Thursday, May 21, 2009

World's Most Boring B2B Spectator Report

I wasn't much interested this year in spectating at Bay To Breakers. I had gone last year to watch the mid-to-back of the pack shenanigans. However, when I heard that Deena Kastor was going to be running the race I wanted to watch the elite race up front. I had 7 miles on the schedule so planned to hit the north-west end of Golden Gate Park about halfway through my run. I managed to catch a quick video of the leaders:



Yay! I started running again and noticed a tight (very fast moving) group of men. They were all roped together. They were the lead team for the centipede division! I missed catching a photo of them, but shortly after the second place team came by and I got a shot of them.


I saw (but was too lazy to stop and get my camera out) the first "real" costume -- a guy in a head-to-toe hot pink gorilla suit. It was pretty hot even at 8:30 am so he must have been baking in the thing!

And with that, I headed home to finish up my 7 miler. No nude people. No alcohol. TWO pictures for my Bay To Breakers spectating. I wouldn't even have bothered sharing this but thought the video of Deena and her awesome running form was worth something.

9 comments:

audgepodge said...

But still - you saw Deena! Not boring at all :)

X-Country2 said...

What a great way to combine a workout and a race watch. Sounds like a good day.

furrybutts said...

LOL, it would be funny to see a pink gorilla running here!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Re: previous post about training.

If you don't run long runs (14 - 16 miles) at a pace some faster than your marathon goal, I don't think you can expect to make your marathon goal.

There's a saying ... "If you want to run fast, you have to run fast" where fast is whatever your goal is.

Certainly not all of your training runs, but some of them.

Marlene said...

I agree, not boring! Thanks for sharing.

ShirleyPerly said...

Very cool to see Deena!!

aron said...

LOVE the video! So cool you got to see her :) I dont think I made it that far on the course haha... if you waited a few hours you could have run into us rohos! lol

cody@codywestheimer.com said...

great pic!

Mica said...

AH, you saw Deena! That's awesome!