Speaking of extra running, I noticed that some of you will be running the Long Beach Marathon this November. Whether this is your first marathon or your 101st, there are many things you can do to make it your best. In the upcoming months, there will be a regular section in the newsletter with tips on running a good marathon.
Those of us who have run marathons before know that the decision to run a marathon is a big time commitment (except for maybe Laura & Todd, who haven’t gotten injured and realized that yet), and doing all that running by yourself is no fun!
This year, the Long Beach Marathon is a completely different course. I think that it would be advantageous to get to know the course intimately (though THAT sort of running is best left to Hashers). Myself, I am training for both the Long Beach Marathon and the Humboldt Half Marathon, so I would like to get in some long runs this summer and fall.
I will be covering portions of the actual course, starting with a few 10 milers, and working up to 20-plus miles. These runs will be on weekend mornings and fairly early (to beat the heat) - around 7am for the 10-milers and 6am for the 20-milers.
Additionally, for variety, I will be running in other locales (Long Beach to Newport Beach among others). Don’t be concerned about keeping up with me, because we should be able to talk while doing LSD together (that’s Long Slow Distance).
If you are interested, talk to me this month, so I can plan out some dates for July, August and September. My guess is that these runs will be harder than the real thing because we’ll have to avoid traffic and carry our own water.
It’s exciting to do a race when you know exactly where you are and what’s ahead! Hope to see many of you out there.