This race was the first one where I didn't feel nervous at the start, mainly because I got ample sleep at home and didn't have a finish time in mind. It's a good thing that I didn't have any goal set because right around mile 2, I had to use the porta potty with a fierce vengeance. Two minutes later, I was running again.
The route took us along the Colorado Street Bridge and near city hall and up Arroyo Blvd and the surrounding area where I do most of my training. When I looked at the course map, there was supposed to be an electrolyte drink somewhere near the Rosebowl but there was only water. I was so thirsty and it was pretty warm on the course that day.
|Post-race compression legs up|