on a lighter, non-political note…

Last weekend, the two of us capitalized on the kind of shape you’re in after backpacking 500-800 miles.  M was slated to run the Stinson Beach Marathon on Saturday, and C signed up for the US Half Marathon in San Francisco.

Saturday was a gray, rainy, foggy, windy, cold day.  At the pre-race announcements, the race director announced that the marathon distance was cancelled due to predicted thunder and lightning up on the ridge where the marathon course would go.  Disappointed to not have the chance to have a marathon under his belt, M settled for the 25k trail run instead, and braved white-out conditions and muddy trails for a successful Saturday morning run that included 3,400 ft of climbs and descent.  The conditions were such that even the free-beer-with-race shirt-offer was passed up for the opportunity to get dry, warm, and head home.

Sunday’s weather improved for C’s race.  4,000 runners took on the half-marathon and the 10k races, and C was super pleased with her run, and her time.  The course followed the marina waterfront, crossed the Golden Gate Bridge, and then crossed back.  With the fog lifting, it was picturesque enough for runners to stop along the way to take photos.  The winning time was 1:02.  C was pretty thrilled to come in well under her ‘don’t finish last, and come in under 3 hours’ goal. ;-)  The cinnamon pecan roll from Dotties waiting at the end was pretty great too (thanks M).  





A photo of the race start on Stinson Beach.  Please note the “inclimate” weather.M's race start on Stinson Beach


~ by ... on 6 November 2008.

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