LA Rock and Roll Half Marathon tagged posts

Running Medals Losing Their Luster

Once upon a time when I was fast enough to place in my age group, and maybe occasionally place overall in a small race, I stuck around afterward eager to receive my well-deserved, hard-earned medal. I had to work hard to get to a place where I felt that sense of accomplishment. Now, you can sign up for just about any running event and receive one for just paying the registration. Everyone receives a finisher’s medal!

This has been the standard for most marathons and many half-marathons for years...

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Mixed Marathon Review

Mixed reviews for this year’s marathon. First off, the sun cooked me early. I knew at the 13 mile mark I wasn’t going to hit my goal, so I slowed WAY down so I didn’t overheat. I finished 15 minutes off my goal time, but I actually enjoyed it more. Not pushing to try and meet a certain time took a lot of pressure off. I did get quite a nasty sun burn, though. That actually is more painful than the legs, which are moving surprisingly well today.

I think I’m done with the San Diego Rock and Roll m...

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