Sunday, the 30th, I ran the San Francisco Marathon! Wooo! I made it in just under 6 hours (my only real goal) and my legs were damn tired! As has happened in the long training runs, the first 10 miles went by very quickly. The second 10 were realllllly long. Mostly because so much of it was in Golden Gate Park and I think the scenery just didn’t change enough (despite being an amazing park). I was fortunate enough to have friends and family there cheering me on. The AIDS Marathon group provided a shuttle bus so they could be at two points along the marathon and then at the finish line. Let me tell you it was fantastic to happen upon them and get a boost of energy. (thanks everybody!).
So will I do it again? I think I might…since I keep telling myself what I’ll do differently next time. Next time…
Holy crap I can’t believe the marathon is this weekend. That’s absurd…it feels like I’ve been training forrrrrrrever. Friday I head up to SF and do much relaxing until EARLY Sunday morning. Start time is 5:30am but I need to be up 2-3 hours before hand to get something to eat and make sure I’m drinking enough water. Supposedly people can go to the SF marathon website (http://www.rusfm.com) and track me via the chip they give us. My runner # is 6168, if it’s true you’ll need that to see my progress. 5 days!!
I’ve been very bad at keeping the 43 Things peoples up to date on my marathon progress. Well, it seems like ages ago I added this to my list but in a mere 2 weeks I’ll be driving up to San Francisco to run my first marathon. Last week we completed our 26 mile training run (and it was HOT!) and today we just did a leisurely 8 mile recovery run. I’ll post more as the date gets closer. If you want to aid in the donations for the AIDS Project Los Angeles (I’m running with the Aids Marathon organization) by all means, donate on my page: http://www.aidsmarathon.com/participant.asp?runner=LA-6168&EventCode=RW06