Why not run a marathon (part II)?
1) Nobody will think it's funny when you ask for the absolute highest bib number...while trying to register two minutes after closing. (2382 was indeed the absolute highest bib number).
2) You could have made $36 teaching sailing.
3) Anybody who tells you that you will be well rested after a week of not running is either wrong or lying; you will be out of shape.
4) The course that is supposed to be on and/or within sight of the ocean 80% of the time will only be in sight of the ocean 20% of the time (unless you are 15 feet tall).
5) So much of the course will be highway on-ramps and overpasses that your knees and/or right calf will be opposed to running past mile 20.
6) You will not feel like accepting the Corona from the guys handing out beer (in front of their house) around mile 21.
7) You will not feel like accepting the Bloody Mary (w/ Grey Goose Vodka) from the Rotary Club around mile 22.
8) Even if your friends, and family, and family bicycle the course ahead of you, it will not feel like a show of support if they are not cheering you on at some point during the race...even when you run by said family and friend's house.
9) All the streets of Long Beach will be shut down, and it will take 2 hours to get home. The car will smell like a locker room; I'm pretty sure it will beNicole.
I guess that's enough complaining. Running 26.2 miles makes me cranky. When I started, I was shooting for 3:30. After 2 miles, I was shooting for 4 hours. After 20 miles, I was shooting for not dying.
Gun Time / Chip Time 4h:28m:55s / 4h:27m:42s
Good enough for 825th place...not bad for a guy with bib #2382.
I stole this picture of Tricia from Nico. Not to worry, she won't be blogging for at least a few months.
And here's me at mile 26.