D-12 Hours: XXIV LA Marathon


7:00 PM 24 May 2009

In 12 Hours I will be joining my first Los Angeles Marathon. After this LA City Marathon had been conceived two decades ago, this will be the first chance that I’ll be running the famous marathon event in the western side of the USA. The LA Marathon was usually held on the month of March for the past years but because of reasons I don’t know, the new owners/management of this marathon event had it done on the celebration of Memorial Day for the whole USA.

Few hours ago, Dean Karnazes aka Ultramarathon Man arrived, on foot,  at the LA Marathon Exposition for a brief Lecture and Book Signing which is being held at the LA Convention Center. Dean K started to run 100 miles from Santa Barbara, California and arrived at the LA Convention Center with a lot of runners waiting for him. After sleeping tonight, he will be joining the rest of the participants for the 7:20AM start tomorrow.

I will let the pictures do the explanation on my preparation for this event.

Carbo Lunch Yesterday at Amado's Place in Moreno Valley
Carbo Lunch Yesterday at Amado's Place in Moreno Valley
On My Way To The LA Convention Center
On My Way To The LA Convention Center
Runners Are "Kings of the Roads" During Race Day
Runners Are "Kings of the Roads" During Race Day
Customized Race Bib For Bald Runner
Customized Race Bib For Bald Runner
BR & The Marathon Kids
BR & The Marathon Kids
Outside the LA Marathon Expo
Outside the LA Marathon Expo
D-Tag Timing Device For ChronoTrak (Dark Orange Paper Strip)
D-Tag Timing Device For ChronoTrak (Dark Orange Paper Strip)
Jundel, Look!...I am Using The North Face Running Kit!!!
Jundel, Look!...I am Using the Latest The North Face Running Kit!!!
One Year Old & Slightly Used ASICS DS-Trainer
One Year Old & Slightly Used ASICS DS-Trainer

Of course, I will not forget my Bandana and Oakley Sunglasses!!!

For details of the Marathon Event, please browse at www.lamarathon.com.

13 thoughts on “D-12 Hours: XXIV LA Marathon

  1. Not all have the opportunity to run in such a race like that, I’m happy for you.
    Bring home the bacon!
    God bless.

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    • ronnie, thanks…running with my kids is the prize of joining this marathon race. rest & train again for the next race. good luck!

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    • patrick, there is no PR this time. this is a hard course and my first one in LA. i’ll just enjoy the crowd and the fact that i’ll be running with my kids again. thanks!

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  2. goodluck sir. i think you’ll be running already around this time and you might not read this before you run. nevertheless, i still wish you a safe, fun, and enjoyable LA marathon.

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