EVENT: Half Marathon | Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon
DATE: February 2 , 2014
LOCATION: Huntington Beach, CA
DISTANCES: 13.1 miles
TIME / PACE /PLACE: 1:31:06 (PR) / 6:56/mi. pace / 6th of 641 in age group and 227th out of 15447 overall runners
SPLITS: 7:01 / 6:53 / 6:48 / 7:06 (hill) / 6:52 / 6:47 / 6:48 / 6:46 / 6:54 / 7:11 / 7:16 / 7:00 / 7:06
This is a pretty big turnout, I think, for a smaller beach city. I figured parking was going to be a problem, so I parked about a mile away and rode my bike right up to the start. I started out with the first group/wave of about 1000. The weather was perfect. Cool in the upper 40’s to very low 50’s. No wind at first, but there was a noticeable head wind on the straightaway in the last 4-5 miles. There was only one “hill”, not much to be concerned about.
Overall, a good race for me. Much better pacing than me half marathon a few weeks ago. Still didn’t have the endurance near the end like I had last year and faded a bit in the last couple of miles.
Note to future self: need more miles and longer runs in preparation. Some speed work and HIITs as well.