Holiday Half Marathon in Pomona

Holiday Half Marathon at Pomona.

13.2 miles, 2:06:36, 6 Strava trophies

I  carpooled together with Lynda, Gregg, Peter, and Brian, to the LA County Fairgrounds. The chitter chatter in the car ride is some of the funniest times, actually. The weather was frosty cold LA morning. It rained hard the day before and typically the morning after is frigid (low 40s). The fairgrounds are kinda fun to walk through in the morning. I’m not sure who Thummer is, but I always take a pic with a mascot. Yuri and George met up with us.

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The race started a couple minutes late 8:05. We were shivering during the wait. We saw Near in the corral. My toes were number.  I wore a long sleeve tech tee. With the sun up, there was the illusion of warmth.  I was hoping it would warm up a tiny bit more. It was snowing at the starting line, that was cool.

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The first section was hills through the fairgrounds. I lost track of Lynda. The second section was flat through the parking lot drag race strip. I took a 30 second potty stop. There was a short turn around, and saw Gregg, Lynda and Catherine there. For the next 9 miles, I kept looking over my shoulder to see if Lynda was gonna catch me, especially when I walked through the water stops.

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Next section was around Bocelli Park. Actually, the whole course is rolling hills from beginning to end. The run goes along the lake and across the dam, where Santa passed me. I caught up to him for a pic. I took all my pics on the run. I only walked during the walk stops.

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My run was good. I was able to run all the uphills except for the bit after the green by the lake, that one was just a too steep for too long. I was tired by mile 10. Mile 11 and 12 are flat back through the drag strip and parking lot.

Finishers! Danny came out to cheer us.

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I love through medals. It’s always a cool snow flake design. Right after, we went to Flappy Jacks in Glendora for brunch. Gail prepared a buzzer for us! We sat down really fast. Yummy strawberry waffle for me and caramel walnut pancakes for Gail.

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I had my Mio Link on, so I posted the heart rate data. I noticed a couple time the Mio lost the connection, not sure why. I just rubbed it down onto my wrist and it was back up. The blinking colored LED was great to know the heart rate zones.

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