around.
Then, we went to explore Ventura harbor. There were a lot of advertisements for Pirate Day coming in July!
Did you catch my pirate joke on my last post?
Wine time. This makes it feel like vacation.
We ordered a two rolls from Harbor Sushi. But the service was super slow so we ended up leaving before really getting full.
For some reason I was on a mission to try oysters this trip. I’ve never had them before. As we were driving along I spotted this place and peeked in to see if they had any.
Success! They had oysters and the owner of the place raved about them and said we should definitely try them!
Ben and I shared this order of oysters and chips. Delicious! I don’t know if it’s ‘cheating’ to have them fried, but I don’t care. I love it.
Then, we went to the hotel to get 5 hours of sleep before the race.
Pasadena Half Marathon Recap
This morning I woke up and got ready for a hot half marathon. I tested out my New Skin anti-chafing spray. Glad I had it – by the end I was drowning in sweat and it would have made for an uncomfortable day!!
Ready to run!
I met a lot of new friends at the start too!
Jam was running her first half today with her husband – Happy Birthday Jam’s husband!!
Rebecca did her first half marathon today too! How’d it go?
I saw Emily at the finish – hola!
Jillian from Chasing Raspberries ran the 10k.
Thoughts on the Pasadena Half Marathon race: It was hard!
That is kinda as in depth as a recap as I do, but I will elaborate since I’m enjoying the AC at my mom’s…
I wanted to try and stay at around 8:15 ish the whole race. Yeah. No.
I was running on tired legs from yesterday’s 13 so I knew that might be a stretch. Plus I was 100% willing to stop all together if my IT band pulled. <- Luckily, that didn’t happen!
But, it was HOT. There was a hill from mile 9 to 10 that made me wanna die. And I just felt ‘out of shape’ actually. I can’t decide if that was because of the heat/dehydration/tired legs or all. Probably all.
I showed up and put in the miles. I’m happy.
Then, we grabbed Tierra Mia Cubano con leche coffees and it as all okay.
And I took an ice bath at my mom’s because it’s the right thing to do.
Such a good weekend! Let the eating commence!!
Question: How was your weekend?
Christine @ www.idratherbesweating.com says
Awesome job! I don’t know if I could do back-to-bakc runs like that. I am ADDICTED to coffee and have wanted to try the Cubano Con Leche. I just started making my own espresso at home 🙂 I agree…ice baths are a MUST! Get some rest!
Alison Bowling says
That boat tour looks amazing, great pics.
I was sick all weekend booo 🙁 BUT! I’d rather get this out of my system now so I’m good to go for my 4th of July 1/2
I love that you have peas on your leg whilst out in the car!!! 🙂
I’ve heard that fresh, raw oysters are typically in season in months that contain an “R”. So… try again in September maybe?!
Let’s talk about consistency! Not every race is a PR so great job. Just pretend you ran a marathon this weekend, with the times combined is it a marathon PR??
Sarah G. says
I think that’s pretty solid for running on tired legs!
Liz @ The Shrinking Owl says
You don’t seem too thrilled about the weekend getaway, in fact, you seem kind of ticked that interfered with your plans to run. I wish my man had the forethought and romantic intentions to do something like that for me.
Jack Sh*t says
Your new nickname: Pea Knees.
Laura @ Mommy Run Fast says
Wow- nice work!! Back to back halfs are tough! Gorgeous scenery, too… glad you had such a fun time!
Peter @ MadForFit says
Good drills! Looks like you had a great weekend all round. Can’t see the full marathon being a problem for you 🙂
Coach [email protected] says
Great training weekend for you. Missed you and Ben last night.
Fantastic weekend especially during yesterday’s group long run. The TPRC group hosted and organised an impromptu, last minute run for outstation and overseas runners who were in town for the now-postponed KL Marathon. I had loads of fun running from one junction/intersection to another to relieve the road marshal stationed there, Definitely a fellowship and kinship run.
It was nice to meet you at the finish line!
