Let’s talk about this apartment with the jr. Olympic swimming pool with the designated lap lane, the super awesome workout gym with nice cardio equipment and flat screens on each piece along with the Free Motion weight machines, Oh did I mention the ½ mile from the Beach!!! Nice biking lanes and roads all over the dang place, it’s a tri training heaven!!! And being as I have not done crap since Ironman it’s time to get back with it during the 70 degree days, yes, the weather is totally awesome!!
Now with all this stuff going on I didn’t forget that the Disney ½ marathon was this past weekend and I was also signed up for the 5k run on sat. So I ran through Disneyland/California Adventure parks which is totally cool and knocked out that 5k with lots of fun and got a little Toy Story Finishers rubber medal. One of the great things is that I went to the Expo on Friday night and got really cool free stuff to see and do, the sales on running stuff.
Race: On Sunday I got to the race site, parked and tried looking for my dad also running but that was just not going to happen as there was well over 15,000 people. You were grouped based on your submitted pace at registration into corals and I was in Group B which left at 6am start. Standing there I realized I forgot my Chip and was not going to have any official time other than Garmin but it was way too late to worry about that, so no time for JT per Disneyland. The run went off and the humidity was up but things were going well. Around mile 6 I was getting tired and realized I had a long way to go so quit thinking about that. I took plenty of water/poweraid at the stops and basically walked the aid stations unless my HR got too high in between but that didn’t really happen till after mile 10. By mile 11 I was really getting tired and just hung in there for mile 12 as I knew I was close to finishing. The last couple of miles you are back running through Disneyland so that takes your mind off things and it’s fun.
Overall a Great Venue and fun to run. The course is pretty much flat expect for the couple of overpasses you have to cross. Running around Angel Stadium is cool and in and out of the parks is fun too. The best thing though is the Finishers Medal! Nice and Big and Flashy.!! The post race stuff is pretty much standard so not too much bragging there but oh, a Nice Sweet tech shirt in the goody bag and this Glade Electrical air freshener thingy, its cool. My overall Garmin time was 2:42 and I was about 3-4 mins off clock time, so not too bad for running a 5k on Saturday and then 13.1 on Sunday with absolutely No training what so ever since IMCdA! Not the smartest thing to do though. My right foot was quite sore on Monday and my quads were sore as well but not as bad as I had expected. (Pics to come) AS for everything else, well, it’s just working…