LA Marathon recap: My training journey began last September
and was fulfilled on February, 14, 2016. This training cycle was by far the most
challenging for me. I had a lot set backs over the six month training cycle such
as injuries and chest cold. I really
never recovered from my set back and I felt like I was a month behind in my marathon
training. As a running coach, I know if you’re not prepared its ok pull out of
a race but my pride took over. I really knew I wasn’t ready for the marathon. I
decide to push on with training. I was really inconsistent with my workouts. I would have one great workout then followed
by three bad workouts. My legs never felt right going into the race. I still
want to give it a go and hope run a good
I had some huddles I had to over come going to the marathon.
I got a flat tire going to the expo; I left my pre race nutrition in my car and
had to stop by 7/11 to pick some nutrition. Since I sign up late for the race,
I wasn’t in a seated corral. I started the race back with the 13:00 milers. I
try to push to the front and I was literally running on the street to by pass
thousands of runners. I wasted so much energy and never got into a rhythm. Once
I got to about mile 18, I started to run out of gas and I knew I wasn’t going
to BQ on this race. I decided to shut it down. I was playing it smart. I didn’t
want to get injured for no reason, plus I have Boston in eight weeks. I finish
in 3hr 25mins. I actually cut ten mins. off my last LA Marathon.
I always like to take positives from each race I do. For
this marathon, I nailed my hydration and nutrition plan during the race. I felt
good after the race other than normal leg soreness. I’m starting to recover
faster from each marathon. My body is starting to adapt to the marathon
distance. I enjoy the process of training for the marathon. I hope one day I
can put it all together and have an epic race.
I would like to thank the following friends that aided me in
my success for this race. Thank you to my wife, family & all my runner
friends, Milestone Running, Newton Running, Runners Lane, Rusty with Top To
Top, A Snail’s Pace Running, A Runner's Circle and Fleet Feet Burbank.