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Surf City is FINALLY here…

2 Feb

Last March when Bird Legs and I were knee deep into our “becoming Rock Legends” phase of races**. We decided that it would be a good idea to start the Beach Cities Challenge. At that point the challenge was going to end at Surf City 2013. That is why we started it in OC.
For the challenge you have to do all 3: Surf City, Orange County, and Long Beach races in that order, but you can start at which ever race you want, to receive the coveted Surf board medal. You can do all marathons or all half marathons or a combo.
Right before we did Long Beach, they announced they were going to change the end date to Surf City 2014. WHAT??!! We did not actually have to start it in 2012? Needless to say we were mad but we had already started so we had to finish. THEN they say there is going to be a new medal. WHAT?? We are only doing this because we are medal junkies and want the big surfboard!

The new medal:
Not exactly what we signed up for but we talked to some of the race organizers and the surfboard will probably still be available at Surf City. If it is NOT Kara may kill someone be mad!

I had a great race at the O.C 1/2. I killed my PR that I had since Jan 2008! I had a great race. Perfectly paced. Right on with enough nutrition. It was the first race that I beat Kara. That was as exciting as the PR! 🙂 A very memorable race!

Long Beach 1/2 was fun. It was hot. I was deep into my IMAZ training by then and had not tapered I had also done a 100 mile ride 2 days before. Needless to say not a PR but a good time!

Dana, me, Sherrie, and Kara at the early start at Long Beach

Dana, me, Sherrie, and Kara at the early start at Long Beach

I was super excited for Surf City because we had heard that it was the BEST of all 3 races. I am of course somewhat injured but racing back to health! I am going to do a walk/run and see how it goes. I do not want to compromise any of the improvement I have had so I will go nice and easy and not get too cray-cray!!

**If you were interested in becoming a Rock Legend: Kara did a kick ass post about it here!

Anyone else racing Surf City? Or another race this weekend??