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Comment by Michael Dobies on February 21, 2015 at 10:29pm

Hello All,
Just got signed up to run a Half. It's been a long time since I've done any substantial running and never for this long. I'm glad to have found this group and will absorb any knowledge of experience I can soak up from you guys.

Comment by drsoosie on January 6, 2015 at 7:46pm

Wow Jerry that sounds so fun and challenging! I might take you up on a long training run before the LA however I think my pace is well below yours!!

Comment by Jerry Nairn on January 5, 2015 at 4:24pm

I just registered for the Orange Curtain 50K, February 28. As far as ultras go, this is about as easy as it gets, 5 10K loops along the San Gabriel River, the border between Los Angeles County and Orange County.

For anyone looking to step up from the marathon distance, this would be a good one.

Comment by acidrock23 on January 5, 2015 at 3:37am

Way to go Dr. Soosie!! I was signed up for a race in November but sat it out as a I sprained my knee in October, no fall/ twist/ trauma, it just "went" about 15 miles into a 20 mile training run. It was really sore along one side and then swollen quite a bit on the other, I got an MRI that showed the tendon running up along the inside to be sprained, told to take a few weeks off but I didn't feel in shape to race. I'm trying to get back to it but 5.5 miles on Saturday and the same spot is sore. Argh. I won't drop out of the club just yet but it's been a frustrating couple of years now for me. I managed a 24:12 5K at the local "Turkey Trot" which was a decent time considering the layoff but we'll see how the new year goes...have great races everybody!!

Comment by Jerry Nairn on January 4, 2015 at 10:07pm

LA is definitely one of the biggest marathons in the world. I would like to do it someday. It's not going to be 2015, tho.

Glad you were able to figure out your wrinkle, drsoosie.

Let me know if you'd like to meet up for a training run some time.

Comment by drsoosie on January 4, 2015 at 7:57pm

ah Jerry I get that. I have always wanted to run in the city I live in. So far on pace with the training but had a little wrinkle yesterday. Nothing that new shoes didn't fix YAY!! Anyhow really looking forward to marathon number two!!!

Comment by Jerry Nairn on January 3, 2015 at 7:23pm

I live in Long Beach, but the LA Marathon is a little too pricy for my budget and the number of races I'd like to do.

I am registered for the Surf City Marathon on February 1st.

Comment by drsoosie on January 3, 2015 at 5:58pm

Hi everyone! Anyone else running the LA in March!? Would love to find other Los Angelenos running!

Comment by acidrock23 on December 27, 2014 at 3:17pm
It sounds like you're in the right place to go for it Ryan! My main tip would be to get a belt to lug your meter and glucose along with you and see how it goes. I think everybody's a little bit different. If you page back through the thread here, there's conversations about running and marathons that go back years. You may want to do it sooner rather than later as I'm not sure if groups are surviving the site remodeling set for next year...welcome to the club though!
Comment by Ryan Rocheleau on December 27, 2014 at 3:06pm
Hi everyone! My name is Ryan. I'm new to this whole thing. I'm hoping to complete my first half marathon this July. I've done a couple 10k and a bunch of 5ks. I'm trying to step it up to the half marathon. I've printed off a training schedule. Just the diabetes thing is always a little tough. Any advice on anything would be great, Thanks. I'm 33 and I've had diabetes for 23 years. I've been on the pump 2 years now.
 

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