by Mary Burns Prin » Wed, 24 Jan 1996 04:00:00
I ran it a couple of years ago, and it was a nightmare. Now, things may
have improved. The course itself is sort of hilly, as you would expect,
but there are alot of flat places. You have to get to the start 2 hours
before it begins, and it is FREEZING. You are happy to start running to
warm up. The next bad part I remember is running along the ocean. We
were running against this wind, and it was killing us. Then there is this
long strip where we just run about 2 1/2 miles, and then turn around.
After the race there was nothing to eat and only water and watered down
gatorade mixed in a trash can. It must be getting better, but I would
check it out before committing. There are plenty of nice marathons out
there. St. George is one of my favorites. I guess if you want a summer
marathon and want to go to San Francisco, then that is the one, but be
prepared for anything. Don't go for a PR...