Saturday, Jan. 5 was a long day but great day. It started at o'dark thirty up in Westlake Village for Ironteam practice in 33 degree weather. Frozen fingers, frozen toes but that doesn't stop us from biking and running. 24 mile bike followed by 2 mile run and we finished just as the sun started to thaw us out. Then it was time for the Justice League of Coaches to make an appearance. Work hard, play hard...that's how we roll.
Whoever thought it was a good idea to run a half marathon at 9pm should be shot. Oh wait...it may have been me...along with 50 of my friends. But what makes it better? COSTUMES! Superheroes were in full affect. Definitely the most fun 13.1 miles to date...if that's even possible.
The race was in Downtown LA and who wants to deal with traffic, road closures and expensive parking. So we took the metro. This was my first metro experience and coming from a city where I relied on public transportation, I decided to give this a shot. And what a surprisingly great easy and great experience it was. Can't wait til they build the line further on the westside. Definitely will start riding it more.
Race goal: have fun! No pressure, just go out and have a good time. And that's exactly what I did. It was a TNT reunion out on the course. Peeps were all over the place. Lots of high fives going on...especially while climbing all those mountains! And running alongside Batman, Captain America (decked out in TriTrain gear) and Wonder Woman couldn't get any better, especially as we got several shout outs along the way.
And of course we can't forget our amazing Mile 11 Angry Bird Cheer Squad. Great boost to get us the last 2.1 miles home. Thanks +Elisabeth Waller-Scott and +Holly M for making the trek to cheer on all the crazy people who thought it was a good idea to run a late night half marathon dark streets of shadyville LA.
All in all it was a successful weekend. Sure my glutes and hammies and quads were barkin on Sunday but after a little Monday spin and Tuesday swim, all is back to normal.
First NYE 1/2 Marathon: 0 Holly: 1