I ran the North Face Endurance Challenge san francisco half marathon a few weeks ago, and brought my iPhone with me to take some photos. The race was staged in the gorgeous Marin Headlands.
This was around mile 1 or less. The sun was still low in the sky, it was still chilly, and I felt fresh.
Around mile 1.5?
Tennesee Valley trail
The turn up the coastal trail for the 2nd major climb
First glimpse of the Pacific Ocean
Pretty steep pitch. Pretty even mix of runners and walkers up the hill.
A few people had stopped here to enjoy the view. This wasn’t quite the summit.
It was somewhere up there..
Another view of the ocean
The descent down Fox trail was just as steep. Definitely hard to run down in a controlled manner. I didn’t.
The Marincello climb was the start of the 3rd and final major climb.
I was predictably exhausted at the end of the race but I’m happy with how I paced myself. I went out a little less conservatively than I had planned but I was probably being a little overconservative. And the race-day excitement gives you a little boost of energy.
December 18th, 2011
QA testing mini lights for kickstarter backers.
December 17th, 2011
A bacon slab sandwich from southie.
May 20th, 2011
We joined an AIDS LifeCycle training ride at Orinda BART last Saturday. Here’s everyone signing in with the beautiful hills in the background. We did a 33 mile loop or so and then rode back home over the hills to make it a 45 mile or so day.
A crabapple or flowering cherry at inspiration point.
February 24th, 2011
update 05.12.10: crossroads confirms that they’ll have a second rockridge location. As of May 9th, the shelves were being stocked!
New tenants coming soon – we saw a banner for crossroads trading company while walking by the old cotton and company shop this morning. I’m guessing that Crossroads is moving from their old location – two spots in Rockridge sounds like a little much.
March 21st, 2010