Hello! I just ran the Surf City Marathon. You know, nothing like running 26.2 miles to get ready for the Super Bowl feast. Here’s my race recap / results / random rambling because I’m delirious and enjoying a bev.
I finally had a good race! I needed this so bad. I didn’t PR, but I felt strong – even at the end.
I’m not that Type A running blogger / marathon maniac / person who has their life together and remembers each mile (truthfully I don’t care as long as I don’t die or fall or have an ‘accident’) but here’s the nutshell (below).
Wait. First, here’s my pre-race picture because this is what you do in Huntington Beach aka Surf City USA:
1. I went back to my tried and true pre-race food = rice with tons of salt and soy sauce. I also drank a lot of everything yesterday – seltzer, water, vitawater…
2. This morning = bagel and coffee.
3. Race time!
Surf City Marathon:
It was a little warmer than I would have liked, but a great day for a race! I saw a lot of my Sole Runner friends and it was really good to see familiar faces and get some high-fives! It’s been too long since I’ve run with them. I miss them.
Surf City Marathon results = 3:50:42
This was the first race since probably last May that I felt good at the end. It’s also the first one that I didn’t hate myself for signing up for the full versus the half around mile 17.
I think the reason is I took hydration and fueling a little back to being a little more disciplined again. I used to be better about it and just got lazy. My legs are still not fresh, but considering that – I felt great.
But I’m still glad it is over and now I can just eat!
Run and done!
Question: Did you run this weekend? Where? How far?
On a scale of 1 to 10 – how good did your last workout feel?