Yes, it was even worse than it looks.
Four minutes shy of a PR on a course that was way more uphilly than anticipated, I finished in 3:24:04. Fifth in my division and the sixteenth overall female.
The Golden Gate Bridge.
Coach John and I at the Expo, getting goofy on free Goo samples!
Fun with feet.
Milk & Muffin: Breakfast of well, 16th placers.
Warming up at 5:00am. Race start is 5:35am. Temperature about 55 F.
No smile, I was saving my strength for the race.
Sure wish I had known there were wings coming out of my head, I could've used those.
Running the Golden Gate Bridge.
Haight Street, should be renamed "I Hate Uphill" Street...
Lots of uphills and trivia signs. John ran the last 2 miles with me.
Uphill towards the finish.
The Port, on the starboard side.
Highlight of the race? Spitting on a Barry Bonds plaque at AT&T Park.
Marina by the ball park.
These kids sure could use a nap.
Men in uniform handing out medals.
Looking stronger than I actually felt.
With Coach/Runner John.
Me, The Marthon Angel (aka: Lorenzo), and the Bay Bridge.
Thanks to Lorenzo for picking up all the wet & sweaty things I threw at him during the race, and for the great photos! And to John for understanding when I told him to "SHUSH!" during the last two miles. Hopefully, with their help, I can get that coveted PR in Detroit on 10/29/06!