2011 San Francisco 2nd Half Marathon - Race Report

The Good:
  • An 8:15am start
  • Passing the marathoners as they had already ran half of there race...kind of felt like Pre!
  • Runner chicks...nuff said
  • Crossing the finish line...and adding my 2nd open Half Mary to the books
  • Food in the VIP area
  • Post race massage...AWESOME!!!

The Bad:
  • The thought of running 13.1 miles
  • Waking up at 5:20am
  • Averaging a Heart Rate of 185 for the race...is that healthy?
  • Every single uphill
  • Miles 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13, and .1
  • Every single downhill
  • Getting chicked by camo and flower skirt girls...it was down to the wire...ok just Mile 11 or so
  • Walking around lost trying to find said awesome VIP area after the race...even though I was there before the race
  • My SI and hip being done with about 3 miles to go
  • Ohh Yeah...and running 13.1 miles

The Ugly:
  • Getting a blister on top of a blister
  • Having said blister break open mid race (though it actually felt better)...
  • Walking to the Bart Station and back to my apartment...had the gangsta limp workin'

Seriously...WHAT WAS I THINKING!?! ;)

In all honesty, even though the race didn't go as planned (though there really wasn't a plan), San Francisco puts on a great event. The organization, the pre and post race festivities, the on-course management, this was a top notch race from start to finish and glad I was able to get out there and run!!!