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Los Angeles Marathon 2013 – Race Report Part Four


I finished the LA Marathon

In the Santa Monica parking structure with the prize, the 2013 Los Angeles Marathon Medal

This is my fourth 2013 Los Angeles Marathon race report post.

The first post is here.

The second post is here.

The third post is here.

I am chronicling my road to the 2013 Los Angeles Marathon with the Los Angeles Roadrunners Run/Walk 5 training group.

The last training day was upon Run/Walk 5. One week and one day to go before the Los Angeles Marathon on March 17, 2013.

Walt delivered an inspirational last pep talk before we took off on our last 6 mile run. We are tapering now and letting our body accommodate and heal from all of the stress of the previous weeks.

Walts last pep talkThis will be a fun run today because it is picture day – also the mileage is low.

As is tradition, the Pace Leaders step aside and members of the group take their turn leading. We. also stop for photos video along the way.

Off we went…..to California and Ocean Street – the exact finish of the marathon.

Alice and meAlice and I are ready

Cristina and EvangelinaCristina and Evangelina were two of the early guest pace leaders

Here is the video:


Grace and Angela had their turn:


Nora, who had broken her wrist earlier in the season, led the way:

Nora and Magy lead run Walk 5Nora and Magy

We ran to California and Ocean for….

Run Walk 5 2013The official group photo

Here is video of Michelle and Irene who were running the Los Angeles Marathon relay for charity guest pace leading:


I even had a chance to guest lead the group:

Leading Run Walk 5Juliette is to my right

Our last training run would not be complete without Alice leading “The Wave of WEEE” down the Santa Monica Pier.


We returned to Westminister School in Venice and listened to Los Angeles Marathon Race Director Nick Curl deliver final race instructions.

Los Angeles Roadrunners Run/Walk 5 came and ran.

Now, it was time to KICK ASS!