This is Carl Radish, my friend that I have run into at multiple races since moving to Florida. He won his age group at this race and got ...
California International Marathon 2012 Photo is courtesy of the Sacramento Bee. Runners were peeling ponchos and littering the stre...
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Santa Clarita Half
Yes. I ran the Santa Clarita Half Marathon on 11/7/2010. I completed it in 2:17:53. The picture at the top of my blog page is near the finish of this race. I purchased photos, but have not received them yet. That's why it has the Brightroom stamp on it. I am already planning on doing at least one, if not 2 or3 halves this next year (see my 2011 tentative schedule). I started this race well. I was around 18 minutes for 2 miles, 38 minutes for 4 miles, 58 minutes for 6 miles, (1 hour exactly for first 10K), and then I decided to just maintain a 10 minute pace by stopping every mile at the aid stations and either getting a drink or dousing my head (that's why my hair is all wet and pulled back in the race photo). I was at 80 min for 8 miles, and then I stopped paying attention and just started focussing on finishing. I finally got upset with myself around a half mile from the finish when I "had" to take an extra walk break. So I pushed myself until a 1/4 mile from the finish and sprinted the last 1/4. That's why I look like I am running well at the finish. I was. I was upset and made myself run! Overall, a pretty good race for my first half. Before I do another one I want to run that distance several more times so I don't feel like a need so many walk breaks just to finish.