Training for my first L.A. marathon has been really challenging. I usually do really good at the start of the run but towards the middle of the run I start to lose momentum and all of a sudden I'm plagued by thoughts of stopping. Its those damn hills! I'm still trying to learn to love the hills. Most of the time I'm chasing my pace group.
My goal for this race is to finish never mind how long it will take me . We are on mile 6 so 20 more miles to go. Luckily the Loma Linda Lopers has different pace groups you can train with . There are several groups ranging from the 7 minute mile group to the 17 minute mile group. Jessica and I started off in the 10 minute mile group but later dropped down to the 10.5 mile pace group. So far we are keeping up with are two weekday runs and the one long run on Sundays.
Every Sunday we meet at the Drayson center for our short lectures. This past weekend was on water stop etiquette! We stretch together and then off we go to our different pace groups.
Here's a picture of the Loma Linda Lopers. Jessica and I are in the second row in the front. There is usually a flood of pink people running down the streets in Loma Linda on early Sunday mornings. What I love about joining a running group is that you get to meet so many cool people! Plus everyone is always giving you great running and motivation tips.
Everyone needs a running buddy to keep you accountable. Jessica is my running inspiration and I'm so glad she's on the road with me to L.A.