DSE Lake Merced Half Marathon
Nice and foggy for the DSE Lake Merced Half Marathon this weekend! I got there early and had time to enjoy the location and quiet revery of the lake. I was admiring the swale and things they did to the parking lot to protect the lake from urban runoff. Also, I didn't know that the ocean used to feed into the lake, and that the coastline used to extend beyond the Farallon Islands. Fascinating! Anyway, there was another 4.5 mile race that did 1 loop around the lake. We did 3 loops, with the last one cutting through the drawbridge. (Garmin data)
They had well-stocked aid stations where I grabbed some pretzel sticks, but mostly I just stuck with my stash of dates, banana chips and figs. I saw Rachel on the second loop and she took this pic:
I didn't feel like racing the whole thing so decided to just rev it up at the end for a progressive 5k, finishing in 2:09! Half Marathon #11 for Thirteen 13.1s in 2013 Challenge! I'm training for a tri so yesterday swam a mile open water and biked 25 miles. Today was bike-run-bike, as I biked to and from the race then walked it off at Sunday Streets. Overall it was a great weekend of training!