A perfect weather for a Marathon Event at Huntington Beach. The City known for Surfing and The Beach Boys.
This is Stage 4 of My Journey and might be the end of my journey to MM silver label membership. I started the race behind the 4:45 hrs pacer. I trained and ran my LSD at this pace and confident that there will be no problem sticking to it. Unfortunately, my right calf injury started acting up again at mile 19 and on the last 6 miles, got cramped several times. Did more walking than running/jogging. On the bright side, I didn't have a mental meltdown like at CIM. I was able to run/jog the last 1 mile and look good when my name was called by the announcer as I crossed the Finish Line.
My new AG (70 - 74) was loaded with strong and competitive runners. Of the 19 runners, 3 run under 4 hrs, 3:27:46 being the fastest by a 72 years old.
AG: 70 - 74
Net Time: 5:11:57
AG Place: 9 out 15
3 Miles: 31:47 .... Pace: 10.36
6 Miles: 1:03:18 .. Pace: 10:33
12.2 Miles: 2:10:54 ....Pace: 10:44
20.9 Miles: 3:56:35 ....Pace: 11.20
26.2 Miles: 5:11:57 ... Pace: 11:54
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