Such a great race! But before race details, we'll back up to the expo. I took these 4 funny boys with me, which I guess makes me crazy, but we've already established that here. They thought they were at Disneyland or something and all got a chance in the money machine.
The Course: I really liked the course. The canyon section wasn't steep at all, and the second half was a straight shot down University Ave. If you're looking for a fast course that won't tear your legs up, I think this is a great option. I knew by mile 6 that I wasn't going to get a PR, but I was able to run a really strong race and my second half was only 5 seconds slower than my first half (drastic difference from my last half).
Support: This race was well organized and well supported. Almost every cross street had police officers directing traffic and the aid stations were plentiful.
Extras: I love the race t-shirt, but mostly because it actually fits. It's cute and I plan on wearing it every day for the next week (along with my medal). There was a little bit of wind, but other than that the weather was perfect!
Runners: I liked the size of this race. Big enough to feel all of the energy of the other runners, but not so big that logistics were challenging.
I probably say this about every race, but I loved this one! Well... I guess one regret is that I never spotted Hungry Runner Girl. I was really hoping for a celebrity HRG sighting. Maybe in June at the UV Marathon. :)
Half Marathon #5 is officially in the books with a time of 2:01:35
Anybody run a race or do a long run today?
Do you prefer small races or bigger races?