Monday, January 7, 2008

2008 Avia OC Half Marathon - Race Recap

Date: January 6, 2008
Location: Irvine, CA
Finish: 2:00:19

Posting Date (2/7/2011): I ran this race about 3 years ago and am just getting around to posting about it. This course no longer exists. The SoCal Half Marathon runs through parts of this old course but the OC Half and Full Marathon is a completely different race altogether now.

I remember it was rainy on that day the year I ran this race. I ran the half marathon course so I didn't get rained on. Those that ran the full got wet because it started to rain the second half of the race. This course was not anything special at the time. I guess that's why they changed it up.

My sisters came down to visit me the day before the race to attend the expo with me and have my pre-race dinner.

Me at the Expo during my highlighted hair days.

Having dinner with my sisters at Yen Sushi & Roll. I am rolling a restaurant review into this race report. :D This is your run of the mill Japanese restaurant that serves mainly specialty rolls. The rolls are good and seating is a breeze.

Sashimi salad.

Plain Udon. 

Hungry Roll. 

Spider Roll.

Tofu salad. 

Green tea ice cream

My sisters love this place. Can you tell?

Yen Sushi & Roll
5365 Alton Parkway, #B1
Irvine, CA 92604
(949) 551-3599

Incredibly embarassing picture of me crossing the finish line with my eyes closed. D'oh! But it is the only one I can find from that race. :(