Santa Barbara Marathon: hydration + elevation

Last stretch before Santa Barbara Marathon, my first marathon. I wanted to give my feedback on 2 subjects I mentioned in previous posts: my hydration belt and the elevation on the course. Let's have a final check up on this.


Santa Barbara Marathon, S01E05: recovery with an ice bath

Long runs = soreness + "dead legs". And a new training week starts again. To efficiently recover and ease up my legs, I finally gave the ice bath a try.


Santa Barbara Marathon, S01E04: tempo run

In the USA, runners know about tempo runs. On every running blog, running magazine or running website, you can be sure to read something about them. In France, it seems to me they don't speak about it that much. Sure, you can find something similar called "travail de seuil" (threshold workout). But, when you try to find out what it is all about it quickly becomes too mathematical and scientific. So, I always get my information from American sources. Today, I get you on board on one of my tempo runs.


1 month before go time

Wednesday morning, like usual before a run, I took a glance at my watch before launching the satellites search. I could read: 8 OCT. In a month, I'll launch the satellites search to run my first marathon, the Santa Barbara Marathon. My thoughts, a month before go time.


ENTER PANIC MODE: Santa Barbara Marathon elevation... or not

For the first time since starting training for the Santa Barbara Marathon, this week, I entered panic mode. It may be totally irrational. I am aware of that. The cause: do I have to pay attention to the elevation or not?


Next races

  • NONE

Miles / km

  • 1 mile = 1.6 km / 1 km = 0.6 mile
  • 5K = 3.1 miles
  • 10K = 6.2 miles
  • half marathon = 13.1 miles = 21.1 km
  • marathon = 26.2 miles = 42.2 km