I swore I would never run the San Francisco Marathon ever again after my first experience, but I felt myself saying, “yes” to Erynn when she suggested we run it during my 12 months of halves this year. The first time I ran it, it was the full thing, so I decided I could surely do half of it. No big deal. The San Francisco Half Marathon took place on Sunday, July 23, 2017. I ran with my bestie and college roommate, Erynn. Again, it was one of those races where the run doesn’t really matter: the views, the company, and the experience are everything.
Here are my stats:
- Finished: 2:39:12
- Average pace: 12:09/mile
- Overall: 5128 of 7550 (68%)
- Gender Group (F): 2489 of 4113 (61%)
- Age Group (25-29): 586 of 898 (65%)
I always treasure my trips to San Francisco. Its a beautiful city with so much to do and bonus my best friend lives there. We decided to stick together for the run and I’m so glad we did.
It was extremely foggy the whole race, so we didn’t get to see the city as much as I would have liked, but it was still a great place to run a half in. We ran the first half of the marathon, so that meant we got to cross the Golden Gate Bridge, which is an experience in itself. They close down one lane of traffic so the runway is pretty narrow. What made it even more difficult to run was the fact that everyone was stopping to take mid-run selfies on the bridge. It was super frustrating to have someone just suddenly stop right in front of you. I have never seen anything like it.
Erynn and I walked a decent portion of this race (especially up the hill ;)), but it was still a great run and I’m so glad we got to do it together. Then it was time to relax and enjoy the rest of my time with my girl in SF.
I’m taking a short break in August before my final run in September with my sister!