Surf City Half Marathon. Race Report.

I ran the Surf City Half Marathon on Sunday Feb 2.
It was a super fun event with Pasadena Triathlon Club.

The morning started at 4:45am. i know. super early, but worth it cuz traffic is bad. We took off with 29 peeps in two vans fulls from Eagle Rock to Huntington Beach.

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Valet parking at Hyatt. Relax and stretch with grand ball room with private resort potties!

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Marvin got custom tech Tees for the Feb Fecta

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Post Race Fecta Runners

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DaveT

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My Fecta Tee. Bruin Blue, Baby.

Surfboard Medal.

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Race Results. Official time 2:10:08.

Race Report. I lined up with the 2:00:00 Pace group, which is faster than my usual pace. I hung on with them for about 4 miles, when there was 2nd right turn and steep hill. Overall, I felt pretty good all day. At mile 10, I was on pace for a PR (2:07, Pasadena Half), so I stepped on the gas and took off. There was a hill and I quickly puttered out. PR was not meant to be. That’s ok. There was a strong head wind on the last 3 miles back into town. I drafted off anybody any size that was going about my speed, with noticeable improvement. I finished happily. No GI drama. Just one potty stop at mile 5. No blisters. No bleeding nips. I was pleasantly surprised. I didn’t feel adequately prepared for this race, so I wasn’t expecting such a great time. On the way back, we stopped for lunch. Made I home and watched the Superbowl. That was a dud.

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Garmin / Strava Results

Surf City

Me, Kim, Amy, Kim

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Me, MikeB

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Me, Gio

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Me, Marvin

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Me, Alvin

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Gregg, Johnna, Me

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Me, Steve

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Bryan, Me, Trevor, Sebastian, MikeB, Danny, Marvin

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Me, Gregg, Eddy

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