Totally agree with RUNNERZA, no need to reinvent a new post every day.
Decided to do a marathon on Monday 12/26 -- Operation Jack, on the bike path starting in Manhattan Beach. Gonna be COLD tonight in LA @ 40* [please don't laugh]. Race day hi projected at 61*, sunny, windy.
I ran on the beach today too -- Operation Jack marathon in Manhattan Beach, CA. Clear, cool, calm, sunny, very friendly crowd of ~340 doing half or whole [2 loops]. Nearly hit my target but slowed in the second half to 4:18:00.
To shoxguy78 -- Where will your Feb race be? Warm or cold? The coaches say to train under the conditions you'll be racing, but that's rarely possible.
On the other hand, keep in mind that for many years the world's top 3 women marathoners were from Norway [Christensen, Waitz] and Maine [Samuelson], and somehow they trained thru the winter to run great races.
5.5 miles in 43 mins, immediately followed by a 1300 meter swim. My body is soar. And I still have one 8 mile run to go this week, along with 4 hours of riding and 1000 meters of swimming... Its an addiction
Was going to go run at the Second Sole Group run and then found out about a 4.5 mile race. So I entered it and finished 12th overall and 5th in my age group 35-44. 28:52. which comes out to 6:25 per mile. I slowed down a bunch after mile 2 but picked it up for the last mile.