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2/11/10 11:05 A

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The weather is beautiful in San Diego in June. The course does have some hills but I wouldn't consider it hilly. Since they are coming up with a new course I am not sure I can be of much help with that. The starting location is the same which is near Balboa Park. There are lots of runners so the course is crowded. I noticed that they added a half-marathon this year so I am not sure how that might change the overcrowding on the second half of the course. I wasn't crazy about the old course but it was OK. The city of San Diego is awesome and there are lots of things to do. I am taking my family and making it a mini-vacation. The last time I was there we went to the zoo and Balboa Park the day after the marathon. Walking around on sore legs was painful but also very good in the long run. This year I am planning on going to the beach on Monday after the race, after I sleep late! Coronado Beach is awesome! Personally I think the "band every mile" is overrated. You only hear them for a minute or two each mile depending on your pace.

James

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2/5/10 12:35 P

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Just started my offical training for this!

Pumbaa: Kid, at times like this, my buddy Timon here says, "You gotta put your behind in your past!"
Timon: No, no, no!
Pumbaa: I mean, uh
Timon: Amateur. Lie down before you hurt yourself.
It's "you gotta put your past behind you". Look, kid, bad things happen, and you can't do anything about it, right?


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2/2/10 10:19 A

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Rock n'Roll races are so fun. I'm doing the half in Chicago this August!

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2/1/10 2:44 P

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Signed up last month! This will be my second full marathon. From Cali but living in TX now, so I am looking forward to running at home. Heard the course was quite hilly. Not so familiar with San Diego area (from OC), but am hoping it may be better than I heard with the course change. I start training again in couple weeks! YEA!

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1/29/10 10:05 A

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Not writing this one off just yet but am waiting until after LA marathon to decide.

I would love to hear some personal accounts of the marathon though for any of you who have run it before.

Jas

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1/28/10 7:22 P

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I'm registered. It'll be my first. I've never run further than 13.1. I just got through an 8-week half marathon training schedule that culminated in the completion of a half marathon on January 24th.

I'll be starting my 18-week marathon training odyssey on Monday.

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1/27/10 12:21 P

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Hey Anne,
Glad to see that someone else will be there. As a matter of fact I did see that they were changing the course. I would love to see the race run along the Pacific Ocean at some point. I did this race 2 years ago with Team in Training. Overall it was a great experience.

James

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1/26/10 4:51 P

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Hi James,
I plan on running this for the first time. I'm going to join WC Road Runners to help me. BTW: the course has changed this year according to their website so maybe you'll like it better!
-Anne

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1/26/10 10:43 A

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I am siging up to run this race again this year. I was curious if anyone else is going to run this race. It is not my favorite course but it is a great location and you can't beat the weather in June. Plus there is a fairly large TNT group from our area going.

James

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