I consider the Carlsbad Marathon my home race. I train here all the time and know the area very well. The race this past Sunday, started off a little behind schedule; there was a 8 - 10 minutes delay. I was a little frustrated initially, because I was mentally focused to start at 6:15 a.m. but I think the late start actually helped me to relax a bit. I started the race well and at a slow, steady pace.
After the 3rd mile, my legs started warming up nicely and for the rest of race, I was able to run at a comfortable pace. I listened to my body and controlled by breathing the entire race.
I finished the race strong and didn’t injure myself in the process. I placed 18th Overall and 2nd in my Age Division. I also qualified for the Boston Marathon.
The biggest takeaways from this race are:
I'm feeling really confident for my next race, which is the Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Marathon in on May 31, 2015.
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