My in-laws walked that 5k this morning! They showed up at our house this afternoon proudly brandishing their “gold” medal. 8th place out of 8 people in the 63-68 yr old category, haha. My FIL claimed my MIL “slowed him down.” Riiiight.
Nice work! Pretty pictures! I wish I could run like you! haha 🙂
Liz @ The Girl on Fire Now says
Congrats! When I can run 13 miles, I will be so happy … more power to ya, girl 🙂
Your weekend looks like it was amazeballs. I live in the PNW so I am not really used to a lot of heat, but I ran 10 miles today in 80+ weather, and I felt completely out of shape, hot, and just wow… I never realized how much harder running is in the heat for me. I was completely thrown off on how difficult it got after mile 6. You already did a great job on your race, but given the weather you combated, I am super impressed.
Amanda @ Pink Runner Girl says
You are awesome! That’s so great you did two 13 mile runs back to back. You make me want to run even though I can’t yet! Your weekend was so much better than mine. Congrats on your half. Even though it’s not your best, that’s still a great time.
My weekend was very relaxing. My fiance and I went to my lake house with my dad, mom and baby brother!
Awww, I used to live in Oxnard during middle school. Did it smell like strawberries and manure? 🙂
What kind of shorts were you wearing on race day? Those look awesome! (especially now that the tops of my thighs rub!)
Wow – back to back 13.1 miles is crazy awesome. Congrats on both! You’re an inspiration no doubt!!!
I think you are super fast
Hi, I’m looking for a pair of compression shorts for summer runs. What’s the pair you wore for the Half and would you recommend it? Thanks!
Katie @ Talk Less, Say More says
Is that HOT coffee?!
Yes, but only because I was on my way to an ice bath 🙂
[email protected] is Sweet says
All your running is so inspirational! I’m training for my first half and ran the longest I’ve ever run today-it’s reassuring to see how much you can run, and that it is possible! I love your blog!
Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen says
back to back 13.1 mile runs .. very impressive
Ash Bear says
I think it’s definitely due to heat+hills+back to back runs! You’re DEF not in bad shape!
Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More says
Good job! Hills and heat do not mix.
[email protected] says
You are one busy lady! Great job on the half marathon. It was definitely a hot one!
Heather @fitncookies says
That is awesome!! I wish I could do back to back long runs and still finish in that time. I think it was great, and i’m sure the weather played a part in how you were feeling during the race!
Good job on the back-to-back 13 mile runs!!!
That cruise looks awesome – neat pictures!!
Lindsey @ Run Freckles Run says
You look good in a pirate hat!
Question: How was your weekend?
Oh, I’ve had better, but this coming weekend should be lovely! Long weekend and the 4th of July! Yay!
Jessica R @ fromthekitchentotheroad says
Nice job with the runs this weekend. I was just talking with someone the other day about doing back to back longer runs. I have been shopping all weekend for my trip to New York this week. I bought nothing. Disappointing. I love anything from Angie’s. Boom Chicka Pop is de-lish.
Nice job on the two long runs!! The heat+hills=VERY tough run for me. I ran a “quarter marathon” today and it was really fun! It was a tad bit on the hot side for me (start time 8:30 AM) so I definitely felt slower. Have a great rest of your Sunday!!
PS- I have never tried oysters, you are more brave than I am!
Nice belly ring!!!
Thanks Jen 🙂 You’re a doll.
Beth @ Read Hard Run Harder says
Congrats on another Half Marathon! If you want delicious oysters…on on down to Mobile, AL. We have the best EVER!
Rachel Costello says
I ran the 10k today…I was hoping for under 50 min but..uuh not even close I came in at 56:45.( My worst time ever, maybe since my college drinking days) It was ssssooooo hot and muggy and yes, I agree, it was a hard race!!! Did I mention it was hot!!!! Did you love the Ice towels at the end though?? Nice!!!
Why the 13 milers back-to-back? Are you training fir a full or an ultra?
Why the back-to-back runs, are you training for a full or an ultra?
For a full 🙂
Running Librarian says
Wow! Great job on the back to back runs! Looks like you had fun! 🙂