Sep 25, 2010 11:50 PM
Today was my half marathon at the Rose Bowl. Woke up at 5am, and BD was already at my house to pick up the Puff (thanks BD!) so I could run my race. Nice! I dressed, ate a quick breakfast and drove 28 miles to Pasadena.
The scenery was great around the Bowl with the sun just coming up over the hills. Laker girls were on hand for the pre-race warm-up. Hooray.
Once the race got started it went pretty well for the first 4 miles or so looping around the Bowl on the running trail. As we got into miles 6, 7, 8, 9 the flat fast asphalt suddenly turned into a very difficult trail of dirt, sand and loose rocks, which I don't recall there being any mention of beforehand: