OC Half Marathon Recap

So about a month ago I ran the OC Half Marathon and LOVED IT! I didn’t PR or anything but it’s definitely high on the best races I’ve ran.

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This is what I wore…my first Lulu outfit 🙂 It was so comfortable, this might have been the most comfortable outfit I’ve ever ran in. I’m obsessed with their clothes, I want to buy so many more tops, skirts and shorts.

The race started at 6:15 am for the half marathon and 5:30 am for the full. They had shuttle busses for runners but I had Craig drop me off close to the starting line. The race started in Newport Beach and we stayed in Huntington Beach so it wasn’t too far.

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It was a bit cold when I got to the starting line and I considered wearing my sweater but I didn’t know when I would see Craig out on the course and I didn’t want to risk my Nike running jacket 😉

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I’m glad I didn’t wear it because after a couple of miles I was sweating. Running near the beach makes you sweat like no other.

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I loved this course, I thought I had taken more pictures showing the ocean since we ran by it but they came out a little blurry.

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This has been my favorite course for sure. It made me want to run more beach races. I’m even considering the Long Beach Half in October.

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The first 2-3 miles of the course are pretty much downhill then you get into to some rolling hills. Since I’ve been having knee issues I walked part of the uphills, thank god I didn’t have any pain on race day. 🙂

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I felt good throughout the whole race. It went by fast and I was never like…when is this going to be over?!!….I think because I was enjoying the course so much.

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I saw Craig about 3 times throughout the course and that just makes me so happy.

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It’s awesome to see your peeps supporting you, gives you that extra strength to push yourself.

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Another favorite thing of mine of running races is seeing the signs.

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The race finishes in Costa Mesa at the Fairgrounds.  

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At about the 11th mile there was a lady passing out Red Vines and those are pretty much my fave so of course I had one 😉

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Craig parked a little far from the whole finish area so we didn’t have too big of an issue getting out like I heard other people did. I didn’t experience anything I would say was negative from the race. I really loved everything about it.

Betty

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2 comments on “OC Half Marathon Recap

  1. Jaime says:

    This race is on my wish list! Looks like beautiful running weather. Glad you had a great time. 🙂

  2. courtney says:

    great job, love your outfit as always! looks like a great race!

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