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LA Marathon Race Report

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Last weekend, I finished the LA Marathon in Los Angeles, California.  This was my 14th marathon overall, and my 4th in 2013 and one more notch in the next Maniac level (3 stars).  I selected this race about a month ago while we were looking for a destination that we could visit for 5-6 days before my husband start his new position at the hospital.
My plan for this race was to take it easy.  After all, I have an ultra marathon on Saturday, so I didn't want to overdo it and attempt a PR.  Someone (who was probably on drugs at the time, LOL), told me this race was flat with a couple of uphills.  This course was NOT flat at all.  In fact, I didn't see anything flat until we hit Mile 26 at the beach.  As soon as I arrived in LA on Tuesday I knew this went from 4:45 as a goal to hoping to break 5 hours.
Since we arrived Tuesday, I had time for the jetlag and time change to be better.  Unfortunately, as you all know, I've been dealing with some nosebleeds and other issues that I…

My Races for Jenny

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As Jenny now knows (thelearnedfoot), a group of her friends, forumites, and complete strangers, decided to run for her.  I was one of the lucky ones to have participated in this endeavor and I am glad that I am able to talk about it after more than a month of secrecy, haha.
I ran many runs for Jenny.  Some alone:


and some with friends and fellow forumites:



I even asked a friend to create a headband for me to use during my Jenny races.  It turned out awesome!



But these two races were special, in the sense that I was doing them for Jenny.  She has inspired me to battle through my asthma attacks and my bad runs with asthma issues, and to push to do the best I can do under the circumstances.  So for that, I was going to run a marathon and a half marathon for Jenny.
A1A Ft. Lauderdale Marathon: As you remember, I ran the A1A Ft. Lauderdale Marathon on 02/17 and here is the RR I wrote then:

http://www.runningahead.com/groups/BF_and_Beyond/forum/0a928d4b24044c60ba5947da28ac2ea7/0

But what Jen…