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In 2015 I ran a half marathon up in Monterey along the bay. Back then it was still called the Big Sur Half Marathon. By either name, it’s a gorgeous course.
It had ocean views, it had little rolling hills, it had a bike path, you ran down Cannery Row and through a tunnel! There was music playing throughout the course via bands or DJ’s, the aid stations were some of the best I had ever seen at the time. Actually, looking back- they still are.
Did I mention the elites? I literally ran passed Kara Goucher. Well, she was like an hour ahead of me and on her way to the finish line but she was still only a few feet from me.
When the opportunity popped up to run the race again with BibRave, I felt like a little kid. Pick me, pick me! Yay!!!!!
I am so looking forward to running Monterey Bay again. Both for the views and hoping for a better last half of the race. Last time I had some severe GI issues so miles 8-13 were a little rough, haha.
Also, if I miss my PR goal on San Jose, this a good second chance to try again. Not that I want to miss but it’s good to have a backup plan.
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Ever run Monterey Bay?