Finished the LA Marathon despite miserable conditions-- rain, pouring rain, gusts of wind, and a few thunder peals just for good measure-- in record time for me, 3:53:51. 8:55/mile pace. WOOHOO!!!!
Lost Mike and Steve during the race though. Mike's achilles was bothering him (hope it's ok!...) and lost Steve even earlier on. David and Travis were also running, but those guys are insane, they were deep in 3:10 and 3:15 territory so naturally I didn't ever see them, even at the finish line-- which was right by the beach, so it was being hammered by rain and wind.
So not a bad race, weather could've been better but I'll take a new PR!
After nearly freezing to death at the finish line, I gave up waiting for Mike and Steve once I heard Mike lived and was going to go home to die, so I went home to die, too. Then a 4 hour power outage struck due to high wind, which kinda sucked. It gave me a good excuse to meet up with Jen and Dan, though, and to get dinner at Daikokuya. Mmmmmmm ramen!