I have been so far behind on this blog, I sometimes get in a rut where I don’t know if what I have to say would interest anyone besides my Mom, ha! I am really trying to get better at keeping up with FB, twitter, and this blog though. I started writing out this lengthy race report, but decided to delete it and add more pictures instead.
On May 6th, I ran the OC Half Marathon. It was awesome! The course suited me so well. All rolling hills with a net downhill which is always nice!
My goal for the race was sub 1:15. I knew that unless I found some guys to run with, I would probably be running by myself. I practiced my marathon nutrition the day before the race and was on a mini taper of 86 miles for the week. I love racing in California and I was very excited to be there! I won the women’s race in 1:15:51 and was super happy. I will try for that sub 1:15 again in June at San Diego Rock and Roll Half.
I know this pic is sideways, I have to fix it when I get home. re: Have Matt fix it when I get home.
After the race we were able to have some fun with our cousins, and with Derek and Allison of AZparentsontherun.com. It was a great relaxing day!
Matt and I stayed in California the rest of the week as a little vacation/early 30th birthday trip for Matt. We had so much fun! We ate, drank, and were merry. 🙂 I still had 100 miles to run for the week, so I tried to not be too much of a party pooper on our vacation!
Last week my mileage was back up to 115, and this week 120. I feel like I am in a running fog! I am in the middle of my last big week before Grandma’s marathon! Also exciting, after 11 marathons, I finally have my marathon nutrition figured out!
Next week when we get out to San Diego for the half marathon, we will also be celebrating my brother Lukas who will be running his first full marathon at the San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon! So excited for him and proud of him!
I have more to share so I will get on another post now! Happy running!