Friday, July 30, 2010

With Experience Comes Wisdom ...

Regular readers will know I’m a big fan of Dana Casanave, who is running 52 marathons in 52 weeks to help AIDS orphans in Africa. (Just typing those words hurts my knees). Well, like yours truly, Dana ran the San Francisco Marathon last weekend. Only, unlike yours truly, she did it intelligently. Quote:
Coming up the bridge we had a couple good sized hills. I had already decided to walk any significant hills to preserve energy and I stuck with that decision when I came face to face with them. It's amazing how much energy you can expend trying to run up hills. Knowing that I still had a long distance to cover, I was going to take the smart route. It turned out to be a very good decision….

After the park we headed through residential areas until we got back to the downtown portion of San Francisco. I felt like I got my second wind and had the energy to keep running without needing much in the way of walking breaks. A lot of people had slowed down considerably and I was passing many runners …
… including, no doubt yours, truly. Wouldn’t you know it, Dana beat my time by 4 minutes. I guess she’s learned a thing or two having now run 50 marathons!

Way to go, Dana! Godspeed!


  1. Great run there...Nice experience...running is fun so keep running...:D


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