Tuesday, October 3, 2006

New L.A. Marathon Course

Sunday we drove through the new proposed L.A. Marathon Course.

It doesn't have lots of hills, though there is one around mile 18 that might cause problems. Some of the course has long gentle ups and downs, and many miles of unimpressive scenery. The road is in need of repair in lots of areas and it is almost all concrete and asphalt.

The biggest change is that it will be a point-to-point race starting at Universal Studios and ending up in Downtown.

It was quite humbling driving in L.A. traffic and knowing that the fastest wheel chair racers will get through it faster than we were able to complete the course by car.

One thing is for certain, I'll have to add some hill work to my racewalking training!