Ran my last Long Beach full marathon and in
December will run my last full marathon in Sacramento. Will continue
running Half and 10K, though. The lower part of my body from foot to
lower back can't take the pounding anymore. At mile 7, I removed my socks because the ball on my foot hurt so bad(experienced this during training and by running without socks ease the pain). Ran at a decent pace and on target for under 5 hrs finish up to mile 24. When my hip and lower back pain became unbearable, I decided to walk all the way to the finish line. It's a good decision because I was able to enjoy the post race celebration. Got me 4 cups of ultra light beer and went to Hooters with wifey, son, brother and friend for the much needed nutrients. Love those chicken butts.
Beat my OC Marathon time by 30 seconds sooooo .......... it's a 2013 PR