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    whenhen
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    Moving a Race Up

    Post by whenhen on Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:41 pm

    So today my marathon coach sends me an email saying that the Los Angeles Marathon has been moved up to May 25 from February 16 of this year. This is a difference of 3 months for a race that typically gets about 30,000 people who expect that the day they registered for is the day of the marathon. The real reason I'm pissed though is that my team is doing a 14 mile run on Saturday, and our training schedule was based around the date of the race being 3 months earlier. Can you imagine doing summer training for xc only to find out that the season will be starting in December, and you have to maintain the same amount of training for that period of time? Oh and by the way switching marathons is not an option since the program I'm in won't fund us if we don't do the LA Marathon.
    Update: Looks like it's official now, despite the mammoth amounts of complaints from locals and people that bought an airplane ticket and don't want to pay $300 to change the date of their flight. Mad


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    Re: Moving a Race Up

    Post by AudienceOfOne on Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:46 pm

    woa, i've never heard of ANY major race being moved back by 3 months, that's unnacceptable. what was the reason?


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    Post by whenhen on Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:49 pm

    The race switched owners, and they think it won't piss anyone off.
    "In an effort to create a world-class runner experience, we've moved the 2009 Los Angeles Marathon to Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th. If you've registered for the 2009 race and can make the new date, you don't need to do a thing--your registration will be rolled-over automatically. If you've registered for the 2009 race and can't make the new date, please contact us at info@lamarathon.com and we'll process a refund. " from the email the la marathon sent us.
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    Post by RUNxxWILD07 on Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:03 pm

    yeah, thats stupid, at least it got moved further away rather than closer.
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    Post by Pinthin on Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:05 pm

    RUNxxWILD07 wrote:yeah, thats stupid, at least it got moved further away rather than closer.

    yeah, so you have more time to train. Isn't that a good thing? I would be frustrated but It would still be nice, but you live in Cali..is it really hot in May? February would be cold but that beats heat.
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    Post by whenhen on Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:07 pm

    Actually the initial date was March 1, 2009. Then they decided in October they wanted it to be on a holiday, so they changed the date to February 16. And now it's May 25, 2008. headbang2


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    Post by running_violet on Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:20 am

    yeah, i agree. that is really stupid.
    it seems kinda of unorganized.
    and +1 on the good thing it didnt get moved closer thing, then you would be short on training if that happend
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    Post by T B K on Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:21 am

    How about you sign up for another marathon in January/ February so you can still get the training and then also do the L.A. Marathon.
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    Post by alex-likes-running on Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:39 am

    thats sucks Sad

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    Post by Running With Scissors on Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:25 pm

    Stupid race director. I would just drop the mileage you are doing now and then build back up.


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    Re: Moving a Race Up

    Post by Wgrt on Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:50 pm

    you can't keep the same long mileage going for that long it will end up doing more harm than good running at the same slow pace the whole time just cut it and go back to normal training then build back up

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