Long Beach Marathon

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    May 27, 2008 5:31 AM GMT
    I'm debating between running the Long Beach or Victoria(Canada) marathon in Oct. I've run Vic and loved it, but am looking for comments about Long Beach. If you've run both even better.

    I'm trying for a P/B.

    Any comments/suggestions?
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    May 27, 2008 11:13 PM GMT
    I've run the half marathon in Long Beach. It's a fairly fast, flat course. If you don't like running on concrete though, I might pass. The first half has a big section where you run on the bike path instead of the street so the concrete is a little less forgiving to the joints than asphalt would be. The field is fairly small so you're only jostling for space in maybe the first mile.

    If you ever want an early October marathon course that helps with a PR, I recommend St. George, UT. I qualified for Boston there and took 20 minutes off my prior PR.