Scenic Half of San Francisco

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It's been three days since the Oakland Half Marathon, but I needed to squeeze one more 20-miler before my taper, so I decided to run it today. Fortunately, rain stayed away and I even got some sun in the first half. As you can see it on the map on the left, I did a ...

The Slowest and Longest Marathon in History

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I first learned about this when soundsandfuries commented on my other post Stockholm Calling and introduced me to the story of Shiso Kanaguri. Having found it interesting, I did further research online and found his life fascinating. The most interesting story of his life is the fact he went 'missing' during the 1912 Olympic marathon ...

Surprises at Oakland Half Marathon 2012

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Oakland welcomed 9,000 runners for its third annual Oakland Running Festival. I ran a Half Marathon and there were some good and not-so-good surprises today. A good surprise was the rain, or the lack of. I was totally prepared for a miserable race in a cold rain this morning. Last night, the forecast called for 60% ...

Oakland Half 2012

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This is my first time running an Oakland Half. Originally, I was not sure if I wanted to run this, because Boston is less than a month away. But the program I'm following prescribes a tune-up race where I can race a Half, though it should have been one week earlier. And some friends are ...