LA Marathon Results!

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  1. Faber

    Faber Well-Known Member
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    Finished with a 6 minute improvement on my previous pr. 4:30! A lot of little hills during the course and I could have gone faster, but my mental game wasn't there. Overall, it was a great race.

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    Congrats man
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    Thanks bro ;)
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    Carpenter and marathoner!?

    You're really bucking the status quo here! Will you please make sure your next post convinces us you're a nerd like me?

    Haha j/k. Congrats on this.
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    He could have run faster but part of the course went through a field of dandelions and his California hippy sensibilities wouldn't allow him to harm an innocent flower, so he had to tip toe for about 3.25 miles.
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    ^^ seems legit!

    Grats Faber!! That is a great time for 26 miles.
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    Haha Huzke. We aren't all liberal hippies over here. I could have ran faster, but I was simply too much of a wussy to push through the fatigue and soreness after mile 16-17. Had to run/walk after that.

    Jupiter, my Magic the Gathering collection tops $3,000. Does that help qualify me? ;)
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    $3000, hope your wife doesn't read this!
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    Yes, and also the fact you had to run/walk helps. Haha. I just had a vision of a UO avatar stopping every five steps while trying to outrun an ettin. "You are too fatigued to move."
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    rofl.

    Huz, it has slowly grown and began pre-child and pre-house.

    Jupiter, that is actually quite accurate, but there is no ettin; it's simply the sun beating down on the avatar and sweat dripping down his face.
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    I can't imagine attempting to run a marathon at anything above 50-55º. I've only ran halfsies, and all have been under 40º. Keep in mind, I normally train in 80º+ heat...and I still think heat is the single hardest obstacle to overcome in a long race like that...well, beside putting your feet one in front of the other for 13 miles, but that's beside the point.
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    When I first moved to Charleston, the heat/humidity pretty much halved my running distances till I got used to it.
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    I've run the Boston Marathon a couple of times. It's in April, so you train November through April (OK, January through April). As a result, I'm very accustomed to running in 25º weather, but I too run far less in the summers. Even 70º is too hot for me.
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    Boston is legitimate man. Great stuff.

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