July 26th, 2009

running 2009

San Francisco Half Marathon race report

Early this morning I ran the San Francisco Half Marathon, my first race of that length (13.1 miles) in over nine years. I had originally signed up for the 5K, but after having such a great time at Bay to Breakers decided to upgrade to the longer race.

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My legs are quite sore; I didn't ice them like I should have, and probably waited too long after the race to eat as well. (They had run out of bananas so I only had granola at the finish line.) I'll probably pay the price tomorrow, but I am glad I did this race. Next year, though, I think I'll do the 2nd half, unless I'm strong enough to deal with all the hills and decide I don't care so much about the fog and early start time.