The Sketchers Los-Angeles Marathon 2016
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that they have 26.2 tips to help running through the LA Marathon. Either you have trained for the past seven months, or didn't. The route from "Stadium to Sea" stretches over southwest Los Angeles from Downtown to the Santa Monica beach. You are given important, and helpful "survival" tips by Rod Dixon, Robert Forster, and Steve Mackel, all trainers and marathon coaches who have had plenty of experience with running marathons. According to LA Times, "The L.A. Marathon is not about a [personal record]; it's about seeing the city," says Mackel. "And no other marathon has the Disney Concert Hall, Hollywood Boulevard's [TCL] Chinese Theatre and West Hollywood." There are several tips ( 26.2 tips) to thrive and strive past everyone but, at your own pace. In the article, some tips are taking selfies, to eating, following the 10-30-45 Rule, slowing down at steep hills, eating salty snacks, and smiling when you cross the finish line! (At that point, you'd be asking yourself in agony, "Why and when did I ever think of running this marathon?") Basically, you'd be "hitting the wall."
From reading the article, I am beginning to think that the runners who accomplish this marathon race, must feel very proud of themselves, because I know that it IS NOT always easy to achieve something like this. Especially, the young runners who are approaching this big event who are in a group called, SRLA (Students Run Los Angeles). I am thinking that this event has become a big opportunity for both students and adults to give a try. Also I think that in order to achieve this race, there needs to be a lot of commitment and responsibility because in order to go through the training, you need to be a self directed person. I can tell that preparing for a marathon might be a difficult challenge for others, in trying to keep up with practices, exercises, and diet. The Los Angeles Marathon is a major regional event, where there's people training everyday, and hardwork going on.