Archives for April, 2011

Painted Rocks Trail Half Marathon Race Report

Posted on Apr 18, 2011 under Race | 2 Comments

I have completed trail races between 5K and 15K before and now I can add half marathon to the list. To be more precise, the Painted Rocks trail half marathon was actually like 13.62 miles (more than the 13.3 the website stated). Initially, I had hoped to run anywhere between 1:30 and 1:35, which like always is aggressive, but I assumed if I could endure the LA Marathon, this shouldn’t be too bad. Not quite: 1:46:28. Placed well though: 5/33 AG, 18/212 overall. I was told that the course was not that tough, so I wasn’t too worried about it the week leading up to the race. I also messed things up for myself by starting a little too fast, which made it for a tough 13+ mile run. Overall, it was a nice, scenic course, which hopefully will help improve on whatever I decide to run next. Read the rest of this entry »

LA Marathon & Carlsbad 5000 Race Photos

Posted on Apr 07, 2011 under Race | 2 Comments

I’ve said this before, but I don’t usually post race photos for a couple of reasons. 1. it seems repetitive to show pictures of you running in a race (unless you can get in front of a scenic/notable background) 2. I usually look like I’m going to die..literally & figuratively (I’m all business: no smiles, thumbs ups, peace signs etc.)

But since LA was so ridiculous (found another post with videos) and I got some nice footage from Carlsbad, I thought I’d post..Enjoy :)

Found these hi-res images from an LA Times post. Read the rest of this entry »

2011 Carlsbad 5000 5K

Posted on Apr 03, 2011 under Race | 2 Comments

The Carlsbad 5000 is my follow-up race to the LA Marathon and running a 5K in cool temperatures by the beach is a walk in the park compared to the pouring rain that we had to endure at the marathon. So there was very little pressure (if any) coming into the race (although I did spend the whole night tossing and turning for some reason..) Results: 19:08 (6:04, 6:17, 6:15, :30); AG: 38/645; OA: 114/1242. It’s not that much off of last year’s PR performance (18:58). But even better is the way I was able to hold back at the beginning to make sure I wasn’t burnt out toward the end of the race. Compare last year’s splits: 5:47, 6:13, 6:29, :27. Read the rest of this entry »

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