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HeartBreak Ridge 1/2 Marathon Camp Pendleton

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Jodi is certainly in long distance training mode. As in Ironman coming up serious. I am certainly not. My XC mt. bike 25 milers @ lactate threshold 2 to 3 x's a week suit my fancy. I have several 5 to 6 miles very hilly loops I bust out a few x's a week as well. Keeps me sharp. Does not keep me sharp for 13.1 miles of gnarely up and down HeartBreak Ridge half marathon raced yesterday. Was doing wonderful. Until the turn around. Still had 6.2 miles (with lots of climbing yet it was the downhills that just tore my quads apart.) Damage control the whole way. But with 1 year shy of 30 years of doing this and multi sport stuff my head can still get me through.(wish it did with everything else I allow to take up space). 2nd place age group in a large group of runners. Whom no doubt were closing in with every step the last few miles. Jodi rocked it with 1st division and even more impressive 3rd female overall on the podium. Little stud. Well over 600 entrants. Another mile or two and she would have probably gobbled me up too!

 The Marines never cease to amaze me. They work their tales off. Are as respectful as I wish only more civilians would be. Encouragement at start, along the course and at the finish. Non stop. Thank you USMC. We love coming to your spectacular events. Camp Pendleton is absolutely beautiful. The Marines impressive and refreshing seeing youth so honorable, respectful and damn: They are protecting us all in this country.


Another huge shout of thanks to class act...............heck he wears so many hats at so many different events I will just call him friend: Brian Long. There is not a charity function I have been to (and been several) that this man is not in attendance. Giving. To Police, Lifeguards, Firemen, Diabetes Foundation, Humane Society, Race Directing, announcing, the list goes on..... comped me @ yesterday's race  when he saw me counting my pennies at registration (and came up short) .  All that and probably one of the most honest and sincere Realtors in North County. Just ask a local dude that Brian LongIMG 2590IMG 2594IMG 2591