If you’ve been following our blog, then you’ll know that we ran in the LA Marathon this past Sunday!!! It was the first time, for the both of us, running in a marathon…and what an experience it was!
The run starts at Dodger Stadium and ends at Santa Monica beach. It was a little overwhelming how packed Dodger Stadium was by the time we arrived (which was really close to the start time because of traffic…classic LA). There were about 27,000 runners this year!
Unfortunately, we were not able to finish the race and had to drop out at mile 20.5. While we don’t want to publicly share why we had to drop out, we still want to share some highs from the experience.
We participated in a marathon!!!!
We maintained approximately a 9:30~ pace for about 20 miles.
We ran 20 miles non-stop, which is the farthest either of us have ever run!
It was exhilarating to run through the streets of Los Angeles, with no cars on the roads! It truly is indescribable, the feeling of running through open streets, with thousands of others who have trained so hard for the same event. It’s also a one-of-a-kind feeling to be running in a sea of people. Whenever we looked up, we just saw more people!
Not sure if this was really a high… but it was interesting– we basically started the race dead last. Somehow all the people standing behind us pushed their way up to the front leaving us in the last wave of people to start the race. We started about 25 minutes after gun time!
(since we didn’t finish the race, we don’t really exist on the LA Marathon results page…these pics are the only evidence we have that we were there lol…)
We are both really bummed we couldn’t finish. We’ve put in so much work over the last year, so it was very disappointing. We had only 6 more miles to go, and as we keep saying…the final 6 miles were on “our turf”. We knew what to expect from that final stretch. But things happen in life. We’ll see if we get a chance to try again another time!