Putting together my race recap from The San Francisco Marathon – my 30th marathon including my 4 Ironmans & 50 miler. I wanted to get creative with this recap after reading this post on the ONION.
Summary — Being a San Francisco Marathon Ambassador – getting to know all these other runners virtually, through blogposts and the SF Facebook Group – was one of the most amazing experiences as a runner I have experienced. I felt the spirit, the support & crazy as it sounds, I felt like I was running in my hometown when home is more than 4000 miles away! My prep for this race was more energized by belonging to this group, the pre-party and the VIP connection before the race. SO fun! Now about that run…
Here is my Top Ten learnings, experiences & sharings –
1. Being a part of a team is a very good thing
I love being a part of a team. Whether it was Dailymile, who were on the course cheering me on in the Golden Gate Park in addition to all my 300+ friends were cheering me on virtually too! DailyMile rocks! In addition to the SF Marathon Ambassadors mentioned above and my DetermiNation Determinators nationwide – the “teamwork” and support of other fellow runners who can relate to your addiction is amazing! The power of athletes supporting eachother with attaboys, good jobs and speedstar comments surely keep me going!
2. Early start times can truly work in your favor
Crazy – we had to wake up at 4 am to get to the start on time. No public transportation, and the taxi was waiting for a better “fare” so we walked the mile to the start. Glad […]