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Monday, October 8, 2012

Long Beach Marathon Review

Yesterday I ran the Long Beach Marathon. It was was my 10th 26.2 marathon which made it special.  This was a very pretty run. There are a couple of things that make a marathon good, the most important is good running weather.  I love when it is  overcast and I am running a long distances.  The temperature was an amazing 66 degrees which is perfect. There was a lot of corrals and usually there is someone there to make sure you are in the right one.  The purpose of a corral is to ensure you are with people who are at the same pace. For some reason there seemed to be a lot of walkers at the front of the race.  It's always funny to me when a group of 2 or 3 walkers takes up so much of the road, especially when they won't move out of the way for the runners... It took longer than usual for the race to thin out. The first 10 miles were very scenic as it was along the beach. I saw some amazing homes along the way. There were lots of spectators and  live music which makes the race a lot of fun.
I personalized my bib..
Don't you love it???
The second half was not quite as exciting.  There were lots of water stations and plenty of people to cheer us along the way. I really did not think as much during this run as I usually do. I just enjoyed myself and embraced how free I felt. My knee bothered me at the beginning of the race but it went away once I warmed up.  Something always hurts... I think this is a great marathon and I hope to run it again next year. 
I loved how big the medal is too..
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Updated: Oct 7, 2012 03:37 PST

Marathon
Runner DetailsRace Results
Bib:2348
Name:Gloria King
Gender:F
Age:40
Hometown:San Marcos, CA
Overall:770 out of 2820
Women:184 out of 1056
F 40-44:30 out of 152
Age/Grade:55.04% Place: 630
Finish:4:19:12 Pace: 9:54
Tag Time:4:19:12
Gun Time:4:26:27
Split Times
5 Km:29:11 Pace: 9:24
10 Km:1:00:05 Pace: 9:41
10 Mile:1:39:14 Pace: 9:56
Half:2:09:28 Pace: 9:53
19 Mile:3:09:22 Pace: 9:58
24 Mile:3:59:25 Pace: 9:59

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