Location: Irvine, CA
Pre-race commmentary: I signed up for this race mainly because it is close to where I live and I've never ran it before. Gotta do it at least once!
Post-race commentary: First race of 2011 is done. Nothing exciting to report. No PR. To be expected since I haven't really ran that much lately due to the holidays. The course was flat. This is a large student involved race. Lots of SRLA (Students Run Los Angeles) runners and students manning the water stations. It is a good idea to move closer to the front if you do not like dodging people. Nice weather was had on 1/8. I am one of those people who is always cold so I wore a long sleeve shirt that was on the thicker side. That proved to be a bit too much as I was getting pretty warm towards the end but glad I had it after I cooled down because it was pretty chilly out there when you are not running. Really good post race goodies. I think they had parents bake or something for this event because it was like a big bake sale. There were orange slices/bananas, muffins, cupcakes, cakes, brownies, bagels, rice cakes, Hansen's soda and so much cookies. Oh the cookies!! I don't have one single photo of the race scene as I had not carried my camera with me. I really liked this course and loved that it was a local race. I am planning on running this again next year. And now, I really need to get myself back on the training schedule. I felt out-of-shape running this race. I was running sporadic paces the entire time. Anywhere from 7:30s to 9:30s, thus averaging out 8:25s. I want to be better prepared for Surf City and perhaps get a new PR.
|All the baked goods you can carry home.|