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San Francisco, California
United States
55F / 13C
Total Time = 55m 15s
Overall Rank = 553/
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 74/
Pre-race routine:

Got up early in order to have breakfast (yogurt, banana, breakfast bar) then meet some friends near the starting area at Mission and Embarcadero.
Event warmup:

Rachel dropped me off about a mile from the start and I jogged and did a couple of strides to get the blood flowing.
  • 55m 15s
  • 7.46 miles
  • 07m 25s  min/mile

I ran as well as I could, given the crowds. I knew this race would be part people watching/dodging and part racing. I enjoyed all aspects of the run.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe get there earlier in order to get towards the front. I' could easily take a minute and half off the first 3 miles. But, I'm not sure that's worth it at this race... too much to see!
Post race
Warm down:

Walk to footstock, drink water, and scarf down a polish sausage... yum!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My age, genetics, and loss of head hair.... oh, and those 30,000 other folks running, too.

Event comments:

A fun race, for sure. You've gotta be in the right frame of mind though, as this is more a costume party than a running race. The people watching was awesome!

Last updated: 2008-04-08 12:00 AM
00:55:15 | 07.46 miles | 07m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 74/
Overall: 553/
Performance: Good
Lap 1: 07m 59s, 1.00 miles, 07m 59s /mile Lap 2: 07m 18s, 1.00 miles, 07m 18s /mile Lap 3: 08m 09s, 1.00 miles, 08m 09s /mile Lap 4: 07m 16s, 1.00 miles, 07m 16s /mile Lap 5: 07m 06s, 1.00 miles, 07m 06s /mile Lap 6: 06m 55s, 1.00 miles, 06m 55s /mile Lap 7: 06m 46s, 1.00 miles, 06m 46s /mile Lap 8: 03m 46s, 0.61 miles, 06m 13s /mile
Course: Fun course that starts out flat for a couple of miles, then climbs Hayes Street for ~3/4 of a mile. Then it's a fast 4.5 down to the Pacific Ocean through GG Park.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-05-19 9:36 AM

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Subject: Bay-to-Breakers 12K

2008-05-19 10:53 AM
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far northern CA
Subject: RE: Bay-to-Breakers 12K
That is a great pace amongst all of those people!  Congrats!!!
2008-05-19 12:43 PM
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Berkeley, Calif.
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Subject: RE: Bay-to-Breakers 12K
You were awesome! I can't believe how well you did muscling through all the people in those first few miles. And those last few miles -- hello, Mr. Speedy.

Next year, you run it naked. Clearly you need the extra challenge.
2008-05-19 1:45 PM
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San Mateo, CA
Subject: RE: Bay-to-Breakers 12K
Smokin' fast considering the # of people and all the dodging and weaving in this race.
2008-05-19 1:57 PM
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Melon Presser
Subject: RE: Bay-to-Breakers 12K
Super job makin' it through the pack, having fun, AND pulling off a great race.
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