Sunday, July 27, 2014

Summer Dash 10K - Santa Monica, CA

Race #5 on the 2014 list, check! -- was dehydrated from beach volleyball (which also gave me a blister in my foot) and then got an awesome 3 hours of sleep on Sat night (before the race) from having too much fun! -- still wasn't the slowest 10K race time of the year:

                                           Overall Place: 4 out of 33 
                                                     Time: 49:16
                                      Avge Pace: 7:56 min/ mi (averaged over 6.2mi)

Next official race will be the Arroyo Creek HM on Aug 10th! and will likely be a scorcher. No PR expectations there!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Shoreline Half Marathon - Ventura, CA

Ran the 4th race on my 2014 list and my first half-marathon distance for the year. The heat definitely got to me on this one (was 67F at 7am and likely in the high 70s/ 80s during the race that started at 8am). Need to focus on training in warmer weather and mixing it in with hills on the next one. Official results here.

                             Overall Place: 53 out of 356 Finishers
                                        Age Group Place: 24
                                        Chip Time: 01:51:51
                                           Avge Pace: 8:30

The race itself was well organized with enough water stations but the course wasn't very creative (they made us loop the start/ finish line twice for the half marathon, so it got a little monotonous). There were also some rolling hills, so wasn't the perfect race for the PR.