Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My Third LA MArathon

On Sunday, March 21st, I ran my third consecutive LA marathon. This was also the third route that I have run because they have changed it every year that I have run it. This year's route was very interesting. We ran from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica. This route took us through Downtown LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and many other great cities. It was a fun run but again, one of the hardest things I have ever done. Even training for 16 weeks does not full prepare your body to run 26.2 miles. My goal was to finish and I did in 5 hours and 42 minutes.
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Here is Laura and I at Dodger Stadium before the Marathon started. It was cold but the view of Downtown was amazing.

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Look at all of these people that I am in front of...I think most of them passed me.

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Here we are running up the hill toward the Disney Concert Hall.

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Lovely Echo Park

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Still smiling...

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Here is the best thing I saw all day. Only 0.2 miles to go.



Here is a video of what it was like to cross the finish line.

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Here I am with Laura after finishing. No, the medal does not say that I came in 25th place. It was the 25th anniversary of the LA Marathon. I was more like 13,000th place.
(Yes that is a bagel in my right hand...yummy)

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Thanks for posting your video! I can pretty much guarantee that that is the only way I will experience finishing a marathon!