Palos Verdes Half Marathon – Saturday, May 2, 20009

Wow! What a perfect day to run a half marathon or any race for that matter. The Palos Verdes coastline was overcast, cool and damp. My run was refreshing.

The Sole Runners Full and Half Marathon Training Program spent the fall and winter running many of those streets and local trails yet I had never run this race. I loved running the streets I practice on. The race was well run. There were plenty of water stations and the runners were very friendly. The locals didn’t pay to much attention to us and I wish they were a little more vocal.

The course is hilly, with beautiful views. I think it the hills are fairly equal coming and going. I really like coming down Western and the final stretch was flat and fast. You’ll definitely see the Sole Runners out there next year.

Train Focused, Steve Mackel – Sole Runners Head Coach


3 Responses to “Palos Verdes Half Marathon – Saturday, May 2, 20009”

  1. Gary Craig on May 3rd, 2009

    Enjoyed your video. Lots of entertaining comments from other runners. Great finish time for you too, carrying the camera the whole way!

    I ran the full 26 in 3:48+. That’s a cruise for me; I just ran Boston 2 weeks ago in 3:06+, and so wanted/needed to run this for fun with friends. This was my 13th time running the full PV; it is a great race and we need to make sure it survives!

  2. Steve on May 5th, 2009

    thanks for watching and congrats on Boston, I’m not that fast yet and I do agree with you that we have to help grow this grew grass roots race.

  3. lil 1/2 pint on May 9th, 2009

    Thanks for sharing this video, Steve. I really enjoyed it.