NO MOUSE IN THE HOUSE…
Today I did something by doing nothing. Sounds zen, right?
Nothing quite so grand, I assure you.
Let’s just say that today I reallocated my running resources.
I decided not to run a race in order to run a race. Huh?
To put it bluntly, I said “no” to Mickey Mouse. It was hard, trust me.
Today marked the sign-up for the 10th annual Disneyland Half Marathon (September 6th). And I didn’t register. Read the rest of this entry
REVIEW: AVENGERS SUPER HEROES HALF MARATHON
RACE: Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon
DATE: November 16, 2014
LOCATION: Anaheim, CA
DISTANCES: Half Marathon/5K/Kids Race
START TIME: 5:30am
WEATHER AT START: 55° Partly cloudy… and windy as hell.
FINISHERS: 10,449 for the Half Marathon (4042 Men/6407 Women)
Disney has added a new race to its fall California schedule, as runners dressed up as their favorite Marvel super heroes for the inaugural running of this half marathon. The villain at this race, however, were the blustery Santa Ana winds that battered runners throughout the race.
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AVENGERS SUPER HEROES & LAS VEGAS ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HALF MARATHONS: POST MORTEM
Sorry for the delay in these post mortems. This past weekend was a blur of running and travel and it’s taken me just a bit to catch my breath… both figuratively and literally.
And I’ll be “blogging poetic” about this past weekend for the next week or two, as there are plenty of stories to tell.
It really was the craziest and most fun weekend of racing I’ve ever done.
I’ve already “post mortemed” about my first race of last weekend, the REVEL Canyon City Half Marathon; you can read about it here.
So, here are chapters 2 & 3 of my running trilogy. Read the rest of this entry
REVEL CANYON CITY HALF MARATHON: POST MORTEM
So, the first leg of my crazy half marathon “trifecta” is in the books.
This morning I ran the inaugural REVEL Canyon City Half Marathon.
And I had a blast.
Meeting up with several of my running friends, we trekked down the San Gabriel Mountains in Angeles National Park on a beautiful fall morning.
I have to admit it was rather difficult to rein things in and not pick up my pace as I made my way down the mountain. I had planned to run an 11:30 pace, but came in at 11:00 min/mile (guess my tortoise pace had a little hare in it after all).
But I felt at ease and not tired at all as I crossed the finish line and grabbed a neat piece of race bling. Read the rest of this entry
LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD…
On Sunday I ran the Shoreline Half Marathon, which basically serves as my halfway point in this “marathon” of a running year.
I set a few running goals for 2014 and so far, have managed to hit several of ’em:
- I’ve PR’d in the marathon (4:58:16), half marathon (2:03:14) and 10K (56:56).
- I ran 3 full marathons in less than 90 days to qualify for the Marathon Maniacs (#9416).
- I’ve run a half or full marathon every month this year so far (with plans to continue this into 2015).
HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO
“Never say never” I guess is the lesson you should take away from my ramble today. That and I guess we all reserve the right to change our minds.
As you Trippers all know, I’ve been rather vocal about RunDisney’s “slightly inflated” race prices. And to say their race prices are slightly inflated is like saying that ingesting a half dozen Taco Bell bean burritos and washing it down with prune juice might cause “slightly inflated” gastrointestinal distress.
PLANNING AHEAD… WAY AHEAD
I just signed up for a race yesterday.
No big deal, right? I sign up for races all of the time.
Except this one is in 2015.
Yup, some people have barely finished ditching their 2014 resolutions and I’m already making race plans to coincide with next year’s batch of soon-to-be broken promises.